Full Mouth Reconstruction
Do you, or someone you know, have multiple missing teeth, bad fillings, cracked or broken teeth, or badly worn teeth? If so, you may need a full mouth reconstruction. People with long-term acid erosion (i.e., acid reflux) or tooth grinding might also need a full mouth reconstruction. This type of restorative dentistry improves functionality and beauty to your smile.
Full mouth reconstruction includes replacing missing teeth with treatments such as onlays, crowns, bridges, veneers, dental implants, and/or dentures. Full mouth reconstruction may also include work by periodontists, oral surgeons, orthodontists (braces) and endodontists (tooth pulp). Is it worth it? Yes! Full mouth reconstruction can give you a smile makeover and improve chewing.
If you think you might need a full mouth reconstruction, the first thing you should do is have our dentist perform a comprehensive examination. Our dentist will examine your mouth for things like cavities, decay, tooth wear, cracks, infections, root canal problems and any loose tooth movement.
During the exam, our dentist will ask about your medical history and take X-rays of your mouth. Our dentist will tell you if you need a full restoration, or other procedures such as veneers, crowns, inlays, onlays, bridges, or dental implants.
Our dentist will also check your gums for deep pockets, lack of gum tissue, swelling, bleeding, periodontal disease and bone density problems. If our dentist finds issues with your gums, you may need root planing and/or scaling to treat periodontal disease. Serious cases may need soft tissue or bone grafts to improve the jaw bone and gums.
Our dentist will look to see if you have a stable bite. This may not sound like a big deal, but it is important. If you have a stable bite, you should be able to close your mouth and chew without pain or causing wear to your teeth. Sometimes folks need orthodontics (braces) or other treatments to correct bite problems.
Our dentist will also note the color, shape, size and proportion of your teeth, and how they fit with your gums, lips, mouth, and face. A full mouth reconstruction should always fit your face.
Finally, our dentist will come up with a comprehensive treatment plan to correct all of your dental problems and/or your full mouth reconstruction. If you do not understand any of these procedures, then be sure to ask our dentist questions. We believe in total transparency. We will never recommend a procedure that you do not need.
The longer you delay going to the dentist, the worse problems can get. Please call our office to make an appointment. We can give you the healthy smile that you have always wanted. Don’t keep waiting for it. Call us today.