Signs You Will Benefit From Full Mouth Reconstruction

A full mouth reconstruction is a comprehensive approach to restorative dental treatment. The goal of the treatment is to restore the function and aesthetics of multiple or all teeth in a patient’s mouth. Full mouth reconstruction treatment can include several different procedures, depending on the patient’s needs. This treatment is best for patients who suffer from multiple dental health issues at once or missing several teeth. Please read our article to learn about the signs you will benefit from full mouth reconstruction.

Signs You Will Benefit From Full Mouth Reconstruction

Below, we listed the signs that might indicate you will benefit from a comprehensive approach to dental restoration:

You Are Missing Multiple Teeth

Missing teeth can lead to various dental and general health issues, make speaking and chewing challenging, cause malnutrition and jawbone density loss, and change the structure of the face. That is why dentists always recommend replacing lost teeth as soon as possible. Full mouth reconstruction allows the replacement of multiple teeth or even all the teeth in a patient’s mouth using dental implants, bridges, or implant-supported dentures.

You Suffered from an Oral Trauma

Accidents and oral injuries can lead to various consequences, such as knocked out, cracked, or chipped teeth, misalignment, jawbone and TMJ issues, tissue lacerations, etc. Full mouth reconstruction can address all these issues with a comprehensive approach.

You Suffer from Teeth Erosion

The enamel of the teeth can get extremely worn down due to teeth grinding (bruxism), acid reflux, dietary habits, etc. Teeth that are missing a large portion of their enamel are more susceptible to cavities, tooth decay, staining, and discoloration. Teeth erosion can also lead to the teeth becoming shorter and irregular in size. With full mouth reconstruction, each tooth can be treated according to its needs to ensure an even smile and bite. Such methods as dental bonding, crowns, and veneers can be combined in such cases.

You Have Severe Gum Disease

Advanced gum disease is an infection of the gums that can lead to tooth loss, gum recession, jawbone damage, and cardiovascular, lung, and gastrointestinal issues. It is also associated with diabetes, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. If gum disease has already affected your teeth and jawbone, full mouth reconstruction will begin with treating the disease and then involve jawbone and teeth restoration.

You Have Multiple Symptoms Like Decay, Erosion, Staining, and Discoloration

If you suffer from multiple dental health issues at once, your dentist will offer you a treatment plan to address all of the issues and restore the function and beauty of your smile. The procedures of full mouth reconstruction might include fillings, placing dental crowns or veneers, teeth whitening, dental bonding, etc.

You Have TMJ Disorder or Bite Issues

Bite problems can often be accompanied by tooth wear and erosion due to uneven distribution of pressure when chewing food. Improper bite can also lead to TMJ disorder, soreness, and even face deformation. To solve these issues, your dentist will start by correcting the bite and then restoring the teeth using crowns, bonding, or veneers. Correcting the bite will also relieve the strain on the joint. Other methods like physical therapy, medication, or surgery might be included in the course of TMJ disorder treatment.

Procedures Full Mouth Reconstruction Can Include

The exact list of procedures you will need for your reconstruction can be determined only by your dentist. Every case is different, and the procedures will be chosen based on your particular needs and concerns. However, below you can find a list of procedures that might be included in the dental reconstruction process:

  • Placement of dental implants
  • Placement of dental crowns
  • Crown lengthening
  • Worn-down teeth restoration
  • Dental fillings 
  • Dental bonding
  • Placement of dental bridges
  • Bone grafting for jawbone restoration
  • Professional dental cleanings
  • TMJ therapy
  • Bite adjustment
  • Orthodontics treatment
  • Dental veneers placement
  • Teeth whitening

How Long Does a Full Mouth Reconstruction Take?

On average, several months are needed to complete a full mouth reconstruction. The timeline depends on the number and complexity of the procedures included in the course of treatment. For example, in cases where several decayed teeth have to be replaced with dental implants and a jawbone restored with bone grafting, you might need up to a year to complete the reconstruction.

Make an Appointment Today

If you are considering full mouth reconstruction, do not hesitate to contact Smile Dental Boutique and make an appointment with a cosmetic dentist today. We use modern techniques and high-quality materials to deliver the best results. We look forward to welcoming you to our dental office.

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