Intense discomfort and sensitivity when eating. Chronic tooth pain. Declining smile aesthetics. Jaw pain and joint issues when you move your mouth. If you’re experiencing these or other widespread symptoms due to issues with your teeth, you’re a good candidate for full mouth reconstruction in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Edwin Porter, our restorative dentist at Charlotte Dental Arts, has over 25 years of experience and extensive training in the procedures offered in full mouth reconstruction. He incorporates this expertise and sophisticated technology into your treatment to provide truly comprehensive care personalized to your oral health needs. We can help you regain a comfortable and confident life once again!
Candidates for Full Mouth Reconstruction
Extensive gum disease and/or dental decay
Multiple failing or missing teeth
Severely worn or broken teeth due to teeth grinding and clenching
Jaw pain and TMJ disorder from a misaligned bite
Dental trauma including broken or knocked-out teeth
Full mouth reconstruction refers to a series of treatments designed to restore all your teeth to proper strength and health so you can function comfortably and live confidently in a beautiful smile. Your treatment may include crowns and bridges, veneers, orthodontics, and dental implants. This is a highly complex treatment and often requires multiple procedures to restore full health and function to your smile. It’s important to receive care from an experienced dentist like Dr. Edwin Porter!
Dental crowns are porcelain restorations that cap a damaged or treated tooth. These restorations are custom-made to restore the size, shape, and color of your tooth. Crowns improve tooth strength and durability after a large cavity or root canal therapy and can restore a dental implant. We offer dental crowns in one day with state-of-the-art CEREC technology!
Dental bridges are a series of two or more dental crowns fused together that span the gap of an empty tooth socket. Bridges are made from natural-looking porcelain material and customized to blend in with adjacent teeth. They replace one or more missing teeth and restore proper function for biting and chewing. We can design and mill bridges in one appointment with our CEREC technology.
Gaps, chips, yellow teeth? Porcelain veneers are slim, tooth-colored shells that cover the front part of teeth to enhance their cosmetic appearance. Veneers can simultaneously treat multiple cosmetic issues, including tooth chips and cracks, discoloration, crookedness, or worn-down teeth. We also offer Lumineers®, the ultra-thin alternative to veneers that don’t require tooth preparation.
Occlusal adjustments alter the surface of teeth so they come together correctly. Proper occlusion disperses the pressure and force of biting and chewing evenly across all teeth. An even bite also reduces teeth grinding and clenching, jaw pain, and TMJ problems and provides comfort and ease for everyday movements like eating and talking.
Pain in your tooth? Root canal therapy is a comfortable procedure that removes the infection causing your toothache. During a root canal, we remove the diseased tissues from inside the tooth, then fill the space with gutta-percha after cleaning the canals. To restore tooth strength and aesthetics, we provide same-day crowns with our CEREC technology.
Jaw popping and clicking. Pain in your jaw joints or facial muscles. Chronic headaches. We treat these symptoms and more with personalized TMJ treatment. Generally, you receive a custom night guard you’ll wear each night to keep your teeth from touching and to help restore balance and comfort to your jaw and joints.
o Invisalign is an alternative to traditional braces that uses a series of virtually invisible clear aligners to discreetly straighten teeth. Invisalign is beneficial and frequently preferred by social teens and professional adults alike. The clear aligners are removable and do not hinder lifestyles, dietary habits, or oral hygiene routines.
Dental implants permanently replace one or more missing teeth. They are made up of a post (tooth root) surgically placed in the jawbone and a restoration (tooth crown) attached to the post with an abutment. Dental implants restore normal biting and chewing power, natural smile aesthetics, and oral health for an overall improved quality of life.
Our Smile Rehabilitation Process
Before & After Photos
Before and after treatment photos from some of our patients.
The Benefits of a Restored Smile
Strong, stable teeth for biting and chewing food
A complete smile restored to natural beauty
No sensitivity when eating and drinking
Reduced or eliminated tooth grinding and clenching
No discomfort or pain with mouth movements
Elimination of gum disease, decay, and infection
Take the first step to relieving your pain and restoring your smile!
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