Dental Implants – Full Mouth Restoration
Full Mouth Restoration—Why it’s Sometimes Necessary
When a patient comes to Fort McMurray for dental implants or other restorative procedures, he or she generally exhibits severe tooth damage. The most common causes are overall neglect, lack of past preventative care, improper prior dental work, prior problems with bruxism (teeth grinding) leading to uneven wear, a misaligned bite, and other TMD (temporomandibular disorders). Often a patient has several missing teeth as well. Restoration procedures can restore dental health and confidence!
Full Mouth Restoration—Procedures and Benefits
Our recommended procedures will vary depending on individual circumstances. The first step is a thorough examination with our cosmetic dentists, followed by prescribed procedures such as dental implants or dental bridges to replace missing teeth, porcelain or composite veneers, dental crowns, and tooth bonding or tooth-colored fillings.
Dental implants in Fort McMurray generally employ a three-step procedure in which the implant is surgically inserted under the gum line and flush with the bone (in place of the root). Once this heals, the dentist assesses the success of the integration and attaches an abutment (post) to the implant through the gum. Later, a tooth is attached to the post, completing the process.
Dental bridges fill in periodic tooth gaps, matching the color of the natural teeth, and attach to the surrounding teeth in a similar manner to a dental retainer.
Porcelain crowns offer protection to teeth following root canal therapy or large-scale composite filling procedures. They also create a more uniform cosmetic appearance.
Tooth bonding and tooth-colored fillings apply a resin to the tooth, creating an even edge or replacing metal fillings. The advantages of bonding usually benefit the health of the teeth as well as their appearance. Bonding and fillings are generally the most cost effective of all restorative procedures.
Come in today, and we’ll help you to get started on improving your mouth with full mouth restoration!