Full-mouth reconstruction: it’s a mouthful, all right. Not only is it a lot to say, but it can also be a long, multi-stage procedure. The good news is, the benefits certainly outweigh the time and expense you invest into it. That’s because in addition to improving your smile, full-mouth reconstruction can improve a lot of other areas too. If you think full-mouth reconstruction is purely cosmetic, think again. Here are some significant ways that full-mouth reconstruction can improve your life.
The most obvious way a full-mouth reconstruction can improve your life is by improving the look of your smile. Full-mouth reconstruction can include a number of different procedures combined to get the exact results the patient needs. From orthodontics to veneers, crowns, implants and more, we can customize a treatment plan to address all your smile-improvement needs.
Naturally, when you improve your appearance, you get the added benefit of improving your self-esteem, too. Wouldn’t it be great to feel confident enough to show your smile without covering your mouth or to no longer have to remember to smile with your mouth closed every time? When you are truly satisfied with the person smiling back at you in the mirror, that confidence carries over into your everyday life! You may even find yourself trying new things or meeting new people.
Professional and Personal Life
Getting a full-smile reconstruction can also improve your social and personal life. If you have limited your social interactions with new people because you’re embarrassed or ashamed of your teeth, getting a full-mouth reconstruction can stop all of that and help you get back out there. In the dating game? According to the American Association of Orthodontists, 37 percent of people say that when meeting a new person, they notice that person’s smile first. Similarly, according to Business Insider Magazine, you only have a seven-second window to make a first impression with a potential employer or business client. The first thing they notice in those seven crucial seconds? Your smile, of course! This means your smile plays a vital role in both personal and professional settings.
While not everyone who requires a full-mouth reconstruction lives in pain, many do. Broken or fractured teeth can be extremely painful, as can infected teeth. In fact, even missing a tooth can cause a great deal of discomfort if your teeth shift following its loss. Worse yet, missing teeth can cause bone loss, which can not only be painful, but can also cause more bone and tissue loss and make it harder to get permanent reconstruction options like dental implants. Getting full-mouth reconstruction can realign your teeth into a more comfortable position, making eating and even simply speaking and breathing a lot more comfortable.
Temporomandibular joint disorder (or TMJ disorder) is an often-debilitating condition that causes pain in the temporomandibular joint of your jaw, as well as the connecting muscles. There is no one cause of TMJ disorder – it can come from anything from a bad bite to stress, bruxism (also known as teeth grinding) or even genetics – but one thing almost all TMJ disorder sufferers have in common is pain. When you suffer from TMJ disorder and undergo full-mouth reconstruction, we will correct much of the pain by realigning the bite to a more natural, comfortable place in the mouth. This in turn alleviates some of the pressure on the jaw and temporomandibular joint. It also lessens the need to grind the teeth, allowing the patient to repair any damage caused to the teeth from the bruxism, and keeping your reconstructed smile looking healthy and beautiful.
If you’re ready to learn more about how full-mouth reconstruction can improve your life in any number of ways, please give Dr. George a call at 724-220-2347 and schedule a consultation.