What Is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?

close up smile red lipstickThough most of us already know just how important healthy teeth and gums are to our overall health, it’s not exactly to avoid taking it for granted. Most likely, we’ll only feel worried about our oral health once we feel pain in our mouth, or once we’ve lost one or more teeth, or in cases where the quality of our life has suffered tremendously as simple things such as chewing and speaking has become so painful and hard to do.

It’s a good thing that modern dentistry has plenty of treatments available that can fix just about anything. If you’ve lost teeth, dental implants can help provide you with replacement teeth that feels and looks the same as your natural teeth. The use of dental porcelain has also significantly improved the appearance of restorations such as crowns and dental bridges. These days, crowns and dental bridges not only are strong and durable, but also resistant to stain and are nearly indistinguishable from your original teeth.

To put it simply, modern dentistry has plenty of ways to help give you back the smile that you thought you’d forever lose.

A good example is a full mouth reconstruction, which is not actually a single treatment, but rather a process that’s composed of a number of dental treatments. Each treatment works in conjunction with each other, with the end goal of restoring the function, esthetics and health of a patient’s smile.

As expected of such an extensive process, it requires proper planning and preparation. It also involves an in-depth discussion and consultation that will help the dentist determine both the patient’s needs and goals.

Whether it is for health reasons or esthetics or even both, it’s never too late to speak to your dentist about a full mouth reconstruction. While the process is lengthy, you can expect to get a smile that not only is beautiful, but also is healthy as well.

What To Expect

Once the dentist has finished assessing the patient’s oral health needs and goals, the dentist then plans out the treatments involved, as well as in which order they are to be performed.

The process typically starts with the treatment of the jaw and gums, as the two areas are considered as the foundation of the smile.

Treatments may include any one of the following:

  • Bone grafting
  • Tooth extraction
  • Root planing and scaling
  • Gum grafting
  • Antibiotics

If the jaws and gums are healthy, or once they’ve been fully restored, the focus is then on dental restorations, such as:

  • Fillings
  • Root canal treatment
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Dental Implants
  • Dentures

The patient may then opt to improve the overall esthetics of their newly restored smile via the following cosmetic procedures:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Porcelain Veneers

Get The Smile You’ve Always Wanted!

Achieving the smile you’ve always wanted or getting it back is a much more realistic goal thank you think. A full mouth reconstruction can help give you back the smile you’ve lost, as well as improve both your oral health and the esthetics of your smile.

Make sure that you take your time to choose a well-reputed dentist and follow the treatment plan carefully as prescribed. If you do that, both your self-esteem and self-confidence are sure to improve, thanks to your newly restored smile.