Do you feel discouraged when you see all those stained and damaged teeth in the mirror? Are you tired of seeing that gap left behind by a lost tooth? Sometimes, you can feel like there are too many problems to fix. That leaves you with a smile that’s embarrassing and even unhealthy.
Thankfully, you can call our Birmingham, AL dental office today at 205-545-8007 and schedule a full-mouth reconstruction. This strategic plan uses restorative dentistry treatments to fix those problems. Thanks to Dr. Perrigo’s extensive training and experience, you can stop feeling discouraged and feel proud instead.
Restorative dentistry includes any treatment that restores or repairs your teeth. That covers everything from placing dental crowns over damaged teeth to replacing ones that were knocked out or removed.
When you have several problems to fix, it makes sense to plan them out ahead of time. For example, you don’t want to replace a lost tooth with a dental implant if you’re going to replace that one and much more with dentures.
That’s why your full-mouth reconstruction will start with a detailed and thorough exam by Dr. Perrigo. Besides digital X-rays and a visual exam, Dr. Perrigo is trained in using the Facebow diagnostic system. This evaluates your teeth and bite to make sure your full-mouth reconstruction is more precise and customized to your teeth in particular.
Call Perrigo Dental Care today at 205-545-8007 to make your initial appointment and dental exam. Afterward, you’ll discuss the results with Dr. Perrigo. Together, you’ll create a full-mouth reconstruction plan to turn that damaged smile into something you’ll love to show off.
Which restorative dentistry treatments can be part of your full-mouth reconstruction?
If you have teeth that are cracked, chipped, or worn down, dental crowns can help. These are tooth-shaped caps that cover the entire visible part of your tooth. They’re also colored to match your other teeth, so dental crowns look like you magically made a tooth healthy.
Plus, they seal up damaged areas in the enamel to protect them. Normally, a crack grows wider over time, but not once a dental crown is atop it.
As with dental crowns, dental veneers will both cover up and seal damaged spots in your smile. The difference is that veneers are placed on the front of your teeth. This is often where you can find damage like chips and cracks. Dental veneers will prevent damage from getting worse as well.
By placing them on the front of your teeth, they can also be used to cover small gaps between your teeth. It can make your smile look like you just finished some orthodontic treatment.
This is a non-surgical (and more affordable) way to replace a missing tooth. Here, Dr. Perrigo will have a dental crown made to serve as a replacement tooth. Two more dental crowns are placed atop the teeth on either side of the gap. Then the replacement is bonded to those crowns at just the right spot.
This replaces a lost tooth so you can chew, talk, and even smile normally again. The replacement normally lasts about 10 years or so.
For a longer-lasting treatment, you can get a dental implant instead. This uses a dental crown as the replacement tooth. Instead of bonding the replacement tooth in place, you’ll get an artificial tooth root implanted in your jaw.
Once the site has healed, Dr. Perrigo will connect the replacement tooth to that root. This is as close to having your old tooth back as is possible. That artificial tooth provides a lot of stability and helps keep your jawbone from deteriorating.
When you need to replace a lot of teeth, dental bridges and dental implants are not effective. That’s when you can get dentures from our Birmingham, AL dental office. Partial dentures replace a few teeth in a row, whereas traditional removable dentures replace a full arch. You can even secure your dentures with dental implants to make sure they stay put.
Call us TODAY at 205-545-8007 or use our online form to schedule your initial consultation for a full-mouth reconstruction. Thanks to Dr. Perrigo’s experience and education, you can get a series of restorative dentistry treatments that will give you the healthy, restored smile you want.