This post is for Santa Barbara area residents whose mouths are in a world of hurt. Do you have extensive tooth damage, bone loss, or few or no teeth still intact? Whatever the cause of the condition – chemotherapy, recreational drug use, eating disorder, severe mouth injury, or simply poor oral hygiene – there is hope.
Full mouth reconstruction can restore your previously healthy, attractive smile or give you the beautiful smile you never had. Patients regain their confidence to smile, eat, and speak normally. Replacing missing teeth and adding bone through grafting restores underlying facial structure, improving or preventing that “sunk-in” look that occurs when teeth are gone and bone structure diminishes.
Full mouth reconstruction (sometimes called full mouth restoration) is a term which refers to a combination of dental procedures that restore a smile for people with many damaged or missing teeth. The multi-procedure treatment may also include soft tissue grafts to restore gum tissue and bone grafting to replace receded bone.
Full mouth reconstruction may include any combination of the following treatments: crowns, inlays/onlays, dental bonding, white filling replacement, tooth implants, porcelain veneers, implant-anchored dentures, gum contouring, bone grafts, and tooth whitening.
Dental implants are often the best tooth replacement for King Dental Group patients with missing teeth. A dental implant consists of a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. If there is not enough bone to anchor an implant, bone grafting may be performed to augment existing bone. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the abutment and beautiful crown. Dental implants are indistinguishable from natural teeth in both form and function.
Crowns (sometimes called caps) are used when there is enough viable tooth structure that a damaged tooth doesn’t need to be extracted. A crown adds strength to a tooth that has a large filling or has been injured. A crown can repair a bite misalignment and is usually required after a root canal. In a dental implant procedure, attaching the crown to the abutment is the final step.
King Dental Group offers a full menu of cosmetic dental services including total mouth reconstruction. Cosmetic dentistry may be more economical than you think. Talk to us about financing or a multi-procedure treatment schedule that allows you to pay as you go. Restoring a healthy smile may be the best investment you ever make.
Dr. Jon King
King Dental Group
1919 State St Ste 205
Santa Barbara, California 93105