What happens when you avoid dental care? We’ve talked with patients that have put off dental visits for one reason or another, often for several years, until minor problems have cascaded into serious issues with the health and appearance of their smiles. Fortunately, it’s never too late to help, especially with a full mouth reconstruction.
When Should I Consider a Reconstruction?
If you have multiple issues with the health and appearance of your smile, then you may benefit from a reconstruction, which is designed to address similar situations. To begin, we sit down with our patients to discuss their goals and hopes for their smiles. We then perform a thorough examination, including the use of digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, to identify the causes of a patient’s oral health issues. From there, we can create a personalized treatment plan.
Choosing the Most Appropriate Treatment Options
We have an array of options for addressing smile issues. For cosmetic concerns, we can use veneers or dental bonding to change the shape of the teeth or close gaps between them. Teeth whitening can remove discoloration and we can use MTM® Clear Aligners to correct misalignment. Our restorative procedures, including lifelike fillings and crowns, can repair decay, fractures, or serious breakage in a tooth. If you have missing teeth, we can address minor tooth loss with a dental bridge, or advanced tooth loss with a full or partial denture. We can even use advanced dental implants for a more secure and long lasting tooth replacement option.
Preserving Your New Smile
After we complete your reconstruction, which involves a combination of multiple procedures, we can offer tips for helping your preserve your new smile. We suggest seeing us every six months for checkups and cleanings, which allows us to monitor your smile. At home, you should always brush and floss your teeth daily, and cut back on sugary foods and drinks.
Considering a Reconstruction?
Dr. Lawson and our team can help transform the appearance and health of your smile. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our sleep dentistry office in Urbandale, IA, at 515-278-4366.