Customized High-Tech Care to Repair Broken Smiles
Are you experiencing intense discomfort and sensitivity when eating, chronic tooth pain from extensive decay or infection, poor smile aesthetics due to rotting or missing teeth, or jaw pain when you move your mouth? If so, you may be a candidate for full mouth reconstruction that restores the beauty and function of your smile. At NuSmile Dental, we combine aesthetic artistry with the science of restorative dentistry to improve your oral health, chewing function, and naturally beautiful smile with personalized full mouth reconstruction in Saratoga Springs, UT.
What Is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction involves a customized array of diverse dental procedures designed to restore all your teeth so you can function comfortably and smile confidently again. Depending on your unique oral health situation, this treatment may include tooth extractions, occlusal adjustment, scaling and root planing, full and partial dentures, dental implants, and or crowns and bridges. Dr. Jeremy Thompson has in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy and oral structures and years of experience creating customized full mouth reconstruction solutions that reflect his belief in tooth preservation and conservative techniques. His expertise coupled with state-of-the-art dental technology enables the team at NuSmile Dental to deliver full mouth reconstruction in Saratoga Springs, UT that restores the health and beauty of your smile!
What Dental Problems Require Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Select Full Mouth Reconstruction Treatments
Although Dr. Thompson always tries to save a tooth, sometimes the only solution is to remove a badly decayed, infected, cracked, or otherwise failing tooth and replace it with a bridge or dental implant. At NuSmile Dental, we offer three types of sedation dentistry to ensure your comfort during this procedure and other full mouth reconstruction treatments. Depending on the location of the tooth that needs to be extracted and your anxiety level, you can choose between nitrous oxide, oral sedation, or IV moderate sedation.
When you close your mouth, your top teeth should evenly touch your bottom teeth. An improper bite (malocclusion) can cause many problems such as difficulty chewing, teeth grinding and clenching, headaches, jaw pain, tooth erosion, and issues associated with TMJ. Occlusal adjustment involves selectively removing minimal amounts of tooth surface that are causing interferences. Dr. Thompson will ask you to bite on a very thin piece of paper that allows him to see and eliminate these interferences. This simple process is repeated until the proper tooth position is achieved.
Scaling and Root Planing
If you have gum disease, we treat this first before creating any type of restoration. This non-surgical treatment involves a two-part deep cleaning. Scaling removes all the plaque and tartar above and below your gum line, down to the bottom of the pocket. During root planing, we remove plaque, tartar buildup, and bacteria from the roots of your teeth and smooth any rough surfaces.
Full and Partial Dentures
If you’re missing most of your teeth and the rest are failing, full dentures may be a good option. Full dentures are custom-made removable teeth fabricated from a flesh-colored plastic or acrylic that rests on your gums. When designed correctly, dentures should fit snugly and comfortably. Partial dentures are made from the same material, however, they only replace a few teeth. Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures rarely require adjustment because dental implants prevent bone loss associated with missing teeth. This option offers greater support and stability, so you can eat any food without restrictions.
Dental implants permanently replace one or more missing teeth. The titanium post is surgically placed in your jawbone and functions like a natural tooth root. After the post fuses with your jawbone, a customized restoration (tooth crown) is attached to the post with an abutment. Dental implants restore 99% of normal function, beautify smiles, and improve oral health and confidence.
Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns are used for existing teeth that are chipped, broken, fractured, badly decayed, or treated with a root canal. The crown is placed on your tooth surface and cemented into position, acting as a cap to protect what remains of your natural tooth. A dental bridge comprised of porcelain crowns fused with metal is used to treat a missing tooth. Digital impressions eliminate messy impressions, while our in-house milling technology allows us to create same-day crowns and bridges, which means no longer having to wait weeks to restore your smile.
Our Personalized Smile Restoration Process
The Benefits of a Fully Restored Smile
Is an unhealthy, unhappy smile causing you pain?
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