Full Mouth Reconstruction
For an aesthetically-pleasing smile, we need a solid foundation. A full mouth reconstruction allows our surgeons to address misaligned teeth and other oral problems with multiple restorative treatments. With a foundation of a structured, aligned jaw, we can work on your smile’s aesthetic appearance.
The scope of a full mouth reconstruction requires our surgeons to work with other dental specialists to achieve ideal results. Patients seeking to fix multiple issues with their smile due to considerable dental trauma are most eligible for full mouth reconstruction.
What Is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction consists of two or more restorative procedures to replace missing teeth, repair dental damage, and strengthen weaker teeth. When strengthening brittle or damaged teeth, our surgeons will often use crowns, bonding, veneers, fillings, implants, bridges, inlays, and onlays. Your oral health, overall health, and desired treatment outcomes will determine which procedures your surgeon will recommend for you.
A full mouth restoration is most commonly optioned to patients with severe tooth decay or TMJ disorders; the latter often causes dental damage from the frequent grinding of teeth. The ability to combine multiple restorative procedures is what makes a full mouth restoration possible.
What Are The Benefits Of Full Mouth Restoration?
A full mouth restoration can address several different oral health issues and complications at once, such as tooth decay, misaligned bites, facial pain, temporal headaches, and other symptoms of TMJ disorders. If you are experiencing compounding issues of missing or severely weakened teeth, a full mouth restoration allows our surgeons to improve upon them for far-reaching results.
What Is The Procedure For Full Mouth Restoration?
The full mouth restoration process can vary widely between patients depending on their complications, the procedures required, and the desired outcome. Our surgeons aim to restore balance and function of your smile first and foremost, but a stable and structured smile requires a structured foundation for your teeth. We will first address problems with the jaw before the teeth to create a superior long-term outcome.
All of our procedures begin with a consultation and evaluation so we can provide an extensive diagnosis to determine what is causing your dental problems. This examination may include a physical examination, CT scans, or a computerized jaw analysis.
Based on these examinations, our doctors will create an individualized treatment plan. Natural and prosthetic teeth may be damaged due to tooth decay or incorrectly aligned teeth. If bruxism (teeth grinding) or TMJ disorders are damaging your smile, we may craft an oral appliance in order to reshape your teeth to fit your bite. If these complications have caused damaged teeth, our surgeons will work to restore them. Dental issues stemming from bite problems will require other methods to treat them.
Once the teeth have been reshaped and repaired, our surgeons can maintain the shape of your smile by fitting a mouthguard to the restored teeth.
We are able to produce lifelike, lifelong restorations thanks to advanced equipment and materials. We also schedule annual oral exams for all of our full mouth restoration patients to ensure your restorations stay healthy and your jaw remains properly aligned. Once the structure of your jaws and teeth are restored, we are able to perform any cosmetic adjustments to your teeth that you request.
For more information on the full mouth restoration procedure, recovery process, or to schedule a consultation appointment, please give us a call at 214-363-9946.