Full Mouth Reconstruction
While the sound of a full mouth reconstruction sounds extensive, we, at Widner Elite Oral Surgery and Dental Implants, take this process in steps. Therefore, you can go through the treatment without undue strain or stress. The following information provides further details about what this dental process involves.
What Is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
According to the American College of Prosthodontists, a full mouth reconstruction involves the replacement or rebuilding of teeth. Therefore, oral surgery is required as part of this process. A full mouth reconstruction combines science with aesthetics to improve the function, health, and looks of the teeth and mouth.
Generally, any dental treatment that involves all the teeth in the mouth is considered a full mouth reconstruction. For patients with oral cancer, the treatment may include both the replacement of missing teeth and the restoration of missing oral structures.
Who Is a Candidate for a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
You are a candidate for a full mouth reconstruction if you have comprehensive dental problems that affect your smile functionally and aesthetically. These problems may include large fillings with decay, worn teeth, resulting from teeth grinding, or missing and cracked or chipped teeth.
Other patients who need a full mouth reconstruction may include people who are born with certain conditions, such as Ameliogenesis, Dentinogenisis Imperfecta, or Ectodermal Dysplasia as well as patients who are undergoing treatments for oral cancer.
What Treatments Are Used for a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Besides oral surgery, treatments for a full mouth reconstruction include the placement of bridges, veneers, crowns, onlays, implants, or dentures. Any of these restorations not only restore a smile, they also improve chewing efficiency and a patient’s overall health. In some patients, we may find it necessary to include orthodontics to achieve the best possible results.
How Treatments Are Used to Restore the Smile
If you need dental implants, we may need to use bone grafting to increase the strength of the jawbone so an implant can be placed. To reshape and resize the teeth or close gaps in the teeth, we often recommend the placement of veneers. Implants are normally recommended to replace extracted teeth and to keep the jawbone strong and healthy.
For teeth that have received root canal therapy, we suggest the addition of crowns. We can also use crowns to cover yellowed teeth or teeth that need to be reshaped. These teeth may feature chips or cracks. The therapy also includes gum contouring to improve the appearance of the smile. In addition, we recommend that patients undergo deep dental cleanings every six months to ensure continued good dental health.
Do you believe that you need a full mouth reconstruction after oral surgery? Maybe you need to schedule an oral surgery appointment in connection with a full mouth reconstruction. In either case, we can help you realize your dental and health goals. Nothing is more important than maintaining a healthy and functional smile, It not only improves your level of confidence, it makes it easier to eat, talk, and socialize. Won’t you give us a call today to see how we can help? Call Widner Elite Oral Surgery and Dental Implants at (737) 309-4351 for all the details about a full mouth reconstruction, including information about extraction.