How is a Full Mouth Reconstruction Performed?

How is a Full Mouth Reconstruction Performed?

Jan 01, 2023

Dental flaws such as missing, crooked, broken, or overcrowded teeth can affect your appearance, speech, and bite function. These issues can harm your self-esteem, nutrition, career, and overall quality of life.

Fortunately, you don’t have to spend the rest of your life feeling bad about these flaws. If you’re dealing with multiple oral issues, a full mouth reconstruction is a perfect way to repair and rebuild your mouth’s health, function, and appearance.

What is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?

A full mouth reconstruction, rehabilitation, or restoration involves using various dental procedures and techniques to improve a patient’s oral function, appearance, and health. A full mouth reconstruction differs from individual dental treatments because it includes more than one cosmetic or restorative treatment. We offer affordable full-mouth reconstruction in Edgartown, MA.

Good Candidates for Full Mouth Reconstruction

You might be a good candidate for complete mouth restoration if you have the following dental flaws:

  • Tooth damage like chips, cracks, breaks, or decay
  • Uneven, misshapen, or worn-down teeth
  • Teeth yellowing, discoloration, or stains
  • A gummy smile
  • Periodontal or gum disease
  • Teeth misalignments like overbites, underbites, open bites, and overcrowding
  • Missing teeth

The Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedure

If you’re considering a full mouth reconstruction, below are general steps on what the treatment entails:

    • Initial consultation

You will begin your mouth reconstruction treatment by scheduling a consultation with your dentist. During the appointment, the dentist will review your health history and lifestyle habits and thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, palate, neck, throat, and cosmetic issues.

They will examine your mouth for oral concerns like gum disease, tooth decay, poor bite, and dental trauma. The exams might include x-rays, images, and impressions of your mouth. The dentist will also review your concerns and goals for the treatment. This information and exams are essential for properly diagnosing your oral issues. It also helps the dentist to know how to treat you the best.

    • Designing the smile

Based on the initial examination results, the dentist will create a digital design of your current condition and the expected results after the treatment. The dentist can make a 3D model of possible dental restorations using digital scanning technology. You can use these models to get an overview of what to expect after the treatment.

    • Creating a treatment plan

Using the results from the initial exam, impressions, and models, the dentist will create a personalized treatment plan that suits your condition and goals. Your treatment plan will vary from other patients. Based on your condition, the dentist can create more than one treatment plan for you. The dentist will discuss more details like the costs, length of treatment, benefits, risks, insurance coverage, expected, and more to help you make an informed decision.

Common dental procedures used in a full mouth reconstruction include:

      • Orthodontic treatments like traditional braces and Invisalign
      • Tooth extraction for severely damaged, decayed or impacted teeth
      • Periodontal treatment for gum disease
      • Root canal therapy for tooth infections
      • TMJ treatments
      • Corrective jaw surgery
      • Dental bridges, implants, and dentures for missing teeth
      • Dental veneers and bonding for minor dental damages like chips, cracks, gaps, and stains.
      • Dental fillings, inlays & onlays, and crowns for damaged teeth
      • Gum contouring
    • Treatment

The treatment often happens in stages and requires multiple appointments. The dentist will likely spread the procedures over several months due to costs and other factors. Some treatments, like dental implants, require long healing and recovery timelines.

Based on the type of procedures you’ll get, your treatment can take weeks to months. For instance, orthodontic treatments like braces can take up to 18 months. Other treatments, like dental bonding, can be completed in a single appointment.

    • Results

There are many incredible benefits of full mouth reconstruction, including:

      • Improved bite function and speech
      • Improved oral and facial appearance
      • Improved oral hygiene and health
      • Improved overall health
      • Improved self-esteem and confidence

Schedule an Appointment Today

For more information about mouth reconstruction in Edgartown, MA, contact Edgartown Dental Group.

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