Northwest Arkansas Family Dental
Fayetteville, AR Dentist

Is it Too Late to Save My Smile?

March 28, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Meg Johnson
Woman Smiling | Northwest Arkansas Family Dental

It’s easy to lose hope if you start having a smile breakdown. It might seem logical to simply have all of your teeth extracted and start over with dentures. Extractions and teeth-replacement with implants or dentures are certainly one option to consider if you have broken and decayed teeth that require constant upkeep. 

Another option is full mouth reconstruction to save the teeth you have and replace your missing teeth for a fully functioning and beautiful smile that you feel proud to show off.

What Is Full Mouth Rehabilitation or Full Smile Makeovers?

Sometimes, diseased teeth and poor gum health can lead to a chain reaction of more oral conditions and tooth loss.

Neglect, malocclusion (a bad bite), bruxism (teeth clenching and grinding), decay, and periodontal disease can all cause teeth to become unstable and require extraction.

By taking a comprehensive approach to your oral health, we may be able to save existing teeth and stop the continued breakdown and cycle of piecemeal dental treatment. Starting at the foundation with healthy gums and any active decay will give us a viable place to rebuild your smile.

  • Eliminate decay and periodontal disease
  • Assess the bite and alignment of teeth
  • Identify any signs of teeth grinding 
  • Evaluate jaw function
  • Stabilize existing saveable teeth
  • Extract teeth that cannot be saved
  • Plan to replace and restore teeth

Full mouth rehabilitation does not mean you need to complete treatment all at once. By opting for a full smile makeover in our Fayetteville, AR dental office, you are choosing to have your dentistry with a dentist who is experienced and will help you get the smile you want at your pace.

We can address one section of the mouth at a time or address the worst conditions first. Since we offer same-day dental crowns, having your smile back again may not take as long as you think.

Are You Ready for a Healthy Smile?

Even if your teeth have severe damage and wear, our Fayetteville dentist, Dr. Wade Kifer is here to help you find the solutions that work best for you and your budget.

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