It’s a fact of life that bad things can happen to good teeth – accidents, decay due to cracked dental work, gum disease even though people regularly brush, floss, and have checkups. At Butte Family Dental in Butte, MT, we’ve seen every imaginable “bad thing.”
Fairly often, we see a patient who’s had a whole lot of bad things happen to their teeth and gums. And usually those bad things have been addressed piecemeal – a filling here, a crown there, and so on. People can spend a lot of money with stopgap solutions that don’t provide them with a smile they love to show or the ability to eat the foods they love.
For people with complex dental needs, full-mouth reconstruction is often the answer. Butte Family Dental is proud to offer this solution to the people in the Butte, MT area.
Full-Mouth Reconstruction: Not All That Mysterious
Taking a hit-or-miss approach to complex dental problems doesn’t get the job done. Full-mouth reconstruction is a systematic approach to addressing a patient’s dental needs in one comprehensive treatment plan.
Full-mouth reconstruction from Butte Family Dental may be right for you if:
- Decay or accident has caused you to lose teeth.
- Your teeth are broken or damaged.
- Erosion or teeth grinding has worn down your teeth.
- Your bite is causing headaches and/or jaw pain.
No two dental patients have exactly the same needs. Each and every full-mouth reconstruction treatment plan is completely individualized. Before any work is begun, Dr. Gilbreath or Dr. McIntyre will review all of the options to correct the issues you’re having with your mouth. Only after you agree to the treatment plan will any work begin.
Approaches To Full-Mouth Reconstruction
Depending on your particular situation, our dentists may recommend:
- Filling cavities with a tooth-colored composite or safe silver fillings to restore function.
- Placing dental crowns to restore damaged teeth or implants.
- Creating a dental bridge to fill “span the gap” where teeth are missing.
- Tooth extractions for heavily damaged teeth that aren’t candidates for restoration.
- Dental Implants (often the ideal solution to permanently replace missing teeth).
- Removable or implant-supported dentures to replace a full upper or lower arch of teeth.
And, of course, teeth whitening and gum disease treatment, should either be necessary.
That Sounds Like A Long Time In The Dental Chair
Part of your comprehensive treatment plan is scheduling the appointments at reasonable intervals and to suit your schedule. It’s true that some procedures may require a longer period of time in the chair. For people who might need some assistance in tolerating longer or involved procedures, we’re happy to offer three levels of sedation dentistry.
That Sounds Expensive
Full-mouth reconstruction is an investment in your physical and emotional wellbeing. You’ll be able to eat the foods you love comfortably, and smile and laugh freely. Many of our patients at Butte Family Dental report finding a new zest for living after having full-mouth reconstruction.
Full-mouth reconstruction can be a life-changing experience, and it’s a responsibility that we take very seriously. Dr. Tara Gilbreath, and Dr. Kyle McIntyre have extensive experience in helping to restore the full function and the appearance of a person’s mouth. Our team uses high-quality materials and the latest technology to make sure you get the beautiful, functional smile you deserve.
Having all of your dental problems addressed under one treatment plan is also an investment that makes sense when you consider you’ll likely save considerable time, money, and pain in the future.
No two full-mouth reconstructions are the same, and the fact that some people might need many or even all of the procedures listed above shouldn’t put you off. There’s no way to know what the cost of your full-mouth reconstruction will be without a thorough examination. To schedule a consultation with Butte Family Dental in Butte, MT, call us at 406-565-4458. You can also use our online form to ask questions regarding your treatment and to schedule an appointment.
All of us at Butte Family Dental in Butte, MT look forward to helping you find the best answer for your complex dental needs.