Full Mouth Reconstruction
Patients with complex oral health conditions and damage to their teeth and gums can feel discouraged with “patchwork” dentistry. At McKnight Signature Dental, our dentists, Dr. Abbie McKnight and Dr. Megan Konz, are dedicated to helping patients regain their smiles with a holistic approach to dental care.
Our Whole-Smile Approach to Dentistry
We begin by addressing any underlying conditions that put your results at risk. Periodontal (gum) disease, decay, and TMJ (jaw joint) disorders make it difficult to even begin a cosmetic dentistry treatment plan. In our Leawood dental office, you can count on honest presentations of oral conditions and all of your treatment options to regain a healthy smile.
What Causes Smiles to Break Down?
Our teeth and gums face many challenges in daily life. Some of the ways that smiles break down include:
- Accidents or sports trauma
- Neglect and poor home care
- Avoiding dental treatment
- Bite-related issues
- TMJ (jaw joint) dysfunction
- Teeth grinding
No matter the cause, our experienced dentists are skilled in rebuilding healthy smiles with tooth-colored restorations, oral therapies, and preventive dentistry to protect your investment.
Full Smile Reconstruction
Our dentists will assess your current oral health with a tooth-by-tooth exam, periodontal evaluation, oral cancer screening, bite assessment, and jaw health exam.
Worn, decayed, or damaged teeth benefit from reconstruction using tooth-colored fillings, crowns, veneers, and dental implants to replace missing teeth. Restorations must function correctly with opposing and adjacent teeth for ideal chewing function and a comfortable bite.
Our dentists will design your restorations using smile design to ensure the proper length and shape of teeth once they are restored.
When patients have significant misalignment, beginning full mouth treatment with orthodontic treatment can mean better results. We work with skilled orthodontists when major movement is required. For patients that require more mild repositioning, we offer Invisalign clear braces for our older teen and adult patients.
Each step of the process will involve your input regarding your goals for your health and appearance. We even make it possible for patients to “try on” restorative dentistry such as veneers.
Having a smile that feels comfortable, looks gorgeous, and allows you to eat all of the many foods you love is a true gift that improves nearly every facet of life. Sharing a meal with friends or family, smiling confidently, and living without dental pain are all ways that our dentists contribute to the quality of life for our patients and is one of the most rewarding aspects of working in dentistry.
Are You Ready to Make a Change to Your Smile?
You don’t have to live with pain – whether it is emotional or physical. Your smile is our top priority, and we have helped many patients from Leawood, Overland Park, and Kansas City, MO regain their smiles with our whole-smile approach to dentistry.