Achieve a Functional Smile Again with Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction can help patients restore their smiles and their confidence following widespread tooth loss. Dr. Peter Hellwig is an adept restorative dentist and implantologist who can reconstruct your smile in a way that is best for your schedule and budget. Precise planning and diagnostic technology are essential to a successful full mouth restoration, and Dr. Hellwig has the tools necessary to create a smile you can be proud of. To learn more about a comprehensive, individualized full mouth reconstruction and what it can mean for your quality of life, contact our San Diego office today.
Your full mouth reconstruction treatment plan will begin with a thorough examination and planning of your procedures. Initial treatments may include periodontal care. The health of your gums and teeth are essential to the success of any full mouth reconstruction. If necessary, Dr. Hellwig will work with you to improve the health of your gums prior to restorative procedures.
Once your periodontal health is restored, Dr. Hellwig will begin planning your reconstructive treatments based upon several factors combined with your goals. Together, you will determine whether implant-supported or traditional prostheses are best for you. Implant-supported prostheses offer greater stability and feel more like your natural teeth. Our team is happy to help you decide which type is best for you.
Comprehensive Restoration for Your Needs
You may receive several crowns, a bridge, or even a denture to replace your missing teeth. These types of restorations have been used for decades to fill spaces left in patients' smiles:
- Dental Bridges - Bridges literally bridge the gap left by one or more missing teeth. Traditionally, they are supported using specialized crowns that fit over adjacent natural teeth. Today, implant-supported bridges are an improvement in the standard function of a bridge because they are more stable and do not put stress on surrounding teeth.
- Dental Crowns - Dental crowns, also known as caps, fit snugly on and around a reduced natural tooth. Crowns protect teeth weakened from root canal therapy and restore those that have been broken down from decay or trauma. They can also support bridges. Implant-supported crowns are secured by a dental implant and are used to replace a missing tooth.
- Dentures - Dentures are used to replace most or all of a dental arch's missing teeth. Dentures are made of several fused crowns that are affixed to a gum-colored base. Dr. Hellwig uses a variety of strong, beautiful materials to create his tradition and implant-supported dentures, including zirconia. All dentures and partials are made in the USA.
You may receive several different types of restorations. Dr. Hellwig and team will instruct you on the proper care of your new smile.
Financing Your Full Mouth Reconstruction
We work tirelessly to make your treatment affordable, as well as convenient and effective. When creating your personal treatment plan, Dr. Hellwig will take your budget into account, and we are proud to accept several flexible financing options, including CareCredit™, Springstone℠, and Citi® Health.
Learn More About Restoring Your Smile
To learn more about full mouth reconstruction and whether it is right for you, schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Hellwig today.