It’s not something we think about much when we’re young, the idea of needing a full mouth reconstruction. We might even take for granted that we’ll always have healthy teeth and that the smile we see when we look in the mirror will always be exactly the way it is. But things can happen to your teeth over time, unforeseen problems due to neglect, yes, but also due to trauma, adverse contact, or other forms of dental emergencies. Everyone should be able to smile freely and confidently. That’s something that Bedford Dental Group believes in and has from the start.
Today we want to discuss the intricacies of the full mouth reconstruction. This is an extensive procedure that only a few dentists have the skill to be able to perform to exceptional ends for their patients. It utilizes a number of specialized procedures, depending on the original condition of each patient’s teeth.
But what is a full mouth reconstruction in the first place?
This is the natural first question for most of our patients. The full mouth reconstruction (or often referred to as a full mouth restoration) combines a variety of dental procedures in order to achieve a healthy and better-functioning mouth. This can consist of implant dentistry procedures, inlays, onlays, bridges, fillings, as well as dental crowns. This treatment generally will have to affect all teeth in the mouth in order to be considered a true full mouth restoration.
A full mouth reconstruction can prove beneficial for people who suffer from bothersome jaws, misaligned teeth, bad bites, tooth decay, trauma, as well as severely fractured, worn, or broken teeth. This procedure can drastically improve the condition of a less-than-stellar smile.
A Full Mouth Restoration Consists of any Variety of the Following:
- Restorative Dental Treatments: Including dental crowns, fillings, inlays and onlays, as well as bridges.
- Implant Dentistry: Dental implants which are installed to replace missing teeth in order to restore patients mouths to normalcy, and also promote healthy jaw bones.
- Cosmetic Dentistry: This can include porcelain or composite veneers, teeth whitening, dental bonding, and even gum re-contouring.
- Orthodontics: This can include metal or ceramic braces, Invisalign®, spacers, expanders, and even retainers.
- Oral Surgery: Root canal treatments as well as soft and hard tissue grafting. Also includes tooth extractions.
- Periodontal Treatments: This can include scaling, root planing, and periodontal surgery.
Length of Procedure
Of course, this depends on the individual. From case to case, patients will experience treatment times varying in range. The full mouth restoration procedure might also not be for everyone. If you are a proper candidate, your dentist (preferably at Bedford Dental Group) will consult with you, assess your dental enhancement goals, and give you an estimate as to how long the treatment will take to achieve your desired, measured goals. The process can take several months to accomplish, depending on the oral condition of the patient.
As you might be realizing at this very moment, it takes real dedication, both on your own part and on the part of your dentist, to achieve a successful full mouth restoration. In order to explore your candidacy for a full mouth restoration, you should consult with your dentist. Any patient who has multiple oral health problems affecting most or all of the teeth or supporting tissues of the mouth will usually make a great candidate for a full mouth reconstruction.
Bedford Dental Group works with civilians and celebrities alike, giving both movie star caliber smiles in the process. If after reading this blog you think that you might benefit from a full mouth reconstruction, contact us today and we’ll consult with you, determining the best route of treatment to suit your unique needs.