Our smile is one of many essential functions our mouth performs. We also use our mouth to talk, to chew, to breathe, even to support our head and help balance and anchor our muscles. If your mouth is functionally damaged, with broken or worn teeth, poor bite, jaw pain, and other problems, a full mouth reconstruction can help you restore it to full function—and give you a great smile in the process.
If you are unhappy with the look and function of your mouth, we can help. Please call (614) 848-5001 or email the Columbus Center for Family & Cosmetic Dentistry for an appointment at our office in Columbus.
Is Your Mouth Working?
We depend on our mouth to do its job properly thousands of times a day. Often, we’re not aware of all it does for us until it stops working properly. Here are some of the signs you might notice if your mouth might not be functioning properly:
- Difficulty or discomfort chewing
- Chronic indigestion, heartburn, or gas
- Jaw pain, headaches, and other TMJ symptoms
- Difficulty being understood, especially on the phone
- Tooth pain not related to cavities
- Excessive tooth wear
- Sleep apnea
- Excessive difficulty in exercising
- Balance problems
Of course, there are many other potential problems that can be related to a mouth that is full of broken, damaged, or poorly positioned teeth.
Designing a Full Mouth Reconstruction Solution for You
There are many possible problems that could be contributing to functional problems in your mouth. Depending on what is causing your problems, we will find a solution that resolves the causes and gives you a fully functional mouth.
For example, if crooked teeth are to blame for functional problems, we might propose orthodontics, such as wire braces or clear braces. If you have suffered tooth damage, we might recommend tooth restorations like dental crowns. Often, a combination of approaches works best.
Missing teeth don’t have to be an obstacle to a fully functional mouth, either. Dental implants can be used to restore your mouth to full function. And if you’re not a good candidate for dental implants or don’t want them, we can still dramatically improve the function of your mouth with quality neuromuscular dentures.
A Healthy Smile Is an Attractive Smile
Being attractive is one of your mouth’s essential functions. Most of the time, your full mouth reconstruction won’t just give you a more functional smile, it will give you a beautiful one, too. Straighter, healthier teeth will make a better impression on everyone you meet.
However, sometimes we may need to make additional plans for a smile makeover if you are as concerned about the appearance as the function of your teeth.