Have you ever caught one of the shows on TV where they take a mousy person with no sense of style and, with a new hairstyle and outfit, turn her whole appearance around?
Or maybe you’ve watched one of those home makeover shows where designers take a drab living space and turn it into a showplace that better serves the needs of the family living in it. There’s nothing like before and after photos to show you what a difference a complete reconstruction can make.
When you’re talking about the way you look, you can never overestimate the power of a great smile. And the health of your teeth can make a big difference in how you use them.
Dr. Cobble and his staff at Masterpiece Smiles in Tulsa, OK, can do the same thing for your smile as those shows did for their subjects. Dr. Cobble never stops learning about the newest techniques available in dentistry.
In fact, he takes 100-200 hours of continuing education every year. This training includes hands-on, participatory experience. He knows how to use the best materials to offer exceptional care and high levels of service to his patients.
Dr. Cobble combines corrective and cosmetic dentistry to give you a smile that looks like you want it to and teeth that work like you need them to. It’s called full-mouth reconstruction.
What Is Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
You might think that there is too much to be done on your teeth and smile that you’re just overwhelmed. Dr. Cobble can help you organize a full-mouth reconstruction. He uses a gentle approach that will help you feel comfortable at every single appointment!
When we say that Dr. Cobble will help you organize your full-mouth reconstruction, we mean that he will look at your mouth and customize a plan just for you.
Which treatments he will include will depend on what you need to fix your teeth. Here are some dentistry treatments that are usually included in full-mouth reconstructions:
- Tooth-colored fillings for cavities.
- Dental crowns for teeth with chips, cracks, or large cavities.
- Tooth extractions to remove teeth that can’t be repaired.
- Dental bridges or dental implants for replacing missing teeth.
- Dentures for replacing several or all of your missing teeth.
What Can I Expect With Dental Reconstruction?
The first step to getting a full-mouth reconstruction is to make an appointment with our Tulsa, OK dental office. You’ll get a thorough exam that will identify all of the problems with your teeth.
For example, a special dental laser can be used to detect cavities that otherwise cannot be seen. From there, Dr. Cobble will create a custom plan that addresses all your problems as efficiently as possible.
He will thoroughly explain your treatment options, and the benefits and costs of each. Then the two of you will create a plan for what you’ll have done first, second, and so on.
Think of it as creating a blueprint for your new smile.
When Is It Complete?
As we said, everyone is different. But many of the procedures can be done far faster than you would expect.
Some restorative procedures, like dental veneers, can be done in as little as two visits. Dental veneers can transform your smile.
We also make use of sedation dentistry.That means you can “sleep” through a procedure, which allows us to perform more treatments at once. You’ll be surprised at how easily years of neglect can be corrected this way.
What Imperfections Can A Dental Reconstruction Fix?
Your teeth may be deeply stained or chipped or you might even be missing some teeth. Don’t let that discourage you from getting the smile you want and deserve. There’s no reason to think your smile can’t be repaired!
If you have teeth that can’t be saved or have teeth that are already missing, you have the option of choosing dental implants or implant-supported bridges. Bridges and implants can be made in any shade and fit to complement your existing teeth. And they’re strong and sturdy since they’re actually fused into your jawbone.
You may even opt for a partial or a full set of dentures. These are beautiful replacement teeth in a gum-colored base.