Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction, full mouth rehabilitation, and full-mouth restoration are terms often used interchangeably to describe the process of rebuilding or simultaneously restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws.
Full mouth reconstruction typically involves general or restorative dentists (performing procedures like crowns, bridges, and veneers), and can incorporate dental specialists like periodontists (specializing in the gums), oral surgeons, orthodontists (specializing in tooth movements and positions), and endodontists (specializing in the tooth pulp).
About Full Mouth Reconstruction
A full mouth reconstruction is a comprehensive treatment that utilizes multiple dental procedures in order to correct numerous issues with a person’s smile. Its goals include stabilizing a person’s oral health, improving their appearance, and increasing their teeth’ function.
Every full mouth reconstruction is uniquely designed to fit the specific needs of each patient, so no two are ever alike. Generally speaking, one can typically be completed over the course of a few weeks or months with multiple appointments. The key to a full mouth reconstruction isn’t just which procedures are used but in what order and how they come together as well. Each one needs to fit seamlessly with the others and provide optimal function, so often a patient will have downtime between treatments to see how their mouth adapts after appointments. Every full mouth reconstruction starts with a thorough oral exam. During this, our doctor will observe your teeth, gums, bite alignment, and many other factors that contribute to your dental health.
He will also take a variety of images, x-rays, and scans to gain a further understanding of your mouth and how it functions. Once he has gathered this information and you have discussed what you want the outcome to be for your reconstruction, he can then begin to formulate your customized treatment plan.
Your full mouth reconstruction may include some, but not all, of the following treatments:
Teeth Whitening: If your teeth have become stained due to decay or other factors, such as coffee, wine, tobacco use, or genetics, this treatment can be used to effectively make your smile much brighter while reducing any teeth sensitivity.
Dental Bonding: We can quickly fix small chips, cracks, and gaps using a tooth-colored composite resin applied directly to your teeth.
Dental Crowns: These tooth-shaped restorations are made of a highly durable material and can be used to repair severely cracked and/or decayed teeth. We can shape them to resemble a natural tooth in every way so they blend in seamlessly with your smile.
Dental Implants: When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are simply the best treatment available today. They reconstruct a tooth from root to crown, not only giving it a realistic appearance but unrivaled security as well. They can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, and even support a full denture.
Full & Partial Dentures: For those who are missing a few teeth or an entire arch, dentures offer an effective and affordable solution that can help people regain their complete smiles.
Periodontal Therapy: The health of the mouth is often dictated by the health of the gums, and with these treatments, we can make sure your mouth is completely gum disease-free and ready to support all of the dental work your reconstruction will involve.