If you have grown tired of dealing with dentures and all the messiness that it entails, it may be time to take a look at having a full mouth restoration. A full mouth restoration is the process of restoring all of your teeth through a number of dental procedures. Anthem Periodontics and Dental Implants in Las Vegas, Nevada not only offers these procedures, but executes them with care and attention to detail.
People lose teeth for a variety of reasons. Some lose teeth through decay, accidents, or fractures. Others have their teeth worn down due to acid erosion and tooth grinding. Some may choose to have full mouth restorations, not because they have lost teeth, but in order to relieve headaches, and jaw pain associated with an incorrect bite.
Dr. DeAndrade or Dr. Allen must examine your mouth before determining what procedures will work best for you. He or she will examine:
- Your teeth – Depending on the condition of your teeth, the periodontist will suggest one or many courses of action.
- Gums and Bone mass – For your procedure to be a success, you must have sufficient gum tissue and bone mass. Periodontitis can rob individuals of bone and tissue, thus it is important to assess the quantity of each.
- Temporomandibular joints, jaw muscles and occlusion – Patients should not experience pain when closing their mouths or chewing. If pain is present, you may require the attention of an orthodontist prior to continuing.
There are a number of different procedures the periodontist can undertake to bring about a full mouth restoration. Some of the more popular ones are:
- All-On-4 – Full mouth permanent dentures that replace your bulky ill-fitting dentures.
- Implants – These are permanent implanted false teeth that mimic real teeth. They never need to be removed.
- Crown lengthening – Prior to the introduction of crowns or bridges, the gums are cut back in order to expose more of the tooth. This helps to create a good base for crowns and bridges.
- Bone and soft tissue grafting – Many people who suffer from periodontitis have suffered tissue damage and bone loss. Yet, for dental procedures to be successful patients must have sufficient gum and bone mass. Periodontists will graft gum tissue and bone as necessary for the procedures to take place.
Fortunately for you, Drs. DeAndrade and Allen are available for consultations to help you plan the smile of your dreams.