Reconstructive Dentistry Specialist

Carnegie Hill Dental Group

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Reconstructive dentistry is an efficient, comprehensive treatment approach that uses a variety of restorative and cosmetic procedures to address numerous dental needs all at once. Whether you have multiple missing teeth or many of your teeth are weak, broken, or damaged, the top-rated team of cosmetic specialists at Carnegie Hill Dental Group in New York City can help you get your smile back. To learn more, call their Upper East Side office or schedule an appointment online today.

Reconstructive Dentistry Q & A

What is reconstructive dentistry?

Reconstructive dentistry uses a combination of restorative and cosmetic dental services to restore complete oral function and appearance to a patient who has various dental problems that require a comprehensive, multi-approach treatment plan.

The process itself, which is called full-mouth reconstruction, is often the best solution for men and women who find themselves with numerous significant dental problems, including:

  • Multiple missing or decayed teeth
  • Multiple cracked or broken teeth
  • Teeth loosened by advanced gum disease
  • Teeth that are severely worn by grinding
  • Jaw-related structural problems  

The primary goal of reconstructive dentistry is to reestablish optimal health, function, and appearance to every aspect of your smile, including your teeth, gums, and bite.

Because the comprehensive scope of reconstructive dentistry requires meticulous planning, careful attention, and a detailed vision of the final result, it’s best accomplished under the direction and care of a dentist with specialized training in reconstructive diagnosis, treatment planning, and rehabilitation.

The dentists at Carnegie Hill Dental Group have the necessary training, skill, and experience to perform full-mouth reconstruction for patients with a broad range of dental needs.   

Which treatments are part of reconstructive dentistry?

A large part of the work that’s required in reconstructive dentistry involves replacing lost teeth or restoring full function and appearance to damaged teeth. Depending on your personal dental needs, you may benefit from one or more of the following prosthetic treatments:

Implants

Made of biocompatible titanium, these custom-created bionic tooth roots are surgically anchored to your jawbone, much like a real tooth root, and capped off with an artificial tooth, or porcelain crown. Dental implants are strong, stable, and long-lasting.  

Bridges

A dental bridge is a restorative solution designed to fill the space created by several missing teeth. The bridge itself may be made up of one or more artificial teeth that are cemented into place using your natural teeth on either side for support, thereby “bridging” the gap.

Dentures

This removable dental appliance can be an ideal solution for patients who have lost most or all of their teeth. Complete dentures replace a full set of top or bottom teeth, while partial dentures only replace a few missing teeth.

What else does reconstructive dentistry include?

On top of replacing missing teeth, reconstructive dentistry may also incorporate cosmetic dental procedures to restore damaged teeth. Common aesthetic treatment solutions include:

  • Porcelain crowns
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Gum recontouring
  • Orthodontic care

Reconstructive dentistry can also help address underlying maxillofacial issues that impact your oral health. For some patients, full-mouth reconstruction includes bone grafting to correct insufficient jawbone structure; for others, it includes deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) to treat advanced gum disease.   

To learn more about the benefits of reconstructive dentistry, call Carnegie Hill Dental Group today or use the easy online tool to schedule a visit.