If you have several dental conditions that are affecting your dental function and smile or putting your teeth at risk, Jessica Pandich, DDS, offers customized, full mouth reconstruction at her private practice in Midtown Manhattan, near Bryant Park and Grand Central. Dr. Pandich combines the dental treatments you need to restore your smile and dental function in personalized treatment plans. Call Dr. Pandich today or schedule a consultation online to learn more about your full mouth restoration Midtown Manhattan options.
Full Mouth Reconstruction in Manhattan
What is a full mouth reconstruction?
This, also known as full mouth rehabilitation, is a comprehensive treatment plan that combines several dental procedures to repair and enhance the function and appearance of your teeth. For example, if you have several dental issues such as discoloration, missing teeth, and tooth decay, Dr. Pandich can create a treatment plan to address all of your concerns together, instead of focusing on just one problem.
Some of the treatments that might be included in your full mouth restoration plan could include:
Dental implants are prosthetic teeth that look and act just like natural teeth. They consist of a titanium post that serves as the tooth root in your jaw, a dental crown that replaces that visible part of a tooth, and an abutment that connects the two pieces. The dental implant process requires several visits and recovery time between most steps. However, dental implants provide a natural-looking and long-lasting tooth replacement that is easy to care for.
Dental crowns provide both cosmetic and restorative value. They’re small caps made from porcelain, metal, or a combination of both materials, that cover the visible part of a tooth. Dr. Pandich might recommend dental crowns to cover cracked or broken teeth or to protect a tooth with root canal treatment. Dental crowns are also a great option to cover irregularly shaped or sized teeth as well as internal discoloration that doesn’t respond to teeth whitening treatments.
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that cover the fronts of your teeth. They’re a minimally invasive option to conceal dental imperfections, including discoloration, gaps, crowded teeth, and irregular shapes or sizes. Dr. Pandich can customize the tint and shape of your veneers to create a beautiful, natural-looking smile.
If you want to correct dental imperfections such as overbites, underbites, gaps, overcrowding, or twisted teeth, Invisalign treatment is an excellent option to consider. Invisalign straightens and perfects your smile with a series of clear dental aligner trays instead of the brackets and wires of traditional braces. In addition to being nearly invisible while being worn, you can take Invisalign out to eat and clean your teeth. This means you don’t have to give up your favorite foods, and you can simply brush and floss your teeth normally.
Teeth whitening is one of the most frequently requested cosmetic dental treatments in the United States. If your teeth are yellowed from coffee, wine, sodas, or cigarettes, Dr. Pandich provides professional teeth whitening treatments to lift stains and restore a brilliant white smile. She offers both in-office and at-home teeth whitening options.
If you have old metal amalgam fillings, you can brighten your smile by replacing them with dental onlays. These porcelain fillings match your teeth while filling cavities and preventing bacteria from penetrating deep into your tooth. You can also opt for dental onlays as your initial filling option.
It’s also possible that Dr. Pandich will need to perform root canals or treatment to heal diseased or inflamed gums before starting the rest of your full mouth restoration. She begins with a thorough exam including X-rays to evaluate your oral and dental health and identify any problems that need to be treated first.
Your full mouth restoration is fully customized to meet your specific needs to give you a beautiful, healthy, and fully functional smile.
What is the process for this type of service?
Dr. Pandich begins the reconstruction process with a professional assessment of your current state of dental health. She carefully assesses each tooth to determine if it can be saved, or if it requires the application of a veneer, crown, or other restorative option.
Dr. Pandich also evaluates your gum tissue as your gum health is critical to your overall dental health and the security of your teeth. She also studies your bone structure and connective tissues of the jaw closely to ensure your bite is properly aligned and that there aren’t additional medical issues that need to be addressed prior to restorative work. Finally, she creates a customized treatment plan incorporating all of your needs and treatment options.
How long does full mouth reconstruction take?
The answer varies depending on your needs. For example, if you have advanced gum disease or structural problems within your jaw, Dr. Pandich needs to address those issues before beginning the process of replacing missing teeth or repairing damaged or decayed teeth. Many of these treatments require several months of recovery before Dr. Pandich can begin your other dental restorations.
However, if your jaw is healthy, Dr. Pandich can get started on restorative treatments like dental implant placement and fitting you with crowns or veneers. She combines treatments into as few appointments as possible. Although, some treatments need to be completed before she can start others. Dr. Pandich provides customized advice to let you know what you can expect during your full mouth restoration in Midtown Manhattan.