Our mouths provide a variety of functions most of which are necessary to sustain life. Such things as eating, drinking or gasping for air make our mouths one of the most important parts of our bodies. Why don't we take better care of them?
As extraordinary as our mouths are we tend to take them for granted by avoiding our regular cleanings, not brushing twice a day or even flossing. Ignoring our precious teeth and gums can lead to a whole heap of issues that require major dental care. However, not all problems are from neglect. Some of us were born with teeth that aren't as straight as we like or too many teeth that cause crowding which can lead to headaches are other issues. With all the advancements in modern dental care, if your teeth are not as straight as you want or you want to fix that chip on your front tooth finally, you can and usually with a minimal amount of discomfort.
Treatments considered major oral surgery would be what dentists call a Full Mouth Rehabilitation. Full Mouth Rehabilitation produces dramatic results by either completely replacing or modifying one’s current teeth. Crown and bridge work to build up a worn down bite may be part of a treatment plan in some cases. In more severe cases of wear and tear it may be providing full mouth, permanent implant retained teeth. Full Mouth Rehabilitation is a preferred method of treatment in cases where patients suffer from teeth grinding or enamel loss due to eating extremely acidic foods.
Other examples of major oral surgery would include Restorative procedures like the following:
Lastly, your teeth may simply need a minor touch up. You may have a little overbite or slightly crooked teeth. In this case, you may want to go for Dental Veneers or Invisalign.
Dental veneers also are known as laminates, are used to enhance the appearance of one or more teeth cosmetically. Veneers often transform the look of the smile permanently. Veneers consist of thin porcelain, or resin shells customized to a desirable color and shape, and then bonded to the outside of the teeth to reshape broken, misshapen or irregular teeth. Dental veneers are also a great option for discolored teeth that do not respond to traditional whitening treatments.
Invisalign is a clear alternative to braces by treating crooked and crowded teeth in adults in teens. Customized to each patient’s needs, Invisalign uses a method to efficiently and comfortably move to teeth to make them straighter can healthier.
Recovery time for any dental procedure will depend on many factors; Dr. Hassanein will go over these with you during the initial consultation. It is important to let them know of any health issues you may have and be sure to ask questions.
If you are searching for a dentist in Etobicoke, visit us at Village Dental, and we will be happy to introduce you to the practice so you can start your full mouth recovery.