When patients have severe functional or esthetic problems, they often turn to a prosthodontist to restore their mouths properly. Many factors must be taken into account when restoring one or both arches, a Prosthodontist will account for such factors during treatment planning. Prosthodontists are trained to diagnose problems before beginning, collect the proper information, and carry out the treatment plan so the final result is as close to ideal as possible.
Often, patients who have bite problems, grind their teeth, or are missing some of their back teeth have significantly worn down teeth and a “closed bite.” This can not only result in difficulty chewing food, but can lead to an appearance that is prematurely aged. Improper lip and cheek support, wrinkles at the corners of the mouth, and a protruded chin can all be signs that teeth are worn down excessively and require restoration.
Reconstruction of full arches or mouths requires a high degree of technical skill and knowledge. The final result must also be planned from the beginning. Our office is equipped to provide all-porcelain crowns for front teeth (whether on teeth or implants), metal-ceramic crowns for any tooth, and gold crowns for back teeth (if indicated). We can help you decide what esthetic and functional factors should be taken into account to achieve the final result you desire.