Mouth Reconstruction Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Kailua-Kona
One of the best ways to enhance your smile and achieve optimal dental health is to undergo a full mouth reconstruction. Using the latest cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry techniques at [his-her-their] practice in Kailua-Kona, Dr. Carter Yokoyama can develop a dental rehabilitation plan just for you. Of course, these sorts of treatments can be complex, and patients often have questions about individual procedures and the overall treatment process. We’d like to take this opportunity to answer some of the most common questions about full mouth reconstructions.
What is a full mouth reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction (dental rehabilitation) refers to a combination of dental care treatments that are designed to improve your dental health and restore the appearance of your smile. There are many different mouth reconstruction procedures to consider, which means that highly customized care is possible for every patient.
What are my best mouth reconstruction options for cavities?
When it comes to dealing with dental caries, conservative treatments are often the best. For basic cavities, there are dental fillings, which will replace decayed structure and restore the strength of the tooth. More advanced decay will require inlays and onlays. During your restorative dentistry consultation at our Kailua-Kona practice, we’ll go over these matters in more detail.
What are my best mouth reconstruction options for severe tooth decay?
If more conservative dental restoration options will not meet your needs, we can use dental crowns to help save remaining tooth structure and restore the integrity of your bite.
What are my best mouth reconstruction options for missing teeth?
There are a few options to consider depending on the degree of tooth loss you experience. If you are missing a few teeth, dental bridges are an ideal option. When you are missing many teeth in a row, the more likely solution is dentures.
While both of these tooth replacement options work well, you should also consider dental implants (implant dentistry). Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically embedded into your jawbone and soft tissues. When in place, the dental implant will be able to support a dental bridge, dentures, or even a dental crown for individual tooth replacement.
What are my best mouth reconstruction options for gum disease?
We take periodontal care seriously at our practice serving Kailua-Kona. The latest restorative dentistry procedures will be employed to enhance the health of your soft tissues. This includes traditional and laser therapies, gum augmentation procedures, and much, much more.
Are there mouth reconstruction options for TMJ disorders?
Yes, there are actually several ways that we can treat the clicking, popping, grinding, and stiffness associated with TMJ disorders. TMJ disorder treatment will involve the evaluation of the various structures of your mouth in order to pinpoint the exact cause of the TMJ disorder. Once that has been identified, a customized treatment plan will be developed.
What is a root canal?
Root canal therapy refers to a dental procedure in which the dental pulp and nerve within a tooth are removed.
Why are root canals performed?
Root canals are performed when the pulp within a tooth has become infected as a result of tooth decay. Performing a root canal will not only save a tooth from extraction, but it will also alleviate the pain associated with infected dental pulp.
Will the look of my smile improve from a mouth reconstruction?
We believe that a healthy smile is also an attractive smile. It makes sense since your teeth, gums, and other structures of the mouth will be in their best possible condition. In addition to restorative dental care, our Kailua-Kona practice can use the latest cosmetic dentistry options as part of your mouth reconstruction. Porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, Invisalign®, and more can make your mouth look its absolute best.
How good are the results of full mouth reconstruction treatment?
While we can write a lot about the great benefits of mouth reconstructions, we understand that it’s important to see actual results. We encourage you to look through our gallery of full mouth reconstruction before and after photos. Seeing these pictures of actual patients will make a believer out of you.
What is the average cost of a full mouth reconstruction?
This is actually a difficult question to answer. The cost of a dental rehabilitation treatment can vary a great deal based on geographic location, the dental professional, and the needs of the patient. When you visit our Kailua-Kona restorative dentistry practice, we’ll be able to assess the cost of your individual full mouth reconstruction.
Are there financing options out there for restorative dentistry?
Yes, we are pleased to offer our patients financing plans and payment options for mouth reconstruction procedures. These will split the total cost of dental rehabilitation into affordable monthly payments. Many patients find that this helps them budget accordingly and plan ahead.
How can I learn more about full mouth reconstruction and reconstructive dentistry?
We’ve only just scratched the surface when it comes to full mouth reconstructions. That’s why it’s important for people interested in advanced dental care to contact our Kailua-Kona practice for restorative dentistry as soon as possible. We can answer all of your questions about cosmetic and reconstructive dental procedures so you can be well informed and make the best possible decisions about your dental health. Please feel free to schedule an appointment today. We look forward to your visit and our discussion about your dental health.