What are Full Mouth Reconstructions?
A full mouth reconstruction is a complex esthetic and functional rehabilitation of most if not all the teeth in the mouth and may include the replacement of missing teeth. This can be needed if the majority of the remaining teeth are damaged or lost in many ways. Reasons may include decay, staining, abrasion from external forces or tooth grinding, erosion from foods such as the acids in fruits and popular drinks, from body acids occurring in conditions such as gastric reflux and bulimia, loss of teeth from decay, and periodontal disease, or fracture from oral disease or external accidents. A Full Mouth Reconstruction may also be needed to establish the appropriate function, position, and occlusion (bite) of teeth to correct jaw, and joint pain dysfunction.
Why would a Full Mouth Reconstruction be needed?
There are both esthetic and functional benefits to having a full mouth rehabilitation done. A full mouth rehabilitation will restore the appropriate shape, size, color and position of the teeth improving the esthetics of your smile. It will improve the function of your teeth so that you will have better and more efficient mastication, and it will restore the position and function of the teeth so that you are more comfortable and without pain and future damage and destruction to your teeth, joints and muscles.
What makes someone a candidate for a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
The best way for us to determine if you might benefit from a rehabilitation is with an exam. This allows us to determine if you need a reconstruction and if so, which procedures would be right for you. Depending on the type of work that needs to be done, you can expect to undergo treatment for several weeks or months from start to finish. Most rehabilitations are ideal for adult patients who are healthy enough to undergo these treatments.
What happens during a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
The process starts with a consultation. We get to know you and your unique needs to see what type of work has to be done. We then schedule you to begin treatment according to your goals. Some of the more common procedures performed during reconstruction may include dental implants, bonding, whitening, crowns, bridge work and orthodontic treatment. Depending on what needs to be done, you can expect to undergo treatment for anywhere from just a few weeks to many months.
If you think you might benefit from a full mouth reconstruction, call our office today and one of our team members will be happy to assist you.