Sometimes patients seek out cosmetic dentistry because they want their smile to be brighter or whiter. Other times it’s medically necessary. Dr. Brock Lynn of Lynn Dental Care in Dallas, TX, works with patients who need a complete, full mouth reconstruction.
Full mouth reconstruction cases are individual and unique. Some common needs include excessive tooth decay, bone loss, extreme wear of enamel of the teeth, or missing tooth and treatment plans usually involve several procedures to rebuild or, at the same time, restore all of the upper and lower teeth over a period of time.
Dr. Lynn’s first concern is your overall oral health and he will begin your treatment by addressing the issues that require immediate attention, such as pain, broken teeth, or infections. Next, he will perform a complete examination and create a diagnostic wax up. Once a treatment path has been identified, teeth that cannot be saved will be extracted and the remaining teeth will be prepared for treatment. A temporary set of provisional teeth may be created and placed. The treatment may include oral surgery and if so, the patient is given time to heal and is reassessed in case modifications to the wax-ups are needs. The final set of provisional teeth will be created and will be evaluated for esthetics, function, comfort, and stability. Finally, the restorative teeth will be placed into the patient’s mouth.
Other procedures that could be involved include orthodontics, bone or tissue grafting, gum scaling and prophylactic teeth cleaning and periodontal care. Of course, no two cases are the same, and the only way to be sure of your needs is to work with a dentist you trust. Patients should be involved in the treatment plan from start to finish.
Dr. Lynn will ensure that you understand the overall plan and each individual step along the way. If you have questions, you can feel free to ask any member of Dr. Lynn’s team. Your oral health is our top priority and we want to ensure that you are educated and comfortable with each course of action. Call the Lynn Dental Care office today to schedule a consultation to discuss your needs.