Terry is a grinder. He clenched and ground his teeth to the point that not only were they not aesthetically pleasing, the function suffered. His smile was discolored and worn away, making it appear that he was older than he really was. Terry opted for a complete mouth makeover to restore the function and create the smile he always wanted. The transformation of his smile has been nothing but life-changing. Being able to improve a patient’s everyday life if why I love being a dentist!
WHY full mouth reconstruction
If your mouth has been seriously damaged due to periodontal disease, advanced tooth decay, or an impact injury, full mouth reconstruction may be required.
Full mouth reconstruction uses cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry procedures to restore one or both arches of the teeth. Dr. Rich Higgs of Aquila Dental specializes in full mouth restorations in Chandler, and can offer you a life-changing solution to your dental issues.
what is full mouth reconstruction?
At Aquila Dental, we typically define a full mouth restoration as a dental treatment plan that requires more than two restorative procedures.
For example, if you have severe issues with teeth grinding or acid reflux, you may have damaged multiple teeth, requiring the application of dental crowns or veneers, as well as bite correction. Or, if you have severe periodontal disease, a full mouth reconstruction may require dental implants, dentures, or dental bridges to restore missing teeth.
No two full mouth reconstructions are alike. Each plan will be custom-built by Dr. Rich Higgs after the completion of a comprehensive oral exam. To make sure that the reconstruction is as precise and detailed as possible, we use state-of-the-art iTero scans and digital reconstruction to map out the treatment and plan the best course of action.
what procedures are required for a full mouth reconstruction?
Reconstructions vary depending on your individual goals and needs. Veneers, for instance, can cover worn, chipped or misshapen teeth while dental crowns can protect damaged teeth from infection.
For more severe cases, like patients who are missing multiple teeth, may require more advanced treatment. Dental implants, bridges and dentures can replace missing teeth, or a combination of treatments may be necessary to achieve the smile you want.
No matter the treatment, the success of our procedures is guided by our technology and the skill of our team. The iTero provides the scans that Dr. Higgs needs to create a precise treatment plan that will last. And with his expertise, you can trust that your smile will be in good hands.
who needs a full mouth reconstruction?
There are many reasons that a full mouth reconstruction may be required.
- Severe dental wear – Acidic foods can damage tooth enamel, as can acids from GERD (gastric reflux). In minor cases, this can cause tooth sensitivity. But give it enough time and acids can wear down teeth to small nubs.
Untreated bruxism – Teeth grinding can result in cracked, damaged, and worn teeth.
- Periodontal disease – Advanced cases of periodontal disease may require all of the teeth to be pulled and replaced with dentures.
- Tooth decay and dental infections – Multiple decayed teeth may require the placement of dental implants as well as dental crowns.
- Impact trauma – A serious accident can result in damaged teeth that require a full mouth restoration. restore your smile today at aquila dental!
If you are in need of a full mouth restoration, Dr. Rich Higgs of Aquila Dental is here to help. As a restorative and cosmetic dentist, he can help you get your smile back. With our full mouth reconstruction services, you’ll be able to eat, drink, speak, and smile normally again!
Contact us today for an initial consultation at (480) 360-5445, or drop by our office at 3175 S Price Rd, Ste 140, Chandler, AZ 85248. Dr. Higgs will conduct a comprehensive analysis of your oral health and create a custom treatment plan tailored to your particular needs. We hope to see you soon!