Full Mouth Reconstruction
FULL MOUTH RECONSTRUCTION
A full mouth reconstruction is a procedure or series of procedures that rebuild or simultaneously restore health, esthetics and healthy functioning of all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws.
WHY WOULD I NEED A FULL MOUTH RECONSTRUCTION?
⦁ Teeth that have been damaged or lost due to decay or trauma.
⦁ teeth that have become severely worn as a result of erosion or tooth grinding
⦁ If you are experiencing pain in the jaw or headaches resulting from jaw misalignment (malocclusion).
⦁ Presence of gum disease
TREATMENTS AVAILABLE FOR A FULL MOUTH RECONSTRUCTION
A multidisciplinary approach for a full mouth reconstruction is necessary. It is of vital importance to coordinate the knowledge from different dental areas to have a positive outcome. These treatments include:
⦁ Orthodontic treatment
⦁ Root canal treatment
⦁ Dental implants
⦁ Dental crowns and bridges
⦁ Gum and bone surgery
BENEFITS OF A FULL MOUTH RECONSTRUCTION
⦁ Saves your remaining teeth
⦁ Improved oral health and overall health
⦁ Stronger and more resilient dental structure
⦁ More attractive smile by improving confidence and self-esteem
PROCEDURE FOR A FULL MOUTH RECONSTRUCTION
Your dentist will examine your mouth to determine the extent of the problem and the treatment options that can be used to correct it.
⦁ The dentist will take X-rays or 3D image study to see how damaged teeth area within the mouth is and if a root canal is necessary.
⦁ Periodontal examination to evaluate gum condition and if treatment is necessary.
⦁ Temporomandibular joint and occlusal evaluation
⦁ Cosmetic evaluation
⦁ Diagnosis and treatment plan
⦁ Definite restorations
HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT TAKE?
A full mouth reconstruction depends upon the specific needs of the patient. It is difficult to say exactly how long it will take, but it can last anywhere from weeks to a year.
Prevention is always the most effective dental treatment. It is important to visit the dental professional regularly because problems can exist without you knowing.