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Reconstructive Dentistry: A Smile Makeover

At Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne, we know how important your smile is to you. Over time, the teeth are subject to numerous factors which can lead to loss of function and even their destruction. These factors are varied — substandard oral hygiene, genetics, dental accidents, and TMJ are just a few contributors to the degradation of your smile.

Diet is perhaps the largest contributor, as sugars and acids gradually wear away enamel and leave dentin exposed. Dentin is the material that lies just beneath enamel, and is much more prone to decay, chipping, and wear.

Once issues start, they become more perilous the longer they are left untreated. However, Dr. Robert Harrell can implement several dental reconstruction treatments that can restore the function and aesthetics of your smile, giving you a sense of pride that you may not have experienced in years.

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Benefits of Dental Reconstruction

Reconstructive Dentistry offers the following key benefits:

  • Over time, the teeth can lose function and aesthetics. Reconstruction reverses these effects.
  • We can repair years of damage to the teeth and gums with reconstructive dentistry no matter how deteriorated they may be.

  • Multiple cutting-edge treatment options are available to totally reconstruct one’s smile.

  • Dental reconstruction makes use of every type of treatment available, including porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers, bridges and dental implants.

  • Advances in techniques and sedation have made reconstructive dentistry a painless method of restoring one’s smile.

Types of Reconstruction

Full-mouth reconstruction is a complete treatment plan for patients with badly deteriorated teeth and gums. When every aspect of your oral health is compromised, you need a dentist with the knowledge and experience to restore the function and appearance of your smile. Dr. Harrell utilizes an array of treatments to repair and reverse years of damage. Full-mouth reconstruction makes use of every available dental therapy, including porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers, implant bridges, All-on-4 implants, ZOOM! teeth whitening and more. No matter how deteriorated your teeth and gums may be, Dr. Harrell has the ability to restore your smile.

Dentures are one of the most common dental reconstruction treatments. Millions of Americans use dentures, as they are a simple and affordable way to replace missing teeth. However, dentures often leave many patients unhappy with the appearance of their smile. Like other fields of dentistry, dentures have been the beneficiary of tremendous technological advances during recent years. Still, many dentists do not fully utilize the capabilities of modern denture technology. Dr. Harrell is proud to offer access to every type of denture technology available, and has helped numerous patients improve the aesthetics and function of their dentures. Our patients receive custom-made cosmetic dentures, which have much more realistic tooth shape, color and alignment. Furthermore, the gum portion of our dentures is extremely lifelike and far more comfortable and functional than older variations. We work with our patients to ensure that they are able to speak, eat, chew and smile with comfort and pride.

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Dental implants are the most exciting advancement in the field of dental reconstruction. Replacing missing teeth has always been a challenge due to the limitations of traditional replacement methods. Dental implants have changed the game forever. They’re indistinguishable from natural teeth whether you’re talking about appearance or function. Implants are far and away the best solution for replacing missing teeth.

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Common Dental Reconstruction Techniques

  • Crowns and Bridges. Crowns and bridges can make a tremendous difference in the health and appearance of your smile. Crowns are used to restore the function and appearance of a damaged tooth that can’t be restored with tooth-colored fillings. Constructed from dental porcelain, crowns are nearly identical to natural teeth and incredibly strong. Bridges are used when there’s a need to replace one or more missing teeth. Again, porcelain is often used in the fabrication of bridges, making them very lifelike and fully functional.
  • Porcelain Veneers. Veneers are the best solution for instantly restoring a beautiful smile that has experienced aesthetic wear and tear. Although their greatest benefit is in restoring appearance, they can also provide some protection to damaged teeth. Dr. Harrell has tremendous experience with all types of cosmetic dental treatments, including porcelain veneers. During your initial consultation, he will explain the process of receiving veneers in detail.
  • Dental Implants. Dental implants are one of the most powerful tools in dental reconstruction. An implant is a full tooth replacement from root to crown. The device consists of a surgical-grade titanium post which is inserted into the jawbone. Once it fuses with the bone, a porcelain crown is placed on top of the post. What results is an incredibly strong replacement tooth with gorgeous aesthetics. Most patients cannot even differentiate between dental implants and their natural teeth.

If you are in need of comprehensive dental reconstruction, call (704) 541-9888 or use the contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation smile consultation. During your visit, a complimentary digital smile preview (an $85 value) will be created to show how you will look when your treatment is complete.

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You will meet with Dr. Harrell to discuss your needs and come up with a treatment plan to create your perfect new smile.