The teeth are significant to a person’s overall image and appeal. People with good teeth usually have brighter and attractive smiles. But what if you had an accident, injury, or a prior surgery that caused bad and permanent damages on the appearance of your teeth? Or what if you were born with not so perfect teeth?
You don’t have to worry because reconstructive dentistry is a great way to restore your teeth to its original state or sometimes even better.
Reconstructive dentistry generally refers to some methods used to reconstruct, restore, replace, and rebuild teeth and other parts of the mouth like the upper and lower jaws. It can also create something that wasn’t there before naturally.
One of the main goals of dental reconstruction is to restore lost or damage tooth so the mouth can perform its basic functions like biting and chewing. Dental reconstruction and reconstructive dentistry are probably the most popular dental procedures because only a small percentage of the world’s population is born with perfect pearly white teeth.
Reconstructive dentistry consists of different methods used to restore and repair teeth. Some of these methods and procedures are full mouth reconstruction, filling replacement, crown placement, TMJ treatment, dentures, root canal, and dental implant restoration.
A full mouth reconstruction method is recommended for people who are having severe dental problems that are not tolerable anymore. This method is usually a combination of different kinds of dentistry like cosmetic and neuromuscular to achieve the maximum effect. This is also advisable to achieve the right jaw structure. The jaw structuring method can consist of veneers, crown, onlays, bridgeworks, and dental implant procedures.
Reconstructive dentistry also uses some cosmetic dentistry procedures to restore or improve the color and appearance of the teeth. This is the part of dental reconstruction that corrects a damaged tooth, whitens teeth, and replaces a missing tooth. Invisible braces can be used to correct crooked or disoriented teeth. Tooth colored fillings can be used to restore the good condition of the teeth and achieve a more natural look. For a missing tooth, dental bonding can be used to produce an exact replica of the missing tooth.
TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint that involves the jaws. When you undergo jaw alignment as part of dental reconstruction, you can expect to feel a slight pain and this is what you call a TMJ syndrome. This can cause pain in some parts of the head like the neck and the jaw. You can also experience some pain while eating especially when chewing. But these pains are just temporary and can be cured and treated easily. The pain usually subsides after some time. Medicine and exercise will help get rid of the [pain quickly.
Reconstructive dentistry can bring back what you had and can also give you what you didn’t have as far as teeth and jaws are concerned. Even if your problem is hereditary, dental reconstruction can provide the solution. Just make sure that you consult a dentist first to determine if you are qualified for the procedures and make sure that your dentist is licensed, registered, and have completed the requirements like credentials, seminars, and trainings.