As one of the first things people notice about you, your smile is an important representation of who you are. For those of our patients whose teeth have been compromised by accident, trauma, or poor care, the full-mouth reconstructive dentistry we provide at our Shreveport and Bossier City offices can rebuild the structure, rejuvenate the health, and revitalize the beauty of their smiles. Full-mouth reconstruction involves a combination of restorative techniques, each targeting a different aspect of your oral health.
The longest-term and most stable solution to a missing tooth is a dental implant. Used in cases in which the tooth root has been severely damaged or is missing, dental implants are surgically placed directly into the structure of the jaw to imitate the root and restore the functionality and durability of your bite. Once the implants have been placed, they will be restored a few months later with dental crowns or bridges to give your new smile a natural and refined look.
Our Shreveport and Bossier City dentists love sharing with their patients the rewards of reconstructive dentistry. The renewed happiness and boost of confidence a patient feels after the first preview of his or her new smile is priceless. Dental crowns are restorations made of a tooth-colored composite material made to cover damaged teeth or, when attached to dental implants, replace missing teeth. Crowns make for a stunning finishing touch to a reconstruction and will give you a natural-looking, sophisticated smile.
Dental bridges are designed to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth. Using the two teeth surrounding a gap as anchors, bridges can replace a number of missing or damaged teeth at once and can also be used to restore dental implants. This particular reconstructive tool can provide you with an exceptional cosmetic improvement, giving you the complete smile you’ve always wanted.
Replacing some or all of your natural teeth can be made easy with natural-looking, comfortable dentures. Dentures have the ability to change not only your appearance, but also your oral and general health. When you lose a large number of teeth, your facial muscles can begin to sag, resulting in an aged appearance. Dentures restore the structure and function of your jaw, eliminating muscle sagging and improving your ability to speak and chew.
More commonly known as root canal therapy, endodontic treatment is an essential part of reconstructive dentistry. Our Shreveport and Bossier City practices are both fully equipped to perform root canal therapy in order to fight inflammation and infection caused by broken or chipped teeth or deep decay. Thanks to our dentists’ vast experience and the modern technology used in our offices, your endodontically treated teeth can be expected to function normally for years to come.