Get Your Smile and Life Back
If you have missing teeth, unhealthy gums or other oral health problems, full mouth reconstruction may be the best option to reverse years of aging and neglect, alleviate discomfort and enable you to regain your smile and quality of life. Dr. Edek Gonzalez is the only dentist certified in full mouth reconstruction in Hialeah, FL and the vicinity. Full mouth reconstruction involves a customized array of procedures based on a comprehensive, step-by-step treatment plan focused on resolving all of your functional and aesthetic oral health issues. When you entrust us with your smile, you’ll receive truly transformative full mouth reconstruction in Hialeah, FL, thanks to our advanced training and skills, our on-site lab, and our lab technician, who has more than 30 years’ experience. After you undergo full mouth reconstruction, you’ll experience significantly improved dental function and enjoy a natural-looking, attractive smile that will have you looking and feeling younger. You’ll enjoy numerous benefits from optimal oral health—from newfound confidence to eating all the foods you love!
What Is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction targets serious deterioration of your oral health: decayed, chipped, loose or missing teeth, misalignment and other aesthetic issues, as well as gum disease. This may involve replacing missing teeth, restoring damaged teeth, treating the cosmetic effects of gum disease (e.g., gum recession or discoloration) and more. Dr. Gonzalez has in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy and oral structures, as well as years of experience creating life-changing, customized full mouth restoration solutions. When you visit Progressive Dental Office Cosmetic and Implant Center, Dr. Gonzalez will create a personalized treatment plan that may include gum disease treatment, crowns, bridges, full and partial dentures, dental implants, crown lengthening, occlusal adjustment, veneers, teeth whitening, orthodontics and/or Invisalignâ.
Dental Problems That May Require Full Mouth Reconstruction
Customized Full Mouth Reconstruction Treatments
Gum Disease Treatment
It’s common for patients with major dental issues requiring full mouth reconstruction to have underlying gum disease. Treating and controlling gum disease is often a primary focus of full mouth reconstruction and needs to be done prior to receiving restorations. Gum disease can range from mild gingivitis, in which bleeding gums are the primary symptom, to more aggressive gum disease (periodontitis), which can lead to gum discoloration, gum recession and deep gum pockets that cause tissue damage, bone loss and even tooth loss.
Dental Crowns and Bridges
A dental crown preserves the function of a tooth impacted by significant decay, excessive force or normal wear and tear. A crown is also required after a root canal to preserve the structure of the tooth and restore its strength. A dental bridge is an artificial tooth held in place by teeth on each side capped with crowns. We create all crowns and bridges at our on-site lab and offer CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics/CEramic REConstruction. CEREC same-day restorations are designed and created from digital impressions and a special machine that fabricates the ceramic restorations. We offer a one-year warranty on crown and bridge defects.
Full and Partial Dentures
Thanks to our extensive training, years of experience in restorative dentistry and state-of-the-art dental technology, today’s dentures are far superior to your grandparents’! Whether you choose partial, full or implant supported dentures, our on-site lab technician will create a customized solution with a secure and comfortable fit.
Dental implants permanently replace one or more missing teeth. The titanium post is surgically placed in your jawbone and functions like a natural tooth root. After the post fuses with your jawbone, you’ll receive a customized restoration (tooth crown) made from highly durable and beautiful porcelain attached to the post with an abutment. Dr. Gonzalez has placed more than 600 dental implants, and is dedicated to advancing his implant skills and investing in the latest technologies.
Crown lengthening involves removing excess gum tissue and sometimes minimal bone around upper teeth to make them look longer. If your gum line is uneven, crown lengthening can sculpt it to create a more symmetrical smile. Crown lengthening is also sometimes necessary to uncover an adequate amount of an existing tooth to support a crown.
During this procedure, Dr. Gonzalez removes tiny interferences that prevent your jaw from closing in an anatomically correct position. Interferences can occur as teeth develop, after an injury, or accumulate over time with wear. Fillings, crowns, bridges and extractions often require minor occlusal adjustment to ensure individual teeth come together correctly. Before the procedure begins, you’ll bite down on a very thin piece of colored paper that transfers color to the areas where contact occurs. Then Dr. Gonzalez eliminates the interference slowly and carefully, reinserting the paper and asking you to bite down until your teeth meet together properly.
Porcelain Veneers & Lumineers®
Both porcelain dental veneers and Lumineers are good options for correcting a variety of cosmetic concerns, including chips, cracks, stains and misshapen teeth. We often recommend them as part of a smile makeover. Porcelain veneers are about 0.5mm, which requires minimal enamel removal and placement of acrylic temporaries. Lumineers are digitally designed to be ultra-thin at just 0.3mm, enabling seamless application over your natural teeth without removal of tooth enamel.
While OTC whitening products can produce subtle brightening, they often cause tooth and gum sensitivity and frequent use can lead to wear of tooth enamel. Professional teeth whitening is a cosmetic treatment that effectively resolves specific types of tooth discoloration or staining. You can choose between in-office whitening, which requires a one-hour appointment and a follow-up visit, or customized whitening trays you’ll wear at home, typically for several weeks until the desired shade of white is achieved.
Traditional braces have been used with great success for many decades. Today’s streamlined braces come in a variety of options including stainless steel, tooth-colored ceramic and even gold-colored. Braces are most often used to correct overcrowding or unevenly spaced teeth, misalignment, overbites, underbites and open bites. In addition to correcting functional issues, braces improve smile aesthetics, thereby providing a significant boost to most patients’ self-esteem.
The iTero scanner allows us to take a highly detailed image of your teeth and bite to create Invisalign clear aligners that fit perfectly over your teeth. You’ll wear a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligner trays for 20–22 hours each day that gently and discretely shift your teeth into place. Treatment can last anywhere from 12–18 months, after which you’ll need to wear a retainer to prevent teeth from moving back into their original position.