Full Mouth Reconstruction
As the name implies, full mouth reconstruction refers to rebuilding and/or replacing all of the teeth in a patient’s mouth. Full mouth reconstructions combine esthetics with the science of restorative dentistry to improve the health, function, and beauty of the mouth.
Full mouth reconstruction, rehab, and also repair are terms frequently used mutually to define the procedure of rebuilding or at the same time bring back all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws.
The need for complete mouth repair might arise from:
Teeth that have actually been shed because of degeneration or injury.
Teeth that have actually been harmed or fractured.
Teeth that have actually come to be seriously worn as a result of long-term acid disintegration (foods, beverages, acid reflux) or tooth grinding.
Continuous problems of jaw, muscular tissue, and also frustration discomfort calling for changes to the bite (occlusion).
How the Process Begins
If you believe you need repair, we will help you with a detailed assessment. We will analyze your mouth to establish the degree of the issue as well as the therapy alternatives that can be used to remedy it. Particularly, we will certainly take a look at the condition of your:
Teeth: The condition of your teeth will determine what corrective treatments might be needed, such as porcelain veneers or full-coverage crowns, inlays or onlays, bridges, or implants brought back with a crown. We will make note of any kind of dental caries and also degeneration, tooth wear, cracks, short/long teeth, root canal concerns, and also any tooth movement.
Periodontal (gum tissue) cells: If your periodontal is not healthy, you will most likely demand scaling and origin planning to deal with gum illness. Such therapies could involve soft tissue or bone grafts to build up your periodontal as well as the underlying jaw bone. We will try to find deep pockets, extreme or not enough gum tissue, periodontal disease as well as bone density irregularities.
Temporomandibular joints, jaw muscle mass as well as occlusion: A stable bite-- one in which you are not in pain when you close your mouth or eat and also one that does not trigger wear or damage of your teeth-- is necessary to your overall oral wellness. Occlusal changes need to be considered when your dentist prepares your reconstructions.
Esthetics: The shade, form, dimension, and also proportion of your teeth, and exactly how they show up in regard to your gum tissues, lips, mouth, side profile, and face, are additionally essential to consider complete mouth reconstruction.
The examination process requires documents of your mouth, such as X-rays and also photographs, impressions of your upper and also reduced teeth, models of your teeth that are made from the impressions, and also a version of your bite. Once we get all information about your situation, we will certainly create a detailed therapy plan to remedy all of the troubles in your mouth as well as finish your repair.
What Procedures Are Needed?
Working with your full mouth repair can determine what treatments are needed for your specific situation. A lot of restorations include several stages as well as office visits. It is not unreasonable to expect treatment to take a year or even more, relying on your situation. The following treatments might be involved, relying on your demands:
Prophylactic teeth cleaning and also periodontal care.
Crown lengthening to reveal a healthy, sound tooth framework for possible crowns or bridges.
Orthognathic surgery to rearrange the jaw.
Contouring of the periodontal tissue to create balance and consistency in your smile.
Prep work (decrease) of your natural tooth structure so crowns, bridges, or veneers can be put.
Positioning of short-lived repairs so you can become accustomed to your new teeth and also the feel of your new mouth or bite placement.
Positioning of permanent remediations, such as crowns, veneers, inlays/onlays, or bridges, made from ceramic, ceramic supported by metal, or a mix of both.
Orthodontics (dental braces) in order to move your teeth into the ideal position for repair.
Implant positioning as well as remediation to replace missing out on teeth and/or support bridge restorations.
Bone or soft cell grafting to enhance the security of your teeth suggested implants and/or other reconstructions.