What do you do when you are happy? Do you share your smile, or do you try to hide it? If you feel uncomfortable smiling, you should make plans to visit with Dr. Mark W. Wilhelm.
He is a prosthodontist (we’ll explain in a moment), and he can give you a new reason to smile with full-mouth reconstruction. Contact our dentist office in Woodbury, MN, if you would like to find out how to rebuild your mouth and your smile.
To make your appointment, call 651-319-9064 or contact us online.
Restorative Dentistry For You
Restorative dentistry covers a lot of things.
It can mean something as small as tooth bonding or filling a cavity. It can also mean removing the few teeth you have left so we can replace all your teeth with dentures and dental implants.
We want to find the option that will work for you, even if that means rebuilding your mouth one step at a time.
Full-mouth reconstruction is possible. Dr. Wilhelm has done it for many patients, and he could do the same thing for you.
You may think your mouth is beyond repair. You may be embarrassed about the condition of your teeth. You may think there is nothing that can be done.
You need to visit our Woodbury, MN, dentist office.
You owe it to yourself to learn what kinds of restorative options are available. We will do our best to find a way to make your treatment manageable so you can enjoy the priceless benefits of a restored set of replacement teeth.
Why You Should See Dr. Wilhelm
For starters, Dr. Wilhelm is a prosthodontist. This is a dental specialist who goes through additional training and education to be able to repair extensive damage to your teeth and mouth.
To be more specific, prosthodontists three years of training after graduating from dental school. Dr. Wilhelm graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. Then he attended Indiana University where he received a Master of Science in Dentistry and specialty certificates in prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics.
He has been in private practice since 1990, but he also has taught at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. This is to say that he knows what needs to be done to restore your smile as well as how to make it happen.
You can reach him by calling 651-319-9064.
How Full-Mouth Reconstruction Can Be Done
While many situations are similar, no two patients are ever exactly the same. The services needed to restore your smile and the function of your mouth may be very different than what we will do for our next patient.
You can count on the fact that no matter what you need to be done, Dr. Wilhelm has probably done it many times before. Here are a few options we may consider:
◼︎ Dental veneers
Veneers can be used to repair broken, chipped, and cracked teeth. They can restore worn-down teeth as well. Since veneers are often used for cosmetic purposes, you can count on having a nice, natural-looking smile, too.
◼︎ Dental implants
If a restored smile was a house, then dental implants would be the foundation. Implants were developed as a replacement for the root of missing teeth. They can be used individually or collectively to make your teeth replacements more secure.
A set of full dentures will replace an entire row of teeth. You may have memories of someone with dentures from when you were younger. You may remember those dentures coming loose or even falling out when that person spoke or ate. With modern implant-supported dentures, you might feel like you have a whole new set of teeth instead.
◼︎ Dental bridges
If you have a gap in your smile because you are missing multiple teeth, a dental bridge may be a better option. Dental bridges should be functional and should provide you with a complete smile once again. Like dentures, these can be supported by dental implants.
◼︎ Dental crowns
Are you missing one tooth or multiple teeth in different parts of your mouth? Then you may need a dental crown instead of a bridge. Dental crowns are used to replace individual teeth. When a crown is placed on a dental implant, then you have effectively created a whole artificial tooth.
Give Yourself A Reason To Smile Again
If you’re happy, we want you to feel comfortable showing it. We also want you to be able to eat the foods that you want to eat. Dr. Wilhelm can examine your teeth and develop a full-mouth reconstruction plan just for you.