Despite tremendous advances in dental procedures and technologies, there are still many people who suffer from multiple oral and dental health problems. Whether these are because of neglect or illness really doesn’t matter to Dr. Vong. She and her staff are here to help you regain functional use of your teeth as well as the attractive appearance of your smile.
To do that, we often plan full-mouth rehabilitation. This step-by-step plan is designed to methodically repair and replace teeth in order to rebuild your smile. Depending on your unique needs, a number of general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures may be incorporated into your full-mouth rehabilitation plan. Achieving the goal of restoring your oral and dental health may take several months or even a few years. But the payoff of beautiful teeth that allow you to chew, speak and smile with confidence is well worth the effort.
The Foundation of Full-Mouth Rehabilitation
Before Richmond dentist Dr. Vong can begin restoring your smile, she must first ensure that your teeth have a strong and healthy foundation. This means taking care of your gum tissue. Many people requiring full-mouth rehabilitation have some degree of periodontal disease. Depending on how advanced the disease is, Dr. Vong will recommend the appropriate treatment, which may involve a deep cleaning to remove disease-causing bacteria from below the gum line or gum surgery for the most advanced cases.
Restorative Dentistry for Full-Mouth Rehabilitation
For teeth that are decayed, Dr. Vong may rebuild teeth with tooth-colored fillings or dental crowns. Tooth-colored fillings made of composite resin material are the ideal solution for teeth damaged by mild to moderate tooth decay. For teeth with more severe decay as well as those that may be deeply cracked or fractured, there are dental crowns. Also called caps, these restorations completely encapsulate a damaged tooth. These protect the remaining tooth structure and restore the natural form of your tooth.
To replace missing teeth, you and Dr. Vong will decide whether a crown and bridge, a partial or full denture, or a dental implant is the best option for you. The latter substitutes for both the root and crown of a missing tooth, thereby providing a stable base for the attached tooth restoration as well as stimulus for health bone tissue growth in your jaw.
Cosmetic Treatments and Full-Mouth Rehabilitation
The finishing touch to full-mouth rehabilitation is often cosmetic dentistry. These procedures provide the means for making your smile look its very best. Porcelain veneers are thin layers of dental porcelain that Dr. Vong bonds to teeth that are marred by chips, cracks or fractures. Teeth whitening elevates the brightness of your smile.
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Would you like a consultation with our Richmond, TX dental team? Call VL Dental today. Your 77406 dentist serves patients from Pecan Grove, Sugar Land, Rosenberg, Crabb, Booth, and beyond.