There are many serious dental problems that may need dental reconstruction to repair. Here are some examples of such dental problems:
You Have Lost Multiple Teeth
Losing a tooth is bad for tor the remaining teeth, since they may come out of alignment and lean towards the space created by the missing tooth. It is also bad for your jaw because it encourages deterioration of the jaw bone. Then there is also the issue of aesthetics, especially if you have lost a front tooth. All these issues are compounded when you lose multiple teeth. Here are three options for replacing multiple teeth:
- Dental implants – These artificial teeth are probably the most long lasting of the three options, but they are also a bit expensive
- Dental bridges – These artificial teeth that are supported by implants or adjacent natural teeth; these are inexpensive but don't prevent loss of jawbone if supported by implants
- Dentures – These are removable artificial teeth that can also be supported by either implants or natural teeth
You Have Serious Malocclusion
Malocclusion refers to a dental condition in which your upper and lower teeth do not align when you close your mouth. It can be caused by different things such as:
- Prolonged use of pacifiers after age 3
- Prolonged thumb sucking
- Impacted teeth
- Dental injuries
There are different ways of dealing with malocclusion; for example, you can treat it with orthodontics (dental braces), dental surgery, teeth extraction, and dental contouring, among other treatments. In cases of severe malocclusion, you will likely need a combination of the above treatment options to align your teeth.
You Have Extensive Teeth Damage
Extensive teeth damage may also contribute to your need for full dental reconstruction. This may be the case, for example, if you have multiple chipped teeth, multiple cracked teeth, or extensively eroded teeth. Such extensive damage may be caused by things like:
- Periodontal disease
- Dental accidents
- Constant teeth grinding
You Have Ongoing Dental Pain
There are also cases where you may develop dental problems that cause constant or ongoing dental pain. This may be the case, for example, if:
- You have a bite problem that causes you pain when you close your mouth
- You have a temporomandibular disorder (TMD) that is causing pain in your jawbone
In such cases, dental reconstruction will sort out the underlying problem and help you deal with the pain as well.
If you are suffering from multiple dental problems, talk to your dentist to find more information about the treatment options available to correct them.