You know it’s bad. You’ve seen it.
It’s staring back at you from the mirror.
You think back about the things you could have done differently. You wonder if you could have stopped it from getting to this point.
Your smile just isn’t the same with all the teeth that you’ve lost.
Don’t give up hope if you live in Auburn Hills, Rochester, or anywhere else near our dentist office in Sterling Heights, MI.
No matter how bad you think your smile is, we don’t want you to give up on yourself or your smile. At Forever Young Dentistry, we will do everything we can to recreate your smile with our full-mouth reconstruction service.
What Is Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
We don’t know if there is a simple answer for this one.
For one person, it might mean replacing every tooth in his mouth with implant-supported dentures.
For another person, it might mean using a mix of orthodontics and restorative dentistry to change her smile.
Full-mouth reconstruction might be an attempt to change your smile back to what it used to look like. It also could be done to make your smile look better than it ever has.
In general, you could say it is a process to help regain the full function of your mouth and to (re)create the smile you want to see in the mirror.
Tools Of The Trade
Like we said, full-mouth reconstruction isn’t just one thing. It may involve using a combination of services in sequence or in conjunction with one another.
With our help, you remake your smile.
Here are some of the services we might use along the way:
✦ Dental implants — If you are missing any teeth, this would be our first replacement recommendation. Implants are substitutes for the roots of your lost teeth. They add stability and strength to you other dental restorations.
✦ Dentures — Specifically, we would suggest implant-supported dentures for anyone missing one or both rows of teeth. A series of implants can provide a firm foundation to keep your dentures in place and allow you to eat any food that you want to eat.
With modern materials, your dentures can give you a natural looking smile, too.
✦ Dental bridges — For a patient who is missing multiple teeth, a dental bridge is a sound investment. This too can be supported by one or more dental implants depending on the number of teeth to be replaced and the location of your missing teeth.
✦ Dental crowns — This can be used with a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. Dental crowns also can be used on their own to repair teeth that have been damaged due to injuries, wear and tear, or tooth decay.
✦ Dental bonding — You could consider this the little brother to dental crowns. Dental bonding uses a composite resin to fill in cavities created by tooth decay or to repair chipped or worn down teeth.
✦ Orthodontics — This could mean braces or it could mean another service like Invisalign®. Either way, this can be used to fix alignment problems that you have always had or that have developed due to relapse (when your teeth start to shift back to their original positions).
Creating The Blueprints
Any construction crew will tell you how important blueprints are for their work. They need a plan so they know exactly what to do.
The same thing is true for full-mouth reconstruction. However, you are the architect who will be designing the “blueprints” for this project.
Our dentist, Dr. Young, can meet with you to listen to what you would like to change. He will examine your mouth and he can suggest the best way to help you get what you want.
When we have developed a plan that we know will give you what you want, then all we have to do is get to work.
Please be aware that full-mouth reconstruction can take a little time. This may not be a procedure that you can complete in a single visit.
At the same time, you will understand what that time and effort were for when you see your new and improved smile when all is said and done.
Back To The Beginning
Now is not the time to look back and play the “what if” game about your smile. Now is the time to take charge of your life and move forward to make your new smile the best it can be.
The sooner you begin, the sooner you can see your new smile.