You know, obviously, if you’re thinking about full mouth reconstruction you already know that you’ve got some significant issues. It’s not something that happens over a week or two or a month or two. This is something that has been accumulating over lots and lots of years to need a full mouth reconstruction, unless of course, you’ve had some type of injury, which oftentimes requires reconstruction as well. If you reconstruction is due to maybe breakdown or maybe just neglect, or maybe just things haven’t worked out for you and your life has changed and you want to turn over a new leaf, or you got a new job or promotion or whatever, full mouth reconstruction is awesome.
It’s always better, in my opinion, if we can use what Mother Nature has given us, as opposed to use something fake. When I say fake I mean a partial denture, I mean extraction, I mean dentures in general, full dentures. If I can take a tooth that's maybe has some issues and reconstruct it, rebuild it, Mother Nature is still … That's still your root. That's still your core of a tooth. I’m just putting a new coat on your tooth that was originally there that looks nice and that works well.
If you combine that with your whole mouth, I mean it’s a big job and it takes a lot of time and it takes a lot of dedication and a lot of commitment on the individual’s part, but they work out really well. It changes the way you function. It changes the way you look. It changes the way your smile goes. It changes the way your joints interact. When somebody’s teeth are all broken down their joints are breaking down too. They don’t know that until they start to hurt, but once they start to hurt it’s too late. All those kind of things come into play and they all work together.
Full mouth reconstruction is necessary in a lot of cases to save smiles, to save cheek support, to save joints, to save musculature integrity, all those things, and they look nice and they work well, and so that's obviously the icing on the cake.
If you are missing teeth, your smile just doesn’t feel right. You probably feel self-conscious. And worse, the missing teeth may affect your chewing, speaking, and other activities. Whether you have lost a few teeth – or even all of them – Spokane Valley, WA dentist Dr. Ellsworth at Family Dental of Spokane Valley offers full-mouth reconstruction options that can restore your smile.
Call our Spokane Valley, WA dentist Dr. Ellsworth’s office at 509-850-3217 to explore your full-mouth reconstruction options. We will find the right solution for you!
Full-Mouth Reconstruction Services
Your full-mouth reconstruction options at Family Dental of Spokane Valley include:
- Dental implants. Replacement teeth will stay put with dental implants. Dr. Craig Ellsworth inserts each implant, a strong titanium rod, directly into your jawbone. The implants will then support dental crowns, dental bridges, or dentures.
- Mini dental implants. If your jawbone isn’t sturdy enough to support a dental implant, a mini dental implant may be a good alternative.
- Dentures. Dr. Craig Ellsworth offers several different types of dentures that attach directly to dental implants, so you won’t have to worry about your dentures sliding around in your mouth. He offers conventional dentures, too.
Can You Avoid Losing Teeth in the First Place?
You can lose your teeth in different ways. Some of them are unavoidable. But the single biggest cause of tooth loss is periodontal disease (gum disease). And most of the factors that lead to gum disease are within your control.
To prevent gum disease:
- Get regular dental exams and teeth cleanings at our office
- Brush and floss your teeth twice a day
- Do not smoke; if you do smoke, quit
No matter how you lost your teeth, Spokane Valley, WA dentist Dr. Ellsworth can help you restore your smile. Call Family Dental of Spokane Valley at 509-850-3217 to explore full-mouth reconstruction options. Or use our online form to make your appointment.