Full Mouth Reconstruction
Sometimes the mouth can break down and be in serious need of care. Full mouth reconstruction uses many methods of dentistry to re-create a proper relationship between gums, bone, muscles, and teeth. Without a proper bite, chewing can become impaired, teeth can become worn, the jaw and neck can become sore, and even migraines can occur. Dental bonding, porcelain veneers and crowns, dental implants, and teeth whitening are all potential procedures used in a full mouth reconstruction. The result is definitely worth it- a perfect smile! The entire mouth is beautified with a more comfortable bite and less tension in the jaw and neck. In addressing and correcting these problems, patients find relief, improved function and better oral health, not to mention more confidence about their pearly whites. Full mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation can restore all of your teeth and rebuild a natural-looking smile. If you have lost some or all of your teeth due to tooth decay or trauma, injured or fractured teeth, severely worn teeth, or ongoing complaints of your jaw and its positioning, full mouth reconstruction can be what your teeth and jaw need.
Conventional Partial Dentures
A detachable device for the seamless replacement of missing natural teeth. The dentures are attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw.
Precision Attachment Dentures
Dentures which lock onto your teeth. This 'locking' effect holds the denture in place very securely giving you the confidence to socialize normally and smile with confidence.
They are not visible; they are rigid and have a solid feeling. Ultimately, they provide better support for the denture.
A replacement of all of the natural teeth after the teeth have been removed. They are a type of dental prosthesis- meaning that they do not function as well as real teeth. Complete dentures replace not only missing teeth but they also replace missing soft tissue and bone. Dentures are provided to patients who by disease, trauma or choice have lost all natural teeth in one or both arches. A complete denture replaces all the teeth within the arch but unfortunately relies solely on remaining bone and soft tissue (gums) for support and retention.
Dr. LeSage recommends using implants in conjunction with dentures, as this practice slows bone loss which allows the dental prosthesis a solid support for their retention. Please refer to the dental implants sections for more information on this procedure.