When there is a need for the teeth on both arches of the mouth, the upper and lower jaws need to be restored, the patient may need a full mouth reconstruction. This allows for all of the teeth to be rebuilt so that there is far better functionality of the mouth and teeth. When you have a lot that is wrong with your teeth and your bite, this may be a good option for you. It can change your life in many great ways and help you to be better able to eat, chew, talk, and smile. There are a number of options available for a full mouth reconstruction, including services that are for your bite, your smile, your jaw, and facial support. You and the dentist will come up with a treatment plan for what you need.
In many cases, it can all be done in one day so that you don’t have lots of procedures done on many different days and many things to recover from. You can get it all done in one day and have just one recovery period. The process tailors your dental procedures to your unique dental needs so that your mouth is in better shape.
The Benefits of Getting a Full Mouth Reconstruction
In addition to the many benefits of getting it all done in one day, there are also an enormous number of benefits to getting the reconstruction done. Your unique full mouth reconstruction will be designed with a number of important benefits at the heart of the treatment plan. These include improving the bite and making it easier to chew and taking care of tooth decay. It can improve the health of your gums and allow you to speak more clearly. It can help with self-confidence when you smile, and it can make over the way your smile looks. It can also restore your facial support and lip support. Many people who have a lot of headaches, sinus pain, and/or bad breath can see that problem go away after the mouth has been reconstructed.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
To be a good candidate for this group of procedures, you will likely have a number of tooth problems. You may have any combination of various dental problems that all add up to the need for the reconstruction. You may have teeth that have a lot of wear and tear on them. This may include having teeth that are broken or cracked because of teeth grinding, or bruxism. You may also have gum disease and/or have a number of missing teeth. You may have a severe case of acid reflux that has done extensive damage to your teeth.
Your bite may be misaligned, or you may have severe decay to many teeth. Bruxism may have caused your teeth to be ground down, or you may have TMJ pain. Your jawbone may have had a significant loss of density, or you may have a lot of heavy metal fillings or other dental repairs. If you are having a lot of pain, have trouble eating, have lost a number of teeth, or have a problem with toxicity because of heavy metals, you may be a good candidate for a full mouth reconstruction and to get it all done in one day. And if you have a lot of dental anxiety, we can also help with that as you get your reconstruction done. We practice sedation dentistry so that you can always be calm and at ease during your procedures.
Creating Your Dental Reconstruction Plan
To get your treatment plan for your specific mouth, the dentist will do a lot of examinations of your mouth. There is much more to your mouth than just its teeth. There are many other areas that the dentist will need to get a look at to create a comprehensive plan. The dentist will take a look at your bite to see whether it is misaligned. This can cause a lot of problems with chewing and can have other effects on the teeth. If you have a poor bite, you may need some work to correct it.
The dentist will also take a look at your gums. The gums are highly important to most of the structures of the mouth, including the teeth. When you have gum tissues that have periodontal disease, you may need some treatment for that for your reconstruction. This may be planing and scaling to get rid of problems with the gums. Your teeth will also be inspected. The dentist will be looking for any tooth decay, cracks, and the amount of wear and tear to all of them. The dentist will assess the problems with individual teeth as well as assessing the missing teeth so that the plan will include all of what you need done.
Your TMJ, the temporomandibular joint, as well as the muscles of your jaws will also be assessed. If you have jaw pain or joint pain, this can be treated during your reconstruction. Sometimes, getting Botox injections to specific areas can help with jaw pain and headaches. The aesthetics of your mouth are also inspected so that the dentist can see how they might be improved.
If you are looking for a completely new smile, getting a full mouth reconstruction in just one day can be an amazing way to get it all done. When you need your teeth assessed and you may need a full mouth reconstruction, call us at The Center for Family & Implant Dentistry to schedule your assessment with the dentist.