Dr. Dennis Lucas guides patients through a series of procedures 

Fixing your smile and restoring your ability to chew comfortably may require a complex dental reconstruction process spread over several visits. Dr. Dennis Lucas minimizes the anxiety common with such a journey by taking the time to educate his patients about the steps involved and the need for healing along the way. 

“Like any medical procedure, it’s only natural that dental reconstruction generates its share of apprehension,” Dr. Lucas says. “I find that the more I help my patients understand the science and reasoning behind the various steps in the process, the greater the level of comfort they feel.” 

Dental reconstruction timeframes can stretch from a few weeks to several months, depending on the complexity of the case and the need for healing along the way. Temporary restorations ensure you can continue eating and speaking normally while your permanent restorations are being prepared. 

Thorough preparation promotes dental reconstruction success 

Dr. Lucas creates a specific treatment plan for each patient considering a dental reconstruction journey. He lays out timelines, key treatment points, and reasoning behind pauses common in process. Those pauses typically involve allowing your mouth to heal before progressing further, as well as time for the manufacture of custom-made dental restorations such as crowns, bridges and implants. 

Successfully completing a dental reconstruction project begins with a complete assessment of your overall oral health, including the status of your gums and jawbone to ensure they are ready to accept implants. There are a variety of factors that may lead to missing, discolored or otherwise damaged teeth. 

Using X-rays and other technology to obtain accurate impressions of your teeth and jaw is a crucial element in the road leading to dental reconstruction success. Dr. Lucas may suggest the placement of dentures to bridge the time until your permanent restorations are ready. They will protect the underlying tissues as well as help you feel comfortable speaking and smiling in the interim. 

Contact our office today to schedule your consultation and learn more about dental reconstruction options that can return your smile to the attractive look you want it to have. 


About Dr. Dennis Lucas – Naples, Florida, dentist 

Dr. Dennis Lucas performs cosmetic and restorative dental techniques, as well as traditional preventive dental services for patients in and around Naples, Florida. His expertise, supported by the latest in dental technology, ensures oral health plays a role in his patients’ total healthcare picture. Call (239) 262-5851 to schedule an appointment.