Full mouth reconstruction uses a combination of restorative dentistry procedures to improve the health and function of your smile. At Morrison Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Chevy Chase and Gaithersburg, Maryland, experienced cosmetic dentist Eric Morrison, DDS, and the team specialize in full mouth reconstruction. Their knowledge and expertise can address problems like cavities and gum disease, transforming your smile and oral health. Call Morrison Cosmetic & General Dentistry today to schedule a full mouth reconstruction consultation, or book your appointment online.
Many people use the terms full mouth reconstruction and smile makeover interchangeably, but they aren’t the same.
Full mouth reconstruction aims to replace or rebuild all of the teeth inside your mouth. Its primary focus is improved oral health so you can bite and chew confidently.
A smile makeover emphasizes cosmetics rather than function. It combines two or more cosmetic dentistry procedures to make your teeth, gums, and smile look more attractive.
The Morrison Cosmetic Dentistry team uses various treatments to complete full mouth reconstructions. Depending on your goals, they might suggest:
Crowns are synthetic caps that cover damaged or severely decaying teeth. They restore your tooth’s shape and size, reducing the risk of further complications.
A dental bridge “bridges” a gap in your smile where a tooth used to be. Filling an empty tooth socket with a dental restoration like a bridge prevents your gums from receding and reduces the risk of other oral health problems, like bone loss.
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that your dentist bonds to the teeth at the front of your mouth. They cover up minor aesthetic imperfections, like chips, stains, and gaps between the teeth.
Dental implants are titanium posts that replace your tooth roots. Your dentist inserts the implants into your empty tooth sockets, and they fuse with your bone, providing a base for crowns, bridges, or implant-retained dentures.
Dentures are removable oral appliances that replace some or all of your permanent teeth. They’re held in place with glue or dental implants and restore your biting and chewing abilities.
Inlays and onlays are dental restorations that repair broken or decaying teeth. Inlays repair damage to the chewing surfaces of a tooth, while onlays repair a tooth’s chewing surface and its sides. These restorations are similar to crowns, but they only cover some of your tooth, not all of it.
After a full mouth reconstruction, it’s normal to experience mild swelling, bleeding, and pain. Get plenty of rest, take over-the-counter pain medication to relieve discomfort, and follow your dentist’s recovery instructions.
Call the nearest Morrison Cosmetic Dentistry office today to schedule a full mouth reconstruction consultation, or book your appointment online.