Full Mouth Restoration in Montgomery County, PA
Full mouth restoration targets serious deterioration of your oral health — teeth that are decayed, chipped, loosening or even falling out; gums that have developed deep pockets and may routinely bleed; roots that are being eaten away by gingivitis; gaps that are causing a realignment of your bite and pain in the jaw, and more.
Trusted Montgomery County dentists Dr. Tuck Hunter and Dr. Christin Gadaleta-Ferrara have extensive experience in this comprehensive restorative process, and will also work in coordination with a periodontist, oral surgeon, orthodontist or endodontist when needed.
How Full Mouth Reconstruction Works
As a first step, Dr. Hunter or Dr. Gadaleta-Ferrara will to do a thorough exam to determine the extent of the deterioration and create an effective plan. Once you have agreed upon the procedures that you want, successful execution of the plan will require multiple office visits over many months.
Options available to you include veneers, crowns, bridges , implants, dentures, inlays or onlays, orthodontic devices, scaling and root planning, filling or replacement of cavities, root canal therapy, crown lengthening, orthognathic surgery to reposition the jaw, gum contouring and teeth whitening.
The Importance of Gum Disease Treatment
The condition of your gums has a great deal to do with how healthy your teeth will be, and how long you will have them. Excess plaque buildup under the gum line causes gingivitis. With this condition, gum pockets increase in volume, eventually separating the gum from the bone and creating a haven for bacteria. The bacteria, in turn, eat away at the root and the bone which secures it. At some point, you may lose the tooth as it becomes unmoored from your jaw.
Using effective planing and root scaling techniques, skilled Montgomery County dentists Dr. Tuck Hunter and Dr. Christin Gadaleta-Ferraracan reverse this process, by cleaning out the gum pockets and injecting an antibiotic solution to suppress future microbial growth. Severe cases of gum disease may also need grafts of bone or soft tissue to restore the bone and fortify the root.
Who is a Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Age can be a reason that full mouth restoration may be necessary, but neglect and genetics are also possible causes. If you have missing, fractured or severely worn teeth, bleeding gums, pain from a poor bite or misaligned jaw, or notice other worrisome changes in your oral health, you may be a candidate for full mouth restoration.
Many of these issues affect your overall health, not simply the condition of your teeth and mouth. Several studies in recent years have shown a link between the bacteria that thrive when plaque accumulates under the gum line and heart health. Your gastrointestinal system may also be disrupted.
Dr. Hunter and Dr. Gadaleta-Ferrara can help improve your oral health and confidence with full mouth restoration. To schedule a personal consultation with either dentist, please contact us at Skippack Village Dentistry by calling (610) 584-9666 or emailing us today.