Time to check in with your teeth. What is your smile telling you? Take a moment to evaluate it objectively. There may be built up signs of aging and disrepair. And when you present that smile to the world, it’s treated with judgement.
We want your teeth to speak in a positive way. But the first step is deciding that your smile is in need of some help. If you’ve been feeling self-conscious or wondering whether your teeth are prematurely aging your appearance, then that merits a conversation with a restorative dentist.
At Summit Dental, full mouth rehabilitation means rebuilding not only your smile’s appearance, but also its health. Choosing to replace or restore teeth will allow you to seize renewed confidence, happiness, and longevity. While this may mean spending some time in the dental chair, the end results will make the process worth the effort.
Curious about whether it’s time for you to take a restorative step? Check out the post below for some tips, and then schedule a consultation to learn more.
When It’s Time for Full Mouth Reconstruction
Your smile is one of your most prominent features. It’s what new acquaintances go to first when forming impressions, and is considered to be the most important factor in determining attractiveness. When your teeth start showing signs of the passing years, your overall appearance takes a hit.
Our teeth can withstand a great deal, but they’re not indestructible. The enamel that covers the exteriors of your teeth is responsible for the smile’s aesthetics. It gives teeth their shade, shine, and shape. When the enamel wears away, the yellow dentin beneath is exposed. This darkens the smile, causes tooth sensitivity, and creates asymmetry. If you’re missing an entire tooth, the effects are far more dramatic.
How old does your smile really look? A few of the top signs of aging to watch for include:
- Discoloration / stains
- Chipped or broken teeth (even small cracks are noticeable)
- Asymmetry / crookedness
- Worn teeth
- Receding gums
Restoring Oral Health While Rebuilding Aesthetics
Your health is always our top priority. Summit Dental will not provide cosmetic or restorative care that compromises your smile’s wellbeing. For this reason, choosing full mouth reconstruction means tending to every aspect of your smile – whether it be visual or functional.
Each restorative case is unique, and your treatment plan will be tailored to your personal needs. Depending on the state of your teeth, it could include:
- Periodontal treatment – If plaque has built up on your teeth and gums, you’re probably noticing discomfort, swelling, and periodontal pockets (bacteria-filled recesses at the gum line). Periodontal treatment will treat infection and get your gums back to normal.
- Gum contouring – Gum disease may result in an overgrown gum line. Contouring will remove small bands of tissue to smooth the area.
- Teeth whitening – Simple whitening may help remove built-up stains and brighten your grin.
- Porcelain veneers – If your teeth are structurally sound but need an aesthetic revamp, veneers will act as new external layers.
- Dental contouring – Akin to gum contouring, tooth contouring reshapes the smile line.
- Dental crowns – Crowns replace missing structure above the gums. They fit over remaining natural teeth to strengthen and rebuild.
- Dental bridges – When you’re missing a single tooth, a bridge fits over surrounding teeth to place a false tooth in the gap left behind.
- Dental implants – A dental implant connects with your natural jaw bone, acting as a foundation for restorations.
- Partials or dentures – These restorations can be removable or fixed, and replace spans of missing teeth.
Oakland Restorative Dentist on Your Dental Reconstruction
You won’t know what your rehabilitation entails until you meet with a professional. Schedule a consultation with Summit Dental today.