Natural Smiles • Feb 01, 2017
Having a gorgeous smile is a wonderful thing. Having a great smile when you can’t chew on both sides or you’re having dental pain isn’t a wonderful thing.
Life can be hard on your teeth. Enamel can get worn down and even fracture. Infections can occur in spite of your best efforts. And accidents can result in tooth loss.
You may think that there’s nothing that can be done
For people who may need a combination of restorative and cosmetic procedures, Dr. Gill offers full-mouth reconstruction.
What’s Involved in a Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
The goal of full-mouth reconstruction is to help you regain full functionality and have a better smile. The details of the process will depend on your particular needs and wants.
Dr. Gill will begin with a thorough examination and imaging as needed. From the results, she’ll create a package of procedures that will get you to your goals. Here are some of the restorative and cosmetic procedures that may be used.
Missing teeth are hard on your mouth and your appearance. When one or more teeth are missing on one side, there’s a tendency to chew on the other side. This can cause premature wear on those teeth and can also lead to muscle imbalances that can cause headaches, among other things.
Missing teeth no longer provide proper support to your cheek. You can develop a sunken-in appearance that makes you look older than you are.
There are several excellent options to replace missing teeth and restore the functionality of your bite and your appearance.
Dental implants consist of the implant itself, and the restoration. An implant is a replacement tooth root and is usually made of titanium. The very strong and durable implant is placed into the bone which fuses firmly around it. The restoration is secured firmly to the implant. Dental implant restorations include single teeth, dental bridges, and even an entire arch of teeth.
If dental implants are right for you, Dr. Gill will refer you to a trusted oral surgeon to have the implants placed. She’ll personally oversee the process of creating the restoration to ensure that your bite and your smile are perfect.
Not everyone is a candidate for dental implants. Fortunately, today’s modern and attractive dentures offer an excellent solution for people who are missing many or all of their teeth. Our dentures are made in-house and combine a completely natural appearance with comfort.
Bridges consist of a series of crowns, some hollow and some serving as replacement teeth. The hollow crowns are cemented over neighboring teeth to anchor the bridge, The solid crowns restore your bite and the beauty of your smile.
Sometimes, teeth just need a little help. Dental crowns and veneers both beautify your smile and restore functionality. Both options help protect teeth against further damage.
In some cases, dental inlays or onlays, tinted to match the shade of your teeth, provide a seamless solution.
Yes, We Can Help
Don’t live with damaged or missing teeth any longer. Your path to a healthy mouth and a vibrant smile begins with scheduling a consultation with Dr. Gill. Call our Louisville, KY office today at 502-804-5420.
We look forward to treating you to the “Zen-like” comfort of our practice, and to showing you how beautiful your smile can be.