A full-mouth reconstruction is a dental process of rebuilding and restoring your teeth. It’s not just about improving your smile. A full-mouth reconstruction involves dental procedures that have long-lasting effects on your overall health. But first, let’s determine if you need a full-mouth reconstruction.
If you visit our dental office, Dr. Gerald Regni Jr. will perform a dental examination and evaluation. If he sees you are suffering from any of these, he will recommend the appropriate reconstructive procedures for you.
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Missing teeth
- Worn teeth due to grinding or gnashing (Bruxism)
- Dental erosion
- Dental infection
- Worn out dental work
- Dental problems caused by health disorders like Ameliogenesis
If you have gum or periodontal disease, Dr. Regni will advise you to have it treated before your full-mouth reconstruction begins.
Your Treatment Plan
We want to know what your needs and preferences are before we design your treatment plan. You may prefer non-invasive procedures for your treatment. We can also check through biological testing which dental products and materials are biocompatible with your body. And lastly, we will ask your medical history.
Your treatment plan will be custom-made for you, which will aim to improve not only your dental health but also your overall health. Your plan might include the following procedures.
Dental fillings: At our dental clinic, we use fillings made of composite resins that match the color of your teeth. We use the same material when replacing your old amalgam fillings.
Dental crowns: Dr. Regni might recommend crowns for cracked and crumbling teeth. He can place crowns on teeth with large cavities. These are made from ceramics or resins and are identical in color to natural teeth.
Dental veneers: These are thin porcelain shells that are bonded to your teeth. Veneers improve your appearance by changing the size, shape and color of your teeth. These are best suited for cracks, gaps and discolored and misaligned teeth. Dr. Regni makes a model of your teeth and sends this to a laboratory that makes veneers.
Dental bridges: If you prefer a non-surgical treatment, your lost teeth can be replaced with bridges. These are great for gaps between your teeth. Replacement teeth are placed between crowns that are cemented to teeth adjacent to missing teeth.
Dental implants: Implants are root replacements surgically placed beneath your gums. These serve as a foundation for replacement teeth like crowns. Implants prevent bone loss and are stronger than bridges and dentures.
Implant-supported bridges: These function the same way traditional bridges do but are supported by implants rather than by crowns cemented to healthy teeth.
Root canal therapy: The old remedy for a lingering toothache was always extraction. However, at our clinic, Dr. Regni always tries to save a tooth despite decay, trauma or illness. He may prescribe a root canal procedure to save a damaged or infected tooth.
The pulp is the living part of your tooth and found in a chamber at your tooth’s center. It extends to the roots and can be infected or die. During a root canal procedure, the nerves and pulp are removed from the space or canal inside the root. The root is then cleaned and sealed and your tooth is covered with a crown.
Call Us for Your Full-Mouth Reconstruction Consultation
A full-mouth reconstruction is not a simple dental process. You will be making a significant investment to improve your dental and overall health. We know you need more information before you commit yourself to this treatment process. So why not visit us if you are in the Philadelphia area? We can give you all the information you need.
At our dental office, you will be dealing with experts and professionals. We use the latest methods of treatment and the safest dental materials. Our team leader, Dr. Regni, keeps abreast of new developments in dentistry by devoting time for continuing education courses. He always seeks new ways and alternatives that will benefit our patients.
At our practice, we focus not only on your dental needs but also on your well-being. We recognize the connection between your dental and overall health. At our dental practice, we always make sure you leave our office with a health smile and a healthy body!
Call us at 215-351-9399.