A Full Mouth Reconstruction Often Includes Dental Crowns

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A full mouth reconstruction is performed to rebuild damaged teeth and restore your ability to chew and speak normally. It often involves a combination of dental treatments to address all the damage to the patient's teeth and gums. Reasons that a person might need full mouth reconstruction include:

  • Poorly aligned teeth
  • Severe tooth decay
  • Damaged teeth enamel from habits like teeth grinding and trauma
  • Broken, fractured or chipped teeth
  • Tooth structures damaged by periodontal disease
  • Issues with the temporomandibular joints

How dental crowns are used during full mouth reconstruction

A dental crown is the most likely restoration to be used during full mouth reconstruction. It is a cap that goes over a damaged tooth and restores its function, size and shape. It provides therapeutic and cosmetic benefits simultaneously.

Common reasons that a dentist might add crowns to a patient's full mouth reconstruction include:

  • To fix large cavities that are too big to address with fillings
  • To protect worn-down or cracked teeth
  • To protect a tooth after a root canal
  • To protect a tooth that has been weakened and discolored by tooth decay
  • To serve as anchors for a dental bridge
  • To support a tooth with a large filling
  • To serve as an artificial tooth for a dental implant
  • To protect milk teeth that are vulnerable to tooth decay

Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including ceramic, composite resin, metal alloy, porcelain fused to metal or porcelain. Crowns are typically color matched to blend in with the rest of the patient's teeth. Factors that a dentist will consider when recommending a particular type of crown include:

  • The tooth's function and location
  • The gum tissue surrounding the tooth
  • The patient's personal preference
  • How visible the crown will be when the patient smiles

The different types of crowns

Here are the different types of crowns patients get to choose from and their properties:

  • Stainless steel: These are typically prefabricated crowns that are used as temporary crowns that protect the tooth while a customized crown is being made; these are also used to protect baby teeth that are badly damaged before they are due to erupt
  • Metal crowns: Crowns can also be made with metal alloys that are mostly platinum, gold or base metals; metal crowns are the most durable type of crowns and are often recommended for molars, which cannot be seen while smiling
  • Porcelain fused to metal: These crowns have metal bases with the upper part made out of porcelain; they combine the durability of metal crowns and the aesthetics of a porcelain tooth
  • Porcelain/ceramic: These are the most natural-looking crowns and are great for highly visible front teeth
  • All resin: These are the most affordable types of crowns, but they are more prone to staining and wear down faster than other types of crowns

Come and get your crown

Call or visit our Marietta office if you have severely damaged teeth that make it difficult for you to speak and eat.

Request an appointment here: https://www.mytotaldentistry.com or call McCarthy Dentistry at (740) 546-5178 for an appointment in our Marietta office.

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