Full Mouth Reconstruction
What is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Your dentist will take out all of your old dental work such as crowns, fillings, and porcelain veneers and replace them with new dental work designed to generate the new bite. This treatment should clean up any tooth decay or infection and improve your oral health.
A full-mouth reconstruction is not just one treatment. They’re customized plans to address issues that affect the whole smile. Full-mouth reconstruction may include any number of services including:
- Dental crowns
- Fixed bridges
- Implant supported tooth replacement
- Partial and full dentures
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Gum recontouring
- Soft tissue grafts
- Orthodontics with Invisalign
- Porcelain veneers and other cosmetic services
Reconstructive dentistry refers to the set of process designed to replace missing teeth, repair injured teeth, correct improperly seated jaw joints and faulty bites, address jawbone and gum damage, replace worn-out dental work, and, in some cases, treat diseases of the mouth. Each of this reconstructive process may be performed independently, but when multiple oral health problems exist, full mouth reconstruction may be advised. Also known as full mouth restoration, full mouth reconstruction can include any grouping of the following:
Bruxism treatments: therapy to resolve teeth grinding and associated symptoms
Orthodontics: traditional metal braces, spacers, expanders, and retainers
Oral surgery: root canal therapy, soft and hard tissue grafting, and tooth extractions
Periodontal treatments: scaling, root planning, and periodontal surgery
Restorative dental treatments: dental crowns, bridges, fillings, inlays, and onlays
Implant dentistry: dental implants to replace missing teeth, replicating them from root to crown
Cosmetic dentistry: porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, dental bonding, and gum re-contouring
Neuromuscular dentistry/TMD treatment: correction of problems involving the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) and the bite
FAQ About Dental Treatments
Make it fun! If you are excited about brushing your teeth, your children will also be enthusiastic. Children want to do the things their parents do. If your children observe you brushing your teeth and show good dental habits, they will follow.
Much illness of the teeth and surrounding tissues cannot be seen when the dentist examines the mouth. An X-ray examination may reveal:
- little areas of decay between the teeth or below existing restorations (fillings)
- infections in the bone
- periodontal (gum) disease
- abscesses or cysts
- developmental abnormalities
- some types of tumors
A mouth guard can stop damage to your face and teeth. Most people benefit from wearing a mouth guard when playing any sport. You should wear one whether you are playing professionally or just on weekends. Do what you can to preserve your smile and your health. The best mouth guards are custom-fitted by your dentist. This is especially important if you wear braces or fixed bridgework.