What Type of Dentistry Is Right For You?
Reconstructive dentistry is often needed as a result of an accident, heredity, disease, or poor oral care. Although many of the techniques and procedures associated with reconstructive dentistry can also be applied to cosmetic dentistry, reconstructive dentistry is often medically necessary to restore function to the mouth and teeth. In contrast, a patient desiring dental implants, porcelain veneers, or Invisalign to create a more beautiful and appealing smile may not have urgent medical reasons to seek these enhancements.
If you’ve ever heard of a smile makeover, then you may better understand this concept. A smile makeover can erase years off your face by correcting dental issues such as gapped teeth, stained teeth, or crooked teeth. Or maybe your old fillings need to be replaced with beautiful new tooth-colored fillings. All of this is done with the goal of creating a more dazzling smile.
For the individual requiring reconstructive dentistry, however, a ‘full mouth reconstruction’ may be appropriate and can include dental implants, Endodontics, dentures, and oral surgery that simultaneously address severe dental issues that are predicted to affect the health, function, and appearance of the teeth and gums.