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Full Mouth Reconstruction in Chaffee County

Serving: Salida, Poncha Springs, Beuna Vista, Leadville, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Montrose and the rest of Central Colorado

What is Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Are you suffering from advanced dental decay, lost teeth, gum disease, or more? Full mouth reconstruction is used to rehabilitate your entire mouth. At Relaxation Dental, we offer advanced reconstructive treatments to restore your smile. Rehabilitating an entire mouth can take longer than routine cosmetic and general treatments.

Oftentimes, full mouth reconstruction requires a combination of a variety of procedures, like crowns, bridges, implants, veneers, gum treatments, orthodontic treatments, and more. At our Salida office, Our team of professional and experienced dentistsΒ areΒ certified in sedation dentistry for patients that would like to feel more at ease during long periods of sitting in the dental chair.

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Why You Might Need Full Mouth Reconstruction

ThereΒ areΒ a range of reasons why we might suggest a full mouth reconstruction for your dental health. Conditions that might require full mouth reconstruction:

  • Missing teeth from trauma or extensive decay.
  • Fractures, cracked, or injured teeth.
  • Teeth that are severely worn down from acid erosion or bruxism (teeth grinding).
  • Jaw joint pain, headache pain, or muscle pain thatΒ requireΒ orthodontic adjustments.
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To determine your candidacy for a full mouth reconstruction, we will look at the condition of your teeth, gums, jaw muscles and joints, and aesthetic conditions.

Tooth Restoration Treatments

Depending on the condition of your teeth, we offer a range of restorative options. For patients with chipped teeth, we might recommend porcelain veneers. Cracked or more severely decayed teeth might require crowns or dental bonding. Patients suffering from tooth loss can benefit from dental implants or dental bridges. With full mouth reconstruction, we will restore and preserve the function of your teeth surfaces, allowing you to eat and speak normally.

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Gum Restoration Treatments

Depending on the condition of your teeth, we offer a range of restorative options. For patients with chipped teeth, we might recommend porcelain veneers. Cracked or more severely decayed teeth might require crowns or dental bonding. Patients suffering from tooth loss can benefit from dental implants or dental bridges. With full mouth reconstruction, we will restore and preserve the function of your teeth surfaces, allowing you to eat and speak normally.

TMJ Therapy

Oftentimes, people seek full mouth restorations, due to pain when closing their mouths and chewing. An uneven bite can cause unnecessary wear and damage to your teeth, jaw, and overall dental health. If we detect a bite disorder or misalignment, we will recommend fixing your jaw alignment, before moving forward with other restorative procedures. Typically, this will require an orthodontic treatment, like Invisalign. In some instances, we might recommend a night guard. Addressing bite disorders will help us preserve restorative treatments.

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Cosmetic Restoration Treatments

Cosmetic treatments are often a vital aspect of full mouth restorations. Cosmetic treatments improve the color, shape, or size of your teeth. The most common cosmetic treatments are porcelain veneers, dental bonding, and gum contouring. Through cosmetic dentistry, we can help your teeth and gums appear more symmetrical, healthier, and harmonious with your lips and the overall profile of your face.

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Post-Surgery Care

A full mouth reconstruction can improve your overall quality of life in a number of ways. For one, it allows you to reverse the effects of poor oral health. Full mouth reconstruction can restore gum disease, plaque buildup, failed dental work, and bacteria that could be leading to bad breath. The orthodontic benefits of straightening out your teeth can also make it easier to maintain proper oral hygiene.

Dental decay, chips, cracks, tooth infections and gum disease can cause a great deal of oral health pain. Not to mention, the physical pain associated with TMJ, bruxism, and improper bite positioning. Restoring your mouth will eliminate the pain caused by these oral issues. Oftentimes, uneven bites and dull teeth can make it impossible to chew your food correctly, which negatively impacts your digestion.

One of the biggest benefits of a full mouth reconstruction is that it allows you to improve your confidence and self-esteem. Replacing old dental work or switching to implants from dentures will make you feel more confident navigating through life, especially when eating and speaking.

How Long Does a Full Mouth Reconstruction Take?

This is when all the teeth are removed and the tissue is given time to heal before the dentures are placed. It could take a few months for the gum tissue to heal completely, and during this time you will be without teeth.

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What is the Difference Between a Full Mouth Restorations & Smile Makeover?

The biggest difference between smile makeovers and full mouth restorations is that smile makeovers are elective, while full mouth restorations are done out of necessity. For the most part, smile makeovers are considered β€œcosmetic” treatments. Full mouth restorations are considered β€œrestorative dentistry.” However, full mouth restorations often have cosmetic benefits. For instance, we might suggest restoring old fillings with tooth colored fillings, which not only has functional but also cosmetic benefits.

Choose Relaxation Dental for Full Mouth Restorations

At Relaxation Dental in Salida, we offer the best dental care to restore your oral health. If you’ve been putting off restorative treatments out of fear of the dentist or pain, we can help rehabilitate your smile in a stress and pain-free manner. As one of the few dental practices certified in oral and IV sedation dentistry, we’re able to make your full mouth restoration treatments comfortable and easy.

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