Reconstructing A Smile Is Possible

  • July 15, 2016

You may be surprised how much modern dentistry can do for someone who is missing most or all of their teeth.

Full-mouth reconstruction  can be a great option for patients who will need to have teeth removed, or whose teeth have become severely worn down from grinding or as a result of a misaligned bite.

Full-mouth reconstruction may not be the simplest service we offer at Forever Young Dentistry, but it is one of the most satisfying things we do in our practice.

Patients who were distraught about the condition of their mouths have come to our dentist office in Sterling Heights, MI, seeking help. We are proud that we have been able to give them back their ability to eat the foods that they love.

But what made us feel even better was seeing those patients smile again.

Schedule A Consultation

No matter how bad you think your teeth are, we encourage you to come and talk to us.

If our dentist had the chance to look at your mouth, we can get a better understanding of the condition of your mouth. Once we know this, we can figure out a plan to help you rebuild the appearance of your teeth.

We understand that losing your teeth or having teeth that have been damaged from traumatic injuries, tooth decay, and gum disease.

We aren’t here to judge you for how your teeth got to this point. We just want to help you to your smile back to a place where you feel comfortable talking to people and smiling in photos.

You may be surprised how much this process can improve your confidence.

Every Patient Is Different

Full-mouth reconstruction is not a uniform process. We may employ a combination of services to rebuild your mouth so that you regain the full function of your teeth.

We will work with you to develop a plan that will correct the specific problems that you are experiencing.

Here are some examples of the treatments we may recommend:

  • Dental implants — Dental implants are the most effective way to replace teeth that have fallen out, have been knocked out, or have been removed.

Implants are titanium cylinders that are placed directly into your jaw. These replace the roots of your missing teeth. They can be used to support dental crowns (for individual teeth), dental bridges (for multiple teeth), and dentures (for a complete row of teeth).

  • Orthodontics — In some cases, reconstruction your smile will involve changing the position of your teeth. This may be accomplished with traditional braces or Invisalign.
  • Dental crowns and bridges — Dental crowns are a way to repair teeth that are damaged, discolored, and decayed. As mentioned earlier, they also can be used with dental implants to replace individual teeth.

Dental bridges are composed of multiple dental crowns. Bridges are an effective way to replace multiple missing teeth. Dental implants make them stable and more secure.

  • Veneers — These are a special shell that can be bonded to the front of your teeth. Veneers are a great tool for closing gaps between your teeth, hiding yellow and stained teeth, and restoring worn down or chipped teeth to their original appearance.

The services mentioned above are just a few of the ways we could help you. It’s possible to combine more than one of these services to make your mouth as strong as possible and your smiles as nice as it can be.

Putting Technology To Work For You

Technology has changed our lives in many ways. At one point, whole rooms had to be set aside to house computers. Now, we are basically carrying computers around in our pockets thanks to the invention of smartphones.

Technology has changed modern dentistry as well, mostly for the better. One of the best tools we use as part of restorative dentistry is our cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanner.

This technology similar to CAT scans used by hospitals to create three-dimensional models of your teeth and jaw. This allows us to carefully and precisely plan dental implant placements and oral surgeries so they will give you the most benefit.

Smile Again

Only you know how you feel about having a mouth with missing teeth, damaged teeth, or both. If the condition of your teeth is making it hard for you to feel like smiling, then it’s time to schedule a consultation at our dentist office if you live in or near Sterling Heights, MI.

Take that first step. Make your appointment today by calling 586-698-7135 or by filling out our online contact form.

We look forward to giving you a new reason to smile.