If you have many teeth that are badly damaged, worn, failing, or even lost, you might be at the end of hope for your smile. But don’t give up! Full mouth reconstruction can restore all your damaged teeth. Worn teeth can be built up, and many failing teeth can be saved. We can even replace lost teeth to make your smile whole again. One of the benefits of full mouth reconstruction is restoring your healthy bite, too, which can relieve symptoms of TMJ.
If life has been hard on your teeth, a smile makeover might be the ideal way to restore your smile and your bite. To learn if a full mouth reconstruction is right for you, please call 613.271.7091 today for an appointment with restorative dentist Dr. Andrea Stevens at Andrea Stevens Dentistry.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Repairs Your Teeth
Full mouth reconstruction is a comprehensive approach to repairing damage to your teeth. During your consultation, we will evaluate the damage to your teeth in order to determine the best way to repair them.
We will evaluate the viability of each remaining tooth. If it can be saved beneficially, we will work to save it. As part of the process, we might refer you to a specialist for root canal therapy or periodontal surgery.
We will then use dental implants to complement the remaining teeth, creating a full smile of beautiful teeth that are optimally matched so that your natural and replacement teeth will be practically indistinguishable. The result will look beautiful and natural. It will be functional, comfortable, and will only require standard maintenance: typically brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Restores Your Bite
But a smile makeover is about more than just your teeth. In fact, one of the most crucial aspects is restoring a healthy bite.
If your bite is imbalanced, it can lead to uneven wear on your teeth because of imbalanced chewing, clenching and grinding, or other causes. This not only damages your teeth, it can cause some of the widespread and far flung symptoms of TMJ. Jaw pain and headaches are the most common, but ear symptoms, neck problems, and more can also occur.
When we rebuild your bite, we will restore the proper balance to your bite. By balancing the forces, we help your newly reconstructed teeth to remain attractive and whole–it reduces the risk of chipping and wear. In addition, it can help to alleviate all the symptoms of TMJ so you can enjoy a comfortable and functional bite.
By restoring healthy proportions to your teeth, full mouth reconstruction can also help with sleep disordered breathing like snoring or sleep apnea.
A Custom Reconstruction
Dr. Stevens believes strongly in the need for custom dentistry, and no procedure needs this more than full mouth reconstruction. Before performing a reconstruction, Dr. Stevens will carefully evaluate your bite with Computer Diagnostics, which can measure the stress in your muscles, track the motion of your jaw, and register the sounds of your jaw function. This provides objective measurement of your current jaw function to help design a reconstruction that functions better. TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) treatments help relax your muscles so they can be broken of the habits they developed that contributed to the bite problem in the first place.
Careful measurement before and during reconstruction will help achieve the most beautiful and functional results.
Do You Need Full Mouth Reconstruction in Kanata?
If you are in or around Kanata and need full mouth reconstruction, we can help. Please call 613.271.7091 today or book an appointment with restorative dentist Dr. Andrea Stevens at Andrea Stevens Dentistry in Kanata.