Total Tooth Replacement: Dental Reconstruction
Known as "Restorative Dentistry" within the field of prosthodontics, dental reconstruction is generally thought of as the treatment of patients with complex dental problems. Treatment that requires the replacement or repair of many teeth. Thus, requiring total tooth replacement.
This type of tooth replacement therapy often involves the use of a combination of dental restorations. Including but not limited to fillings, veneers, crowns, bridges, dental implants, partial dentures, dentures, and hybrid dentures.
Types of Dental Reconstruction**
Reconstructive dentistry is necessary for patients who have significantly worn teeth. Similarly, patients with rampant decay or severe periodontal disease. Restorative dentistry is also and patients who have lost all of their teeth but are looking for alternatives to dentures.
Such dentistry can be challenging and requires high attention to detail. Prosthetic materials and components need to fit precisely to ensure an esthetically pleasing and long-lasting outcome. These procedures are complex and become greater in patients with severe forms of dental disease, patients with anatomic limitations.
For dental patients with severe dental disease, and are struggling with chewing, speaking, or smiling, these procedures dramatically improve their quality of life. However, this treatment option is not for everyone. Full dental rehabilitation requires an investment of time and money. And Similarly, to understand that nothing does last forever and maintenance is required. Long-term follow-up is as important as the initial therapy.
Prosthodontists are the only dental specialists with formal training in the prosthetic treatment of patients with these types of complex dental issues.
Dr. Kaushal Dhawan and staff at The Colorado Center for Implant and Prosthetic Dentistry are available to help you determine effective solutions to all your dental problems. If you would like more information from your Littleton area Prosthodontist, please call to make an appointment today.