Full mouth reconstruction typically involves general or restorative dentists (performing procedures like crowns, bridges and veneers), and can incorporate dental specialists like periodontists (specializing in the gums), oral surgeons, orthodontists (specializing in tooth movements and positions) and endodontists (specializing in the tooth pulp). If you feel like you need extensive dental work please come in for a complimentary evaluation Dr. Brown and Dr. Hendry can work as a team to solve your unique situation.
WHY DO I NEED IT?
- 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 (occlusion).
- Teeth: The condition of your teeth will determine what restorative procedures may be needed, such as porcelain veneers or full-coverage crowns, inlays or onlays, bridges or implants restored with a crown. In particular, your dentist will make note of any cavities and decay, tooth wear, cracks, short/long teeth, root canal issues and any tooth movement.
- Periodontal tissues: If your gums are not healthy, you will most likely need scaling and root planing to treat periodontal disease. You may require more intensive treatments from a periodontist to ensure that your newly reconstructed teeth will have a solid foundation. Such treatments could involve soft tissue or bone grafts to build up your gums and underlying jaw bone. Your dentist will look for deep pockets, excessive or insufficient gum tissue, periodontal disease and bone density irregularities.
- Temporomandibular joints, jaw muscles and occlusion: A stable bite – one in which you are not in pain when you close your mouth or chew and one that does not cause wear or destruction of your teeth – is important to your overall oral health. Occlusal changes need to be taken into consideration when your dentist plans your restorations. In fact, you may require orthodontics or some other type of treatment (night guard or bite reprogramming orthotic) to correct occlusion before additional restorative procedures can be performed.
- Esthetics: The color, shape, size and proportion of your teeth, and how they appear in relation to your gums, lips, mouth, side profile and face, are also important factors in full mouth reconstruction treatment.
Benefits of Full Mouth Reconstruction
Tooth decay, gum disease, oral trauma, and illness can all impact your oral health and the appearance of your smile. This can cause you to hide your mouth and avoid smiling, impacting your self-esteem and your ability to interact socially.
Full mouth reconstruction, including a variety of treatments intended to improve oral health and deliver a radiant smile, can not only restore oral function, but also boost your self-esteem. When you’re once again able to eat, drink, smile, and laugh normally, you’ll have the confidence to flash your pearly whites and display your winning personality.
Gum disease, tooth loss, and other oral concerns can leave you unable to consume proper nutrition and impact your overall health. Unfortunately, these issues can also have a negative effect on your social life and damage your self-worth. With full mouth reconstruction services, the talented team at StarWhite Dental proudly helps patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health, restore their smiles, and regain the confidence to enjoy every moment.