Full Mouth Reconstruction in Fayetteville, AR
Comprehensive dentistry requires a different level of treatment and understanding by both the dentist and the patient. As we like to say, your mouth didn't get this way overnight, and we don't plan to fix you overnight.
Most people who come to us in this situation present with many broken teeth or teeth that are worn down really short. The first thing we do – and the most important, in our eyes – is figure out why your teeth are breaking down or how your teeth got to this point. This is all about controlling the risk factors that got you to the point where you are. We have to figure out the cause of your problems or we are doomed to repeat them.
Some of the different problems that we have seen destroying teeth are:
- Acid reflux
- Bite problems
- TMJ problems
- Gum and bone (periodontitis) problems
There may be other things that have caused your dental problems. We have the ability to restore you back to where you want to be and prevent you from going in that direction again. Can you imagine what a relief it would be not to have to worry about your teeth breaking down all the time?
What’s Included in a Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
A full-mouth reconstruction or comprehensive dentistry can include multiple areas of treatment.
Sometimes, patients require implants and partials to restore a bite, and other times we may do a bridge that hooks to your other teeth. Often, patients’ teeth are worn down and we can restore the entire bite with composite fillings or bonding. Porcelain veneers may be needed to give you back that smile that you always wanted.
There are many different possibilities when it comes to getting your smile and confidence back.
Patients who have had a full-mouth reconstruction or comprehensive dentistry are grateful to have their function and attractive smile back. There is nothing better than to be able to give someone the smile they have always wanted and to restore their ability to chew at the same time.
Is Comprehensive Dentistry Expensive?
One other thing to mention about comprehensive dentistry is that it doesn't have to be expensive. Sometimes we are able to restore someone's function with as little as a bite equilibration. This is where we even out the bite to make chewing better for the patient and sometimes decrease or eliminate facial pain.
Dr. Kifer is also very good at phasing complex dentistry. This means that we are able to stabilize a case by stopping any disease process and relieving pain and then restore at a pace that allows the patient to fit it in their lifestyle and budget.
Some patients can't afford to do all the dentistry at once or aren't able to take off of work multiple times over a certain time period. We completely understand these needs, and we try to find a way that will allow you to get the dentistry you want and need in a manner that fits your lifestyle.
If you have any questions or would just like to sit down with Dr. Kifer and talk, call our office today to schedule a consultation.