Northwest Arkansas Family Dental
Fayetteville, AR Dentist

3 Signs That Mean You Should Consider a Full Mouth Reconstruction

April 16, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Beth Bowen
Man in Dentist Chair | Northwest Arkansas Family Dental

Sometimes patients feel that their dental health is so far gone that nothing can be done to make their teeth hurt less or look nice again. Our team at Northwest Arkansas Family Dental are here to give you hope – and a new smile that looks and feels fantastic.

It’s never too late for full mouth reconstruction in our Fayetteville dental office. While it might seem like a big undertaking, full mouth reconstruction simply means that we approach dentistry with a whole-health approach to restore appearance and chewing function, and to eliminate sensitivity and pain.

Your Teeth Are Worn or Short

One of the most common signs that full mouth reconstruction is that the enamel on teeth is worn down so far that teeth look short or dark from dentin exposure. Worn smiles often do not bite together correctly and feel tender with temperature changes and chewing.

Unfortunately, worn teeth make it difficult to eat, and softer foods sometimes provide inadequate nutrition.

Your Teeth Do Not Come Together in Harmony

If you slowly bring your jaws together, do your teeth meet at approximately the same time? Does your jaw feel comfortable? If jaw pain is part of your daily life or you hear frequent clicking and popping, your bite may be causing undue stress on your jaw joints. 

Rebuilding your bite with dental crowns, fillings, implants, or bridges can open the bite and allow your jaws to seat comfortably. Poor occlusion (bite) can lead to severe jaw problems, including locking.

Teeth Are Damaged, Broken, and Painful

Broken teeth and deep decay leads to tooth loss. By repairing natural teeth or replacing them with dental implants, you can enjoy the foods you enjoy and smile confidently again. We use tooth-colored crowns, bridges, implant crowns, and fillings to fix broken and decayed teeth.

For more information about full mouth reconstruction, contact our Fayetteville dental office to arrange an appointment with Dr. Wade Kifer. We can help you regain your confidence with a healthy smile.

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