How Do I Know If a Full Mouth Reconstruction Is Right for Me?
A full mouth reconstruction involves the restoration of most or all of your teeth. For patients with either no teeth or most of whose teeth are non-viable, a full mouth reconstruction, also known as a full mouth restoration, improves the appearance, functionality and beauty of the mouth.
What is a full mouth reconstruction?
Dental patients who are either missing most or all of their teeth, or who need to replace those teeth will need a full mouth reconstructive procedure to restore their mouth. Even when a single tooth is missing, issues begin to arise in the mouth. The teeth will start to shift toward that space, causing malocclusion and a heightened risk for tooth decay.
Eating, speaking, smiling and chewing properly and comfortably depends on the functionality of all the teeth. Disadvantages of missing or weakened teeth include dietary restrictions, decreased confidence, an inability to speak properly and the tendency to hide the smile.
A full smile reconstruction includes one or more of the following treatments:
Scaling and planing
For mild to moderate gum disease and plaque removal, the dentist will likely recommend a method known as scaling and root planing. This is usually the first treatment during a dental cleaning. Gum disease is characterized by red, swollen and infected gums. This can usually be cleared by using small tools to carefully remove plaque from the gumline. The area is then cleaned, and the result is a whiter smile and healthy gums. Gum disease, if left untreated, can cause tooth decay and even tooth loss.
Teeth that are no longer viable can be restored using a dental crown. The appearance and functionality of a broken, chipped or severely decayed tooth can be restored via the use of a dental crown. These tooth-shaped caps cover and protect a tooth, and can be applied to all teeth that have sturdy roots.
When teeth are no longer functional, extraction (taking the tooth out) may be necessary.
Root canals are a last-ditch effort in saving the natural tooth. This treatment involves going into the inside of a tooth and clearing any infected tissue before filling the tooth and placing a crown over it.
Implants are prosthetic teeth that are surgically placed directly into the jawbone. These false teeth are the most effective, lifelike replacement for missing teeth. After a tooth falls out or is extracted, a dental implant can be inserted into its place.
Veneers cover imperfections on the teeth and can improve the appearance of almost any tooth issue. These wafer-thin porcelain shells are bonded directly to the front of teeth to improve the appearance of the smile.
Some patients who are missing all their teeth are eligible to have a full smile replacement thanks to a system of strategically placed implants in combination with a prosthetic row of teeth. These permanent fixtures can restore any smile, especially for those who have lost most or all their teeth.
Ready for a new smile?
A full mouth reconstruction can give you the confidence you need to live freely. Call our office today to schedule a consultation and get on your way to a complete, beautiful smile.
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