Full Mouth Reconstruction: Dental Crowns To Improve Oral Health

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Full mouth reconstructions can use dental restorations like crowns to fix and restore the function of damaged teeth. Fixing damaged teeth improves a person's overall and oral health. Full mouth reconstructions typically involve combining therapeutic dental treatments to address oral problems that a patient has. Doing this also provides cosmetic benefits since healthy teeth are typically good-looking teeth.

Dental crowns in full mouth reconstructions

The process of reconstructing a person's teeth starts with a consultation with a dentist. During this appointment, the dentist will perform a visual inspection and use diagnostic tests like x-rays to detect problems underneath the gums. These problems will likely lead the desire or need to have a full mouth reconstruction

If the dentist decides dental crowns should be included as part of the patient's treatment, the person's teeth will be prepared for the crown. This involves removing portions of enamel so the crown fits better.

Once the enamel of the affected tooth has been shaved down, the dentist uses a mold to make an impression of the tooth. The mold is passed on to a dental lab that custom makes dental crowns. The finished crown should be ready in about two weeks. The dentist will use a temporary crown to protect the patient's teeth for the time being.

The temporary crown will be removed once the patient's customized crown is ready and the latter will be installed. That completes the process of getting dental crowns for a full mouth reconstruction. 

How dental crowns improve oral and overall health

Dental crowns provide a variety of therapeutic benefits that improve the patient's overall and dental health:

  • Protects damaged teeth: A dental crown completely covers the tooth it is covering. It protects from things that are in the mouth that can lead to further damage. For example, a severely decayed tooth can be treated with a root canal. A crown is typically placed over the tooth afterward to protect it from further decay. 
  • Protects tooth structures: Teeth that have been damaged usually have weakened structures that can be damaged by bite forces. This often leads to a desire to have a full mouth reconstruction. Placing a dental crown over such a tooth protects it against bite forces that can lead to it breaking. A broken tooth can eventually lead to other oral problems like an infection.
  • It can serve as a replacement for a missing tooth: A dental crown can be placed on a dental implant as a replacement for a missing tooth, another popular reason to undergo a full mouth reconstruction. Implants are one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth since they help to preserve the patient's jawbone. Bone tissues in the jaw are just like muscles, meaning they can break down and deteriorate.

Improve oral dental health with a crown

When looking to improve oral health, it is worth considering a full mouth reconstruction. Reach out today to learn more or to get started!

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