Commonly Combined Treatments for Effective Full Mouth Reconstruction
If you have suffered from widespread dental damage and decay, it can take a serious toll on your oral and overall health, as well as your confidence. A full mouth reconstruction can treat severe oral damage by combining two or more restorative dentistry procedures. The goal of this customized treatment is to dramatically improve your unique health and the function of your smile. Dr. Gilbert J. Palmieri and his team offer full mouth reconstruction treatments and can discuss commonly combined treatments at their Lancaster, PA, office.
Treating Damage and Decay
Full mouth reconstructions are highly individualized, and your treatment plan will depend your oral health needs and goals. If you have multiple areas of damage, we can plan your treatment to address all concerns over stages. When we select your restorative treatments beforehand, and combine them into a single treatment plan, we can provide more affordable, timely, and efficient treatment.
Knowing what we will treat beforehand can also help us perform multiple procedures at once, such as endodontic root canal therapy at the same time as preparing your smile for inlays or onlays. Performing more than one treatment in a single visit can cut down on your treatment timeline, your number of office visits, and the cost of separate doses of anesthetic and sedation.
Long-term treatments can often be included and performed as part of a full mouth reconstruction because of their multi-stage processes. Treatment can also include cosmetic procedures for an overall enhanced smile.
Dental implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. These small, metal posts replace lost tooth roots. A restoration is attached to the implant to restore oral form and function. Patients often combine other restorative treatments with dental implants to ensure optimal oral health. Some patients need to have a tooth extracted to make room for an implant. In other cases, an individual may have diminished jawbone density that cannot support implants. In these situations, bone grafting would be recommended to restore bone density.
His extensive experience and training combined with a keen eye for detail and aesthetics ensure can ensure a lasting, attractive smile.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are very common conditions that cause pain and other far-reaching symptoms, and result most often from misaligned jaws and bite. Severe teeth clenching and grinding from this condition can significantly damage teeth, causing them to break and crack. In these cases, there may be a need for dental bridges, crowns, or dental inlays and onlays before receiving a custom night guard to correct bite issues. Once damage is repaired Dr. Palmieri can provide the next step of treatment, an oral appliance to treat and correct TMJ disorders, preventing future damage.
Gingivitis and other stages of gum disease can cause tooth decay, infection, and, eventually, tooth loss. Dr. Palmieri offers periodontal treatments such as scaling and root planing to eliminate tartar and plaque, and provide a healthy base for your teeth. Once Dr. Palieri has removed bacteria and properly treated your gums, he can perform restorative procedures.
Some patients have advanced periodontal disease that has resulted in a recessed gum line. Dr. Palmieri can perform soft tissue grafting to restore an appealing gum tissue and protect tooth roots. This treatment can also be followed by restorative procedures such as dental implants, bridges, and crowns to provide a complete, natural-looking results and restore your smile.
Reconstruct Your Smile Today
You can expect to receive nothing but professional, friendly, and personal care from Dr. Palmieri. His extensive experience and training combined with a keen eye for detail and aesthetics ensure can ensure a lasting, attractive smile. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today.