Dear Patients:

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. Please be patient with us as we all adapt to this new “normal”. 

For example:

· Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office. 

· We ask that you wear a facemask in the office, if possible, but NO GLOVES.

· We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.

· You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect. 

· Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.

· We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. 

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Keep Smiling!

Dr. Dowell and Team 

Full Mouth Reconstruction with Dental Implants

By Stephen Dowell, DDS on December 23, 2019

Seniors with full, attractive smilesVarious oral health problems can compromise the strength and function of the smile, and it is common for individuals to suffer from a number of dental issues at once. When more than one dental complication is present, more than one treatment is needed to restore the integrity of the smile.

At Dowell Dental Group, with offices in Minerva, Dover, and Carrollton, OH, we offer full mouth reconstruction to completely restore the smile. Full mouth reconstruction combines restorative dentistry treatments to address dental damage, tooth loss, and other oral health problems. Full mouth reconstruction with dental implants is particularly effective for patients who have suffered from tooth loss.

Personalizing Full Mouth Reconstruction

Full mouth reconstruction is likely to be an appropriate treatment solution for any of our patients who require extensive restorative dentistry treatment. The treatment plan can be completely customized; our dentists will combine the treatments that are needed to meet each of our patient’s unique needs. Based on the type of oral health problems that are present, full mouth reconstruction may include:

  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Inlays and onlays
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental bridges
  • Dentures
  • Dental implants
  • Root canal therapy
  • Tooth extraction
  • Periodontal treatment

To be sure that each full mouth reconstruction procedure meets the patient’s needs, we will perform a thorough consultation prior to treatment. During this appointment, we will examine the heath and structure of the teeth, the position and function of the bite, and the health of the gums and bone tissues. Based on our evaluation, we will recommend an effective treatment plan.

Candidates for Dental Implants

A large number of our full mouth reconstruction procedures involve dental implants. Dental implants may be appropriate if a patient has experienced tooth loss, or if there are teeth that need to be extracted due to severe damage or infection.

Dental implants are surgically placed in the jaw to act as artificial tooth roots. Once the implants have fused with the tissues of the jaw, they can support a full range of dental restorations, including dental crowns, a dental bridge, or fixed dentures. Because of their versatility, dental implants may be ideal for patients who have lost a single tooth, a small set of teeth, or an entire arch of teeth.

Planning Treatment

When performing full mouth reconstruction, our goal is to combine all necessary restorative dentistry treatments into as few appointments as possible. We also carefully consider the planning and timing of full mouth reconstruction so that each stage of treatment will be a success.

It is important that the gums, jaw, and any remaining teeth be in good health prior to dental implant treatment so that the implants are well-supported and the tissues can heal properly. To get the mouth in optimal health, we are likely to perform all other aspects of full mouth reconstruction before proceeding to implant treatment. This promotes the success of treatment so that our patients can enjoy a strong, attractive, and fully-functional smile.

Contact Us

If you feel like your smile is damaged beyond repair, don’t give up hope. Full mouth reconstruction can address numerous oral health problems, including tooth loss, to give you the healthy and attractive smile you desire. To learn more, send us a message at your earliest convenience or call Dowell Dental Group at (330) 868-5001 to schedule an appointment. We serve patients in Minerva, Dover, and Carrollton.

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Dowell Dental Group


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