A full-mouth reconstruction may sound scary but in the hands of a caring dentist it can be life-changing! Full-mouth reconstruction is just a term outlining a series of procedures to help aid someone in recovering both the aesthetic and functional performance of their oral and dental health. In general, any series of oral treatments that affect all or nearly all the teeth in the mouth is called full-mouth reconstruction. If you’re wondering about getting a full-mouth reconstruction or want to learn more about them, then keep reading!
What Does A Full-Mouth Reconstruction Address?
A full-mouth reconstruction can include a variety of treatment procedures including cosmetic, restorative, and also general dental procedures. You may have also heard of a smile makeover and though that is also a treatment involving potentially a series of procedures, the main difference between a full-mouth reconstruction and a smile makeover is that a full-mouth reconstruction is more of a need while a smile makeover is elective. Common issues addressed with a full-mouth reconstruction are:
- TMJ, Or Dental Pain
- Gum Disease
- Decayed, Missing, Or Broken Teeth
- Misaligned Or Irregularly Spaced Teeth
- Root Canal Problems
- Periodontal Disease
- Oral Issues Stemming From Injury Or Illness Such As Oral Cancer or trauma.
What Procedures Are Within A Full-Mouth Reconstruction
As a full-mouth reconstruction is made up of many different procedures, each reconstruction is individualized for the patient. What is important to remember, if you will undergo a full-mouth reconstruction, is who administers the procedures. With all procedures, someone you trust and who is experienced matters, but with a full-mouth reconstruction especially are experience and care tantamount because of the number of procedures that reconstruction can have. Both planning and expertise are necessary to go through the many procedures that happen. As each reconstruction is individualized, the procedures you may face may vary from another patient’s; however, some typical procedures are:
- Inlays Or Onlays
- Dental Bonding
- Bone Or Tissue Grafts
- Corrective Jaw Surgery
- Gum Therapies
- Root Canal treatment
Sometimes a partial reconstruction is all that is needed. That means, you get the treatment you need and deserve as it isn’t one size fits all. If you have a worn down segment of teeth then restoring just that segment might be all you require. Also if all of your teeth are hope-less and you have a desire for a full smile, then a full arch or mouth of dental implants can give you back an amazing smile and restore your ability to chew properly.
The Expert Care At Hampton Dental Associates
When it comes to long-standing experience and a legacy of offering compassionate care, the dental work provided at Hampton Dental Associates fits the bill. If you or a loved one are in need of full-mouth reconstruction, have a consultation with us to understand your options. Give us a call at 414-464-9021!