The philosophy behind cosmetic dentistry is to improve the aesthetic appeal of your smile with little or no interference to your teeth and gum structure. However, cosmetic dentistry is only beneficial when your smile’s foundation is healthy, secure, and fully operational, otherwise your mouth’s beauty will continue to fall to oral health and functional problems. In cases where your smile is visibly marred, but not healthy enough to support cosmetic dental procedures, Dallas cosmetic dentist, Dr. Lynn, may recommend a full mouth reconstruction, or a smile makeover, to bring your smile back to life and restore its vitality.
Preparing the Foundation
Typically, the first step to a total smile overhaul is ensuring that your smile’s foundation, mainly gingival tissue (gums) and supporting jawbone, are healthy and free of infection. Gum disease, the leading cause of adult tooth loss in America, is a bacterial infection that attacks your gums and jawbone, inhibiting their ability to retain your teeth. No cosmetic procedure can last long without first ensuring that your gums are healthy enough to hold on to your teeth. Dr. Lynn will also thoroughly evaluate your jawbone structure through the use of digital X-rays and other advanced diagnostic tools to determine that your jawbone is sufficient and stable enough to support your new smile.
Your jaws need more than sufficient bone to operate; precise alignment helps your jaws move smoothly in their joints, evenly distributing the pressure of your bite and minimizing the strain on your jaw’s joints and muscles. Misaligned jaw joints or improper jaw development can disrupt this balance and lead to excessive damage to your jaws and teeth. Orthodontic treatment may help correct most cases of misalignment, but for severe dysfunction, corrective jaw surgery may be necessary to reestablish your bite’s alignment.
Once your smile’s foundation is strong and healthy, and your bite is perfectly aligned, Dr. Lynn will concentrate on putting the finishing touches on your perfect smile. This may include further minor orthodontic treatment to tweak the alignment of your teeth, or porcelain veneers to cover numerous cosmetic blemishes like stains, chips, and odd spaces, among many others. Upon completion of your treatment, your smile will shine and function as well as new.
New, Improved Smiles with Dallas Cosmetic Dentist
To learn more about how to reconstruct your smile or to schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Lynn, contact your Dallas cosmetic dentist by calling Lynn Dental Care at (972) 934-1400. Located in the 75240 area, we proudly serve patients from Dallas, Highland Park, Park Cities, and all surrounding communities.