Full mouth reconstruction refers to the use of one or more restorative dental treatments to improve the function, strength, health, and stability of your gums and teeth. So if your smile has multiple problems, a full mouth reconstruction can help restore your teeth to their natural glow. This necessary treatment involves restoring all of the teeth in your mouth with the main focus being the improvement of the function of your teeth. If you are experiencing difficulty chewing or speaking, pain when biting down, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) issues, missing teeth, tooth decay, or other dental issues that are not based solely on improving the aesthetics of your smile, then a full mouth reconstruction may be just for you.
During cosmetic reconstruction, Dr. Sara will restore all of your teeth in the upper and lower jaw. She will also address any issues that may have contributed to the demise of the function and health of your teeth. Since health and function of your teeth are the primary focus of full mouth reconstruction, virtually everyone is a candidate for this procedure. Dental issues that can be improved and corrected during full mouth reconstruction, include:
- Missing teeth
- Fractured teeth
- Teeth with severe tooth erosion
- Advanced periodontitis
- Worn teeth, uneven teeth
- TMJ issues, including pain and teeth grinding
This comprehensive restorative procedure can reverse years of aging and neglect. It can also provide you with an improved smile you have always dreamed of.
The dental examination
Before your full mouth reconstruction can begin, a comprehensive dental examination will be completed. This process involves x-rays and usually requires impressions of your upper and lower teeth. The focus of this examination is to determine the best treatments for your full mouth reconstruction. Dr. Sara will look for wear, decay, caries, cracks, receding gums, bone loss, loose teeth, missing teeth, TMJ problems, and a multitude of other dental issues during this thorough dental examination.
Since every patient is different, to determine which treatments will be included in your full mouth reconstruction you will need to schedule an examination with Dr. Sara at Pinnacle Peak Family Dentistry. However, some of the most common treatments include:
- A professional dental cleaning
- Dental implants
- Crown lengthening
- Surgery to reposition the jaw
- Gum contouring
- Preparation of the teeth for the placement of dental crowns, bridges, inlays and onlays, and veneers
- The placement of dental crowns, bridges, inlays and onlays, and veneers
- Replacing missing teeth
- Placing dental implants
- Bone or soft tissue grafting
- Scaling and root planing
To learn more about full mouth reconstruction and the restorative dental treatments involved, contact Dr. Sara at Pinnacle Peak Family Dentistry.