You Can Completely Rebuild Your Mouth

  • March 9, 2016

Well, it finally caught up with you.

You neglected your teeth for too long and now they are falling out. Many of the rest may need to be removed.

Is this the end of eating apples and the start of applesauce instead? Do you have to give up fried chicken for chicken noodle soup?

It doesn’t have to be this way. No matter how bad you think your teeth have become, Forever Young Dentistry would like to help you.

We offer full mouth construction to patients who visit our dentist office from Sterling Heights, Rochester Hills, and anywhere in between in our part of Michigan.

It’s not exactly like turning you into the bionic man or woman, but we can make you mouth better and stronger.

What Makes A Smile?

Your first instinct might be to say teeth, and you would be half-right. It’s the appearance of teeth that makes a smile.

Obviously, having a full set of healthy teeth is the preferred way to do this, but it isn’t the only way. In modern dentistry, we have a variety of restorative treatments that are indistinguishable from natural teeth.

People who need to replace a single tooth can get dental crowns. People who need to replace multiple teeth can get dental bridges.

And people who need to replace one or both arches of teeth can get dentures.

Even if you have lost every tooth in your mouth or you need every tooth removed, you can still look like you have a complete set of pearly whites.

What About Eating?

This gets into the bigger issue with missing teeth. Not having teeth can be embarrassing. It can make you feel ashamed to talked to people or go out in public.

But not being able to bite or chew food affects you even when you are alone. Many, if not most, people take pleasure in eating. We enjoy the tastes of the foods that we eat, and as long as we have healthy teeth, we can eat pretty much anything we want.

When you lose a single tooth, it can limit your ability to bite and chew. Losing all your teeth may leave you with two food groups — mushy and liquid. No matter how much you like mashed potatoes, you probably would like a baked potato every now and then, too.

So, how can you regain your ability to eat? By getting dental implants.

Dental implants are an essential part of full mouth reconstruction.

The services mentioned earlier — crowns, bridges, and dentures — will replace the visible parts of your teeth, while dental implants replace the roots of your teeth.

The roots are what anchor your teeth to your jaw. The roots provide a foundation for your teeth. The roots are what help you generate the bite force you need to bite and chew your food.

Dental implants are placed directly into your jaw. As your bone heals, it bonds to your implants through a process called osseointegration. This keeps your implants firmly inside your mouth.

It also allows you to regain something close or equal the bite force you had before you lost your teeth.

How To Rebuild Your Mouth

The first thing you should do is get in touch with Forever Young Dentistry, whether you are missing a single tooth or need all your teeth removed.

A single lost tooth can start a process of bone loss that can affect you years down the road. By taking steps to fix the problem now, you may be able to avoid the issues discussed earlier.

If you have reached a point where full mouth reconstruction seems like your only option, we will examine any remaining teeth that you may have. We will examine the health your supporting bone structure, and we will work with you to determine the best approach to restoring your smile and your bite force.

The most extensive approach would be implant-retained dentures. With this procedure, we would place a series of dental implants in your mouth. After your mouth healed, we can affix a set of dentures to your implants.

The implants provide greater stability and security than you can achieve with adhesives.

In a real sense, implant-retained dentures allow you to have your steak and eat it, too.

A Reason To Keep Smiling

Losing your teeth doesn’t have to mean losing your quality of life. Full mouth reconstruction is possible at Forever Young Dentistry in Sterling Heights, MI.

Call 586-698-7135 or fill out our online form to take the first step toward rebuilding your smile.