When and Why? Having Smile Reconstruction After an Accident
After facing significant facial trauma due to a serious car accident, sports-related injury or trip and fall, patients may require extensive dental repair work such as full mouth reconstruction or rehab. Whether you have fractured and broken teeth, missing teeth, eroded enamel, skeletal injuries or soft and hard tissue damage, let Dr. McRae use his skills and expertise to reconstruct your teeth and jaws so they may once again be functional and aesthetically pleasing.
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Although you may have other bodily injuries that take priority over your teeth, it is important to seek treatment on your teeth as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to fix or replace your teeth so visiting our dentist office soon after the accident will help make the experience much less stressful. During the appointment, we can help you decide which cosmetic solution is best for restoring your smile.
Below we’ll specifically cover the variety of dental procedures we perform at our Athens, GA based office that are often involved as part of the full mouth reconstruction process.
Dental bonding is performed when you have a small crack or chip in your tooth that can be easily fixed. Dental bonding uses a composite resin, durable material to fill in areas of concern. The bonding will be tooth-colored and will provide natural-looking and long-lasting coverage for small damages.
When dental bonding won’t be the most effective option, your tooth may need a crown. A crown will protect your tooth from future damage and decay. A crown will be placed over your entire tooth and can look very natural next to your other teeth. A crown will preserve your original tooth for a stronger foundation. They are made of very durable material so you won’t have any trouble eating your favorite foods. Many of our patients choose this solution as part of a smile makeover because it is a reliable way to restore damage but can also be used to cover dark stains, change the shape or size of a tooth and close gaps in between them.
For noticeable damage around the front region of your mouth, a veneer is the best choice. A veneer covers any damage because it is a hard, natural-looking shell that is bonded to your front teeth. Veneers will improve the overall appearance of your teeth, even to the point of reshaping and straightening.
For tooth loss, a dental bridge is a great solution. We will anchor your dental bridge to two of your strong existing teeth and attach a manufactured tooth in the gap that is left from the one that is missing. This is done using natural looking dental crowns.
For your most permanent solution to a lost tooth, a dental implant will be the best smile makeover procedure. A dental implant is placed deep into your dental cavity in your jawbone. A titanium post will secure your newly fabricated tooth into place for the most permanent replacement. You implant tooth will look and feel normal in your mouth, and you will be pleased with the completely natural appearance. A dental implant will work just like your old tooth did for the ultimate durability and comfort.
With all our smile reconstruction techniques, rest assured you will leave our office with an improved and healthy smile. Just minutes from UGA, we offer several cosmetic, restorative, and preventative/general dentistry services to our patients. Dr. McRae fully evaluates your case, determines which combination of services will provide the most benefit to you and then develops a treatment plan customized to meet your specific needs. All you have to do is make an appointment and wait for our reputable dentist to bring you back the smile you deserve.