Full Mouth Reconstruction
By Steven Kail on June 22, 2012
Many of our Bells cosmetic dentistry patients benefit from full mouth reconstruction. Full mouth reconstruction simply refers to restoring the function of the teeth through one or more cosmetic and restorative dental treatments. These dental treatments are used to improve the function, strength, health, and stability of the teeth and gums. An added benefit of full mouth reconstruction is the improved aesthetics of the smile.
During full mouth reconstruction, all of the teeth are restored in both the upper jaw and the lower jaw. Our Bells full mouth reconstruction patients usually suffer from missing teeth, pain when biting down, and difficulty when eating or speaking. Through full mouth reconstruction, we are able to address any dental issues you may have. Some of the dental problems that may be corrected during full mouth reconstruction are tooth erosion, advanced periodontitis, severe decay, uneven teeth, worn teeth, misaligned teeth, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain and teeth grinding, dental caries, cracked teeth, gum erosion, and chipped teeth. Orthodontic issues including underbite, overbite, spaced teeth, overly crowded teeth, and crossbite may also be treated during full mouth reconstruction.
In order to determine which treatments will be included in your full mouth reconstruction, you must first undergo a comprehensive dental examination. This process involves x-rays, and usually requires an impression to be made of your upper and lower teeth. During this thorough examination, one of our extremely skilled dentists will look for chips and cracks in the teeth, cavities, tooth wear, missing teeth, teeth that appear longer or shorter than normal, loose teeth, pockets in the gums, root canal issues, bone density, and shifting teeth.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
For the majority of our Bells full mouth reconstruction patients, multiple visits to our dental office are required. Depending on the procedures that make up your full mouth reconstruction treatment plan, it can take a year or more to complete. There are many full mouth reconstruction procedures available to our dental patients today. Your full mouth reconstruction may be comprised of one or more of the following:
- Professional dental cleaning: recommended for every patient
- Scaling and root planing: patients with gum disease may benefit from scaling and root planing
- Bone or soft tissue grafting: bone or soft tissue grafting increases the stability of the gums and teeth by restoring missing bone or gum tissue
- Crown lengthening: used to expose healthy and sound tooth structure for the placement of dental restorations such as dental crowns and bridges
- Dental implants: at our practice in Bells, dental implant placement is performed to replace the natural root structure of a missing tooth
- Gum contouring: patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth because of excessive or uneven gum tissue may benefit from gum contouring
- Surgery to reposition the jaw
- Preparation of the teeth for the placement of dental restorations
- Placement of dental crowns, dental bridges, inlays, onlays, porcelain veneers, and dentures
- Orthodontic treatment, such as Invisalign®, to move your teeth into the correct position for reconstruction
- Replacing missing teeth
Contact Premier Dental Center Today
To learn more about full mouth reconstruction, please contact Premier Dental Center today.
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