Full Mouth Reconstruction Fl Dentist

Full mouth reconstruction isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s a transformative process that restores both function and appearance to your teeth. Whether due to injury, decay, or natural wear, many find themselves needing a comprehensive solution which is why our Jacksonville and Live Oak, FL, dentist creates a customized treatment plan that involves a variety of restorative services to address each patient’s unique needs.

Here’s how the full mouth reconstruction process can change your life, enhancing confidence and improving overall oral health.

Defining Full Mouth Reconstruction

Just as it sounds, full mouth reconstruction consists of multiple procedures that are all designed to restore teeth in the upper and lower jaws. Also known as full mouth restoration or rehabilitation, this multi-pronged treatment starts with an oral exam.

This thorough examination will allow our dentist to see exactly what needs to be done with regards to your teeth, gums, and jaws. From there, we can create a treatment plan so you receive the care you truly need for a healthier smile.

Procedures often included are:

Reconstruction May Be In Your Future If You Have:

1) Missing Teeth

Appearance aside, missing teeth can result in chewing difficulties, shifting of teeth, and even jawbone deterioration. Of course, these oral health consequences depend on how many teeth are gone, but the point still stands: replacing teeth helps your mouth.

To fill in gaps, our dentists can recommend a few options. One of which is dental implants. Implants are titanium posts that are surgically embedded into your jawbone for added stability. They look and function like natural teeth as the metal posts are topped with crowns that match the color of your other teeth.

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If you’re not fully committed to the dental implant procedure, no problem! Our dentist can also place a permanent bridge or removable dentures. We’ll do our best to cater to your preferences, so you love your new and improved smile.

2) Damaged or Injured Teeth

Accidents happen and unfortunately, your teeth don’t always make it out in great condition. A knocked-out tooth aside, it’s not uncommon for teeth to be severely cracked, fractured, or worn down.

Our dentist can use a crown if a tooth’s roots are still in good shape. The goal is always to save the natural tooth if possible. When a tooth is damaged beyond repair, however, extraction may become the best solution. A dental implant or bridge can then be placed for a seamless look.

3) Misaligned Teeth or Jaw

Have you noticed ongoing jaw, muscle, or headache pain? There’s a chance that you may have a misaligned bite (how your teeth come together). You may also be experiencing a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.

Using Invisalign® clear aligners, our dentist can correct your bite to reduce discomfort when you close your mouth or chew. Better aligned teeth will also not become as worn over time. For a TMJ disorder, we can create a custom-made night guard that holds the jaw in place and prevents grinding.

4) Unhealthy Gums

Gum disease can wreak havoc on your mouth. If not managed properly, deep set decay can lead to bone and tooth loss. To help manage later stage periodontitis, our dentist will perform the scaling and root planing procedure.

Scaling and root planing deep cleans above and below the gumline to remove left behind plaque and tartar. The roots of your teeth are also smoothed during the procedure to help your gums reattach to your teeth.

5) Worn Fillings, Crowns, Etc.

Say goodbye to old restorations that are well past their prime! If you’ve got worn fillings, damaged crowns, or an ill-fitting dental appliance, our dentist will make the necessary adjustments to get your smile back on track. From discreet tooth-colored fillings to beautiful crowns, we can restore both the look and function of your smile.

Take the First Step Towards a New Smile

Perfect for those looking to make significant changes to their dental health, full mouth reconstruction from our dentist in Jacksonville and Live Oak, FL, offers a path to not only a more beautiful smile but also a stronger mouth. Call one of our Higgins & White Dentistry locations today to request an appointment.

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