Full Mouth Reconstruction

Full Mouth Reconstruction

A full mouth reconstruction is a custom-crafted plan of action to address the full spectrum of your restorative dentistry needs. an experienced team can place dental implants, create one-visit crowns and bridges using our CEREC® machine, and address any other issues relating to gum and teeth health. Patients who have undergone a full-mouth reconstruction often report feelings of increased self-confidence in their appearance and oral function. For more information on full mouth reconstruction procedures, contact your dentist today.

When your teeth are well-aligned, your gums are healthy, and you can chew, speak, laugh, and smile without issue, it’s easy to take your smile for granted. However, when you experience problems with your teeth or gums, it can inhibit your ability to perform even simple tasks and make you feel embarrassed about the appearance of your teeth.

Developing Customized Treatment Plans

In general terms, a full mouth reconstruction refers to a unique treatment plan consisting of several different procedures intended to promote optimal oral health, function, and esthetics. We recognize that no two smiles are the same, so we develop treatment plans that are tailored to fit your needs and smile goals. The process begins with a comprehensive examination, during which your dentist uses diagnostic tools like digital x-rays and hand-held exploratory instruments to checks for problems like gum disease, tooth decay, worn down enamel, poorly aligned teeth, crowding, inner cheek damage, and soft tissue abnormalities. He will also check your jaw for bone density and examine your jaw joints to determine how well they function.

Next, the dentist and you will have a discussion about any problems you’ve noticed. Unfortunately, many patients assume that “problems” only include things like a toothache, but any out-of-the-ordinary issues, like bad breath, soreness in the jaw, face, or neck, chronic headaches, or difficulty flossing should be mentioned. In addition, if you feel unhappy about the appearance of your smile, we encourage you to discuss your concerns with your dentist. Feeling good about the appearance of your smile isn’t superficial; it’s an important aspect of your overall sense of self-confidence.

Finally, we will take your budgetary needs into consideration. We do everything we can to keep the cost of treatment manageable and we offer a number of flexible options to help you cover the costs of your full mouth reconstruction.

Once all of these factors have been addressed, your dentist will develop a treatment plan that could include several dental care services, such as:

  • Endodontics, or root canal therapy, in cases of serious tooth decay.
  • Orthodontics, including Invisalign® clear braces.
  • Placing CEREC® porcelain inlays, onlays, or dental crowns.
  • Periodontal therapy, which could range from simple gum reshaping to tissue grafting in cases of severe gum disease.
  • Dental implant retained crowns or bridges can replace missing teeth.
  • Cosmetic dentistry procedures like placing porcelain veneers or professional teeth whitening.

Neuromuscular Dentistry: If It Hurts, There’s a Problem

We’ve seen countless patients who come in for an examination with dentists complain of sore jaws and facial muscles, chronic headaches and migraines, and jaw joints that pop, click, or hurt when they eat or yawn. In many cases, TMJ disorder, a condition affecting the proper function of the joints that connect the lower jaw to the skull, is to blame.  Very often, a phased approach to TMJ disorder treatment that includes custom-fitted orthotics and orthodontics can successfully correct your condition and help you live free from chronic pain.