Article provided by: Art of Smiles
Here at Art of Smiles in Pasadena, we are prepared for our patients that are in need of a smile makeover. Sometimes it is the result of a really bad dental deformity, or it could be tooth decay. People who grind their teeth cause extensive wear and tear on them. Foods and drinks can cause acidic damage to the teeth as can gastrointestinal problems like GERD. Having dental problems can cause many health problems and an overall feeling of embarrassment and self-consciousness. This may involve surgeries along with other treatments.
Orthodontics includes braces, but there are now more comfortable, less visible options for all ages. One of these is Invisalign. Invisalign uses a series of aligners to move and straighten the teeth as much as needed. All this can be done with no wires to tighten or ugly wires attached to other teeth. Every two weeks you get a new aligner, and over a period, it will straighten or move the teeth. For the adults, there are the Six Month Smiles. This is a system that is a clear set of braces. It takes an average of six months for the process to be complete.
Oral and Periodontal Surgery
Other things that can be involved are oral surgery and periodontal surgery. Oral surgery includes root canals and extractions. It may also cover things like removing wisdom teeth. Jaw related issues would also fall into this category. Periodontal surgery is a surgery that involves the gums. This can occur when deep pockets develop as a result of gingivitis or other infections involving the gums. Either can be a component of a smile makeover in Pasadena.
Crowns and Bridgework
A crown can be another component of full mouth reconstruction. Crowns are used to reconstruct a tooth so that it can function like a natural tooth. A crown can also protect a weak tooth from breaking. Crowns are made from different materials such as gold or porcelain. The doctor will determine the kind of crown that is best for your situation. When the crown is complete, it will look and feel like your natural teeth.
Bridgework can include a single tooth implant or a complete bridge. A fixed bridge is sometimes needed to replace teeth permanently. It can replace one or many teeth. To get a fixed bridge, an implant is made of the tooth or teeth that are being replaced and sent to the lab. The lab then builds a replica of those teeth and then cemented into the mouth.
Here at Art of Smiles in Pasadena, our dentist does everything possible to minimize pain and the anxiety of going to a dentist. Here we use sedation dentistry, and our dentist is a member of D.O.C.S. Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. Sedation dentistry works well with the anxious or nervous patient or when the doctor needs to do an excessive amount of work in one visit. The patient's comfort and proper dental care of very important to Art of Smiles in Pasadena.