The Benefits and Risks of Full-mouth Reconstruction
It can be difficult to maintain a healthy smile, free of complications. Time, food, drinks, and lifestyle behaviors all contribute to tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental problems. Fortunately, Dr. Stephen E. Rogers can perform a combination of restorative dentistry treatments to restore the form and function of your smile. He can discuss the benefits and risks of full-mouth reconstruction during a personal consultation at his Long Island, NY, dental practice.
Common Treatment Combinations
A full-mouth reconstruction is similar to a smile makeover. Both procedures use a combination of restorative and cosmetic treatments in order to improve the form and function of your smile. Depending on the unique condition of your teeth and gums, a full-mouth reconstruction can be achieved in as little as two office visits, or could take up to twelve months to complete. Patients undergoing full-mouth reconstruction may combine two or more of the following treatments:
- Dental implants
- Dental bridges
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Dental crowns
- Dental bonding
- Inlays and onlays
- Root canal therapy
- TMJ disorder treatment
- Tooth extraction
What Are the Risks?
As with any surgery, there are risks associated with dental procedures that patients should consider. Importantly, Dr. Rogers will conduct a thorough examination and discuss your medical history and overall health with you prior to your procedure.
Choosing an experienced doctor, such as Dr. Stephen E. Rogers, significantly reduces risks and complications.Some treatments require sedation dentistry, while others only require local anesthesia. If you are undergoing dental implants, the most significant risk is dental implant failure. Depending on your procedure type, other risks may include:
- Tooth sensitivity: When a tooth is modified, there is a chance it may become more sensitive.
- Gum disease: If you undergo full mouth reconstruction, you may be more at risk for gum disease and infection.
- Breakage: In rare cases, dental restorations may break, chip, or crack.
Dr. Rogers has extensive experience in the area of full-mouth reconstruction. Choosing an experienced, knowledgeable doctor, such as Dr. Stephen E. Rogers, significantly reduces risks and complications.
What Are the Benefits?
Full-mouth reconstruction offers a wide range of benefits, spanning from restorative to cosmetic. Inlays and onlays, as well as tooth-colored fillings can fill cavities to prevent further decay, and dental crowns can encapsulate a tooth for complete protection. If infection has moved to your tooth pulp, Dr. Rogers can perform root canal therapy to clean the affected pulp, and restore the tooth's function. If the infection has advanced, Dr. Rogers can extract the tooth.
Dental-bridges and partial dentures can provide restored support for a mouth weakened by tooth loss, as well as add a natural-looking appearance. If you have missing teeth, dental implants fully replace tooth roots, and provide a permanent, sturdy foundation for your restoration. Implants are considered the gold standard of restorative dentistry.
Patients often consider pursuing a smile makeover upon completion of their full mouth reconstruction. If you desire a smile makeover, you can enjoy a brighter smile and enhanced confidence. A radiant smile is a great way to get noticed.
|Fillings||Tooth sensitivity||Prevents further decay|
|Root canal therapy||Tooth sensitivity||Restores tooth function|
|Extractions||Gum disease||Prevents further infection|
|Bridges/partial dentures||Restoration breakage||Improved support|
|Dental implants||Restoration breakage||Permanent restoration|
Learn More Today
We want you to smile more, and feel healthy while doing it. To learn more about the full-mouth reconstruction procedure, or to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Rogers, contact our dental practice today.
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