Similar to the smile makeover procedure, full mouth restoration, also called full mouth reconstruction, is capable of addressing multiple issues at once. However, people often use the terms to mean different things. Where a smile makeover focuses primarily on cosmetic issues, full mouth restoration attends to both functional and aesthetic problems to produce a healthy and happy smile you will be proud to show the world. Of course, since the appearance of your smile is one of its functions, this is a tenuous distinction.
If you live in or around Houston, Texas and multiple issues are impacting the health and beauty of your smile, please contact The Woodlands Premier Dentistry online or call (281) 367-5559 today to schedule a full mouth restoration consultation with Dr. Scott Young.
Repairing Damage to Your Teeth
Another distinction people sometimes make about full mouth reconstruction is that it’s oriented toward repairing damage to teeth, as opposed to a smile makeover, which might be performed on teeth that are healthy. Some of the common causes of damage to teeth that might be addressed with full mouth restoration include:
- Tooth decay
- Tooth erosion
- Gum disease
- Excessive wear
- TMJ and other bite problems
Tooth decay is caused by local acid exposure from oral bacteria living on the tooth. This creates local areas of demineralization, and, eventually, small holes in the teeth, known as cavities. Tooth decay tends to cause localized damage, but can affect multiple teeth. Tooth erosion, on the other hand, is caused by acidic exposure throughout the mouth, damaging the enamel on many or even all teeth. Tooth erosion is caused by consuming acidic foods and beverages, or by exposure of stomach acid in the mouth.
Gum disease is when bacteria infect the areas around the teeth, causing the space between teeth and gums to increase. This is the most common cause of tooth loss.
Excessive wear can be caused by eating a coarse diet (rare these days) or by clenching and grinding teeth (bruxism). Bruxism is often related to TMJ, which can also cause tooth wear, but the conditions can occur independently.
Trauma to the teeth can sometimes cause widespread damage. Chipped, cracked, broken, or knocked-out (avulsed) teeth are commonly caused by car accidents, violence, or sporting accidents.
Restoring Strength and Beauty
Dr. Scott Young customizes each full mouth restoration to meet the specific needs of individual patients. What your full mouth restoration will require depends entirely on factors unique to you.
Treatments Dr. Young may utilize in the perfection of your smile include cosmetic options such as:
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental crowns
- Tooth bonding
- Teeth whitening
- Gum recontouring
Depending on your needs, these treatments may be combined with restorative and general dentistry options such as:
These restorations can help you enjoy the smile of your youth again. It will be healthy, attractive, and fully functional.
Why Choose Dr. Young?
Dr. Young is an LVI trained dentist with over a decade of experience helping men and women in our area address myriad cosmetic, general, and neuromuscular dental problems. Working with each patient individually and providing targeted solutions geared towards aesthetic and functional perfection, Dr. Young takes great care to help each of our patients reach their oral health and beauty goals. He would be honored to meet with you for a one-on-one consultation to learn more about your needs and discuss applicable services in greater detail.
To schedule a full mouth restoration consultation with our experienced Houston cosmetic dentist, please call (281) 367-5559 today. Dr. Young serves Houston and surrounding areas of Texas from our comfortable office in The Woodlands.