If your 2024 resolution is to finally improve your dental health, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. When you need to treat cavities, fix your alignment, and repair broken teeth, you may feel intimidated to begin the process. At Riverside Dental Group in California, we want you to be confident in your appearance. With a full mouth reconstruction, we can help you create a plan to fully makeover your smile. In today’s blog, we are here to discuss how this process works.
The First Step
If you are undergoing a full mouth reconstruction, it may have been a while since your last dentist appointment. Before creating your new treatment plan, you will need a thorough exam and consultation. This allows your dentist to get a closer look at your concerns and check for problems that may not be showing symptoms.
Before starting reconstruction, your oral health must be in good status. Your dentist will walk you through the treatment plan they believe will be most effective. Fillings and crowns are commonly suggested for treating cavities and damaged teeth. In the case that a tooth is severely damaged, your dentist may recommend an extraction.
For patients with periodontal disease, you will need to go through a series of deep cleanings to repair the damaged gingival tissue. Once your gum disease is in a manageable state, you can begin the process of replacing missing or damaged teeth.
Aligning Your Smile
Once your pearly whites are in good shape, other forms of restoration can begin. We offer braces and Invisalign as options to adjust your teeth. Having correct alignment is not only a visual concern. Crooked or overcrowded dentition can make it difficult to chew and speak and may even make you more susceptible to cavities.
Orthodontics can take several months or years. Your dentist will walk you through the process as you begin this treatment. With braces, you will need to see the orthodontist every six to eight weeks for adjustments. When using Invisalign, it is largely your responsibility to change your retainers in time. Once these processes are over, you may need to wear a retainer in order to keep your alignment in place.
Start Your Path To A Better Smile
To schedule a full mouth reconstruction consultation, call your nearest Riverside Dental Group location today.
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.