Improve Dental Function and Comfort with Full Mouth Reconstruction
Dr. Paul Gabriel is extensively trained in restorative dentistry procedures and excels in treating difficult and complex cases. For patients in need of significant restoration, he can design a custom full mouth reconstruction plan at our Wexford, PA, office. This comprehensive treatment plan can improve your gum health and dental function, enhance the appearance of your smile, and rebuild the structural integrity of your jaw. Full mouth reconstruction patients generally report greater confidence and an improved quality of life.
Addressing Periodontal Disease and Other Oral Conditions
In order to achieve a solid foundation for your smile, it is important that you have good periodontal health before proceeding to more extensive restorative procedures. During a private consultation, Dr. Gabriel will conduct a thorough examination of your gums to determine whether you are suffering from gingivitis or the more serious form of gum disease, periodontitis. In some cases, he may perform a deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, to clear bacteria and treat any pockets that have formed in the soft tissue. For advanced cases, your doctor may recommend gum grafting or a flap procedure, during which the gums are gently pulled back from the teeth in order to expose the root and bone for more extensive cleaning.
Dr. Gabriel has completed years of extensive training and education to provide advanced dental care that can transform the health and appearance of your smile.
Once Dr. Gabriel has checked for signs of periodontal disease and discussed necessary treatment, he will begin to examine your teeth and jaw. He will look for areas of tooth decay, trauma (chips or fractures), misalignment, and an imbalanced bite. If tooth decay is left untreated, it can lead to infection of the dental pulp inside the root canals. Root canal therapy may be necessary to save the health of an infected tooth, which could then be capped with a dental crown to prevent further infection.
Commonly Combined Procedures
Before he makes any recommendations, Dr. Gabriel will listen carefully to your concerns and desired outcomes. While your unique full mouth reconstruction will only feature the procedures you need to achieve optimal oral health, there are certain treatments that are commonly combined:
- Tooth-colored fillings restore decayed areas with a composite resin material to provide strength and prevent further damage.
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder therapy helps patients find relief from bothersome symptoms of the jaw disorder. Dr. Gabriel offer bite splints to help prevent teeth grinding (bruxism) or to reposition the joints to relieve inflammation.
- Dental implants are posts which are surgically embedded in the jaw to replace missing tooth roots. Dr. Gabriel can perform the surgery and attach a lifelike restoration to your dental implants.
- Dental crowns and bridges restore the structural integrity of damaged or missing teeth, and can prevent future decay by sealing cracks or extensive cavities.
We will thoroughly explain how each option could benefit your smile. Dr. Gabriel can also provide a wax-up of what your teeth will potentially look like once treatment is completed. Similar to a model, this diagnostic process can help you choose which procedures are right for you.
Achieve Optimal Oral Health Today
Dr. Gabriel has undergone years of extensive training and education to provide advanced dental care that can transform the health and appearance of your smile. Our caring and attentive staff will handle insurance paperwork and discuss your financing options, which include CareCredit® and LendingTree®. We will also provide post-operative and aftercare instructions so you feel informed and know what to expect. To schedule a full mouth reconstruction appointment, contact our practice today.
“Dr. Gabriel leads the way for his staff, making patients feel welcome and at ease. Dr. Gabriel also provides top-quality dental care and his staff is good at explaining procedures before they perform them.” RUTH K.