Full Mouth Reconstruction
If you’ve spent a long time living with mouth pain or feeling insecure about some missing teeth, isn’t it time to make a change? Full mouth reconstruction will not only help you feel better about how you look, but it’ll also improve your dental health. That’s because full mouth reconstruction doesn’t just replace missing or broken teeth. It also restores the function of your jaw and gums, the supporting structure of your mouth. The end result is a mouth that looks and works the way you need it to!
What is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction combines multiple restorative, neuromuscular, and cosmetic procedures. The goal is to restore not only the look of your teeth but also the structure and function. Why? Each of these things affects the other. For example, a broken tooth can cause a problem with your bite. This can lead to difficulty chewing, which creates wear on your teeth. This wear can then lead to jaw and neck soreness, headaches, even migraines.
Who Needs It?
There are several reasons why your teeth might be in bad shape, including neglect, injury, and preventive dental care that has worn down and requires replacement. Full mouth restoration may be recommended if you:
- Have several worn down, chipped, or broken teeth
- Have missing teeth
- Experience chronic jaw pain, clicking or popping of the jaw
- Have frequent headaches, back pain, and muscle tenderness, if Dr. Suarez thinks you might be a candidate for mouth reconstruction, you will begin with an evaluation to figure out specifically what procedures you’ll need.
What Treatments Are Involved?
Each full mouth reconstruction is unique. Dr. Suarez will evaluate the health of your teeth, gums, and jaw. The overall look of your teeth is the final consideration in developing your dental treatment plan. Full mouth reconstruction will involve several treatments. Dr. Suarez may recommend one or more of the following, depending on your specific situation:
- Tooth filling or root canal treatment
- Scaling and root planing
- A bite repositioning orthodontic appliance
- Mouthguard or night guard
- Dental crown
- Dental inlays and dental onlays
- Dental implants or a dental bridge
- Dental bonding
- Teeth Whitening
- Dental braces
As you might have guessed, the process takes time. It isn’t uncommon for a full mouth reconstruction to take at least a year to complete. Dr. Suarez, though, can complete your treatment between 2 to 4 weeks.
Where Do I Begin?
Once Dr. Suarez determines what procedures you need, you will set up treatment phases and establish a time frame for completing care. With the amount of work involved in a full mouth reconstruction, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. Not only can mouth reconstruction be expensive, but it will undoubtedly involve several treatments.