Restoring Your Bite
Minneapolis restorative dentist Dr. Kevin Bril doesn’t just restore your teeth; he restores your bite. Utilizing advanced physiologic dentistry, Dr. Bril can ensure your bite is comfortable and helps you avoid bite problems like jaw pain and headaches. You will find it easy to eat, laugh, talk, and smile.
In addition, your healthy, balanced bite helps your teeth to share the load. Thanks to advanced tools like T-Scan, Dr. Bril can ensure your bite doesn’t put too much force on any individual tooth. Eliminating pressure points doesn’t just make your bite comfortable; it also helps you avoid excessive stress and wear. Reducing stress and wear on your teeth helps your restorations last longer. With proper care, many of your restorations can last decades, and dental implants can last a lifetime.
Full Mouth Restoration
When you have damage to one or two individual teeth, you might need a procedure like a dental crown or a porcelain veneer to repair it. However, if you have damage to most or all of your teeth, you need a comprehensive procedure that harmonizes the restoration process to ensure that your teeth all look healthy and beautiful while functioning properly together.
Some common causes of damage that needs full mouth restoration include:
- Teeth clenching and grinding
- Motor vehicle, accidents, and trauma
- Extensive tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Purgative eating disorders like bulimia nervosa
- Diet of acidic foods and drinks
Teeth clenching and grinding is often a symptom of bite problems like TMJ. Over time, it can lead to the destruction of many of your teeth. Excessive wear, as well as chipping and cracking, cause many of your teeth to fail.
Accidents are a common cause of tooth damage. Motor vehicle accidents are the most common, but sometimes falls and other accidents lead to major tooth damage. In addition, violence often causes tooth damage.
Tooth decay and gum disease can lead to tooth damage and even tooth loss. To help ensure your restored teeth last for as long as possible, we’ll talk to you about the benefits of regular dental checkups.
Although our teeth are strong, they’re vulnerable to attack by acid. One source of acid is purging behavior related to certain eating disorders, which can lead to extensive tooth damage. However, teeth can also be damaged by consuming acidic foods and drinks like sodas, energy drinks, and wine.
When he designs your full mouth restoration, Minneapolis restorative dentist Dr. Kevin Bril utilizes physiologic dentistry. This ensures your restored teeth have a healthy balance that improves function and comfort while reducing the risk of future damage. Advanced tools like T-Scan let him measure your bite, so there’s no guesswork.
Your teeth aren’t just for biting, chewing, and smiling. They perform many important functions, including helping to support your facial structure. As teeth wear down or are lost, they can’t provide as much support, so the lower third of your face starts to show many symptoms of facial aging, including:
- Facial folds and wrinkles, especially around the mouth
- Thin lips or sunken lips and cheeks
- A turkey neck or turkey wattle caused by skin hanging under the neck
- A double chin
- Jowls or a poorly defined jawline
Although there are many ways to try to address these symptoms, a non-surgical facelift is one of the few ways to address the true cause of visible aging. By restoring your teeth, this approach rejuvenates your appearance by giving your face back its youthful proportions. This fosters a younger appearance that is more natural for you–you’ll look like you, just younger. With a surgical facelift, there’s always a risk that you might end up not looking like yourself.
If you are a denture wearer looking to rejuvenate your appearance, we can achieve it with the Denture Fountain of Youth®, which restores your natural proportions with dentures.
Dental implants are the best option for replacing lost teeth. They are the only tooth replacement option that is structured like your natural teeth. Supported by your jawbone, dental implants can function just like natural teeth. With dental implants, you’ll enjoy many benefits, including:
- Beautiful, natural appearance
- Ability to eat all your favorite foods
- Secure attachment–never fall out or shift
- Easy maintenance
- Ability to last a lifetime
Dental implants can look just like natural teeth. The attractive dental crowns or bridges on top of your implants are nearly indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Dental implants function just like your natural teeth. They let you bite and chew normally, so you can eat all your favorite foods, including some you might have given up when your teeth started to hurt.
Plus, unlike dentures, dental implants attach to your jawbone. This ensures they are secured in your mouth and will never fall out or shift when you talk, laugh, eat, or smile.
It’s easy to care for dental implants. Just brush, floss, and make your regular dental checkups to help them stay healthy. When you care for dental implants, they can last a lifetime. This is not an exaggeration. Many people have had dental implants for 50 years or more, and 30-year studies of implant longevity often show that more than 90% are still in place. You might have to replace the dental crown or bridge on top after 10-20 years, but the implant itself can last forever.
All-On-4 Dental Implants
Do you need to replace all your teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth? You might think this would require a lot of dental implants, but you’d be wrong. Thanks to the All-On-4 system, Minneapolis restorative dentist Dr. Kevin Bril can replace all your teeth on either the top or bottom with just four dental implants.
Almost everyone is a candidate for this procedure. You’ll replace all your teeth and enjoy benefits like:
- Attractive, natural-looking smile
- Fully functional teeth
- One-day procedure
- No need for a bone graft
- Low cost
All-On-4 dental implants look natural and can give you the best smile of your life. They’re also fully functional teeth, letting you bite and chew normally.
The engineering behind All-On-4 eliminates the need for bone grafts in most cases. It also lets you get an entirely new smile in a one-day procedure, even if you still need your old teeth extracted.
In addition, All-On-4 is a less expensive approach to replacing your teeth. The efficient use of implants and the quick procedure means you can replace all your teeth at a fraction of the cost of systems that need more implants and more complicated procedures.
Restore Your Smile in Minneapolis
Whether your teeth are badly worn, chipped, cracked, or even missing, Minneapolis restorative dentist Dr. Kevin Bril can give you back your beautiful smile. During your consultation, he’ll talk to you about your cosmetic and functional goals, and he’ll help you choose the best restorative dentistry procedure for you.
Please call (952) 944-2052 or use our online form to request an appointment at Brilliant Dentistry, serving the Minneapolis area from Eden Prairie, MN.