October 8, 2018
Let’s face it – bad things happen to good people, and sometimes bad things happen to good people’s mouths, too. If you’ve experienced a lot of dental issues, your mouth may not be in good shape – damaged or missing teeth, unsightly teeth, gum disease. If you’re ready to have a “whole new mouth,” full-mouth reconstruction from Dr. Steven Airey at Appalachian Dental Care in Boone, NC is the answer.
A Healthy Mouth And A Beautiful Smile
Full-mouth reconstruction uses a wide variety of dental techniques to address each person’s needs. Depending on the current state of your mouth, Dr. Sten Airey might employ:
- Extractions of damaged teeth that cannot be saved
- Dental implants (or mini-implants) and restorations to replace missing teeth – a single tooth, a dental bridge, or a full arch of dentures
- Ridge augmentations or bone grafts, if needed, to strengthen bone for implants
- Dental crowns and/or tooth-colored fillings to protect and beautify teeth
- Gum disease treatment, if needed
- Teeth whitening
- Dental veneers
- Same-Day Smile that places implants and restorations in just one day
The full-mouth reconstruction process is completely individualized to each person. For that reason, it’s not possible to say exactly what anyone’s treatment plan would look like without having a thorough dental examination first. That examination would also include imaging to ensure that your bone is healthy and strong enough for implants.
No Teeth? No Problem!
Roughly 30 million adults in the United States have lost all of their teeth. The typical solution is upper and lower dentures. Dentures allow a person to eat a variety of foods again, but they only return about 20 percent of your original chewing power. Eating dense foods such as steak can be a chore.
Dentures are also prone to slipping and sliding around in the mouth, and they can even pop out unexpectedly. That’s embarrassing to say the least.
Dr. Airey can perform an All-on-4® procedure that places four implants in one jaw. Those implants can securely hold a full upper or lower denture. There’s no possibility of it moving at all in your mouth. Implant dentures return up to 90 percent of your original chewing power. They fit, look, and function just like your natural teeth.
Janice E. is one of Appalachian Dental Care’s very happy implant patients, and here’s what she had to say about the results.
“He did my implants. When I was growing up, I just … You know, when you go to the dentist, they would pull your teeth out, so I had to get back teeth. I didn’t have any. It was just hard to chew, and you didn’t want to smile because all you would see would be gums.
“I really like my teeth that he did for me. I can bite a good apple now, and I can chew a good steak. It’s very good. You can really taste it better.
“Then I recommended one of my friends to come here because she kept telling me, “You have beautiful teeth. Where did you get them?” I said, “Well, I would recommend you to go to my dentist, Dr. Airey.”
Eat, Smile, Laugh, Enjoy
Get started on your path to a whole new mouth. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Steven Airey at Appalachian Dental Care in Boone, NC. Call our office at 828-355-5673.