What is a full mouth reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction, also called a restoration, is a complex procedure. It will likely be carried out in sessions and a variety of individual procedures will be used to address several issues. These can include restorative and aesthetic treatments. The aim of a full mouth reconstruction is to assist a person to achieve improved oral health and to provide him or her with a beautiful, naturally healthy looking smile. For people who wish to treat several concerns, structural and functional, a full mouth reconstruction is a great option.
What procedures are a part of a full mouth reconstruction?
The exact procedures used change based on which conditions are being treated in that particular patient. Some of the most commonly used are:
- Crowns to correct defects and strengthen and protect teeth
- Onlays to treat larger cavities and offer natural-looking outcomes
- Dental implants and bridges to replace lost teeth
- Gum and bone grafting to augment areas where tissue is needed for implants
- TMJ treatments
- Whitening procedures address surface stains
- Root planing and scaling to treat gum disease
- Porcelain veneers to correct chips, gaps, cracks, discoloration, and uneven edges
What goes into planning a full mouth reconstruction?
When a full mouth reconstruction is chosen as the best option for the patient, the program will start with an initial consultation and assessment at the office. The treatment program will then be developed with the person’s individual issues as the focus. The doctor will go over each step before the procedure with each patient and throughout the entire process. The entire mouth will be evaluated, the teeth, gums, and jaw. The dentist will also make sure patients know every available option and the benefits or risks associated with each in order to make an informed decision about what option they want to use during their personal full mouth reconstruction. For more information about what a reconstruction entails, contact the office today.