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Maria Hoekstra, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.
Jacqueline Anderson, D.D.S.
Thomas E. Anderson, D.D.S.

616-399-9520

Our Office Hours are:

Monday: 8am-5pm
Tuesday: 8am-5pm
Wednesday: 8am-5pm
Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: 7am-1pm

Full Mouth Reconstruction:

Full mouth reconstruction is a dental specialty that can provide amazing results and improvement to a person’s overall health. How do you know if you’re a candidate for full mouth reconstruction? There are many signs that you might attribute to everyday stress!

Do you experience . . .?

  • Frequent headaches or migraines
  • Pain or soreness around your jaws
  • Facial, neck, shoulder and/or back pain
  • Unexplained congestion or stuffiness in your ears
  • Worn, chipped, cracked, or loose teeth
  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint syndrome)
  • Discomfort that seems to move from tooth to tooth

Quite a list, but it’s just the beginning of symptoms that make you a prime candidate for full mouth reconstruction. Let’s say you have at least a couple of the signs mentioned above. One of your first questions is probably “Exactly what IS full mouth reconstruction?”

Imagine a structure that was built many years ago and has suffered from neglect or simply the process of aging. The foundation becomes weak, the walls begin to crack, the roof needs repair, and it is unsafe to inhabit. This analogy is an example of the one between your gums, bone, muscles, and teeth. When the relationship of these elements breaks down in your mouth, it affects the health of your whole body.

Full mouth reconstruction corrects those nagging imperfections that you might believe are just a part of growing older. When your bite is off, your jaw’s function is stressed and many other ailments can occur. Don’t feel like you have to live with these imperfections! Not only will full mouth reconstruction eliminate pain and discomfort, but it will also enhance the appearance of your smile.

Treat yourself to a perfect smile. Get rid of that pain in your neck or tension in your jaw. By rehabilitating every tooth in your mouth, you will benefit from amazing looks and better health.

Are you familiar with veneers, crowns, and teeth implants? The modernization and advancement of specialized dentistry has taken these procedures into the next century and beyond. No longer is it a “dreaded day at the dentist’s office.” You can be on your way to a beautiful smile in as little as two visits.

In cosmetic dentistry, veneers are used for teeth that are discolored, badly chipped, crooked, or spaced. Veneers are very strong yet thin layers of porcelain that are permanently bonded to your teeth. They have the same appearance as natural teeth, with improved function! The porcelain of veneers will not stain or wear like natural teeth, and veneers reflect light just like natural teeth do.

Has it been a while since you’ve had a crown? The process today has jumped light years from the crowns of yesterday. Porcelain crowns are the answer for damaged teeth; they have a natural translucency to appear as a perfect match with your other teeth.

Creating natural-looking replacements for missing teeth is now possible through fine-tuned research, which has led to breakthroughs in dental advancements. Bridges and dentures have made way for the more permanent, better fit, and attractive result of teeth implants. More and more people are turning to dental implants as the ultimate solution for missing teeth.

Is your answer “yes” to any of these questions?

  • Have you ever felt embarrassed to be around other people because you didn’t want to smile?
  • Has this affected you more than you realize?
  • Do you find yourself avoiding public situations and making excuses to stay at home?
  • Are you avoiding your dentist?

Whether it’s a beautifully simple cosmetic dental procedure or the positive experience of full mouth reconstruction, there is help for you.

Do you know that in some cases, dental restoration could even rejuvenate your facial features that might have diminished with age? It’s possible to see an enhancement of your cheeks and lips as well as a warm, facial glow because of your new smile and winning outlook on life. The fact that your overall health is improved with good dental practices is an additional bonus!

Remember that your teeth are hardworking body parts. They are used every day, numerous times a day. As a result, your teeth are subjected to the natural process of aging and can be neglected. But there is a rewarding cure.

Full mouth restoration creates a smile that is functional, comfortable, and beautiful. Mouth rehabilitation is strong and lasting and has a profound impact on your life. Brighten your world by treating your teeth to a makeover!

Here are some examples of the results you could have!