While you may think of the different components of your mouth — teeth, jaws, tongue, et cetera — as separate and independent, the truth is that together they come to form a system. Much like how a wristwatch works by virtue of dozens of parts moving in tandem, there’s also a certain harmony between the “parts” of our mouth. For example, a jaw misalignment can lead to a greater risk of tooth decay and lower bite strength, not only causing health problems but also lowering your quality of life. A full mouth reconstruction is a comprehensive repair of your oral wellbeing, making sure that each and every element work together to help ensure the brilliance of your smile.
How Your Oral Health Comes Together
Just like a misaligned jaw, as aforementioned, can create more health problems elsewhere, other flaws in your oral wellbeing can similarly lead to greater issues. A cracked or chipped tooth can create hard-to-brush surfaces, and they can weaken the tooth causing pain and a heightened risk for greater damage. It can also expose neighboring teeth, to both damage and infection. Likewise, a missing tooth can raise the likelihood of dental infection, like tooth decay or gum disease — or both!
An infection, in turn, can extend and aggravate if left on its own. Tooth decay, commonly referred to as cavities or dental caries, is capable of spreading through the tooth and on to other teeth. If left to fester, it can result in tooth loss and this in further decay. The story is the same with gum disease, which can undermine support for your tooth roots and can also result in the loss of teeth. It’s important to treat these diseases, and other dental health complications, early, before they grow into something more dangerous and more difficult to deal with.
It’s not just your oral health that’s at risk. Did you know that those with gum disease have been found to be twice as likely to suffer from heart disease? Your dental wellbeing is connected to your overall health, including your emotional happiness. Indeed, the smile is often the first thing someone notices when they meet another person, and the status of your teeth can therefore greatly affect your self-image and your self-confidence. A full mouth reconstruction can not only drastically improve your oral health, it can also restore your self-esteem and offer a needed boost of joy to your life.
What a Full Mouth Reconstruction Can Do For You
A full mouth reconstruction is a comprehensive addressing of your oral health. It can help fix a number of different issues, helping to bring your smile back into harmony. Sugar Land’s and Houston’s own Drs. Rick Kline and Bret Davis can accomplish this by combining a number of different treatments, the exact composition of which depends on the unique characteristics of your oral anatomy. Some of the issues we can treat include:
- Chipped or cracked teeth with porcelain veneers
- One or more missing teeth with dental implants or an implant-supported bridge (see Teeth by Tonight)
- Tooth decay with dental filling or a root canal, if the cavity has already reached the tooth’s pulp
- Gum disease can be treated in a variety of ways, including with a soft tissue augmentation
- Bone loss with a bone graft
Patients at our Sugar Land office are also welcomed to explore the option of sedation dentistry, which is an excellent treatment for those who suffer from dental anxiety. If coming to the dentist makes your nervous, sedation dentistry can help you overcome this fear — it doesn’t put to sleep, it simply puts you in a state of deep relaxation so that you can enjoy your new smile without a worry. If this seems like something you would be interested, be sure to bring it up during your initial consultation with Drs. Davis and Kline.
Let Us Help Restore Your Stunning Smile
If your smile suffers from unappealing blemishes and other health problems, it’s important to seek treatment for these issues as early as you can. It’s always better to treat a smaller problem now than it is to treat a greater problem down the road. If you would like to learn more about the full mouth reconstruction treatment, contact us at our Sugar Land, TX dental practice: 832-500-3935