Full-mouth reconstruction refers to a customized treatment plan that uses various dental treatments in order to improve appearance and restore the function of a patient’s teeth, all while helping your smile look more pleasing as well.
Full-mouth reconstruction helps you design a new smile from the foundation up and takes care of:
Pain and Discomfort - Full-mouth reconstruction addresses TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, a condition that can cause a wide range of symptoms, including headaches, jaw pain. If you grind and clench your teeth as a symptom of TMJ, you’re also causing harm to teeth – wearing down enamel. Full-mouth reconstruction restores your ability to chew and bite without discomfort and can prevent further damage to teeth.
Gum Tissue Recession/Disease – The best way to support a healthy smile is to have healthy gums. If a patient has been experiencing the progression of periodontal disease, they likely have pockets of bacteria below the gum line, gum recession, or even weakened and loose teeth. Dental reconstruction can include gum disease treatment in the way of deep cleanings, gum grafts, or even teeth replacements when necessary. When you have healthy gum tissue, you’re ready for a new smile.
Missing or Severely Decayed Teeth – When possible, your restorative dentist will try to save your natural teeth, as this is best for your oral health. Fillings, inlays and onlays, and root canals are all treatments that are used to treat and preserve teeth with varying levels of decay. In the event that a damaged tooth cannot be saved, it can be replaced with prosthetics like fixed bridges and dental implants. Replacing teeth, or making them stronger with endodontic and restorative care, helps you have a more balanced bite as well as a full smile.
But perhaps most importantly, it patients benefit by achieving a smile that looks balanced and its restored to full health and beauty. Since each patient is different, no two treatment plans are exactly alike. Consequently, a full-mouth reconstruction can take anywhere from a few months to a full year to complete.
Dr. Polancich can help you find the right treatment plan for range of dental problems. Contact our office today to see if full-mouth reconstruction might be the solution for you.