Full mouth reconstruction is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures carried out in the UK. Not only can damaged, missing or decaying teeth negatively impact self-esteem and confidence, they can pose a real risk to dental health. Full mouth reconstruction repairs or replaces teeth to restore oral health and ensure a beautiful smile.
The full mouth reconstruction procedure
Firstly, your dentist will check the condition of your teeth and gums. He or she will take into account the periodontal tissue and jaw muscles, as well as the colour, shape and size of the teeth. In particular, a cosmetic dentist will use X-rays, photographs and take impressions of your teeth. Your individual treatment plan will be created to ensure the success of your dental reconstruction.
Before the reconstruction can go ahead, your teeth need to be cleaned to eradicate any plaque or harmful bacteria lurking in your gums. Your dentist will clean all your remaining healthy teeth and take special care with any damaged ones.
Dental crowns are commonly used to restore damaged teeth back to their full form and function. A crown is a dental cap placed directly on top of a damaged tooth to seal it off from further infection. They mimic the look of natural tooth enamel to enhance appearance and provide a healthy smile.
Another popular treatment, porcelain veneers mask a whole host of dental imperfections. Custom-made from wafer-thin layers of porcelain, veneers are bonded to the front surface of teeth. Porcelain veneers are light-reflective for a natural look and can be made in a range of different shades. Crooked, chipped, cracked and yellow teeth can all benefit from porcelain veneers.
Used to restore one or more missing or damaged teeth, dental implants ensure a patient’s lifelong oral health. Dental implants are placed directly into the jaw bone and provide a secure base for crowns to be attached. Implants ensure strength, stability and keep the teeth in full working order.
The exact format of the reconstruction procedure varies from patient to patient. At Dulwich Dental Office, your dentist will draw up a treatment plan suited to your specific needs, so you can receive the best dental care possible.