Columbia Dentist Offering Full Mouth Restoration
If your smile isn’t exactly what you want it to be, due to extensive cosmetic and functional dental issues, then a full mouth restoration may be the answer for you. Full mouth restoration is a process in which Dr. Kevin Sands will work with you create a personalized treatment plan that combines multiple procedures to restore the health and appearance of your teeth and gums. The results can provide you with a beautiful new smile and a boost to your self-esteem!
Who Are Candidates for Full Mouth Restoration?
Patients with several chipped or missing teeth, cracked or broken crowns, and those who suffer from stains, severe decay or enamel breakdown on multiple teeth are often ideal candidates for a full mouth restoration. Some patients have also had a full mouth restoration in order to fix crooked or misaligned teeth without having to undergo orthodontics. Every patient’s needs are different, and Dr. Sands has the experience and skills to provide you with options that will meet your needs.
A full mouth restoration can also help those who are experiencing:
- Crowns that are no longer attractive or functional
- Wear from grinding or clenching teeth
- Yellowed or stained teeth
- A single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth
- Injuries to teeth and/or mouth due to a traumatic accident
- Misshapen or unattractive teeth
Full Mouth Restoration Process
Dr. Riley will make a comprehensive evaluation or your teeth and gums and create a customized treatment plan to address your needs in order to provide you with the best possible results. Depending on your goals, he may suggest several different techniques. A full mouth restoration might include dental implants to replace missing teeth, ZOOM!® teeth whitening to remove yellowing or stains, Fastbraces® to realign teeth, porcelain veneers to reshape and enhance the appearance of teeth, soft tissue management gum disease treatment to improve periodontal health, tooth-colored fillings or other procedures.
With a full mouth restoration, you can improve a number of common dental problems that will enhance both form and function of your teeth!
- Tooth-Colored Filings – Gone are the days of the old amalgam, metallic fillings – tooth-colored fillings are now the preferred method of filling cavities. Tooth-colored fillings are made of a strong composite resin that looks more like your natural tooth. These long-lasting alternatives to traditional amalgam fillings not only look better, they are also less likely to come loose and cause a return trip to the dentist.
- Tooth-colored fillings not only benefit those who need treatment for cavities – they can also be used to replace your original metal fillings.
- Root Canals
- Inlays and Onlays – Dental inlays and onlays reinforce the surfaces of the back teeth to prevent the invasion of bacteria. These commonly performed treatments can reduce the chances of cavities and further decay from setting in. Inlays and onlays can also be very beneficial for teeth that have small fractures or cracks, ultimately giving them enhanced strength and support. Composed of a strong ceramic material, inlays and onlays are made to blend in with the color of your natural teeth – they are barely noticeable after they’ve been placed.
- Dental Bridges – A dental bridge can be beneficial for those who are missing a tooth or teeth in a single area along the gum. Composed of an artificial tooth supported by dental crowns placed on each side, a dental bridge reduces the likelihood of slippage or shifting in the mouth, providing results that both look and feel like natural teeth. The artificial tooth or teeth in the center of a dental bridge are custom-made for the best possible fit and appearance. Dental bridges can help you improve the chewing, speaking and aesthetic issues that are commonly associated with missing teeth.
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