Cosmetic dentistry is simply changing the way your teeth look to create a beautiful or perfect smile. This is accomplished using whatever dental techniques or practices are necessary.
These can include:
- straightening up teeth with braces or other orthodontic means,
- repairing individual teeth with crowns or bridges,
- using veneers to make individual teeth look good, and
- replacing teeth with implants or dentures.
It is different for each individual.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
For some, because their mouth and teeth no longer function properly – they have trouble chewing or eating, this will include what is called “full-mouth reconstruction.”
Again this employs any dental technique necessary to fix the teeth and mouth so the bite is re-established and the person has full function to eat and drink normally.
This is a tremendous specialty as roughly 70% of dentists never do a full-mouth reconstruction. Dr. Chavez has 22 years of experience doing such cases.