If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, full mouth reconstruction can prevent additional tooth loss and restore your smile to a vibrant, healthy condition. At Swinney Morton Dental, Kayla Morton, DDS, and Trey Swinney, DDS, provide full mouth reconstruction for patients in Tyler, Texas. To see if you’re a candidate, book online to schedule an appointment or call the office today.
Full mouth reconstruction is a comprehensive restorative process to repair missing, damaged, or decaying teeth. It typically involves several procedures to achieve the end goal, ultimately improving the function, health, and aesthetic appearance of your mouth.
Full mouth reconstruction can address a variety of oral conditions, including:
You might also benefit from full mouth reconstruction if you have worn down teeth due to bruxism (teeth grinding) or from clenching your jaw during sleep.
No two full mouth reconstructions are exactly alike. Following a comprehensive oral exam and a discussion of your goals for treatment, your dentist at Swinney Morton Dental might recommend:
Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that provide support for damaged or decaying molars and premolars. Once placed, a crown restores your tooth to its near original size, strength, and appearance. With good oral hygiene, crowns can last 10-15 years and sometimes even longer.
A bridge replaces missing teeth. A bridge consists of an artificial tooth or row of artificial teeth surrounded by two crowns. The crowns fit over your surrounding natural teeth to support the new tooth.
Orthodontic treatments straighten crooked teeth and correct bite problems. The Swinney Morton Dental team offers both traditional braces and Invisalign®. Invisalign uses custom-made, clear aligners that mold to the shape of your teeth. Invisalign aligners are clear, discreet, and removable.
Dental implants are titanium posts that help support restorations like crowns, bridges, and implant-supported dentures. Your dentist places one (or several) implants directly into your jaw during an outpatient procedure. Following treatment, your bone grows around each post, firmly holding them in place.
Gum contouring is a cosmetic procedure that reshapes the gumline. Using a laser, the team can sculpt your gingival tissue (gums) to create more balance between the gums and the teeth. This nonsurgical treatment is especially appealing for those with a “gummy” smile, where the teeth look shorter than the gums.
Jaw repositioning surgery shortens or lengthens the upper or lower jaw to adjust the alignment of your bite. This corrective procedure can relieve the pain and pressure caused by temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) and other jaw disorders.
To determine if full mouth construction is right for you, your dentist conducts an oral exam, asks about your goals for treatment, and reviews your oral health history. After gathering this information, they develop a custom care plan that aligns with your budget and needs.
To explore full mouth reconstruction, request a consultation at Swinney Morton Dental. Book online to schedule an appointment or call the office to speak with a staff member today.