You can restore the look and function of your teeth with a full mouth reconstruction. Full mouth reconstructions include a number of different treatments specific to your individual needs. At the practice of Dr. Nathaniel Podilsky, we offer full mouth reconstruction techniques for our Edmonton dentistry patients. We invite you to schedule a consultation with us so Dr. Podilsky can determine the proper treatment plan to address your unique dental health problems.
Popular Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedures
Full mouth reconstruction is performed to treat dental problems, restore function, and correct aesthetic issues. Here are some popular treatments used alone or with other procedures to improve the health and beauty of the smile.
- Teeth Whitening: Professional teeth whitening is one of the quickest ways to obtain instant results when it comes to improving the aesthetics of your smile. Many in-office whitening treatments only take 30 to 60 minutes and can whiten teeth up to eight shades in a single treatment.
- Porcelain Veneers: Porcelain veneers are tooth-shaped shells bonded to the front surface of the teeth. Veneers mask small imperfections like minor fractures, chips, discoloration, and irregularly shaped teeth. Veneers can be used to close gaps between teeth and straighten mildly crooked teeth.
- Tooth-Colored Fillings: Old metal fillings can be replaced with tooth-colored fillings made of composite resin or porcelain for a pristine restoration of the teeth.
- Porcelain Crowns: Porcelain crowns are used to add strength to broken or damaged teeth while restoring the aesthetics of the tooth.
- Dental Implants: For our patients in Edmonton, dental implants are one of the the favored choices in replacing missing teeth. Dental implants closely resemble the natural teeth in both look and function. A dental implant is a titanium post surgically embedded into the jawbone to which an artificial tooth, or crown is attached. As the bone heals around the implant, a permanent bond is formed for a secure fit.
- Implant-Supported Dentures: Implant-supported dentures utilize dental implants to secure dentures within the mouth. With implant-supported dentures, three to five titanium posts are placed within the jaw and a metal attachment is used to anchor the dentures to the posts. Implant-supported dentures allow for a secure fit free of messy adhesives.
What to Expect During Recovery?
Of all the popular full mouth reconstruction treatments, dental implants and implant-supported dentures require the most time for recovery. After the titanium posts are implanted into the jawbone, your dentist will give you directions to follow on proper cleaning and handling of your dental implants. For the first few weeks after surgery it is important to avoid hard, crunchy foods that can irritate the healing gums. Full recovery following dental implant surgery typically takes four to six weeks.
Other treatments, like crowns, fillings, and veneers, require minimal recovery time. Some patients feel mild pain or discomfort immediately following these treatments, however, most are fully recovered within the first few days after treatment. There is generally no recovery time needed for teeth whitening, though, on rare occasions some people experience increased tooth sensitivity and sporadic pains down the middle of their teeth. These side effects typically stop within the first few days.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact our offices today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Podilsky. We look forward to helping you restore your smile.