Many patients have at least a passing familiarity with common dental procedures and terms. Cavities, crowns, dental implants and braces are all relatively mainstream, but some procedures or terms are lesser known. Full mouth reconstruction falls into this latter category – what is it, what does it do, and who may benefit from it?
Full mouth reconstruction is typically reserved for patients in need of virtually an entire makeover. It is an intensive procedure that can take up to a year to successfully complete, but it can have a transformative effect on a patient’s life. Read on for more information about what this procedure entails, and who could benefit the most.
What happens during full mouth reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction may be recommended for a patient who has hit a point in their life where the health of their teeth has declined precipitously, and need a complete restoration. During the reconstruction, all of the teeth will be replaced or ‘remodeled.’
During this process a number of other dental procedures/techniques might be implemented. Dental implants, crowns, veneers, and bridges may all be utilized to help restore the teeth. Your treatment plan may also include work on your gum tissue, corrective work on your jaw, root canals or deep cleanings. No two full mouth reconstructions are exactly alike, and Dr. Mike and his dental team will work hard to create the perfect solution for your specific needs.
Who needs full mouth reconstruction?
Men and women who have struggled with dental health for much of their lives, or who have had extensive trauma to their teeth are examples of patients who are candidates for full mouth reconstruction. Teeth that have been severely worn down from grinding, or degraded from the acid of gastric reflux or brittle due to a long-term eating disorder, may need to be replaced all at once.
Dr. Mike will work with you to create a plan that suits you both financially and health-wise. We believe that every patient deserves the absolute best in care, and will work with you to craft a plan that suits your needs and grants you peace of mind.
Full mouth reconstruction, while not the most widely known dental procedure, could be exactly what the doctor ordered! If you’ve had chronic dental or physical issues, or have experienced extensive oral trauma, then reconstruction may provide the long-term solution you desperately hoped for. Call Cleveland Implant Institute today to schedule an evaluation.