Full Mouth Reconstruction

While some patients routinely schedule teeth cleanings and exams every six months, others may delay seeking dental care until they have multiple issues.

These concerns can affect an individual’s appearance, oral health, and daily functioning and usually require extensive repair.

Fortunately, reconstructive dentistry can restore harmony among the interconnected systems of the mouth through a combination of procedures.

These treatments are collectively referred to as full mouth reconstruction.

What Is Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Full mouth reconstruction is a series of dental procedures aimed at improving the oral health, function, and aesthetics of the mouth. It may target repair of soft tissues, including the gums, tongue, cheeks, and lips, or hard tissues, including teeth and jawbone.

The treatments necessary for full mouth reconstruction may be performed by a general dentist or specialist and take place over the course of several months to years.

What Treatments May Be Performed as Part of Full Mouth Reconstruction?

A thorough evaluation of the individual’s mouth and oral health determines which procedures may be required for rejuvenation. This initial process includes a consultation, comprehensive oral exam, x-rays, imaging, diagnosis, and treatment plan.

Depending on their provider’s assessment, patients may undergo restorative dental treatments, such as crowns, bridges, fillings, inlays, and onlays, or receive dental implants and dentures to replace missing teeth.

Additionally, cosmetic improvement can be achieved with veneers, teeth whitening, dental bonding, and gum re-contouring. While orthodontics focuses on readjusting teeth and the jaw bone with fixed and removable devices.

Pain and discomfort of TMJ can be addressed through neuromuscular dentistry, and teeth grinding can be alleviated with bruxism treatments.

Lastly, full mouth restoration may require oral surgery or periodontal procedures to repair gums.

What Are the Aesthetic Benefits of Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Full mouth reconstruction provides numerous aesthetic benefits to improve a patient’s appearance and self-confidence.

It can address: Decayed teeth; missing teeth; recession or overgrowth of gums; spacing or crowding issues with teeth; broken, chipped, or cracked teeth; discolored teeth; and dental restorations or prosthetics that need repair and replacement.

What Are the Oral Health Benefits of Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Full mouth reconstruction corrects oral health issues such as decay, plaque, tartar, infection, gum disease, and halitosis. It also makes it easier for patients to take proper care of their teeth and gums moving forward.

What Are the Functional Benefits of Full Mouth Reconstruction?

In addition to a brighter, straighter smile and a healthy mouth, full mouth restoration alleviates mouth pain, jaw pain, irritated or bleeding gums, teeth grinding, TMJ-related headaches or discomfort, difficulty chewing or eating, and impaired speech.

All of the benefits of full mouth reconstruction must be maintained through dental hygiene and follow-up appointments with their dentist and/or specialist.

For additional information on full mouth reconstruction, please call our office today to schedule a consultation.