Full Mouth Restoration
If you find that you have a single or multiple dental problems, now is the time to correct them. Dr. Cho is ready to perform a full oral evaluation in our La Habra office today. He will be able to look over your mouth and then determine what issues exist and how to treat them. Dr. Cho will educate you about any conditions you have and inform you about the treatments that he recommends for them.
Full mouth restoration is reconstructive dentistry. It is designed to correct any problems that you have with your gums, teeth, jaw, and bite. If any of these components are not properly placed or have diseases, you will find that you may not be able to chew correctly or talk with ease. There are many different reasons why you may need to have full mouth reconstruction performed. Unlike cosmetic dentistry, reconstructive dentistry is required to help maintain the health of your mouth, teeth, and gums.
Reconstructive procedures can be performed individually or in conjunction with each other. The types of procedures and how many that need to be performed will be determined by Dr. Cho. You will need some time to heal in between and Dr. Cho does not want you to experience any mouth trauma.
If you would like to learn more about full mouth reconstruction, contact our La Habra office now to schedule an appointment.
Full Mouth Reconstructive Procedures Performed in Our Office
Below, we will discuss many of the reconstructive procedures that we offer here in our office. It is important to understand what is offered and what the procedure is designed to correct. If you have any questions about the procedure, you should speak with Dr. Cho about them.
1. Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges are one of the full mouth reconstructive procedure we offer in our La Habra office. Crowns are often used for cosmetic purposes, but they are also relied on when you need to have a tooth protected or restored. For instance, you may need to have a root canal performed and once done, a crown will be placed over the tooth to provide an additional layer of protection to the tooth.
Bridges are another reconstructive procedure and are often used when a patient is missing one or several teeth. For instance, if you are missing three of your front, bottom teeth, you can have a bridge placed in your mouth to close the gap. A bridge will only work for patients who have a secure tooth on each side of where the bridge will go. Patients who are missing all of their teeth are not candidates for this procedure.
2. Tooth Extractions
Tooth extractions are one of the treatments offered with full mouth restoration. If you need to have a tooth extracted, Dr. Cho will discuss it with you first. Sometimes, teeth cannot be saved, no matter how hard we try. When this happens, extractions are almost always needed. Once the tooth is extracted, Dr. Cho will discuss your tooth replacement options with you.
3. Dental Implants
Dental implants are often viewed as a cosmetic procedure, but they can be used for restoration too. When tooth decay or severe dental decay is present, you may need an implant to prevent bone loss. These implants are placed into your jaw bone surgically. The implant acts as a root and a crown is placed a top of the post to provide you with a beautiful smile and replace missing teeth. One of the benefits of dental implants is that you can have one or all of your teeth replaced.
4. Root Canal Treatments and Fillings
Restoration often involves removing tooth decay and gum disease that may exist in your mouth. Fillings are used when there is a cavity in your tooth. Whether you have one or more cavities, Dr. Cho will be able to fill them. We offer both amalgam fillings and composite resin fillings that can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Root canal treatments are often needed when there is an infected nerve or pulp within the tooth. The root canal procedure is not painful and can help save your tooth, so extraction is not needed.
5. Gum Disease
If you have been diagnosed with gum disease, restorative procedures are used to help you overcome the disease. Depending on the progress and advancement of your gum disease, you may need more reconstruction than another patient. Gum disease treatment needs to be aggressive to ensure it is stopped in its tracks. Some of the restoration procedures associated with gum disease include prescription medication, deep cleaning, and extractions.
Are There Any Risks?
As with any dental procedure, there are always risks associated with it. Full mouth restoration does not come with a certificate of health and you may experience some side effects that are not desirable. Dr. Cho will sit down with you BEFORE theprocedure and explain everything to you to ensure that you are properly prepared for the procedure.
Medical complications and allergies need to be disclosed to Dr. Cho immediately, so he can plan your care properly to ensure your health and safety at all times. One of the biggest risks associated with full mouth restoration is infection. You may develop an infection from any procedure, especially those involving extractions. If an infection occurs, you need to let Dr. Cho know right away.
Other risks associated with full mouth restoration include slight pain, swelling, redness, irritation, and bleeding. These are all normal symptoms, but if you feel like they are not normal, you need to call our La Habra office immediately.
Schedule Your Full Mouth Restoration Consultation Today
Full mouth restoration can help you achieve the smile that you have always wanted, but not all patients are good candidates for the procedure. It is important that you speak with Dr. Cho to determine what restoration procedures you need and if you have any underlying conditions that you need.
If you would like to setup your consultation, call our office today.
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