Do you feel awkward or self-conscious about your less-than-pearly whites? Do you suffer from a bad bite? Do you put your hand over your mouth nearly all the time when you talk or smile? Well, you need not to hide it any longer. Full mouth reconstruction can give you new smile exactly as desired by you.
Patients with one or more missing teeth, extremely worn, broken, or decayed teeth may experience problems in both the bite and their facial & smile aesthetics. If your teeth are out of ideal alignment, they can cause bite problem, and without a proper bite chewing can become impaired, teeth can become severely worn down and strain (pain) can occur on the jaw joints and muscles.
If you are having these dental problems, as many adults are, you probably require a complete reconstruction of your mouth.
A full mouth reconstruction is a multi-phase, multi-procedural process which involves the aesthetic dentistry techniques and the science of neuromuscular dentistry.
With the aid of full mouth reconstruction, patients achieve a beautiful smile line and more youthful appearance by rebuilding or restoring their all or multiple teeth in the front and back of the mouth.
In addition to replacing or repairing the missing or damaged teeth, this restorative dentistry procedure involves correcting irregular bite, and getting your gum tissue and supporting bone structure healthy.
This procedure is typically performed by a team of dental experts involving general or restorative dentists; dental specialists like periodontists who are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease; oral surgeons; orthodontists who specialize in tooth movements and positions; and endodontists who deal with the diseases of tooth’s pulp.
What this Procedure Involves?
In full mouth reconstruction or restoration, the dental expert deals with the condition of your teeth, gum tissues, bones and jaw muscles.
For instance, the condition of your teeth will determine what restorative procedures are needed for your specific case, such as inlays or onlays, porcelain veneers or full-coverage crowns, and bridges or dental implants.
Likewise, if your jaw is not aligned and your bite gums are not healthy, root planing and scaling will most likely be required to treat your periodontal disease.
Full mouth reconstruction can include one or more of the following procedures, depending on your needs:
• Prophylactic teeth cleaning
• Periodontal therapy
• New fillings or crowns
• Crown lengthening
• Replacement of old fillings or crowns.
• Orthognathic surgery to reposition the jaw
• Oral surgery procedures
• Gum surgery procedures
• Contouring of the gum tissue
• Bone or soft tissue grafting
• Placement of temporary restorations
• Placement of permanent restorations such as crowns, veneers, porcelain inlays/onlays or bridges
• Orthodontic (dental braces) procedures
• Neuromuscular dentistry
• TMD therapy
• Orthotic therapy to correct occlusion
• Dental Implants to replace missing teeth and/or support bridge restorations
• Partial or complete dentures
• Contouring/reshaping of tooth/teeth
• Treatment for sleep apnea
It is extremely necessary to consult your dentist and his dental team to determine what combination of procedures is needed for your specific case.
You may want to relieve the pain in your jaw, achieve a smile in optimal health or restore the entire mouth to its natural, healthy state. Whichever the case, full mouth reconstruction can give you a smile that is beautiful, functional and comfortable.
There are many benefit of full mouth reconstruction but the most important is that it dramatically improves an individual’s overall oral health by giving your mouth and supporting structures a complete rejuvenation.
Procedures like tissue grafting and dental implantation can prevent dangerous health complications from occurring.
As added advantage of full mouth reconstruction is that it alleviates headaches and give a significant boost to your confidence and self-esteem.
By aligning the jaw and replacing lost teeth, you can also get rid of problems like jaw clicking and difficult chewing.