What is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Full Mouth Reconstruction is the process of rebuilding or simultaneously restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. Full mouth reconstruction typically involves performing procedures like crowns, bridges and veneers. It can also incorporate procedures requiring gum surgery, extractions and dental implants, root canals, and braces to position teeth properly. The process, as the name suggests, is comprehensive and can involve many aspects of dentistry to restore proper form and function. Most full mouth reconstructions involve multiple phases and office visits at the convenient Carmichael location of the Marconi Dental Group. It is not unreasonable to expect treatment to take 12 months or more, depending on your situation.
Why You May Need A Full Mouth Reconstruction:
- Teeth that have been lost due to decay or trauma.
- Teeth that have been injured or fractured.
- Teeth that have become severely worn as a result of long-term acid erosion (foods, beverages, acid reflux) or tooth grinding.
- Ongoing complaints of jaw, muscle and headache pain requiring adjustments to the bite.
The Full Mouth Reconstruction Process
The examination process requires records of your mouth, such as X-rays and photographs, impressions of your upper and lower teeth, models of your teeth that are made from the impressions and a model of your bite. Your dentist may also refer you to specialists (periodontist, orthodontist, oral surgeon) for a consultation in order to develop a treatment plan that is best for you. Once your dentist has obtained all information relevant to your case, he or she will develop a comprehensive, step-by-step treatment plan to correct all of the problems in your mouth.
Then we progress to creating a bite and smile that meets the ideals of dentistry and the patient’s desire for healthy teeth and complete your full mouth reconstruction. The final result is a functional set of teeth, the absence of oral pain and the return of a sense of youth and joy that many patients have been missing for years.
If you believe that your many dental problems qualify you for the full mouth reconstruction procedure, please contact the Carmichael office of the Marconi Dental Group for an exam and consultation. Look for more information on this subject in future articles on our website. Feel free to comment below if you have specific questions you would like to see answered.