A full mouth reconstruction is the term used to describe a combination of different dental procedures that are carried out with the intention of comprehensively restoring the health and appearance of your smile. Every full mouth reconstruction treatment program is completely unique and tailored to your individual needs, ensuring that the issues that most need attention are addressed.
What is a full mouth reconstruction?
Some of the most common treatments performed for full mouth reconstructions include the following:
- Cavity fillings
- Dental crowns
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
- Implant-supported bridges or dentures
- Scaling and root planing
- Root canal therapy
- Porcelain veneers
- Tooth whitening
- Dental bonding
- Orthodontic braces
- Gum or bone grafting
- Gum contouring
During your consultation, your dentist will be able to advise you which procedures should be included in your full mouth reconstruction treatment plan.
Benefits of full mouth reconstruction
There are a wide range of benefits that you can expect to enjoy when you choose a full mouth reconstruction to restore your smile. These include:
1. Improved oral health
Unsurprisingly, one of the biggest benefits of a full mouth reconstruction is that it improves the health and condition of your teeth. This is because a full mouth reconstruction targets problems such as dental decay caused by the accumulation of plaque on the teeth. By removing this plaque, your dentist can prevent serious decay and damage caused by decay from affecting your teeth. This could prevent you from needing much more extensive dental treatments such as root canal in later months or years.
In addition, a full mouth reconstruction can help prevent you from suffering from periodontal disease – an inflammatory condition also referred to as gum disease. Initially this just causes bleeding and swelling in the gums, but it can have much more serious consequences if left untreated.
2. Stronger and more resilient dental structure
A full mouth reconstruction will also enhance the strength of the structures in your mouth, including the jaw bone, joint and the health and resilience of your gums. Your jaw bone and gums are responsible for holding your natural teeth in place, and if either of these become compromised by disease, tooth loss is a very real possibility.
Many patients also suffer from problems with their temporomandibular joint, or TMJ as it is better known. This is the joint on either side of your face where your jaw connects to your skull. Problems with the TMJ can be resolved using various procedures involved in a full mouth reconstruction that focus on improving the function of the joint. In doing so, patients can benefit from an improvement in symptoms such as headaches and jaw/neck pain.
3. Better overall health and wellbeing
Periodontal disease has been linked to an increased likelihood of developing a range of chronic health conditions, including Type II Diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and even some cancers. Fortunately, full mouth reconstruction aims to keep gum disease at bay, lowering your risk of suffering from poor oral health and these subsequent conditions. In addressing oral health problems such as TMJ disorder, dental decay and periodontal disease, the patient can enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing.
4. More attractive smile
In the past, dental restorations were only ever made from the most cost-effective material, and often this meant that they were created from metal and looked very obvious. However, dental restorations have continued to evolve and today, they can enhance your smile as well as your dental health.
Porcelain crowns, dental bonding and tooth-colored fillings are just a few of the cosmetic dental treatment choices that can be made during a full mouth reconstruction.
5. Improved confidence and self-esteem
With a smile that is both healthy and attractive, it is little surprise that patients who opt for a full mouth reconstruction find that their confidence and self-esteem is restored – a benefit that can filter through to both personal and professional areas of your life.
If you would like to find out more about the benefits of a full mouth reconstruction, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your dental requirements, our experienced and reassuring team would be delighted to help you. Please contact our offices and let us take care of your smile.