A full mouth reconstrction can restore function, form and beauty
Many people take steps to look their best. We take care of ourselves by:
- eating well and exercising
- using lotions, potions, cover-ups and creams
- giving consideration to what we wear
In general, most people do try to live the best life possible.
But sometimes, despite all of these efforts, one can still look in the mirror and not be happy with what they see. That’s because one of the key things that impacts your appearance and gives away your age is your smile.
A healthy bite and a healthy appearance are linked
If you your teeth don’t bite together properly – what’s commonly called a “bad bite” – the damage they can sustain due to wear and tear can impact your facial appearance.
Very often, the cheeks can “sink in” due to missing, broken or chipped teeth, causing your face to lose volume. When this occurs, you may start to see:
- your lips changing shape
- creases and wrinkles forming or deepen on the sides of your nose and mouth
- your lower lip rolling out and jowls beginning to appear.
On top of the impact to your appearance, a bad bite can also stress your jaw joints and muscles causing a host of painful symptoms known as a TMJD disorder.
The stress and strain of a misaligned bite can result in the deterioration of your teeth, causing them to look chipped and worn. You may also begin to see areas of gum recession. Your bottom front teeth can start to look crooked and actually start to shift. A misaligned bite can contribute to a number of physical changes in your appearance.
A full mouth reconstruction can resolve bite alignmenmt issues
A full mouth reconstruction is a suite of cosmetic and restorative dental treatments that are undertaken at the same time.
These treatments can help realign your bite and repair the damaged caused by excessive tooth wear. Taking care of your jaw alignment problems can improve the function of your mouth, and may improve your appearance.
Dental procedures such as crowns, implants, bridges, and orthodontic treatment are used in conjunction with bite alignment treatments like orthotics to restore your bite’s balance and help keep it in its optimal alignment over the long term.
When it comes to a full mouth reconstruction, every case is unique. The first step in finding out if a full mouth reconstruction is the best treatment for you is to schedule a consultation with Lethbridge dentist Dr. Lachman.
After a comprehensive exam, he will help you map out a treatment plan that could help your smile function and look its best.