A full mouth reconstruction is a restorative dentistry option for patients with complex dental needs. The process involves multiple restorative dentistry procedures to rebuild or restore all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. Full mouth reconstruction may involve dental implants, TMJ therapy, crowns, bridgework, fillings, or other dental procedures. Patients who may feel anxiety sitting for this type of procedure should consider oral sedation for optimal comfort. Often times a full mouth restoration can be accomplished in as few as one or two dental visits. The process may involve qualified oral health professionals in multiple areas of restorative, cosmetic, and sedation therapy but allows you to quickly reclaim your smile.
A mouth reconstruction differs from a smile makeover in that it is a necessary treatment as opposed to an elected treatment. A mouth reconstruction however is similar in that it does allow the ability to transform your smile into something that is healthy and esthetically pleasing.
The need for a full mouth restoration may result from:
The above reasons for full mouth restoration can only be verified by a professional and experienced dentist. Choose a dentist experienced in blending restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures with a history of giving patients a look that is healthy, functional and natural in appearance.
Should you and your dentist decide that a full mouth restoration is right for you, the procedures necessary will depend greatly on your specific circumstances. You can expect your dentist to perform a thorough evaluation of the condition of following:
Teeth- The condition of your teeth will determine what restorative procedures will be needed, and the options available to solve your concerns. You may suffer from crowded teeth, poor dental care, trauma, or the effects of wear and tear. The need to address and correct these issues and to prevent additional dental problems from occurring can give you relief as well as improved function and oral health.
Gums- Your gums (periodontal tissue) can suffer from periodontal disease if not taken care of properly. Gum disease can cause bleeding, swollen gums, bad breath, and loose or shifty teeth. Your dentist can employ methods to restore gums through modern techniques such as tissue restoration which promotes bone growth, pocket elimination surgery to help prevent tooth loss, or laser therapy to reduce pockets.
Jaw and Bite- If you suffer from a bad bite or malocclusion, you may have pain when you close your mouth or chew. This can cause wear or destruction of your teeth and is very bad for your oral health. Your dentist may employ the use of braces to correct occlusion before additional restorative procedures are performed. Additionally they may suggest TMJ therapy which restores optimal bite and neuromuscular function with non-surgical temporomandibular joint therapy.
Esthetics- A full mouth rejuvenation serves to accomplish multiple goals. Namely it restores your teeth and mouth to a healthy and functional level but also gives you the opportunity to create a smile that you have always dreamed of. This is where it is beneficial to have an experienced cosmetic dentist performing your procedure(s) so that they can seamlessly blend the most effective dental technologies with their eye for esthetics. When designing your new smile, your dentist will take into consideration the color, shape, size and proportion of your teeth, and how they appear in relation to your gums, lips, mouth, side profile and face.
While restorative dentistry procedures are necessary for the preservation of oral health, they give the patient a unique opportunity to utilize all the modern advancements dentistry has to offer that make it possible for your dentist to provide you with durable, functional and clinically sound treatments that also look natural. Choose a dentist who is highly trained, experienced, and has the artistic eye to restore even the most unattractive smile. Contact your dentist to schedule a consultation so you can discuss the treatments you need to reclaim a beautiful, healthy smile.