Full mouth reconstruction is the use of multiple procedures to rebuild or replace all teeth in the mouth. The science of restorative dentistry and aesthetics are used in combination to improve oral function, health, and beauty.
Full Mouth Reconstruction procedures are mainly used for rehabilitation of edentulous (toothless) patients or for patients with extensively decayed, damaged, broken, or compromised teeth.
Conditions that can be Rectified with Full Mouth Reconstruction
In full mouth reconstruction, a combination of techniques is used to treat complex oral issues including cosmetic dentistry, restorative, orthodontic and implant techniques. Some conditions that full mouth reconstruction can rectify include:
- Multiple missing teeth
- Multiple teeth severely damaged by decay (dental caries)
- Multiple loose teeth due to gum disease (periodontal disease)
- Multiple cracked, fractured, or broken teeth
- Multiple teeth that are severely worn due to tooth erosion and/or bruxism (tooth grinding) often cause abnormal changes in the bite.
What are the Benefits of Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Benefits of full mouth reconstruction will vary according to each individual situation but generally include the following:
- A more comfortable bite
- Improved chewing ability
- Speech improvement
- Enhanced mouth and gum health
- Protection from further wear, cracking, and other damage
- Restoration of facial and lip support
- A more beautiful smile that can be completely personalised to look as natural or perfect as desired
- Enhanced social confidence (no more hiding away due to embarrassment from a crooked smile or broken teeth)
What Procedures are Involved in Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Since each individual case is unique, there is no set formula for full mouth reconstruction procedures. Generally, it will require multiple visits and may require referral visits to other supporting dental and oral specialists. Temporary (provisional) restorations may be fitted as prototypes for definitive restorations that often involve a combination of:
- Dental implants
- Fixed bridges
- Other dental restorations
Rockingham Dental Care’s team of highly qualified and experienced dentists will work with you to provide the multi-disciplinary, comprehensive treatments required before definitive restorations can be effectively placed. During your initial consultation, a thorough examination will be conducted to determine your oral issues and recommend a treatment plan and procedures that may include root canal treatment, gum surgery, among others.
How Long Does Full Mouth Reconstruction Take?
As full mouth reconstruction usually involves multiple dental procedures and rehabilitation will depend on the patient’s specific condition, it is difficult to predict how long full reconstruction will take. That being said, most patients require a minimum of one month for a makeover to be completed.
Because of the complexity and range of procedures involved in full mouth reconstruction, it is highly recommended to consult experts from a dental practice at the cutting edge of dental technology and cosmetic excellence like Rockingham Dental Centre. Contact us today to find out how our top-tier dental reconstruction experts can address both your dental health issues and provide you with a beautiful smile.