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What exactly is a full-mouth reconstruction?
Posted on 2/6/2023 by Dr. Michael Allard
They say that "a smile tells all." Everybody will notice if you have poor oral health after smiling. Unattractive dental problems can affect your healthy life and happiness, hence the need for full mouth reconstruction.
Full mouth reconstruction refers to rebuilding and repairing or replacing the patient's teeth using various procedures like cosmetic, neuromuscular, and restorative. This helps to enhance your mouth's health & function and improve your teeth' appearance. Teeth restructuring also involves jaw and gums restoration and overall mouth structure.
Who Requires Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Many people have dental issues that need proper treatment to improve teeth appearance and mouth function. Those who need full mouth reconstruction are patients with missing teeth, broken or cracked teeth, decaying teeth, misaligned teeth, and extensively worn teeth as a result of bruxism.
In addition, some individuals who were born with different conditions such as Ameliogenesis, Ectodermal Dysplasia, and Dentinogenesis Imperfecta require comprehensive teeth restoration.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Treatment
Patients who need full mouth reconstruction need to consult widely with their dentists to determine if it is the best option for them. The process involves extensive examination and evaluation and could take several appointments to create a plan. Patients are advised to fully understand the process since undergoing full mouth reconstruction is not easy.
Your dentist will first examine your teeth as they require different prosthetics depending on the damage or wear to the teeth. These prosthetics include onlays or inlays, bridges, dentures, dental implants, and full-coverage crowns.
Besides, your gum tissue also needs examination. Unhealthy gum tissue requires root planing and scaling to treat various periodontal diseases. Scaling involves removing plaque beneath the gum line, while root planing helps to smoothen the root for proper gum reattachment to the teeth. Full mouth reconstruction is ideal for patients with different teeth issues like missing teeth, broken or cracked teeth, decaying teeth, and misaligned teeth. The process helps to improve teeth appearance, mouth function, and overall oral health.