Phased Dentistry for Full Mouth Reconstruction

May 14th, 2017 | By | Category: Blog, Fresno Cosmetic Dentist, Fresno Cosmetic Dentistry, Full Mouth Reconstruction, TMJ Treatment

Dentist holding teeth for full mouth reconstructionThe term “phased dentistry” is a fancy way of saying that your dental procedures will be broken down into phases, in order to achieve the treatment goals. If you’re wondering what the ultimate goal of phased dentistry is, it’s simple: we want to help you get to the smile that you’ve always wanted. With a flawless smile, we feel more confident in ourselves and more comfortable laughing and being ourselves amongst others. When you visit Fresno Dental Studio, Dr. Alex Denes will meet with you to assess your oral health and discuss which steps are necessary for you to achieve your perfect smile.

For more information about full mouth reconstruction, call our Fresno, CA office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Denes. Call 559-279-1294.

Full mouth reconstruction may sound a bit scary, but it shouldn’t. There are several non-surgical procedures available to fix any chipped, broken, or missing teeth you may have. Often there are medical issues that must be dealt with before cosmetic procedures can commence. These may include decay, gum problems, or damaged teeth. Phasing treatment into different steps allows you to time to adjust and heal from restorative procedures before the next stages of cosmetic treatment.

Those who struggle with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder are great candidates for a full mouth reconstruction. TMJ disorder can result from a misaligned bite and cause chronic sinus headaches, as well as earaches. This disorder can also result in neck and shoulder stiffness, making it uncomfortable for you to maintain your daily routine. There are two joints in our skull that connect our jawbone, when these joints are out of place, it can result in painful muscle spasms. A full mouth reconstruction for a patient with TMJ disorder may start with bite realignment, via orthodontics, and then proceed to cosmetic treatments.

When Dr. Denes discusses your options for full mouth reconstruction, he will begin by examining your gums to make sure that they are healthy and well-taken care. If you’ve struggled with maintaining proper gum care in the past, Dr. Denes will recommend a plan that includes periodontal treatments to get your gums in better shape for future procedures. Next we will examine your bite, if you suffer from an overbite or an under bite, we will work on correcting your bite, so that it’s in proper alignment for your next procedure. After these two phases are complete, Dr. Denes will work with you to decide what the next best step for your full mouth reconstruction will be.

Final Cosmetic Options

To finish up your phased dentistry work, Dr. Denes will discuss what he thinks the next steps should be. Some of the final cosmetic procedures may include porcelain veneers, dental bonding, dental implants, laser teeth whitening, or porcelain crowns. All of these options will be thoroughly discussed with you so you understand the benefits and cost of each.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a great option for those who wish to improve the appearance of all the teeth that are visible when they smile. They can alter the shape, surface, and color of your teeth, and even make crooked teeth appear straighter. The procedure for applying porcelain veneers is minimally invasive and they are very easy to maintain. Veneers are made from a durable, wafer-thin layer of dental porcelain that is permanently applied to the front section of each tooth, rather than wrapping around the entire tooth.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is an excellent cosmetic solution for discolored or chipped teeth. If you wish to have a brighter smile, Dr. Denes may discuss the option of dental bonding, which includes the bonding of composite resin (the same strong material that is used in fillings) onto the surface of the tooth. Bonding is an excellent option if you only have one or two teeth with visible flaws you would like to correct, such as a chip or tetracycline stain.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the best option for missing teeth. The application of dental implants includes two steps; first Dr. Denes will insert a biocompatible titanium base into your jawbone. Once that base has time to heal and fuse with your jawbone, he will then attach a porcelain crown to the base. This procedure is long lasting and will provide you with a natural looking smile and a tooth that functions just like the tooth you lost. With dental implants, you have the choice of color matching your crown to your smile.

Laser Teeth Whitening

It’s no secret that most of us desire a brighter, more attractive smile. Laser teeth whitening can help you achieve that goal much more quickly and easily than with store-bought whitening products. This teeth-whitening technique will gently remove any stains you may have on the surface of your teeth in just one or two office visits. The end result will be a beautiful, confidence-boosting smile!

Porcelain Crowns

Although porcelain crowns may require future maintenance, they are still an excellent option for damaged teeth. Crowns attach to a tooth that may have extensive decay, deep cracks, or extreme tooth enamel erosion. This is an affordable option that requires minimal care once the crown is placed.

No matter which cosmetic procedures you choose to have done, Dr. Denes is ready to walk you through your full mouth reconstruction. Call our Fresno, CA office today to schedule your consultation. Call 559-279-1294.

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