Dental reconstruction is a major dentistry procedure designed to rebuild teeth and a bite that have suffered significant damage over the years or suddenly due to a mouth injury. The dental reconstruction procedure will involve treatment of the teeth, the bite, the TMJ joint and facial muscles as a whole, rather than individually addressing each issue.
It is critical to choose a dentist with adequate experience and training in provide a major procedure such as dental reconstruction. Dedicated and sagacious cosmetic dentist Dr. Rob Strain has more than two decades of experience in providing dental reconstructions. Dr. Strain provides this procedure to patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding communities in this geographic region of the west coast.
Dental Reconstruction – Smile Lift
Dental reconstruction may not only be performed to address decayed or missing teeth or treatment of jaw dysfunction, but also for restore a smile for cosmetic reasons. The judicious Dr. Strain’s dental office provides comprehensive dental reconstruction procedures, including a smile lift.
A smile lift involves restoration of the lost facial height to create a wider smile and a more youthful mouth appearance. Loss of facial height can occur due to aging, grinding of teeth, and clenching of the jaws. The smile procedure often begins with a pre-treatment bite opening splint. The next step may be the placement of upper front teeth in the proper position.
All the upper teeth or all the lower teeth are commonly restored at the same time. If all the teeth are restored simultaneously, it is known as a full mouth reconstruction. Depending on the patient’s budgetary and other needs, the procedure may be performed at one time or in smaller stages.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
A full mouth reconstruction in dentistry refers to rebuilding all the teeth according to a customized design. This procedure can help to rebuild teeth that have sustained years of decay, severe damage, or have been poorly restored. The goal is to improve the bite or improve the smile or a combination of the two.
The dentist will plan a full mouth reconstruction after reviewing detailed records of the patient’s mouth, including x-rays, models, photos, and a diagnostic wax design. Stabilizing of the bite may be first undertaken by providing an occlusal splint to the patient prior to the reconstruction. The procedure can be completed in about two to four dental visits.
The preparation appointment may require several hours, and sedation is often recommended to keep the patient comfortable. Astute and awesome cosmetic dentist Dr. Strain receives patients from Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and nearby areas for dental reconstruction.
Dental implants can be a part of a dental reconstruction procedure, or may be performed independently to replace individual missing teeth. Dental implant procedure is the most dependable and effective way to replace missing teeth. Once the implants are placed, it helps to preserve bone and allows the patient to exert greater biting force.
The success rate of dental implants is very high, and they do not compromise the health of the adjacent teeth. Dr. Strain receives patients from Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and other suburbs and neighborhoods in this part of the country for full and partial dental reconstruction procedures.
If you would like to learn more about the dental procedures and treatments performed by cosmetic dentists Dr. Rob Strain, DDS and Dr. Laura Wittenauer, DDS please call us at 760.568.9494 or click here. Serving new patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas.