What are you supposed to do when multiple issues are robbing you of the use of your mouth? Solve each problem one at a time? Talk to our highly skilled prosthodontist, Dr. Wilhelm, and see if a full mouth reconstruction is right for you.
There is no better doctor for a procedure of this magnitude. As a prosthodontist, Dr. Wilhelm has completed 2-3 years of additional training above and beyond the work he did to become a dentist. He has advanced knowledge about how the various structures and systems within your mouth work together, which means Dr. Wilhelm’s plan for your full mouth reconstruction will result in the best possible outcome for your forever smile.
What is a full mouth reconstruction?
Some people have a mouth full of problems. They need several different procedures to return their mouths to a healthy, working state. Full-mouth reconstruction is a way for them to get the smile they want and need. If this describes you, Dr. Wilhelm will evaluate your condition and, based on that, will develop a single treatment plan to address all the issues you are having with your mouth. At the end of your treatment, you will have a mouth restored of its functionality, and the appearance will be dramatically improved as well.
What treatments are considered for this offering?
All restorative dentistry offerings may be considered for a full mouth reconstruction. The goals are to restore the function first and look second. Here are some common treatments Dr. Wilhelm uses here at Mark W. Wilhelm, DMD, MSD:
- Dental Crowns – The restorative value of crowns is unquestioned. They are great for covering a damaged or decayed tooth, restoring a tooth’s function, and protecting it from further damage.
- Dental Bridge – Missing one or more teeth can make chewing a real chore. Dental bridges will literally bridge that gap left by the tooth and give you back a fully functional bite.
- Dental Implants – Implants are a wonderful tool in a full-mouth reconstruction. The way they can mimic how a real tooth feels and works in your mouth, all while protecting you against bone deterioration, is crucial to a successful treatment.
- Veneers – While mainly considered a cosmetic treatment, veneers also possess restorative value. They can treat cracked teeth and protect them from breaking apart further in a minimally invasive process.
What makes dental implants so effective?
The secret to the effectiveness of dental implants is in how they are able to bond with human bone. The process is called osseointegration, and it means that the dental implant literally becomes part of your bone structure. You cannot find any other tooth replacement option that can do the same.
Does Mark W. Wilhelm, DMD, MSD offer All-on-4 treatment?
We do offer All-on-4 treatment. You can get a new smile from Dr. Wilhelm with only four dental implants and a full arch of permanent teeth.
What is a same-day smile?
The name says it all. Instead of waiting months, you may be able to get your new smile the same day you come in for your implant procedure. You will have your restoration placed as soon as the dental implants are placed. No wait, no worry, all smile.
Should I choose dental implants or dentures?
You should talk to Dr. Wilhelm about what option is best for you. Dental implants have been integrated into our denture offerings, and in this case, the two aren’t totally separate from one another and can offer similar benefits.