Reconstructive Dentistry

Reconstructive Dentistry

Dentist in Vancouver WA

What is reconstructive dentistry?

Reconstructive dentistry is the practice of a set of procedures designed to rebuild someone’s teeth, address jawbone or gum damage, replace any worn-out dental work, treating diseases, or a combination of any of these. It is very extensive and usually it is performed under conscious sedation.

Is the procedure costly?

The cost of this practice depends on which procedure will be done and the extent of the work. The greatest benefit of reconstructive dentistry is that it is usually covered by insurance companies because it can be medically necessary to correct any problems that may interfere with the normal functions of the mouth.

The need for this kind of dentistry is usually the result of an accident, heredity, and frequently from poor oral hygiene. There are times when chewing or speech is stymied due to an injury or hereditary problem.

When would you need reconstructive dentistry?

This practice may be required when broken or chipped teeth need to be repaired, when there is damage to the jaw or gums, overcrowding of the teeth, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD), injuries to the jaw, and so on.

What does this practice involve?

The process may involve the construction of new teeth with a composite material, rebuilding or repairing of bridges, the placement of implants to replace missing teeth, and more. Many of these procedures may be performed independently. However, he most extreme case of this practice would be a Full Mouth Reconstruction, also known as Full Mouth Restoration, which is when multiple oral health problems exist and have to be addressed.

Dr. Jared Bowyer DDS is a dentist in Vancouver, WA. If you would like to learn more and understand about reconstructive dentistry, we will be more than happy to answer any questions. You can visit our website or give us a call at (360) 253-2640.

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