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Dental Reconstruction in Jersey City, NJ

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Dental Reconstruction Can Help Patients Restore A Comfortable, Attractive, And Functional Smile

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Dental Reconstruction Services Available at Journal Square Dental

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Understanding Dental Reconstruction

You can lose the natural functionality of your teeth for a variety of reasons, including a motor vehicle accident, facial trauma, congenital disease, gum disease, a crack or chip on the surface, or more. No matter the cause, the purpose of dental reconstruction is the same: to restore the natural look, function, and feel of the damaged tooth. 

Your dentist will attempt to conserve as much of the natural tooth structure as possible, though this may not always be doable. For teeth that have been avulsed, or knocked out, it is possible to replant them if done so quickly and given the structure has been mostly undisturbed. 

By keeping as much of the original tooth as possible, your body is more likely to heal quickly and retain as much of the original functionality as possible. If the tooth has to be extracted or cannot be replanted, your dentist will devise an action plan to heal the foundation and structure of the tooth and replace it with a dental implant. Dental reconstruction is normally followed by a series of professional cleanings, especially if the root cause was rot or infection. This is done to prevent further damage from occurring and to give your mouth the best possible shot at healing thoroughly. 

How a Dental Professional Can Help 

When it comes to dental reconstruction surgery, there are two main focuses: restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. Commonly, restorative dentistry will be used to heal the wounded areas, and cosmetic dentistry will be used to straighten any misalignments and replace any extracted or avulsed teeth. 

Restorative Dentistry

If you find yourself dealing with periodontitis, a late stage of gum disease, your dentist will first start by conducting a thorough examination. From there, a course of action will be devised to reconstruct and heal the mouth. Beginning with restorative dentistry, the problem area will be treated using a series of procedures and surgeries to begin to restore the function of your teeth and gums. With gum disease, this can include gum contouring, bone grafting, sinus augmentation, and even extractions. Once the gum disease has been addressed, the areas can begin to heal and be prepped for implants to ensure everything works as it should. 

For those who have been in an accident or are in need of reconstructive surgery due to an accident, your dentist will work to replant any avulsed teeth or realign any major shifts. This can be done through periodontal splints or even dental implants. Other common forms of restorative dentistry include root canals, onlays and inlays, dental crowns, dental bridges, and the All-on-4 procedure. 

Cosmetic Dentistry

When you are in need of whitening, straightening, or general cosmetic dental assistance, Journal Square Dental can help. Restorative dentistry can leave you with implants that are whiter than the rest of your teeth or with gums that need contouring. With our Smile Makeover package, we can help reconstruct your smile and then ensure it looks exactly the way you want it to. Using Invisalign and other small procedures, we can quickly and painlessly straighten any crooked teeth, all without the need for bulky braces.

We can also ensure your teeth match your new implants, using veneers or whitening methods to rid your smile of any discoloration or stains. Cosmetic dentistry is a nice way to put a big bow on your perfectly functioning teeth and give you a smile to show off. 

Learn More By Speaking to a Professional Today

Choosing a doctor and business you can trust with your oral health and reconstructive needs is a sensitive matter, and Journal Square Dental deeply understands that. We believe in a patient-first approach to dentistry, meaning you have a team of qualified and compassionate dental professionals by your side throughout the entire process, no matter the procedure. We’ll help talk you through your options and work with you to find a solution that fits your goals and budget. 


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Dr. Haig Rickerby, DMD

January 18, 2024

Dr. Rickerby is currently an assistant professor at NYU’s School of Dentistry and has been a member of the American Academy of General Dentistry, National Dental Association, Commonwealth Dental Society, and the New Jersey Dental Association since 1987.

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