Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentistry located in Laurel Heights, San Francisco, CA
Full mouth reconstruction can address multiple issues with your teeth to restore function and give you back a beautiful smile. If you have problems like missing, broken, or worn teeth, Alex Pastel, DDS, and Leah Life, DDS, of Pastel Dental can help. They specialize in fitting dental implants, crowns, veneers, and other reconstructive procedures at their practice in the Laurel Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, California. Find out how full mouth reconstruction could restore your smile by calling Pastel Dental today or book an appointment online.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Q & A
What is full mouth reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction combines several procedures to replace or restore most or all of your teeth. The Pastel Dental team has considerable expertise in restorative and cosmetic dentistry that improves your appearance as well as enhancing function and overall health.
When you visit your dentist, they perform a comprehensive exam and discuss the various options with you. From there, your dentist prepares a treatment program that outlines when you should undergo each procedure.
Why might I need full mouth reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction could be a good option for you if you develop dental problems such as:
- Numerous missing teeth
- Large, crumbling fillings
- Widespread decay
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Badly worn teeth
- Temporomandibular disorder (TMD)
Bruxism (chronic teeth grinding) is a common cause of excessive tooth wear. Some people have congenital conditions like ectodermal dysplasia, amelogenesis, or dentinogenesis imperfecta that affect their teeth.
What does full mouth reconstruction involve?
Full mouth reconstruction could involve one or more procedures such as fitting:
Crowns are a cap that fits on a damaged or poor-quality tooth. They may be necessary for problems like fractured, worn, misshapen, or discolored teeth, or to cover large fillings. Crowns may be metal, porcelain (ceramic), or a combination of the two.
A bridge consists of one or several false teeth with crowns on either side that attach to your natural teeth.
Dental implants are metal posts that the team at Pastel Dental fixes in your jawbone. They provide a permanent artificial root for a replacement tooth.
Veneers are wafer-thin layers of ceramic material that bond to the outer surface of your teeth. They improve the look of chipped or discolored teeth.
Dentures are removable replacements for lost teeth. Full mouth reconstruction typically focuses on preserving your natural teeth where possible. However, partial dentures that replace lost or extracted teeth may be an option, particularly as an alternative to dental implants.
If you have multiple issues with your teeth, find out about full mouth reconstruction and how it could improve your smile. Call Pastel Dental today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.