Total Mouth Reconstruction Is Now A Reality
Have you had several teeth extracted? Do you have other oral issues like bone or gum recession?
Dental implants are strong, functional, and natural-looking restorations with roots permanently anchored into the jaw bone.
Dental implants have been used for many years to replace one or two missing teeth. Also, they can provide a foundation for bridges and anchored dentures.
Missing Teeth, Bone Recession, Gum Recession, and Broken Crowns
Every smile makeover patient requires a unique combination of cosmetic dental procedures, but let’s talk about a hypothetical case involving numerous restorations:
‘Margaret’ was a 67-year-old woman with a mouthful of problems. She had undergone extensive radiation for cancer several years earlier. The radiation therapy damaged soft tissues in her mouth and worsened her tooth decay.
Eventually, most of her back teeth top and bottom had to be extracted. Four of her remaining teeth were chipped and her gums had receded revealing the metal bases of 2 old crowns.
Margaret was also missing bone structure due to recession after the extractions. To create a stable site for the implants, she received bone grafts.
To restore a pleasing smile, she received 8 tooth implants. The implants anchored partial dentures for her upper and lower back teeth.
Soft tissue grafts used to cover exposed tooth roots protect teeth from receding gums and can relieve sensitivity. After soft tissue grafts, her front teeth received a combination of porcelain crowns and veneers.
The outcome? A sensational smile and renewed confidence! Plus no more dentures masking the taste of food and moving around in her mouth.
This case is representative of many of our patients who have a combination of problems and numerous missing teeth. At Advanced Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry in Seattle we solve problems that many patients thought were impossible. Worried about your smile? Call us today for a smile makeover consultation.
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