Treatments Used for Dental Reconstruction
There are many reasons as to why a patient may need to undergo dental reconstruction. Sometimes a patient has lost a tooth or teeth due to decay or injury. Other times, a patient may suffer from crooked teeth or malocclusion. Still, others may be experiencing jaw pain due to grinding or TMJ. Our Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist offers several treatments for patients needing dental reconstruction.
One specific treatment for all patients missing a tooth is the placement of a dental implant. Dental implants are screw-like posts that are surgically placed directly into your jawbone as a replacement root. Once the implant has been placed, it can be fitted with a dental crown that will effectively replace the missing tooth. A patient can be fit with just one implant or several implants, depending on the situation. Another restorative treatment is a dental bridge. A bridge uses your remaining teeth or an implant to support a prosthetic tooth that is placed where your missing tooth would have been. For patients who are not missing any teeth but are unsatisfied with the look or condition of their teeth, veneers are a great alternative option for restoration. Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are placed right over your existing teeth to transform them into your desired smile.
For patients suffering from decay, a root canal may be necessary as treatment. If your gums are unhealthy, they may not have enough bone structure to support your restorations. If this is the case, our expert in full mouth reconstruction in Beverly Hills may need to perform a soft tissue or bone graft in order for your gum line and jawbone to support your restorations.