Full Mouth Reconstruction Miami, FL
Full Mouth Reconstruction commonly refers to the comprehensive restoration or rehabilitation of a patient's full complement of teeth on the upper and lower jaws. Full mouth reconstruction does not solely apply to one who is completely edentulous (missing all teeth) and in need of full dentures. Full mouth reconstruction will allow the dentist to repair multiple problems in the mouth at one time, aiming to restore optimal health and harmony of function, form, and appearance to the smile.
Each patient's individual concerns and issues will be used to determine the final treatment plan. We will discuss the details of the customized plan with each patient prior to initiating the chosen therapy.By customizing the treatment to each individual, we help ensure that the patient is completely satisfied with the result. There are multiple reasons as to why a patient may need full mouth reconstruction. These may include, but are not limited to,trauma, infection and long-term wear, and cosmetic concerns. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling(305) 434-4800.
In many cases, the patient may have experienced a traumatic accident and now find there is need to repair fractured teeth and replace others that were lost. The process of full mouth rehabilitation enables the dentist to restore the full complement of teeth while stabilizing the health, function, form,and appearance of the smile.
If a patient experiences an accident that results in damage to the teeth, seeking an emergency dentist as soon as possible is a necessity. At Dr. Rita The Smile Designer we will find the best treatment for each individual and recommend options that help to repair the damage permanently.
Patients may assume the only option will be one that merely imitates the appearance of a natural tooth and that the patient will have to practice caution when eating for the rest of his or her life. In reality, we can provide treatments such as dental implants, dental bonding, dental crowns, dental veneers, dental bridges and more to help restore the appearance and functionality of the tooth. After a full mouth reconstruction at Dr. Rita The Smile Designer our patients will be able to smile confidently and eat what they like for many years to come. There is no need for a patient to live with a cracked or damaged set of teeth.
In other cases, a patient may lose multiple teeth to dental caries (tooth decay), gum disease, or other infections. Upon infection, the dentist will do everything in his or her power to prevent the spreading of bacteria. However, some patients may not visit the dentist at least once every six months and allow the infection to spread. If the infection spreads to the deepest layers of the tooth, there is a possibility that an extraction will be necessary.
When a patient has an infection, a root canal may be needed to treat the tooth. A root canal allows the dentist to remove the infected pulp and clean the area. Following a root canal, we will seal the access to the canals with a dental filling and protect the tooth with a full dental crown. In the case where the tooth was removed due to an untreatable infection, we may recommend extraction and a dental implant. The dental implant is a titanium post that bonds with the jaw bone through osseointegration. The integrated implant will later receive a dental crown that restores the function and appearance to the smile.
If the infection has spread to multiple teeth, Dr. Rita The Smile Designer will recommend the best option for treating the infection and repairing one's teeth.
Not only will your smile appear more beautiful but your bite will be greatly improved. The process of doing so may leave your teeth sensitive to hot, cold, air, or sweets for several days. Mild discomfort upon chewing may also occur. This is not unusual and should be expected, while you become accustomed to the new position, shape, and size of your new teeth. Patience and communication with our office are important in making sure we provide you with as comfortable a recovery as we can. Residual high spots or sharp edges may persist on the new restorations. Make sure you contact our office immediately should these areas remain uncomfortable. Addressing this early will help prevent greater complications along the way. As mentioned, hot and cold sensitivity is normal. Gum soreness may also be expected.
The following will help you reduce pain, sensitivity, and swelling: Warm salt water rinses (1 tsp salt/ 1 cup warm water) Mild pain medication ( Up to three tablets of Ibuprofen/Motrin in combination with one tablet of Tylenol every six hours). Stronger pain medication could be made available as needed and directed by Dr. Rita. Ice Pack as needed.
Don’t panic if you notice changes in your speech patterns. As mentioned previously, you are learning how to accept your new teeth. The amount of saliva may also increase. Normal speech and salivary flow should return to normal in about one week.
Other recommendations include:
Resume daily brushing and flossing to reduce plaque build-up, allowing for a clean and bacteria-free environment…thus, a long-lasting smile. Avoid or minimize smoking and substances that can stain your new smile. These may include coffee, tea, red wine, soy sauce, and berries. Wear a sports guard to protect your teeth while playing sports. If one is not available, please call our office to have one custom-made for you. Wear the night guard provided for you every night. If one is unavailable, please call our office to have one custom-made for you.
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For some people, proper dental care is not a common part of daily life. When one chooses to not practice proper dental care the teeth wear down more quickly as a result. Acid from certain foods, consuming certain types of citrus fruits and beverages, acid reflux, grinding and more are all causes for a patient to lose his or her teeth more quickly
At Dr. Rita The Smile Designer we can monitor the teeth at least once every six months and help patients remain healthy. For patients who experience these issues on a regular basis and have teeth that are wearing down,a comprehensive full mouth reconstruction may be a viable option.
At Dr. Rita The Smile Designer we will ensure that each patient receives the full mouth reconstruction best suited for his or her needs. We can rehabilitate a mouth using a variety of readily available dental materials and treatment modalities. These may include the following:
- Dental implants
- Dental crowns
- Dental veneers
- Dental bridges
- Root canal
These are only a few of the possible treatment options. The difference between a full mouth reconstruction and cosmetic dental care is that a full mouth reconstruction is a necessity and not a choice when looking to restore harmony and balance to the oral environment. Our team is skilled in full mouth reconstructions and takes pride in knowing the patient will benefit from newly restored function, form, and esthetics.
Some patients may have concerns over the elevated fees associated with a full mouth reconstruction, resulting in a lack of commitment. Avoiding oral health rehabilitation may result in progressive destruction and a worsening quality of life. Allowing worn or damaged tissues to remain in the mouth can worsen the prognosis of future restorative success. Addressing the issues at hand early will increase the success rate of the chosen therapy and may result in lower fees over time.
In other cases, a gap can become infected just as a tooth can; especially if the individual does not keep it clean. The full mouth reconstruction process will take multiple appointments to customize the restoration and then install it. However, it will be worth it since the restoration will give back complete functionality of the teeth. We will be careful and precise during the installation process, making sure that each restoration is completed to perfection.
How do I start my Full Mouth Reconstruction?
If you or a loved one feel you may be in need of a full mouth reconstruction do not hesitate to call Dr. Rita The Smile Designer at 305-434-4800 to schedule an appointment today. Our staff will review any concerns and questions you may have before the appointment. We will make every effort to educate you on your current oral health status while providing you with the dental therapy options best suited for your needs.Call and begin a new life with a full set of healthy, natural-appearing and functional teeth..
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Definition of Dental Terminology
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry combines comprehensive dental principles with artistic sensibility to design and create optimally healthy and beautiful restorations intended to enhance the appearance of one’s smile while preserving ideal function and form.
- Crown Lengthening
- Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that increases the length of a tooth for restorative or esthetic purposes.
- Tooth decay is when the enamel of the tooth begins to breakdown as a result of bacterial invasion, causing an acidic induced erosion of healthy tooth structure.
- Dental Caries
- Dental caries are also known as cavities and can result from a lack of proper oral hygiene. A synonym of “decay”, and also called “cavities”, caries is a breakdown of teeth due to acids made by bacteria. The cavities may be a number of different colors from yellow to black.
- Dental Checkup
- A comprehensive oral examination that focuses on the evaluation of hard and soft oral structures including, but not limited to, the teeth, gums, jaw bone, jaw joint, bite, and cosmetic aspects of the smile. Both clinical and radiographic information is used to assess the status of the oral health while detecting any form of pathology that may affect the health of the oral cavity and its associated structures.
- Dental Filling
- A dental filling involves restoring the damaged structure of a tooth by using tooth colored resins or porcelain materials to restore natural form, function, and aesthetics to the dentition.
- Dental Prophylaxis
- A dental prophylaxis is a professional and detailed cleaning that involves the removal of plaque, calculus and stains from the teeth,thereby reducing the risks of inflammation and breakdown of the dentitions supporting structures.
- A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity.
- Dental Surgery
- Dental surgery involves a large variety of procedures to help treat, remove, correct, add, change or repair teeth.
- Full Mouth Rehabilitation
- Full mouth rehabilitation is the use of various dental procedures designed to create a customized smile that strives to achieve optimal oral health through harmony in function, form, and esthetics.
- Gingivitis is the inflammation of gum tissue that results from plaque, other infections in the mouth, and poor oral hygiene. Gingivitis can be a precursor to more advanced forms of periodontal disease if it is not controlled and reversed. Signs of gingivitis include soft tissue redness,inflammation, and bleeding. Proper brushing, flossing, and prevention helps to prevent and reverse signs of early gum disease.
- Gum Contouring
- Gum contouring allows patients to change the position of the gum line in a patient’s teeth by raising or lowering the line.
- Tartar forms when plaque builds up on the surface of the teeth and calcifies into a hard surface that is much more difficult to remove. Its presence will require professional dental debridement and education on its prevention. Daily removal of plaque by proper brushing and flossing habits will reduce the incidence of tartar and the pathology associated with its presence.
- Tooth Enamel
- Tooth enamel is the outermost protective layer of the tooth. Enamel is white and visible. Its hard composition protects the underlying layers, dentin and pulp, respectively.
- Alveolar Ridge
- The alveolar ridge is the bony structure that contains the sockets of the teeth. This ridge also forms most of the hard palate.
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