You do not have to live with mouth pain or severely damaged teeth. A full mouth reconstruction, unlike a smile makeover, is a series of necessary treatments to improve your dental health by restoring the function of your jaws, gums and teeth. Usually full mouth reconstruction involves all teeth in the mouth and is needed when teeth are severely damaged or worn from decay or trauma; or teeth have been lost, resulting in bite problems and jaw pain. However, every case is different.
General Outline for Full Mouth Reconstruction
Because every patient is different, the procedures for a full mouth reconstruction vary depending on the unique needs and situations of every client. However, the general outline for such treatment is as follows:
- Treat painful, infected or broken teeth that require immediate attention.
- Perform a comprehensive exam complete with X-rays and digital images.
- Work-up a treatment plan.
- Begin treatment by extracting hopeless teeth and preparing remaining teeth for procedures as planned. Place any necessary temporary restorations.
- Eliminate decay and complete periodontal treatment where necessary.
- Reassess teeth and supporting structures along the way and make alterations to the treatment plan where necessary.
- Make final preparations and take impressions to send to the dental lab. Place or modify temporary restorations.
- Work the case out with temporary restorations, to make sure the fit and function is stable and comfortable.
- Send any detailed photographs of temporary restorations to the lab as a guide in fabrication.
- Schedule last set of appointments to place permanent restorations.
What are the Procedures for Full Mouth Reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction often requires multiple visits and various periods of healing time to complete the combination of procedures. To know the precise treatments of your full mouth reconstruction requires a consultation with Dr. Castle. She evaluates your teeth, connective tissue, bone and facial structures through a series of exams, X-rays, CT scans and digital imaging. Based on this information, she will determine the best combination of procedures necessary for rebuilding your perfect smile. Some of those procedures might include:
- Dental implants
- Scaling and root planing
- Gum recontouring
- Bone grafts
How Long Will Full Mouth Reconstruction Take?
As you might have guessed, a full mouth reconstruction takes a long time compared to simpler procedures. Each phase of treatment could take weeks or months depending on the procedures at each stage. The best thing you can do to establish a timeline is talk with Dr. Castle to determine the amount of work involved.
Choosing Brighter Days Dental for Full Mouth Reconstruction
It is natural to feel a little overwhelmed by the entire process. Not only is it time-consuming and expensive to rebuild a smile, but it also involves more invasive procedures. You need a dentist you can trust, one with experience and all the right equipment to ensure an optimal treatment process. That is what we can provide at Brighter Days Dental. Our modern technology provides opportunities for excellent patient education so you can understand the entire process and make informed decisions about your dental care. Also, Dr. Castle will refer you to specialists where necessary to ensure you get the best care.
Not only does a full mouth reconstruction restore function, but also the esthetic of your smile. Your confidence and quality of life will certainly improve after treatment. If most or all of your teeth are severely broken, worn or decayed, it is time to seek help from Dr. Castle. Call us at 937-335-9014 to schedule your consultation.