What Does Full Mouth Reconstruction Entail?
For some, a smile is the first thing that a person sees. While many often obsess over the aesthetic appeal of their mouth, it is essential to note that when our mouth is in proper condition, it also allows us to eat and speak properly. Individuals who believe they have a less than desirable smile can trust that our team has the tools to bring their mouths back to health and beauty. Our team of specialists is highly experienced and can meet all of your mouth reconstruction needs.
What is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Here at Rockwall Oral Surgery, we offer a full mouth reconstruction. This surgical reconstruction is a procedure that involves rebuilding and restoring a patient’s entire mouth. This procedure is similar to a smile makeover. However, it will focus on the health of the entire mouth, in addition to the appearance of the smile. Full mouth reconstruction can vary from patient to patient, depending on their unique needs. The reconstruction may involve:
- Rebuilding the upper and lower jaws
- Fixing any oral health problems
- Replacing any damaged or missing teeth
Am I a candidate for full mouth reconstruction?
Are you wondering if you’re a candidate for mouth reconstruction? If you have experienced the loss of teeth or have teeth with extensive damage from wear, bruxism, or erosion, you may be an excellent fit for a full mouth reconstruction. In this case, an individual may be experiencing severe jaw pain, oral joint pain, or temporomandibular disorder.
Through a thorough assessment by our team, we will personally determine if we think that a full mouth reconstruction is the correct procedure for our patient. This detailed exam consists of the following evaluations:
- We check the overall mouth. During this first step, we look over the general appearance of the teeth. We will make a note if any of the teeth are misshapen or discolored. In addition, we also assess if the face looks off balance due to issues with the mouth.
- We check the teeth. Our team will inspect all teeth for signs of decay and damage, including cracks, chips, and fractures. Depending upon our findings, we will determine the best course of action.
- We check the gums. During our evaluation, we will check the patient’s gums. We check for signs of gum disease, recession, and anything else that may catch our attention during this step.
- We evaluate the jaw. We use x-rays to evaluate the condition of our patient’s jaws. During this step, we check for bone loss and any alignment issues or fractures. Additionally, we can examine the periodontal ligaments that hold your teeth in place. We will note if there is any sign of infection.
Throughout the entire exam, we will take images of each part of the mouth. These images will include x-rays and impressions. To further help us with a patient’s assessment, we will use these images to develop a comprehensive treatment plan to provide the best possible results.
Contact Dr. Pollock
If a patient finds themselves in need of a full mouth reconstruction, we are here to help. At Rockwall Oral Surgery, we have much experience in this procedure with many happy customers. To inquire about making an appointment with Dr. Pollock, please contact us via phone at (469) 264-8921 or via email at email@example.com.