February 11, 2017
You might feel discouraged or even hopeless when you see your smile in the mirror. There’s just too many problems. Too many teeth are chipped, cracked, worn, or even missing.
There is something you can do. Call our Fairfax, VA dental office today at 703-552-2530 and schedule a full-mouth reconstruction. Dr. Ki is highly trained in restorative dentistry. With her expertise, your smile can be healthy and attractive like it should be — even with all those problems.
What Is A Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
Restorative dentistry treatments focus on repairing (or restoring) your smile to how it should be. If you have damaged teeth, they’re repaired. If you are missing teeth, they’re replaced. The goal is to get your smile back to a healthy state. This also tends to make it look much better.
A full-mouth reconstruction isn’t a treatment. It’s a plan to use other restorative dentistry treatments to help correct all the problems with your smile. Each full-mouth reconstruction is customized to your specific needs.
They always start with a thorough dental exam. That lets Dr. Ki identify the health and structural problems with your teeth. At our Fairfax, VA dental office, you’ll next discuss your goals and objectives with Dr. Ki. How do you want your smile to look? What concerns do you have that we need to address?
Together, you pick the restorative dentistry treatments needed to reach those goals and get your smile back to its proper working order. By calling us today at 703-552-2530, you can set up that initial consultation and know how your teeth will be improved by your full-mouth reconstruction.
What Your Full-Mouth Reconstruction Can Include
Which restorative dentistry treatments can be part of your plan? Here are some of the most common components of a full-mouth reconstruction.
These are caps that cover the whole visible part of a tooth. Each dental crown is made to look like a healthy version of the tooth it covers. This covers any damage so it’s hidden from sight. It also prevents damage like cracks from getting worse over time.
When you’re missing a tooth, your smile looks odd and doesn’t have the same chewing power. Dental implants are the longest lasting method of replacing lost teeth. They include an artificial root that keeps your jawbone healthy as well as a natural-looking replacement tooth.
Dental implants are great, but they require healthy jawbone to hold that artificial root. As an alternative, dental bridges use the same natural-looking replacement tooth. But instead of surgically placing an implant, you get the replacement bonded to dental crowns on either side of the gap. Dental bridges are usually more affordable as well.
Technically, these are a cosmetic dentistry treatment. However, dental veneers pull double duty. Each is a thin shell shaped to fit your teeth. They’re very life-like but durable just like enamel. Once bonded to the front of your teeth, dental veneers cover and seal damaged spots. They also add a layer of protection to your teeth.
BRACES OR INVISALIGN
Even if you had an orthodontic treatment when you were younger, your teeth never really stop moving. That’s why adults can have crooked teeth or gaps between them. Thankfully, you have two options here. Traditional braces work, but all that metal can be embarrassing for adults. Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment using clear plastic trays. When worn, they’re all but invisible.
TOOTH-COLORED DENTAL FILLINGS
Cavities are probably the most common problem needing dental restorations. Because Dr. Ki wants your smile to be both healthy and beautiful, you can get tooth-colored dental fillings here. These work just as well as metal fillings, but they look so much better in your teeth. People will have a difficult time even knowing you had a cavity filled.
Call us today at 703-552-2530 and make an appointment for a full-mouth reconstruction. You can also request an appointment online. You might feel hopeless about your smile, but you do not need to feel that way. Dr. Ki has the right mix of training and experience to help restore your smile with a full-mouth reconstruction.