If you’ve been in a car accident that damaged your teeth, a full mouth reconstruction can be an essential part of putting the trauma behind you.
Although there are many protective technologies to help prevent injury to you during a car accident, they are not able to stop every injury. And while many injuries can and will heal on their own, damaged teeth will not. That’s why it requires the help of a dentist in reconstructing your smile to make sure you get back your beautiful smile.
But you shouldn’t seek out just any dentist for this type of procedure. A dentist skilled in cosmetic dentistry can help ensure you get a beautiful smile that looks natural. And a dentist who understands neuromuscular dentistry can help ensure your bite is properly balanced so you can minimize the risk of developing TMJ after your accident.
Repairing Damaged Teeth
Teeth can suffer many degrees of tooth damage in a car accident. Minor tooth injuries like chips are the easiest to deal with. Dental bonding can quickly repair them, but porcelain veneers can provide a more attractive and more durable restoration.
If the damage to a tooth is more severe, you may need a dental crown to protect the tooth and restore its function. In some cases, the interior of the tooth may have been compromised, and we may need to perform root canal therapy to remove exposed and potentially infected nerves from your teeth.
A skilled cosmetic dentist like Dr. Mike Firouzian can make sure the restorations on your teeth look natural and beautiful.
Replacing Lost Teeth
If you have one or more teeth that were so badly damaged they can’t be saved, we have to talk about replacement options. In this case, the replacement of lost teeth serves both a cosmetic and a functional purpose. Missing teeth don’t just affect the appearance of your smile, they can make it hard to eat and chew. They can also lead to further displacement and damage to your teeth, which can increase your risk of future tooth loss.
Dental implants are the best tooth replacement option for individual lost teeth. When you’ve lost a few teeth near each other, a dental bridge supported by dental implants works great. And if you’ve lost an entire arch of teeth, FOY ® Dentures are a great choice–and they can work with dental implants for the best function. These dentures help you avoid the aged appearance that can come from traditional dentures.
Dr. Firouzian is skilled at implant dentistry and in the design of properly fitting FOY ® Dentures.
Restoring Your Bite
But as important as repairing or replacing your individual teeth is ensuring that all your teeth work together again as they should. The forces in a car accident can displace your jaw, which can lead to jaw dysfunction known as TMJ. When this occurs, your bite may feel off. Your jaw may pop and click. And you can experience jaw pain, headaches, and other problems. Plus your newly reconstructed teeth may be damaged by your bite.
A skilled neuromuscular dentist like Dr. Firouzian is mindful of these problems when reconstructing your teeth. He can make sure the bite forces are balanced, which can help reduce aftereffects of your accident and protect your restored teeth.
If you are looking for full mouth reconstruction in Columbus, OH, please call (614) 848-5001 today for an appointment at Firouzian Dentistry.