Rebuild More Than Your Smile With Full-Mouth Reconstruction
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by Galleria of Smiles
Full-mouth reconstruction can sound intimidating. If are missing all or several of your teeth, it may seem daunting to think of replacing that many teeth. Yet, it is something we have done for many patients at our Sand Springs, OK, dentist office.
And it is something we can do for you.
Full-mouth reconstruction can involve multiple services, such as dental implants and dentures. The final results can be remarkable in the hands of someone with the experience and expertise of Dr. M. Emami.
We are here for you, and we are ready to help.
What Is Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
Full-mouth reconstruction really involves the application of a variety of services for dual purposes. One, we want you to regain the full use of your mouth, which includes the ability to eat comfortably. Two, we want your smile to look as natural as someone with a full set of teeth.
How we accomplish these goals can vary from patient to patient, but the end result should be teeth replacements that function and look like real teeth, for practical purposes.
When your mouth is reconstructed at Galleria of Smiles, we want you to feel comfortable smiling for a picture. We also want you to feel confident ordering whatever you want from the menu the next time you dine out with your family and friends.
If that sounds likes something that would interest you, then please call us to reach our dentist if you live in or near Sand Springs, OK.
How Full-Mouth Reconstruction Is Possible
Human beings have understood for a long time that losing teeth was generally a bad thing. This affected how we feel about ourselves. It also affected our ability to eat.
This explains why people have used many things over the years to replace missing teeth. From historical records and archeological finds, we know that people have used everything from seashells and stones to ivory and animal bones to create replacement teeth.
Today, we have lifelike materials that are durable enough to stand up to the everyday pressures that come with replacing teeth. Depending on your specific situation, we could use one or more of the following to bring back your smile:
If you are missing teeth already or you need teeth extracted, the best teeth replacements starts with a strong foundation. Dental implants are that foundation.
Dental implants were designed to replace the roots of missing teeth. As such, implants hold your teeth replacements securely in places by anchoring them to your jawbone.
Traditional dentures rest outside of your gums. Implant-supported dentures, on the other hand, are anchored to your jawbone. This gives implant-supported dentures much greater stability than traditional dentures.
By placing your dentures on dental implants, you are effectively replacing both the roots and the natural crowns of your lost teeth.
You will see a visual improvement that comes with having dentures (when compared to having no teeth). And, maybe just as importantly, you will regain most of your biting and chewing power. This makes a big difference when you want to eat something like an apple, corn on the cob, or steak.
➤ Dental bridges
If you need to replace some, but not every tooth on your upper or lower arch, then a dental bridge can be a great solution.
Dental bridges are formed by bonding two or more dental crowns together. Bridges can be used to close gaps between teeth, restore the appearance of your smile, and give back your ability to eat comfortably.
Dental bridges can be placed on one or more dental implants. This can vary depending on the size of the bridge and where it is to be placed.
A traditional bridge is secured by reshaping nearby teeth and bonding the bridge in place. In those cases, the bridge is supported by nearby teeth instead of dental implants.
Dental professionals at Galleria of Smiles can answer your questions about dental bridges. Just schedule a consultation today.
➤ Dental crowns
Dental crowns have been used for thousands of years to repair damaged teeth. Broken teeth, cracked teeth, decayed teeth, and worn down teeth all can be repaired with dental crowns.
With the development of dental implants, dental crowns also can be used to replace individual missing teeth, however.
Whether you need a dental crown for to restore a damaged tooth or replace a lost one, we can help you.
Find The Right Combination
Give yourself a reason to smile again. Now matter how bad you think your mouth looks, the team at Galleria of Smiles will do everything we can to help you get back what you’ve lost.