Are Dental Crowns Part of a Full-Mouth Restoration?
Creating your perfect smile might require a little more than the right toothbrush. If your teeth have become worn, broken, and decayed, you might consider a full mouth restoration. If you have a few missing and broken teeth, you are also a good candidate for full mouth restoration.
What is a Full Mouth Restoration?
A full mouth restoration is just what it sounds like rebuilding and replacing teeth to restore your mouth to full health and beauty. Sometimes, it is also called a full mouth reconstruction or a “smile makeover.” Regardless of its name, the benefits of having full-mouth reconstruction go beyond aesthetic, as it is also often done to improve overall health and functionality of the mouth.
Certain tooth development conditions will typically require a full mouth restoration.
When to Know if You Need Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are one way you can help to restore your teeth. A crown is a cap that is used as a replacement piece for your broken or misshapen tooth. Dental crowns can also be used when a tooth is discolored.
Dental crowns are often used after a root canal or large filling or to help reshape a broken tooth. A dental crown aims to rebuild the tooth so that it has the proper appearance and function. When a crown is used, and the procedure is done well, you can hardly tell the difference.
Whether or not you need a dental crown depends on the function and state of your teeth. If you have quite a few broken teeth, require a root canal procedure, or are having a large filling done, a dental crown will likely be an option to help restore those teeth.
What Other Procedures Can Improve Your Smile?
With a damaged tooth, some patients opt to simply remove it. Other options can improve your smile during a full mouth restoration other than crowns and removals. These options include bridges, veneers, dental implants, onlays, and dentures. Any of these options might be more appropriate, depending on the condition of your mouth and preference.
Your requirements will be unique. There are other options available in terms of full-mouth restoration tools, but in some cases, a crown might be your best option.
Consultations and examinations are necessary before a full mouth restoration. Discussing treatment options with your dentist, including the potential for dental crowns, is an important part of the planning process.
To find out more about full mouth restoration, or to learn more about how you can rebuild your smile with beauty and function in mind, contact Thomas L. Anderson, DDS and Associates. Your perfect smile could be just a few visits away.
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