If an unsightly smile is making your self-esteem plummet, you don’t have to suffer any longer. At Houston-based Smile Time Dental, experienced prosthodontists Dr. Ankur Dahiya and Dr. Mayra Wong provide full mouth restoration to patients who want to feel confident in their smiles. Call Smile Time Dental today to book a full mouth restoration consultation, or schedule an appointment online.
Full Mouth Restoration Q & A
What is full mouth restoration?
Full mouth restoration is also known as full mouth reconstruction. During this process, Dr. Dahiya or Dr. Wong combine multiple restorative dental treatments so you can achieve the beautiful smile you deserve.
Improving your bite is a primary goal of full mouth restoration to ensure proper alignment of your jaw and teeth, and improve the appearance of your smile. You may be a good candidate for full mouth reconstruction if you have:
- Multiple missing teeth
- Numerous decaying teeth
- More than one cracked or broken tooth
- Multiple teeth with large, damaged fillings
- Badly worn teeth due to teeth grinding
What procedures are used in full mouth restoration?
When you and Dr. Dahiya or Dr. Wong discuss full mouth restoration procedures, you might choose from one or more of the following restoration treatment options:
If you’re missing more than one tooth, implant-supported bridges help close the gap between the teeth you have left. Dental implants are screw-like devices that fuse to your jawbone, and securely hold in place your new set of artificial teeth (bridges).
Similar to implant-supported bridges, implant-supported dentures are artificial teeth held in place by implants. These long-lasting dentures stay firmly attached to dental implants during the day, but you’ll remove them at night to soak in a denture solution.
If your natural teeth are still intact, porcelain veneers cover misshapen, discolored, or chipped teeth to significantly improve the appearance of your smile. Veneers are permanently bonded to your natural teeth, instead of being secured in place by dental implants.
Bonding and Contouring
Tooth bonding and contouring improve the shape, color, size, and appearance of your natural teeth. Tooth bonding uses tooth-colored resin to build up and fill out worn-down, cracked, or chipped teeth. Contouring gently sculpts and smoothes the surface and edges of teeth to make your smile more aesthetically pleasing.
Am I a good candidate for full mouth restoration?
During your consultation, Dr. Dahiya or Dr. Wong let you know if you’re a good candidate for full mouth restoration. The prosthodontist you work with goes over your dental health history, completes a thorough examination, and orders imaging tests as needed.
If you’re otherwise healthy but have an unsightly smile, full mouth restoration helps you achieve the smile of your dreams and boosts your confidence. Call Smile Time Dental to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online today.