Full Mouth Reconstruction in Aurora CO
Have you been avoiding the dentist because you feel like you have too many problems with your teeth? Do you feel hopeless and overwhelmed by the number of dental problems you are experiencing? Perhaps you feel judged by others over the state of your oral health.
When you are faced with numerous dental problems, you can turn to Aurora prosthodontist Dr. John Chen and his team at Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics. Not only is Dr. Chen a highly trained dental professional, but he is also an artist in his free time. His background in science and artistry allows Dr. Chen to provide full mouth reconstruction that is not just functional but also beautiful.
If you have complex dental needs, please call our Aurora dental office at (303) 627-5755. Dr. Chen will meet with you to evaluate your needs, talk to you about your wants and needs, and create a plan for treatment.
- How do I know if I need full mouth reconstruction?
- What types of issues can a full mouth reconstruction address?
- What services are included with a full mouth reconstruction?
- How do you decide which dental treatment I need?
- What options do you offer to replace missing teeth?
- Will my treatment plan include cosmetic dentistry?
- How much does full mouth reconstruction cost?
- How can I get started with full mouth reconstruction?
How do I know if I need full mouth reconstruction?
If you are facing a number of dental problems, you might already realize that cosmetic dentistry is not going to be enough to fix all your issues. In this situation, you need the help of an experienced dentist, and Aurora, CO prosthodontist Dr. John Chen of Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics can help by talking to you about a full mouth reconstruction.
What types of issues can a full mouth reconstruction address?
Some of the issues Dr. Chen can fix with a full mouth reconstruction include any combination of the following:
- Missing or damaged teeth
- Decayed or infected teeth
- Advanced gum disease
- Unattractive positioning of the gums
- Problems with bruxism or TMJ
When you come in for an appointment with Dr. Chen, he will conduct an evaluation to ensure you are a good candidate for a full mouth reconstruction. He will go over recommended treatments, providing you with the information you need to make the best decision for your oral health.
What services are included with a full mouth reconstruction?
Since full mouth reconstruction can involve rebuilding your smile from the gums up, there are numerous services we may recommend.
The following procedures commonly fall under the umbrella of full smile reconstruction. You will need only some of the procedures, depending on the current state of your oral health. Dr. Chen will go over your options:
- Dental implants
- Porcelain veneers
- Teeth whitening
- Fillings and dental bonding
- Gum reshaping
- Dental crowns and bridges
- Root canal therapy
- TMJ/bruxism treatment
- Periodontal treatment
- Tissue grafting
- Tooth extractions
- Replacement of failing dental work
How do you decide which dental treatment I need?
Planning your full mouth reconstruction at our Aurora, CO dental office is a team effort. As you can see, numerous services may be needed to get your smile back in shape. And in many cases, there’s more than one option we can choose to restore your smile.
You and Dr. Chen will review your needs, and if there are alternatives, he will explain them to you, and explain the pros and cons of each. The treatment we choose will be the one that takes all your unique needs into account including your budget, timeline, and lifestyle.
What options do you offer to replace missing teeth?
A full mouth reconstruction often involves replacing missing teeth. We offer several excellent options to fix that gap in your smile:
- Dental implants – If you’re looking for state-of-the-art tooth replacement, dental implants might be right for you. A dental implant is an artificial root that is placed surgically in your jaw. After it heals, the implant can be restored with a crown, bridge, or dentures.
- Dentures – Modern dentures look nothing like those made decades ago. A full removable denture sits on top of your gums, and partial dentures attach to teeth with clasps to fill open spaces.
- A dental bridge – If you have a one or two missing teeth in the same part of your mouth, a dental bridge is an excellent solution. A bridge consists of an artificial tooth that sits in the open space with crowns attached to adjacent teeth for support.
There are pros and cons to each approach, and Dr. Chen will help you decide which option is right for you.
Will my treatment plan include cosmetic dentistry?
Quite possibly, yes. But with Dr. Chen’s expertise, all of the services we offer not only improve your health, but also enhance your appearance. Most people don’t think of fillings and crowns as cosmetic treatments, but we use beautiful, natural-looking materials that blend seamlessly with your smile.
Porcelain veneers and teeth whitening are probably two treatments that come to your mind when you think of cosmetic dentistry. But services like gum reshaping and dental bonding also improve the aesthetics of your smile. Orthodontics don’t just improve the appearance of a crooked your smile, they also restore your oral health.
How much does full mouth reconstruction cost?
We can’t really answer that question until we know how involved your treatment is. For some people, a full mouth reconstruction may include some fillings and tooth replacement. Others may require comprehensive treatment that includes gum disease treatment, dental crowns, and orthodontics.
Dr. Chen understands that the cost involved may be overwhelming. But we have several ways to make it easier on your budget.
First, we can plan your makeover in stages so you can budget for treatment. Except for cosmetic dentistry, most of the services we offer are at least partially covered by dental insurance. We also offer third-party financing through CareCredit so you can get the care you need now, then make smaller monthly payments until the balance is paid off.
How can I get started with full mouth reconstruction?
We’re glad that you’ve decided to take a step to a healthier smile that looks great and functions comfortably. With all the options available in modern dentistry, you don’t have to live with multiple dental issues and a compromised smile that impact your quality of life.
Start by calling Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics to arrange a consultation. Aurora, CO dentist Dr. Chen’s compassionate care and expertise in dentistry can help give you back a smile that looks great and functions well. Call today to make an appointment!