General Information On Dental Restoration

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If you need to have all your teeth restored or rebuilt then you will need to go through what is referred to as dental reconstruction. There are many reasons why this may be a necessity. You may have a genetic condition which has caused your teeth to deteriorate, teeth grinding may have caused severe damage, you may have experienced a trauma which has caused extensive damage to all your teeth or you may have lost your teeth due to a variety of causes, such as improper care. If dental reconstruction is something you are facing, then this article can provide you with information you'll find helpful.

What to expect in the beginning stages – Once you make that leap and decide to finally have your problem addressed, your dentist will give you an extensive exam. You may learn that you have many options available to you, or they may explain that you are a candidate for only a limited number of options.

The condition of your teeth, the health of your gums, the density of your jaw bone, your overall health and other considerations will all become factors in determining the best course of action to take with regards to your restoration.

If you have gum issues – If your gums are not as healthy as they should be, then this will probably be where the dentist suggests starting. They won't want to restore teeth connected to bad gums; this is asking for future trouble. Unhealthy gums generally mean you are dealing with either gingivitis or periodontal disease. The difference is gingivitis is what it's called when the gum issue is caught early and periodontal disease is what happens once the problem gets worse.

If you can keep your teeth – If the dentist finds that your teeth are salvageable, then they may suggest putting crowns or veneers on them. If some of the teeth can't be saved, then they may explain that a bridge can save the health of the teeth you can keep while filling in the hole left from ones they suggest removing.

If your teeth can't be saved – If you are already missing all your teeth, or the dentist is going to need to remove all of them, then the best option will be implants. Hopefully, you are going to be a good candidate for them since you will need to meet a list of requirements for them to take properly, for you to heal properly and for there to be less risk of infection and rejection.

If you aren't a good candidate for many options – If it ends up that you have a long road ahead of you before you are ready for implants, or other options, then you may need to wear dentures while the dentist works with you to bring your gums and/or jaw bone to a healthier place. The good news is dentures will help your mouth and face maintain its proper structure and they will allow you to eat and speak normally. Once your issues are resolved, then your dentist will go over possibilities with you again and help you come to a decision on which options are your best bet.

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