Our team at the Center for Dental Excellence offers reconstructive dentistry for patients with worn dentition. This treatment process may involve dental implants, dental bridges, dental crowns, veneers, orthodontics, periodontics, or other necessary treatments. You may be a candidate for reconstructive dentistry if your teeth are anatomically, functionally, or aesthetically compromised.View transcript
So a big part of what we do in practice and where we're sought after oftentimes is on the patient who needs rehabilitative, comprehensive, or reconstructive dentistry. What that basically means is that we're having a failing dentition in a sense that it's not terminal, the teeth are not going to be lost but it needs to be reconstructed so that it's anatomically correct, it is functionally correct, and it's aesthetically correct. And oftentimes, it involves treating the entire upper arch as well as the entire lower arch, and the modalities that we have at our disposal to allow that to happen are, the things that we've made mention of, dental crowns, dental bridges, dental implants, porcelain veneers, orthodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, orthodontic surgery. All those things lend a hand in those that are requiring reconstruction. The new epidemic in dentistry, if you will, as of, you know, the late 2000s is the worn dentition. You know, something that dentistry can be very proud that they've accomplished the ability to have patients keep their teeth for a much longer period of time than they did decades ago. But with that, comes the wear and tear on the dentition, and oftentimes, we're looking at folks that are in their 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, who have a healthy dentition but a worn dentition, and that requires a certain of reconstruction both for a functional aspect to arrest or to discontinue the wear rates that are happening, to figure out why the wear is happening, and then to reconstruct and rehabilitate that arch to be anatomically correct, functionality correct, and aesthetically correct. And to be able to take all those modalities that I mentioned, bring them together in a comprehensive fashion with the support oftentimes of other specialists is the ultimate challenge for us as dentists and certainly one of the most rewarding aspects of what we do. And it's challenging, and it's exciting, and it's fun to be able to accomplish that, and it just rounds out that armamentarium that we have in that reconstructive arena, which this practice has, you know, enjoyed a wonderful reputation and does a quite a bit of for our patients.