Many of us have dental problems that need to be addressed. While minor dental problems may seem easy enough to treat, when oral health problems build up, it can seem overwhelming. If fear of dentistry has kept you from addressing dental problems, it is possible that you will need a number of treatments to get your mouth back to a healthy state. Fortunately, advanced dental treatments allow Dr. Robert G. Veligdan to repair any smile. Dr. Veligdan can combine a number of dental procedures to offer his patients in Manhattan full mouth reconstruction.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction allows Dr. Veligdan to address a number of oral health problems by performing multiple dental procedures. Some of the treatments likely to be involved in full mouth reconstruction include the following:
- Dental crown: A dental crown is recommended for a tooth that has suffered severe tooth decay. A dental crown allows you to regain the full use of your tooth and can protect it from further injury or decay.
- Porcelain veneers: Porcelain veneers are used to improve the appearance of teeth that are stained, chipped, cracked, or misshapen. Porcelain veneers leave your underlying teeth virtually unaltered. They are a cosmetic solution for teeth that are visually unappealing.
- Dental implants: For our patients can secure artificial teeth. The placement of dental implants requires oral surgery, but the treatment offers security and stability that is unmatched by any other treatment for missing teeth. They are a comfortable and long-lasting support for dental crowns, bridges, or permanent dentures.
- Dental bridges: Dental bridges are another replacement option for missing teeth. A dental bridge can replace a group of teeth with just one artificial piece. If you will be receiving a dental bridge, you will need dental crowns or dental implants so the dental bridge can be attached to these abutments.
Risks of Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction carries risks that you can expect from any other dental procedure. Some of these risks involve:
- Tooth sensitivity: Teeth that have undergone dental treatments may be more likely to feel sensitive to hot and cold temperatures.
- Tooth decay and gum disease: Patients who undergo full mouth reconstruction are more susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay. This is especially true if a dental crown or other artificial tooth becomes loose, allowing bacteria to enter the gum line. If you notice a loose crown, see Dr. Veligdan as soon as possible.
- Breakage: In some cases, dental crowns, dental implants, or other artificial teeth can break. Proper care can help you avoid this risk.
- Allergic reaction: In rare cases, a patient may have an allergic reaction to the material used to make an artificial tooth.