It is never too late to see a dentist or to have a beautiful smile. Even if it has been years since you have visited a dentist and your smile needs a lot of work, Dr. Uday Shah at Sunny Family Dental in Chino Hills, California, can help. Also called a smile makeover, a full mouth reconstruction is a personalized plan that consists of multiple treatments to rebuild your smile.
When you visit Dr. Shah, an examination will be performed to evaluate your oral health. Then you will sit down with Dr. Shah to share your desires regarding your smile. These desires, in combination with necessary restorative work, will result in a full smile reconstruction.
Here are a few treatments that could be included in your full mouth reconstruction.
Any teeth which have experienced decay will need to be restored. To do this, the decayed material must be removed, the tooth cleaned, and a white composite filling put in place to fill the cavity. The material is shaded to match the tooth’s color for a discreet restoration.
A dental crown can be used when a tooth has experienced extensive decay, leading to a loss of significant tooth material. When this happens, the tooth is weakened and needs reinforcement. A strong, durable dental crown provides this. Dental crowns are also used to cap teeth that need a root canal.
A dental bridge can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge fills the gap and is fixed in place by being cemented onto supporting teeth on either side of the gap.
Veneers are thin porcelain shells applied to a tooth’s front surface to conceal various issues, including discoloration, chips, and cracks. Veneers are also great for concealing misshapen teeth. The color of your veneer can match the shade of your teeth, so if you want whiter teeth, you should consider getting them whitened before having a veneer placed.