Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Many Pittsburgh dental patients are reluctant to pursue dental care when they need it. They may be concerned about finances, or they may be nervous about visiting the dentist. However, neglecting to properly care for your mouth can lead to numerous dental problems, including tooth decay, gum disease, misalignment, discoloration, damage to the teeth, and even missing teeth. Although these problems originate in your mouth, they can also potentially have a negative impact on your overall health. An infection in your mouth can affect other areas of the body, and if your teeth hurt, you are less likely to eat healthy foods. Full mouth reconstruction treatments combine several cosmetic and restorative dental procedures to correct these issues for your best health.
To best ensure that your reconstruction treatment will address your problems and give you the best possible results, first consult a cosmetic dentist. During your initial consultation, you can together all your concerns about your teeth, any lingering problems that have not been treated, and the best way to correct the existing issues. The final recommendation could involve one or several dental procedures. Procedures often included in a full mouth reconstruction include:
- Fillings to repair existing cavities
- Treatment of gingivitis or gum disease
- Dental implants to replace missing teeth
- Inlays and onlays
- Crowns and bridges
You and your dentist will work together to create the right combination of unique treatments for your specific needs. Each individual will require different dental procedures, and your smile restoration will be tailored specifically to you.
Advantages of Full Mouth Reconstruction
Many people assume that dental decay, gum disease, and even missing teeth are problems that will only affect their mouths. However, what many people need to become aware of is that if your mouth is unhealthy, the rest of the body is in danger of being unhealthy as well. A full mouth reconstruction will help restore the health of your mouth and, by extension, your overall health.
Gum disease, which can lead to systemic inflammation of the cardiovascular system, is better controlled. Teeth that were once painful or uncomfortable are restored so that you can bite and chew healthy foods like fresh fruits and vegetables normally once again. Missing teeth are replaced, ensuring proper alignment in your mouth so that your teeth do not experience premature wear and tear. Proper alignment also helps protect your jawbone, helping you avoid the complications of TMJ disorder. Restorations, readjustments, and other treatments will not only give you a beautiful smile, but will also help you and your mouth stay healthier for years to come.
Learn More about Full Mouth Reconstruction
Improving your smile as well as your health are two things that you can do for yourself that will reap invaluable health benefits for you in the future. If you’ve fallen behind in your dental care and need to get back on track, Dr. Edward Narcisi and his experienced team of dentists can help you achieve a beautiful smile that will help you maintain your best level of health. Schedule a consultation today to get started on your journey to your best whole body health yet.