FULL MOUTH RECONSTRUCTION
The purpose of a full mouth reconstruction is to address a multitude of dental problems such as missing teeth, damaged teeth, bite problems, gum disease, and bone loss, among others. The treatment is customized to meet the unique needs of each patient, and requires multiple appointments over a period of several months.
A full mouth reconstruction can involve collaboration between different dental specialists, such as prosthodontists, periodontists, endodontists, and orthodontists, to ensure that all aspects of the treatment are properly coordinated and executed.
Why would I need a full mouth reconstruction?
Some common reasons for needing a full mouth reconstruction include extensive tooth wear, severe tooth decay on multiple teeth, bite problems, jawbone loss, and aesthetic concerns such as discolored or misaligned teeth. The treatment includes restoring or replacing teeth with dental implants, bridges, dentures, or other restorative procedures. Bite problems can be fixed with orthodontic treatment such as braces or Invisalign. Patients with bone loss may need bone grafting or other treatments before dental implants can be placed. Aesthetic concerns can be addressed with teeth whitening, veneers, or gum reshaping. Ultimately, a full mouth reconstruction is a customized treatment plan that is tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of each patient.
What is the process for a full mouth reconstruction?
The process for a full mouth reconstruction can vary depending on the specific needs of the patient. It involves a thorough examination of the mouth and a discussion with the patient about their treatment options. Once a treatment plan is developed, the actual procedures can involve a combination of restorative treatments such as dental implants, bridges, crowns, veneers, and orthodontic treatment. The process can take several months to complete, and patients will need to schedule multiple appointments.
Is full mouth reconstruction painful?
Most patients do not experience significant pain during a full mouth reconstruction, since local anesthesia and other pain management techniques are used during the procedures. Some patients may experience mild discomfort or soreness after the procedures, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications.
How long do the restorations last?
The longevity of the restorations used in a full mouth reconstruction can vary depending on the specific materials and procedures used, as well as the patient’s oral hygiene habits. With proper care, dental restorations such as implants, bridges, and crowns can last for many years.