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4 Ways to Tell you’re a Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction

candidate for mouth reconstructionBloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, PA

What do you see when you smile and look in the mirror? You might have broken, misaligned, or missing teeth. If you have multiple dental problems, you may be unsure how to go about improving your smile. Highly skilled dentists working at the forefront of their field like our Bloomsburg cosmetic dentists offer full mouth reconstruction, which is a treatment plan that addresses every concern that you may have with your smile. A full mouth reconstruction does more than just improve your smile’s aesthetics. It also addresses oral health concerns, such as cavities or gum disease. If you’re struggling with multiple dental challenges, here are four signs you could be a candidate for full mouth reconstruction.

Uneven Tooth Wear

It’s an inevitable part of aging. Teeth wear down after years of use. Excessive wear, however, is not normal. Neither is experiencing pain when chewing. Both can be signs of premature tooth wear, which can be caused by bruxism (also known as teeth grinding), or a misaligned bite. In extreme cases, tooth wear is so severe that the patient’s teeth appear to be the size of tiny numbs, and they experience a collapsed bite. Restoring damage to this degree may entail placing custom crowns over each affected tooth. A mouth guard is usually recommended for patients with bruxism. Wearing a mouth guard while sleeping protects your teeth, and new dental restorations, from damage if you grind and clench your teeth while asleep.

Missing Permanent Teeth

The American College of Prosthodontists estimates that about 178 million Americans have lost at least one permanent tooth. Are you one of them? No matter the cause of your missing teeth, you can restore your smile and your chewing ability through restorative dentistry. At Hamilton Dental Care, we offer tooth replacement options: dental bridge, partial denture, custom dentures, or dental implants. For patients dealing with multiple tooth loss, our restorative dental treatments can have you smiling confidentially in no time.

Dental Trauma

Accidents and injuries happen. The consequences of dental trauma include chipped or cracked teeth, or dental avulsion—the clinical term for a tooth being knocked out of its socket. Chipped and cracked teeth can be repaired with cosmetic procedures, such as dental bonding or veneers. For more extensive damage, a dental crown can prevent total loss and restore the tooth’s functionality and beauty, while bridges and implants are options for replacing a tooth that is too far gone to be saved and requires extracting.

Periodontitis

This is the advanced stage of gum disease. If you have moderate to severe gum disease, permanent damage has been done to your oral health. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, gum disease can lead to tooth loss and even increase your risk of chronic systemic health conditions such as cardiac disease and diabetes. Hamilton Dental Care offers a comprehensive program of periodontal treatment to stop gum disease in its tracks and prevent additional damage. Gum disease should be properly managed before receiving cosmetic dentistry. If your smile has suffered as a result of gum disease, our cosmetic dentists can restore each tooth affected.

Comprehensive Dental Care in Bloomsburg

Your teeth could last your entire life with proper care and management of issues when they arise. The team at Hamilton Dental Care is here to help. Our dentists, Dr. Joel Hamilton and Dr. Leigh Jacopetti are committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients in the areas of Bloomsburg, Danville, and Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. If you think you might benefit from a full mouth reconstruction, give us a call at (570) 387-0533 to schedule a consultation.