At PGA Dentistry in Palm Beach Gardens, FL the full mouth reconstruction treatment seeks to harmonize your oral anatomy by comprehensively addressing your dental care needs. By using a wide variety of restorative treatments, a full mouth reconstruction can replace or repair a complete set of teeth along the upper and lower jaws. Apart from the extraordinary aesthetic benefits, a full mouth restoration also helps to eliminate the greater risk of oral infections associated with tooth loss and extensive tooth damage. The treatment also targets existing health problems, including tooth decay and gum disease. Following the reconstruction, you’ll be able to enjoy a strong, healthy, and stunningly gorgeous smile!
The most basic component to a healthy smile is the regular brushing and flossing of the teeth. Cleaning your mouth from food debris and other particles helps stave off harmful bacteria which can ferment the carbohydrates otherwise stuck to your teeth into an acid which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, among other oral health problems. However, when some of your teeth are missing or are significantly damaged, either as a result of physical trauma or a dental infection, maintaining adequate oral health can be a challenge.
When teeth are angled in atypical directions, chipped, or cracked, they can make some tooth surfaces hard to reach. The case is similar with missing teeth, since large gaps in the smile can be comparatively harder to clean out — these areas of the mouth are more likely to accrue accumulations of unwanted debris. Even flossing might miss hidden deposits of food particles, which in turn offer bacteria a source of carbohydrates to ferment. Bacteria-produced acid demineralizes the different layers of tissue that make up the tooth, progressively consuming the enamel, dentin, and pulp, among other tissues in our teeth. Similarly, bacteria can also wear down the gum tissue, a phenomenon known as a periodontal infection or gum disease. If sufficiently extensive and significant, an infection of the gums can spread to the underlying bone and can even cause further loss of teeth.
Did you know that tooth loss can also lead to bone tissue loss in the jaw? Every time we eat, drink, and speak our jaw is exercising and the teeth transfer the energy and pressure of our daily workouts to the bone. This stimulates a tissue regeneration process in the jawbone, by which the tissue repairs and strengthens itself. If any teeth are missing, the affected surfaces of the jaw may no longer receive the strain and force necessary to tear the tissue and the bone tissue may begin to deteriorate. If allowed to persist for long, jawbone deterioration cause even change the shape of your face and may lead to the wrinkling of the skin around the jawline, which may take a toll on your appearance.
A full mouth reconstruction is a comprehensive and inclusive dental treatment that seeks to revitalize your smile and your oral health. Each patient’s oral anatomy and dental needs are unique, as should be their treatment. At PGA Dentistry we custom-tailor the full mouth rehabilitation to the specific issues that are affecting your oral wellbeing, thereby delivering an optimized treatment that will help ensure a strikingly healthy smile. As such, there is a broad range of restorative options, each of which offers its own set of benefits.
At our Palm Beach Gardens, FL office we offer three solutions to missing and irreparably damaged teeth, which include dental implants, dentures, and dental bridges. All three options can assist in making sure that your teeth don’t move in position as a result of the space left behind by a missing tooth. Bridges, dentures, and implants can all fill in gaps in your smile as well, helping to cover nooks between the teeth that are particularly susceptible to debris buildup. Dental implants can also protect you from bone loss, as the implant acts an artificial tooth root and can support one or more permanent replacement teeth. By fully replacing the lost tooth, an implant will do its part in catalyzing bone tissue growth — in fact, jawbone regeneration is an integral component to the dental implants process.
Tooth decay can be treated in a number of ways, as well. If the damage is relatively limited, the damaged tissue can be removed and replaced with porcelain-made, tooth-colored fillings. When compared to silver or mercury amalgam fillings, porcelain filings are both much more attractive and also much safer. If the tooth decay has spread towards the pulp of the tooth, we also offer root canal therapy at our Palm Beach Gardens, FL practice. By eliminating the source of the infection, root canal therapy can restore the tooth’s function. If the damage is extensive, the tooth may need to be extracted, in which case the above discussed tooth loss options are the leading tooth replacement options to choose from.
Gum disease can be treated via periodontal therapy or laser dentistry. Damaged gum and bone tissue can be replaced through a soft tissue augmentation and a bone graft, respectively. PGA Dentistry makes use of the latest state-of-the-art technology to make your visit to our Palm Beach Gardens, FL office as comfortable as possible. One such piece of equipment we use is the Biolase® Waterlase™ laser, which is a virtually painless method of manipulating the different tissues of the gums and jawbone. By treating periodontal infections early, we can make sure the damage to your teeth stays constrained and limited.
A full mouth reconstruction can help safeguard your oral health by comprehensively treating various issues that can compromise your dental wellbeing, which include tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss, and extensively damaged teeth. PGA Dentistry, in Palm Beach Gardens, FL can bring the luster back to your smile and can help you achieve a smile you’ll be proud to show off. To learn more about the benefits of a full mouth rehabilitation, contact us to schedule your no-obligation consultation today!