Full Mouth Reconstructionadmin2016-04-18T15:45:50+00:00
Houston Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Kathy Frazar Enhances Smiles and Transforms Lives for Houston Area Patients
Dr. Frazar often performs a full-mouth reconstruction procedure to improve lines and wrinkles and restore the fullness of the face that is lost over time by the collapse of the teeth and dental arches. As we age, teeth wear down and our faces appear shorter. The wearing away of the dental structures creates deep lines around lower face and mouth. Correct structure and function of the face are dependent on proper positioning of the teeth and jaw.
Restoring smile width is an important part of full mouth reconstruction. The lower arch commonly collapses and most orthodontic cases completed in the teenage years fail by middle age as the teeth collapse towards the tongue. Full mouth reconstruction should provide the patient with a beautiful smile by restoring the lost tooth structure and height of the teeth.
With the assistance of Dr. Frazar and her highly trained team, treatment is planned to restore the facial features and smile that match the age and personality of the patient. The appearance of the teeth must look natural, pleasing, and match the patient’s facial dimensions. If you are interested in having Dr. Frazar perform full mouth reconstruction procedure to improve lines and wrinkles for you, schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation by calling our Houston dental office at 713-668-7137.
Full mouth reconstruction may also be done to help a person with TMJ symptoms such as headaches, jaw pain, stuffiness in ears, dizziness or those with bite problems. Dr. Frazar and Dr. Hedge utilize high tech EMG equipment to determine proper alignment and position of the jaw.
An orthotic is used for a period of time to stabilize the jaw and then orthodontics, bite adjustments or reconstruction to give you the proper bite.
For years, I suffered from excruciating painful…
For years, I suffered from excruciating painful TMJ symptoms caused from a bad bite. Daily headaches, constant jaw cracking/popping/locking, paired with an inability to chew food. I tried everything (acupuncture, intra-oral massage, pain pills and muscle relaxers, etc) and nothing alleviated my symptoms. I read about neuromuscular dentistry & found Dr. Kathy Frazar and her husband Dr. Tom Hedge and set up a consultation.
I was immediately impressed upon walking into the office. It feels much more like a spa than going to the dentist. The staff are incredibly pleasant and accommodating. After Dr Hedge measured my bite with special equipment, he recommended a fixed orthotic splint. I then met with his wife, Dr Frazar about doing a full mouth restoration. I trusted them both instantly and knew I was in expert hands!
I wore the splint for about two months and 85-90 percent of my tmd symptoms disappeared. I yawned for the first time in years! (I didn’t have the range of motion to open my mouth that wide prior). Once my bite was at a comfortable position, they applied temporaries and a few weeks later, applied the porcelain veneers. Dr. Frazar did the most amazing job on my smile! She is truly an artist with a great aesthetic eye! She listened to all of my concerns and she gave me exactly what I wanted with great results. She was able to widen my smile to fit my face, but the best part is I am now pain-free!
My fiancé, who was terrified of dentists due to a traumatic experience, is actually getting his porcelains done tomorrow! Dr. Frazar’s impeccable bedside manner made him feel comfortable right away and get over his fear of the dentist chair.
The office feels like a relaxing luxury hotel, the staff are welcoming & extremely attentive, & Dr. Frazar & Dr. Hedge are the dynamic duo of the dentistry world!