Full mouth reconstruction, full mouth rehabilitation and full rebuild or restore teeth in the lower and upper jaws and will typically involve both general and/or restorative dentists (performing procedures like crowns, bridges and veneers), and can incorporate dental specialists like periodontists who specialise in gums, oral surgeons and orthodontists who specialise in tooth positioning or possibly also endodontists who specialise in treating the tooth pulp).
The need for full mouth reconstruction may become necessary after:
- Decay or trauma has led to teeth being lost
- Injuries or fractures to teeth
- Very worn teeth that have resulted from long term acid erosion
- Teeth that have become severely worn as a result of long-term acid erosion from foods, drink or acid reflux. Possibly also from tooth grinding
- Chronic complaints of jaw, muscle and headache pain that need the bite to be corrected
Full Mouth Reconstruction – the start of the process
If you feel that you have any of the complaints that require full mouth reconstruction or restoration then Dentists Near Me will be able to help with information on dental professionals in a location convenient to you who will be able to advise and to carry out treatment for you.
The first thing that any dentist will do is to examine your mouth, teeth and gums to see what treatments will be possible for you. Some of the restorative cosmetic treatments you might consider are:
- Porcelain veneers
- Full-coverage crowns
- Inlays or onlays
But before that your dentist will be looking for any decay or wear and cracks in the teeth as well as any root canal issues or signs of loose teeth.
Periodontal (gum) issues:
If you do not have healthy gums the first thing that you are likely to be advised is to have scaling and treatment of periodontal disease. You might be referred to the periodontist to assess the situation and to ensure that the work you have done is on a firm foundation. Soft tissue and bone grafting might be part of what needs to be done to bolster your jaw bone and your gums.
If your gums are not healthy, you will most likely need scaling. You may require more intensive treatments from a periodontist to ensure that your newly reconstructed teeth will have a solid foundation. Such treatments could involve soft tissue or bone grafts to build up your gums and underlying jaw-bone.
A stable bite
This term means biting your teeth together and being able to chew comfortably without it causing you any pain – very important to your overall oral health. Occlusal changes will also be taken into consideration in planning restorations. You might, in fact, need orthodontics or some other treatment to correct your occlusion before additional restorative treatment.
The shape, colour, proportion and size of your teeth as they appear in relation to your lips, gums, mouth and your face, all have to be considered in restoration work. Part of the examination will be with x-rays and by looking at records of your dental treatment as well as photographs, and the referral to the right specialist.
The Treatment Plan
Once your dentist has all the information to hand then he or she will develop a treatment plan for you, detailing all the steps of the treatment. Always ask if there is anything that you do not understand so that you are quite clear on everything including the risks and benefits.
The smile makeover versus full mouth reconstruction
A smile makeover is essentially a cosmetic procedure that you choose to have done and a full mouth reconstruction is something that you need to have done although eve with a smile makeover the same sophisticated and cutting edge dental materials as are used in other procedures will be employed.
What benefits will a full mouth reconstruction give?
- A beautiful new smile that will boost confidence
- Healthy teeth and gums
- Teeth that are fully functional
- Restoration of broken, damaged, infected or crooked teeth
- Full chewing capacity
- Speak, eat and smile without any problems
- Improved your quality of life
What is the process in full mouth reconstruction?
- Full mouth examination - A thorough examination of your mouth taking into account the health of your gums and teeth will be done along with an assessment of your jaw with x-rays and photos to get the full picture of what needs to be done and what the best treatment for you would be. If you have any sign of gum disease that will be treated first.
- Teeth cleaning - Next will come the professional cleaning of your teeth taking care of first the healthy and then any damaged teeth so that he or she is sure that no bacteria is left behind.
- Dental crowns - Dental crowns are strong and they last a long time and play a big part in restoring infected or injured teeth.
- Porcelain veneers - This is another very common treatment used to mask many dental defects like chipped teeth and crooked and cracked teeth. The ultra thin porcelain layers are placed over the top of the tooth to provide a smooth and attractive surface
- Dental implants - Dental implants are a way of replacing missing teeth and the implant I placed in he jaw bone to anchor it like a normal tooth and to give support for a crown to be fitted.
How long will it take for the full mouth rehabilitation?
This will always depend on the individual and what work they need to have done. Dental implants and tooth straightening are the treatments that might be considered to take the longest.
How much will full mouth rehabilitation cost me?
Treatment can be anywhere between £20 000 to £50 000 depending on the specific treatments you need to attain your healthy smile. Often a number of different techniques and materials are needed making treatment more expensive.
Dentists Near Me professionals members offers affordable treatments at a location near you.