Full mouth restoration is the process of rebuilding or restoring all of the teeth. A full mouth restoration can require dentists skilled in restorative dentistry and periodontics. Dr. France Chevalier, an Ottawa dentist, is one of them.
Examining the teeth
During a consultation, Dr. Chevalier will examine the teeth and gums to determine if full mouth restoration is necessary. If so, she may recommend:
- Crowns – They are "caps" placed on natural teeth. Crowns can preserve chipped or broken teeth and protect them from stains, damage, and fractures. With proper care, they can last more than a decade.
- Dental bridges – They contain artificial teeth that fill gaps left by natural ones. Bridges have porcelain crowns, placed on adjacent teeth. Like crowns, dental bridges can also last more than a decade.
- Dental implants – They serve as tooth roots after surgical placement into the jawbone. The bone fuses to the implants during a process called osseointegration. Once the jaw heals, Dr. Chevalier attaches abutments to the implants. She completes the restoration with crowns. With good oral hygiene habits and dental check-ups, dental implants can last a lifetime.
- Dentures – We use these prosthetics with artificial teeth for partial to complete tooth loss. Partial dentures can replace several missing teeth, whereas full dentures can replace an entire arch of teeth and provide long-lasting benefits.
- Veneers ¬– These wafer thin porcelain shells can reshape, resize, and brighten teeth. Porcelain is a strong, durable biocompatible dental material that blends nicely with natural teeth. When following proper aftercare instructions, these restorations can last more than a decade.
- Invisalign – These clear aligners can help straighten teeth and are a great metal free alternative to traditional braces. They can be more comfortable than metal braces.
Properly caring for the mouth, teeth, and gums is critical to maintaining a healthy smile. When the gums become inflamed or bleed when flossing, it may be a sign of gingivitis. This is the first stage of gum disease, so consider seeing Dr. Chevalier immediately. If she detects any issues during a gum examination, you can create a treatment plan together.
Do you want to learn more about a full mouth restoration? If so, call +1 (613) 233-1118 today to schedule a consultation appointment.
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