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Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedures

Dr. Degel Aug 10, 2011

When it comes to improving your dental health and enhancing the beauty of your smile, one of the best options is a full mouth reconstruction. Similar to a smile makeover, a full mouth reconstruction combines both cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry procedures in order to enhance the overall health and well-being of a patient.

When you visit our Astoria, Queens cosmetic dentistry practice, Dr. Clifford Degel or Dr. Carmen Every-Degel will perform a full consultation to assess your current dental health situation. Once this has been done, they will also take into account your dental records and dental history, as these will both have a bearing on your best options for expert care. Once they have devised a treatment, they will be sure to inform you of what to expect each step of the way.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common full mouth reconstruction treatments that patients commonly undergo. Chances are that you will encounter one or more of these procedures if you get a full mouth reconstruction.

Teeth Whitening and Dental Bleaching

If you have teeth that are stained or discolored, teeth whitening can help make your smile much brighter and whiter. Just a single teeth whitening treatment can potentially enhance the whiteness of your smile by several shades.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of a specially crafted dental ceramic that can mask imperfections and make your smile look pretty much picture perfect. Porcelain veneers can fix problems associated with major dental stains, minor chips and cracks, and minor tooth misalignment.

Dental Implants (Implant Dentistry)

For missing teeth, dentures and dental bridges are common options. You may also be eligible for Astoria, Queens dental implants. Dental implants are surgically placed artificial tooth roots that can support dental restorations and keep them securely anchored in place.

Inlays and Onlays

For tooth decay that is too serious for dental fillings, inlays and onlays are a great solution. Inlays are like more extensive dental fillings while onlays are intended to replace the cusps of severely damaged teeth.

Dental Crowns

When inlays or onlays are not enough to build back tooth structure, the answer may be getting dental crowns. Dental crowns are caps that are placed over a severely damaged or decayed tooth. They will protect the tooth from further harm and restore its appearance as well.

Invisalign®

Instead of getting traditional braces, many people consider Invisalign®, a clear alternative to metal brackets and wires. Invisalign® uses plastic aligners that are transparent and barely detectable. Few will realize that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment when you use Invisalign®.

TMJ Disorder Treatment

Clicking, popping, or locking of the jaw is usually a sign of a TMJ disorder. This is common for many people given the complexity of the jaw joint. There are plenty of non-invasive therapies to consider for TMJ disorder treatment which we can discuss with you in person in more detail.

For more information about full mouth reconstructions and how they can benefit you, contact Astoria Dental Group for cosmetic and restorative dentistry today. We look forward to seeing you in person.

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