Dental reconstruction is essential for restoring the functionality and appearance of damaged, missing, or decayed teeth from major accidents to severe diseases. With the help of advanced dental techniques and technology, achieving a beautiful and healthy smile that lasts a lifetime is possible. Dr. Carol Jin, D.D.S., and her San Ramon team have the experience and training to handle even the most challenging cases.
What Is Dental Reconstruction?
Dental reconstruction refers to restoring the health, function, and aesthetics of teeth and gums. Each procedure is performed by dental professionals specializing in prosthodontists, endodontists, and oral surgeons. Depending on the severity of reconstruction, it may involve one or more methods to complete.
Types of Procedures
These procedures involve repairing or replacing tissue, bones, or missing and broken teeth. Full mouth reconstruction is not always necessary. Some treatments you may have already had include fillings, crowns, bridges, and dental implants.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into the jawbone. They provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps placed over damaged or decayed teeth to restore their shape, size, strength, and appearance. They can also be used to anchor dental bridges or cover dental implants.
Dental bridges are prosthetic devices that replace one or more missing teeth by bridging the gap between the remaining teeth. They are anchored to the adjacent teeth with dental crowns or implants.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a procedure that involves removing infected or damaged tooth pulp and filling the resulting space with a special material. It is used to save a damaged or infected tooth from extraction.
Gum surgery removes diseased or infected gum tissue to prevent further damage to teeth and gums. It may involve scaling and root planing, flap surgery, or gum grafting.
Benefits of Dental Reconstruction Services
- Improved Oral Health – Restore the health and function of damaged or decayed teeth, preventing further damage and the need for more invasive procedures.
- Enhanced Aesthetics – Improve the appearance of teeth and gums, giving patients a beautiful and confident smile.
- Better Speech and Chewing – Improve speech and chewing by restoring the ability to bite and chew properly.
- Increased Comfort – Eliminate pain and discomfort associated with damaged or decayed teeth.
- Long-Term Results – Provide long-term results that improve the quality of life and reduce the need for future dental procedures.
Dental Reconstruction Vs. Cosmetic Dentistry
While cosmetic dentistry and dental reconstruction services may share some similarities, they are distinct areas of dentistry with different goals and procedures.
What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is focused on improving the appearance of a person’s teeth, gums, and smile. Common cosmetic dental procedures include:
These procedures are elective and performed to enhance a person’s appearance and boost their self-confidence.
How Dental Restoration Is Different
On the other hand, dental reconstruction focuses on restoring the health, function, and aesthetics of damaged or missing teeth and gums. It may involve various procedures to improve a patient’s oral health and prevent further damage or decay.
Reconstruction Or Cosmetic?
While cosmetic dentistry may improve the appearance of a person’s teeth, it may not address underlying dental problems or restore functionality.
Similar Treatments But Different Goals
It is important to note that some dental procedures may fall into both categories, such as dental implants, which can both improve the appearance of a smile and restore function to a missing tooth. Ultimately, pursuing cosmetic dentistry or dental reconstruction services depends on the patient’s needs and goals.
Our Dental Restorataion
We are experts in providing gentle restoration services. Our commitment to excellence ensures that our patients receive top-of-the-line dental care. Our facility has the latest technology to provide the most efficient and effective services possible.
We Are Here to Help
At Dr. Carol Jin’s office, we understand that dental reconstruction can be a daunting undertaking. That’s why we are committed to keeping you informed and providing you with the best possible care. We accept most major dental insurance plans and offer flexible financing options. Call us today to schedule a consultation and get started.