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HOW CAN RECONSTRUCTIVE DENTISTRY IMPROVE MY SMILE?

Over time, the teeth are subject to numerous factors which can lead to their destruction. Once problems start, they become more perilous the longer they are left untreated. At Adult Dentistry of Ballanytne, we can implement several dental reconstruction treatments that can fully restore the function and aesthetics of your smile.
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Look younger with new dental implants

Many people don’t think about the fact that smiles show signs of aging when there is visible deterioration of the teeth. Missing teeth or teeth that are severely damaged or permanently darkened make one appear older and less vital. A gleaming smile, on the other hand, communicates an image of youthfulness and vigor that most of us want to project at any age.

Easily replace missing and damaged teeth

Now that we’ve established that showing off a compromised grin can detract from your looks, what is there to do about it? The answer is the greatest breakthrough in dentistry in a long time: Dental implants. This permanent method of tooth replacement is miles better than any treatment option that was available previously. Consider how fabulous a perfect Hollywood smile would make you look. These days, it is easier to achieve than ever and the process is simple and permanent.

Prevent bone loss with dental implants

One of the major benefits of single dental implants is the prevention of bone loss. The roots of our teeth keep our jaw bones stimulated. Every bite sends pressure into the jaw that keeps the bone dense and strong. When one or more teeth are missing, the jawbone begins to deteriorate from the lack of stimulation. As the jawbone weakens, it puts more teeth as risk and the whole thing can become a downward spiral. The combination of missing teeth and missing bone accounts for the facial sagging that can be seen in persons with missing teeth. Needless to say, this can make you look much older than you are.

On the other hand, a single dental implant requires surgically inserting a titanium root into your jawbone that acts as an anchor for a fixed, super strong porcelain crown. The artificial root allows the jawbone to maintain its integrity and stops other teeth from shifting. In addition to giving you a gorgeous smile, having a strong dental structure that supports the musculature of your face will help you hold onto your youthful appearance.

Bright white smile

Over the years it is common for things like red wine and blueberries to dull the brilliance of one’s smile. Having a gleaming grin automatically makes the years reverse. Dental porcelain is the strongest, most natural looking dental material for tooth restorations. Significantly, it can also easily be made to match any shade so that a crown looks one hundred percent like your other organic teeth. Rather than installing a replacement tooth that’s dingy, as part of the restoration process you may opt to have your natural teeth whitened so that your restored smile is bright white from one side to the other.

 

How can reconstructive dentistry improve my smile?

Over time, the teeth are subject to numerous factors which can lead to their destruction. Once problems start, they become more perilous the longer they are left untreated. Most professional dentist can implement several dental reconstruction treatments that can fully restore the function and aesthetics of your smile.

Full mouth reconstruction is a complete treatment plan to repair and reverse years of damage to the teeth and gums. Full mouth dental reconstruction makes use of every type of treatment available, including crowns, porcelain veneers, bridges, and dental implants.

Dental implants are among the most exciting advances in the field of dental reconstruction. In the past, replacing missing teeth was a challenge due to limited technology. However, today’s dental implants are indistinguishable from natural teeth, both in appearance and function. They are by far the best and most comprehensive solution for replacing missing teeth.

Custom cosmetic dentures are perhaps the most common dental reconstruction treatment. Millions of Americans wear them, although many aren’t pleased with the result. We offer our patients completely custom-made dentures that are far more comfortable, functional and natural looking, with realistic tooth shape, color and alignment. The gum portion of our dentures are extremely lifelike as well.

What are the benefits of single dental implants?

Thanks to advances in dental techniques, it has never been simpler to have a missing tooth replaced. With a porcelain dental implant, we now have a permanent solution for restoring the natural look and feel of your smile. Dental implants don’t require any special cleaning other than brushing or flossing, and most patients can’t tell the difference between the feel of implants and their natural teeth.

The installation process begins with drilling a small hole in the jawbone. Inside this hole, a surgical-grade titanium post is inserted. Once it has fused with the bone, an abutment is placed on top of the post. The abutment is the actual structure to which the porcelain crown is attached. Dental porcelain is as strong as your natural teeth and indistinguishable in appearance.

To recap, here are the benefits of single porcelain dental implants: They are permanent. They  offer improved function. They match the strength of natural teeth. Replacing a missing tooth with a single dental implant will prevent bone loss. They offer the most like-like appearance of any tooth replacement method available.

How can Digital X-rays improve my dental health?

Some of the most serious dental issues can’t be seen with the naked eye. For example, the underlying structures that support the teeth and gums are crucial for good oral health, but they are susceptible to a number of issues. Digital X-ray technology allows us to obtain the safest, most detailed images of your entire mouth to keep a check on these structures.

Digital X-rays reveal much more than traditional X-rays. We can sharpen, alter or zoom in and out from the image. Digital X-rays can even clearly show the details of small spaces, such as the canals in the roots of the teeth. As a result we are better able to diagnose and treat a wide range of dental health issues.

Our patients are also happy to learn that Digital X-rays expose them to far less radiation — as much as 90 percent less than conventional x-rays. Clearly this is a significant decrease. Digital X-rays are also more environmentally friendly, as they do not use chemicals to fix images on film like traditional X-rays.

Because of our commitment to advanced technologies like Digital X-rays, dentist should be able to provide a patient experience that is continually improving in terms of quality of care, length of treatment and degree of comfort.

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