Learn How a Cosmetic Dental Makeover Can Give You a Beautiful Smile
If you have several dental issues that make it hard for you to eat, talk, or even just smile, a cosmetic dental makeover can change your life. One or two issues are often quickly corrected, but when you have many problems such as missing, damaged, or crooked teeth combined with issues like gum disease or a faulty bite, a full mouth reconstruction is necessary.
What Does Full Mouth Reconstruction Involve?
Several types of dental treatments are involved in this type of cosmetic dentistry. You could experience restorative dental treatments that include bridges, crowns, inlays, onlays, or fillings. Implant dentistry involves replacing missing teeth, and cosmetic treatments such as whitening, veneers, and gum reconstruction may also be included in the full mouth reconstruction.
More in-depth treatments that may be needed for your cosmetic dental makeover involve neuromuscular dentistry that corrects issues with the temporomandibular joints. If you grind your teeth, bruxism treatments are used, and traditional orthodontics like Invisalign or braces are necessary to straighten existing teeth.
How Does a Cosmetic Dental Makeover Work?
This cosmetic dentistry treatment begins with a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Andrew Huang, who will address issues and discuss possible underlying health issues that may be affecting your teeth. Once all issues are diagnosed, Dr. Huang can work with you to develop a plan. Then, the treatments begin.
Work is done on one section of your mouth at a time. For example, we may start with the upper back teeth, and then we can move on to the lower back area. This would be followed by the upper front teeth, and finally, we would finish up with the lower front area. This approach keeps the process from becoming overwhelming.
How Long Does a Full Mouth Reconstruction Take?
Full mouth cosmetic dentistry varies in length. It depends on how complex your case is. If your needs are straightforward, the entire process could be completed within one year, but when several issues overlap, you might be facing several years of treatment before your smile is fully restored.
While we don't want you to have to wait that long for the end goal, we want to take the time to ensure each step is done correctly. This leaves you with a lovely smile you will be proud of, and it allows you to live a healthier lifestyle.
Santa Teresa Dental provides a complete range of dental services to Morgan Hill residents. This includes full mouth reconstruction. Dr. Huang can improve your health and your self-confidence by evaluating your needs and restoring your mouth to a fully functional and beautiful smile you will love. Call today to get started.