Understanding Your Concerns
To determine if you are a good candidate for full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Whiteman will review your medical history, discuss your goals, and perform a thorough examination. We may also take photographs and x-rays to better understand your needs. If we find that you suffer from gum disease or extensive decay, these issues will need to be addressed first before beginning full mouth reconstruction. No matter your concerns, you can rest assured that we are a non-judgmental practice. Our compassionate team members will provide the excellent care you deserve without making you feel self-conscious about the condition of your smile.
Once we have finalized your treatment plan, the procedures will be carefully staged in order to minimize office visits, recovery times, and costs.
Planning Your Full Mouth Reconstruction
If we determine that full mouth reconstruction is right for you, we will begin developing your customized treatment plan. Depending on your needs and goals, your full mouth reconstruction can include any number of restorative procedures:
- Fillings: If you require treatment for minor forms of decay, we can use discreet composite fillings to restore the strength and appearance of teeth.
- Inlays and Onlays: In cases where a filling cannot adequately repair a damaged tooth, yet a dental crown would not be necessary, an inlay or onlay may offer an ideal solution. An inlay is a custom restoration that only covers the biting surface of a tooth, while an onlay extends beyond the pointed cusps and down the sides of a tooth.
- Crowns: These custom caps are used to completely cover the surface of a tooth that has suffered significant damage. Thanks to our in-office CEREC® (chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics) machine, we can provide same-day crowns in many cases.
- Bridges: Bridges are custom restorations made from multiple artificial teeth that have been fused together. If you are missing up to three consecutive teeth, a dental bridge can fill in the gap in your smile and bring balance back to your bite.
- Dentures: We can use a partial denture to replace several teeth or use a complete denture to replace an entire row.
- Dental Implants: These small metal posts are placed into the jaw to serve as artificial tooth roots. Once healed, dental implants can provide unmatched support to a crown, bridge, or denture.
In addition to restorative procedures, we can also include cosmetic treatments, such as teeth whitening or gum contouring, as the final step of your full mouth reconstruction. Once we have finalized your treatment plan, the procedures will be carefully staged in order to minimize office visits, recovery times, and costs.
Schedule an Appointment to Learn More
To begin planning your full mouth reconstruction, schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Whiteman today.