If your smile is in bad shape, our dentist can help. Dr. Baker uses the latest dental technology to perform full-mouth rehabilitation on his patients, correcting bite issues and improving the appearance of damaged or decayed teeth.
We’ll help you explore your options for tooth replacement, bite correction, and cosmetic dentistry in order to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. Here are some procedures we might suggest.
A popular way to improve the appearance of your smile is through porcelain veneers. Veneers are wafer-thin porcelain shells that Dr. Baker will bond to the fronts of your visible teeth.
Porcelain veneers can restore teeth with chips, cracks, stains, or other minor imperfections. We can also use veneers to improve the appearance of misshapen teeth.
A dental crown (often called a “tooth cap” by our patients) covers the entire visible portion of your tooth above the gums. Our dentist may recommend porcelain crowns to restore teeth made fragile by injury or decay. A dental crown restores a tooth’s natural strength and appearance.
Dental crowns are used in smile makeovers to cover teeth that are:
Dental implants are the most reliable way to replace missing teeth. Implants are titanium posts that are embedded into your jawbone to mimic the root of a natural tooth. The implant post is then topped with a crown for a natural appearance.
Reasons for Full Mouth Rehabilitation
There are many reasons a patient might require full mouth rehabilitation. For one, many adult patients did not receive orthodontic treatment as children or teens and, as a result, their bite alignment has grown progressively worse over time.
Not only does this affect the appearance of your facial profile, it can affect your oral health, as well. A misaligned bite can make it hard to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth and may cause facial tension or pain. Your teeth can even become worn down unevenly over time.
In addition to bite issues, many patients have serious aesthetic concerns that they would like corrected, from missing teeth to stains or chips. A full smile makeover can correct all of these issues.
The Elements of Successful Reconstructive Dentistry
The priorities of each full mouth rehabilitation will differ from patient to patient. For patients with severe bite issues, aesthetics might matter to them more than function. However, if the functional issues are not addressed first, they will end up with more oral health problems down the line.
Our goal is to optimize the function of your teeth by ensuring they’re aligned properly and shaped correctly. We also want you to love the appearance of your smile, which is where our cosmetic options such as veneers and teeth whitening come in.
By addressing the full scope of a patient’s oral health, we can address multiple issues over the course of the treatment period and ensure that every patient leaves our office with a smile they can be proud of.
Call Our Office Today!
Jeffrey T. Baker DDS offers a variety of smile makeover options to repair your smile after tooth damage or loss. To make an appointment with our restorative dentists in Shelby Township, MI, call our office at (586) 992-9222 today.