A full mouth reconstruction can considerably improve your oral health by correcting problems with your teeth, gums, and jaw. It is largely recommended for people who have suffered severe trauma, disease, or infections of their oral cavity.
At Silver Firs Dental in Mill Creek, Washington, we perform full mouth reconstructions to rebuild and repair the look and function of your mouth using multiple procedures.
What Is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction characteristically involves combining restorative dentistry with esthetic dentistry. The scope is to restore the mouth's health, function, and appearance.
The treatment is called full mouth reconstruction because it includes more than one cosmetic dental procedure. These procedures consist of various restorative appliances like dental crowns, bridges, fillings, dental implants, onlays, veneers, etc.
When Should You Get a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction is a practical solution for patients facing multiple oral health problems.
Although each patient will have their specific issues, some of the most common causes include:
- Accidents or trauma that has resulted in damaged, chipped, or missing teeth
- Severely worn teeth caused due to acid erosion or gum disease
- Congenital disorders that have led to misshapen, malformed, or missing teeth
- Teeth that have become smaller in size due to wear and tear
- Infections that led to tooth decay, gum disease, or tooth loss
- Malocclusion or jaw misalignment that has affected the bite
- Frequent jaw pain, headaches, or muscle pain
What Procedures Are Included in a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
The following procedures may be included, depending on your needs:
- Preventive teeth cleaning procedures and periodontal care
- Lengthening the crown to expose healthy, sound tooth structure to support bridges or crowns
- Orthognathic surgery for repositioning the jaw
- Contouring the gum tissue
- Preparing and reshaping your natural tooth structure for the placement of veneers, crowns, or dental bridges
- Fixing temporary restorations so you can become familiar with your new teeth and the feel of your bite alignment or reconstructed mouth
- Attaching permanent restorative appliances, such as bridges, crowns, dental veneers, inlays or onlays made from porcelain, porcelain supported by metal, or a combination of both
- Orthodontic braces to move your teeth into the desired location
- Placement of dental implants to replace missing teeth and provide support for bridge restorations
- Bone or soft tissue grafting to enhance the stability of your teeth for undergoing dental implants or other restorations.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of a full mouth reconstruction, visit the Silver Firs Dental office in Mill Creek, Washington, or call us at (425) 225-5757 to schedule your appointment.