Reconstructive Dentistry – Stuart, FL
Recreating Healthy, Functional Smiles
When your smile has been extensively damaged by decay or injury, or when your teeth are severely worn due to bite-related issues, you may need reconstructive dentistry services such as tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers, dental crowns, fixed bridges, and dental implant supported tooth replacement to rebuild your mouth for better oral health and a more attractive smile. From minimal decay problems to full-mouth reconstruction, Dr. Amy Crary and Dr. Elizabeth Bacha can help you with the reconstructive dental care you need. To get started, give our dental office in Stuart, FL a call to schedule a reconstructive dentistry consultation at Aesthetic Dentistry of Stuart.
Getting Started with a One-on-One Consultation
During your reconstructive dentistry consultation, we will talk with you about your oral health problems and reconstructive dentistry goals before determining which reconstructive procedures will best suit your specific needs. We will perform a comprehensive examination to determine the cause of the damage to your teeth and will work with you to develop a plan that will restore the health and beauty of your smile. Dr. Crary and Dr. Bacha have both completed extensive continuing education at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, and they each have the hands-on training and expertise necessary to handle even the most complex reconstructions. When you schedule a consultation, don't worry: no matter how extensive your dental damage might be, we’ll always be able to help. Below, you’ll find a brief explanation of some of the wide range of reconstructive dentistry services we offer to fully renew your smile.
For minor tooth decay, cracks, and chips, tooth-colored fillings made from composite resin are ideal to replace lost structure and repair your tooth’s form, function, and appearance. Tooth-colored filling material can also be used to correct or conceal cosmetic flaws.
Typically used as part of cosmetic dentistry plans, porcelain veneers are thin sheaths of dental-grade ceramic that affix to the front surfaces of teeth. They can be used to reshape and repair teeth that are cracked, chipped, stained, or irregularly positioned.
Dental Crowns & Fixed Bridges
Dental crowns are restoration materials that fit over the top of damaged or decayed tooth structure. We typically recommend all-ceramic tooth-colored dental crowns that will seamlessly blend into your smile. If you’ve lost a single tooth or a few teeth in a row, a dental crown supported fixed bridge may be recommended. These tooth replacement prosthetics use two dental crowns, one on each side, to support a replacement tooth or a row of replacement teeth. The crowns are then attached to healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth, bridging the gap in your smile.
Partial & Full Dentures
For cases of more extensive tooth loss, we may recommend a partial or full denture. Partial dentures, often called partials, are used to fill gaps in the smile caused by numerous consecutive and nonconsecutive missing teeth. A base material is shaped to fit snugly between the remaining healthy teeth. Then, replacement teeth are affixed to the gum-colored base material, and the prosthetic is held in place with clasps attached to surrounding teeth. Full dentures also use a gum-colored base material to support a full row of replacement teeth. Without any remaining teeth to provide support, the base material is formed to fit against the gums. When dentures are properly fitted, they will create suction that holds the denture firmly in position as you speak, chew, and smile.
Dental Implant Supported Tooth Replacement
For increased stability, we also offer tooth replacement using dental implants for support. Dental implants are small, screw-like tools that are used to replace the roots of your missing teeth and provide support for dental restorations. Versatile dental implants can be placed to support any number of replacement teeth, including dental crowns, bridges, partials, and full dentures.
Smile Makeover FAQs
We are always happy to answer our patients’ questions. We want you to be able to make fully informed decisions about your treatment. That is why we have compiled this brief list of frequently asked questions about smile makeovers and reconstructive dentistry. If you do not see the information you were hoping for, or if you would like a personalized answer to any of the following questions, you are welcome to contact us directly. We look forward to helping you gain the healthy, beautiful, and functional smile that you deserve!
Will My Dental Insurance Cover My Smile Makeover?
Your dental insurance is likely to cover at least a part of your reconstructive smile makeover. However, you will need to check the details of your specific policy to be sure. Our team are experts at working with insurance, so we will help you navigate the ins and outs of your policy. We will also help you explore other resources that may be help you fit your smile makeover into your budget. For example, many patients are eligible for low-interest financing.
How Long Will My Smile Makeover Take?
The timeline for your smile makeover will depend on how many procedures you need, and which procedures you need. It might take as little as a few weeks to completely renew the look, feel, and function of your teeth. In other cases, such as when dental implants are necessary, the process can take months. Our dentists and staff will strive to make your journey as efficient as possible.
Will the Results Be Natural-Looking?
Drs. Crary and Bacha have both undergone advanced training in aesthetics and reconstructive dentistry. They understand the science of how to restore teeth in the most natural-looking way possible. For example, they know all about how the color, size, and shape of teeth can come together to create a beautiful look. You can be confident that the restorations they design for you will complement your natural facial characteristics and your oral anatomy. After your reconstructive dentistry journey is complete, onlookers will notice that you have a beautiful smile, not that you have had some dental work done.
Am I a Candidate for a Reconstructive Smile Makeover?
If you have multiple or complex dental problems that affect the appearance and function of your teeth, it is very likely that you are a candidate for a reconstructive smile makeover. In some cases, though, our dentists encourage patients to make certain lifestyle changes before they commit to their treatment plan. For example, stopping smoking can do much to ensure the long-term success of dental implants. The best way to find out if a smile makeover is right for you is to schedule a personalized consultation with our team.