Full-Mouth Reconstruction At Total Dental Care
Are you in constant dental pain or dealing with failing teeth? Do you have multiple holes in your smile that make it nearly impossible to eat what you want? You don’t have to suffer from bad or missing teeth any longer. If you are plagued with bad teeth or constant dental problems, you might be a candidate for our full-mouth reconstruction. At Total Dental Care of South Carolina, our Columbia, SC dentist offers dental treatments that can transform your smile and change your life.
A full-mouth reconstruction is recommended when a patient has extensive dental problems. It’s an investment for the patient, but the treatments can be more affordable than you might think, and the outcome can transform your life for the better.
How Can We Restore Your Mouth?
When teeth are failing or are lost, you can count on Total Dental Care of South Carolina to provide safe treatments to restore your mouth.
One of the best ways to replace teeth is to place dental implants. Our implants are made of titanium and can be restored with individual crowns or dentures. We use traditional dental implants and even mini dental implants, which are smaller in diameter than conventional implants and used for patients with thin or eroded jawbones.
While dental implants can serve as replacements for single missing teeth, we commonly use implants to help patients get rid of their ill-fitting, removable dentures.
Rather than placing an implant for every missing tooth – which can be extremely expensive – we can strategically place a series of dental implants in the upper and lower jaw to support a full arch of permanent teeth. This method, known as All-on-4 or All-on-6 dental implants, can give patients about 90 percent of the biting power they had with natural teeth. We’ve found that our All-on-4 or All-on-6 dental implants are great solutions for patients struggling with bad dentures.
Our dental implants support your permanent restorations and stop the jawbone and gums from receding. Most importantly, with dental implants, patients can eat the foods they love again!
Repair Your Teeth In One Day!
Teeth can be restored if we can salvage enough of the tooth structure. Dental crowns are one of the most common restorative treatments used in dentistry. In fact, they’ve been used for centuries. But at Total Dental Care of South Carolina, our Columbia, SC dentist have a new way to place crowns and give you permanent teeth in one day. Most dental offices need two or three visits to place a permanent crown, whereas we can place a crown in about 90 minutes. Using a special CAD/CAM machine, we can take digital impressions, shave down the tooth, and then fabricate and set the permanent crown.
The CEREC machine is such a useful tool in our full-mouth reconstruction because the restorations are extremely durable and can be created right in our office. There’s no need for you to wait for your permanent restoration while wearing an ill-fitting temporary crown.
Dr. Forbes is an active member of the South Carolina Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He also attends as many classes as he can to stay up to date with the most modern dental practices and technologies.
The most crucial part of a full-mouth reconstruction is the planning. We work with every patient to plan out the treatment, and we have affordable payment and financing options available. Deciding on dental treatment is about much more than dollars and cents. Without healthy teeth, it’s impossible to get the food you need to maintain a healthy life. If you’re ready to improve your overall health and eat the food you want, call our Columbia, SC office today at 803-272-4162.