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At Legacy Dental, we understand the importance of your smile. After all, it tells everything and if your oral health isn't great, everyone can see. If your mouth is unhealthy and dental issues have caused your smile to be unattractive, it can prevent you from enjoying a happy, healthy life.
The good news is, that you're not stuck with these dental issues. We do offer procedures, such as a full mouth restoration, that can reverse any dental issues that you have been experiencing that have led to insecurity and discomfort.
However, when it comes to reparative dental procedures, there are so many options that it can be downright overwhelming to choose the right one.
Full mouth restoration uses a variety of procedures to repair chronic dental issues within your entire mouth. These procedures may be cosmetic, restorative, or neuromuscular.
This process will improve your overall oral health, as well as help you feel better about the appearance of your teeth. In addition to restructuring your teeth, the process may also involve restoring your jaw and gums, as well as the structure of your mouth.
If you have factors such as oral cancer, treatment options may vary. In these cases, the team at Legacy Dental will not only repair or replace your missing teeth but may also replace missing structures within your oral cavity.
A full mouth restoration is very personal and depends on the needs and goals of the patient. At Legacy Dental, we've been successful at correcting the following issues with full mouth restoration procedures:
In addition, full mouth reconstruction may also help patients who suffer from certain medical issues.
Over the years, we have had many patients who have undergone full mouth restoration procedures. The need for these procedures can be as simple as restoring teeth that have been damaged due to issues such as bruxism or as extreme as transitioning to dentures.
The evaluation process is fairly extensive and may take more than one appointment to create a plan that works for you. The reason the process is so thorough is that this is a major commitment. We will start by doing a full examination of the possible areas that may need to be worked on:
We will start by examining your teeth. The amount of wear and tear on your teeth will determine your need for dental prosthetics, such as dental implants, inlays/onlays, bridges, crowns, or full dentures. The factors that we will consider include teeth that are longer or shorter than others, misalignments, decay, cavities, and cracks in teeth.
If we find that you have severe periodontal disease, we will need to perform scaling and root planing on the unhealthy gum tissue. Scaling is the process of removing plaque from below the gum line and root planing is the process of smoothing the root so that the gum can reattach. If you have a more serious condition, such as receding gums, you may require soft tissue or bone grafting.
If you have a weak/unhealthy bite, also known as occlusion, we will need to address that before we can proceed with any other restorative work. Any changes in your bite will need to be included as we map out your personalized full mouth restoration. If you have an unstable occlusion, we may recommend a bite reprogramming device or a night guard.
The appearance, or aesthetics, of your teeth refer to the size, color, shape, and proportion of your teeth. All of these are very important for your restoration. We want you to be happy and confident with your new smile. In fact, we believe that your confidence is just as important as your oral health.
Implants are the strongest and longest-lasting method for full mouth restoration. A titanium screw is placed in the jawbone, which acts as a tooth root. A crown, which looks like a tooth, is placed on top, which restores the aesthetics of your smile. Since the titanium screw acts as a tooth root, you get a lot of your functionality back as well- so you can still enjoy your favorite foods.
Dental implants can replace a single tooth or multiple implants (as few as 4) can be used to replace a full arch of teeth. Plus, since they are placed in the jawbone, implants prevent jawbone loss due to resorption and keep your facial structure intact.
Dentures are less expensive than implants. We offer both full and partial dentures and these can be removable, or they can be permanent. While removable dentures are going to be the cheapest option, they're not always the most desirable. Since they can be removed, they often slip and slide around in your mouth, which can be uncomfortable and make it difficult to eat and speak. Also, removable dentures do not prevent jawbone loss due to resorption.
Crowns can be used to repair teeth that have been damaged by decay or fracture. In this case, we will reshape the natural tooth so that a crown can fit over it. Then, we will take an impression of the tooth and place a temporary crown while the lab creates your permanent crown. Once we get the permanent crown in, we will attach it to restore the appearance and functionality of your teeth.
If you have gaps in your smile due to missing teeth, dental bridges may be your best option. This restoration option is a series of 3 or more prosthetic teeth connected by crowns. The crowns on each end are placed on your existing natural teeth on each side of the gap. We also offer implant-supported bridges which don't involve your natural teeth at all.
If your front teeth are the only ones affected, we may recommend veneers for your full mouth restoration. In this process, we place a shell over the teeth that are either misaligned or discolored. We can match it to the rest of your natural teeth so that it blends in.
Due to the procedures involved in full mouth restoration, this can get quite expensive- but that doesn't mean that you should not consider it. In some cases, your dental insurance may cover at least a portion of the cost. Our office staff will work with your insurance provider to determine coverage and you will know before you leave the office what you can expect to pay out of pocket.
We do offer some financing options as well if you can't afford to pay for it all up front. We will work with you to ensure that you get the treatment you need.
‘‘Dr. Campbell and his staff create a warm, welcoming environment while providing honest, quality care! I have been to so many dentists in the past who have made me feel anxious or have tried to “upsell” me on treatments I haven’t needed. Dr. Campbell is the exact opposite of that! If you want a dentist that is patient, friendly, thorough, and values integrity, I highly recommend this office!’’
‘‘Great friendly and very knowledgeable staff. Always making sure you don't have any questions and are satisfied. Only dental office I know with automatic financing. Just all around great office!’’
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