Do You Need a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Have you heard the term before a full mouth reconstruction? You may be wondering what it its and what the difference is between a full mouth reconstruction and a smile makeover. A Full Mouth Reconstruction is like a smile makeover, but with emphasis on the health and structure of your mouth along with aesthetics.
Your mouth is an essential part of your body. Along with eating and speaking, a beautiful smile can go a long way in creating a good first impression. There are many factors that can affect the beauty, function, and health of your mouth, from tooth decay and gum disease to injury, even age. All of these factors quickly lead to a less than desirable smile. At Rockwall Oral Surgery, we can perform a full mouth reconstruction, and restore the health, beauty, and function of your smile!
What Is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction is a procedure that involves rebuilding and restoring your entire mouth. It is similar to a smile makeover, but a full mouth reconstruction focuses on the health of your mouth, along with the appearance of your smile. The exact procedures vary depending upon your unique needs, but it can involve rebuilding your upper and lower jaws, fixing oral health issues and restoring or replacing damaged or missing teeth. Our team of specialists is highly experienced and can meet all of your mouth reconstruction needs.
Types of Procedures Involved
There many procedures that can be involved in a full mouth reconstruction and the procedures used for your mouth are customized to meet your specific needs. Full mouth reconstruction includes such procedures as:
- Aesthetic restorations for teeth—crowns, veneers, dental bonding and composite resin fillings
- Tooth whitening
- Periodontal treatment
- Gum recontouring
- Root canal treatment
- Orthodontic treatments such as braces or aligners
- Dental implants
- Oral surgery to reposition the jaw and fix a misaligned bite
Candidates for Full Mouth Reconstruction
Candidates for full mouth reconstruction have experienced the loss of teeth and have teeth that have experienced damage, whether from wear, bruxism, or erosion. You may be experiencing severe jaw pain, or pain in the joint, a condition known as temporomandibular disorder. We will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine if a full mouth reconstruction is right for you. This exam consists of:
- Checking the overall appearance of your mouth. We will look at the general appearance of your teeth, noting teeth that are misshapen or discolored. We will also look at your face to see if anything looks off balance.
- Checking your teeth. We will inspect your teeth for signs of decay and other damages, such as cracks, chips, and fractures. Depending upon the issues found, we can determine the best restorative options.
- Checking your gums. We will also inspect your gums, checking for signs of gum disease, recession, and anything else that appears odd, such as lesions.
- Evaluating your jaw. With the use of x-rays, we can evaluate the condition of your jaw. We can check for bone loss, alignment issues or fractures. We can also examine the periodontal ligaments that hold your teeth in place and check for signs of infection.
Throughout the exam, we will take images of your mouth, x-rays, and impressions. These will allow us to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will provide you with the best possible results. For more questions about full mouth reconstructions or to schedule and appointment, call our office today at (469) 264-8921.