Full Mouth Reconstruction / Rehabilitation
The process of reconstructing or restoring teeth in both the upper and lower jaws is called full mouth reconstruction, or full mouth restoration and full mouth rehabilitation. It’s a preparatory procedure for other dental routines such as dental implants.
At San Diego Dental Implants & Periodontics, we offer specialized treatment in full mouth reconstruction—including bridges, veneers, creation and placement of crowns, gum disease treatment, orthodontics (we have a specialist understanding of tooth alignment and movement), and endodontics, which deals with tooth pulp. Our clinic is led by Dr. Jay Akef, who has successfully placed more than 12,000 dental implants and also performed 23,000 advanced surgical procedures and counting during his almost three decades long dental practice.
Reasons For A Full-mouth Reconstruction
You may require a full mouth reconstruction for the following reasons:
Lost teeth due to trauma or decay
Damaged or fractured teeth
Severely worn down teeth due to grinding, acidic intake, or clenching
Chronic pain in the facial muscles, jaw, misalignment of bite or malocclusion, headache
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Full Mouth Dental Restoration With Dental Implants
A full mouth dental reconstruction may involve placement of dental implants, especially in instances where a full arch or set of teeth must be restored. Full mouth restorations along with dental implants are long-term reconstruction dental techniques that comprehensively revamp the look and health of one’s smile. Both procedures, particularly in conjunction, require a lot of planning, experience and should be performed only by high-quality dental experts.
What Happens In Full Mouth Reconstruction
The specific needs and profile of a patient decide the particular method of treatment. Nevertheless, patients can expect some common measures and steps while receiving the full mouth reconstruction treatment.
First, your teeth and mouth are thoroughly examined to find out about the current dental problems, the best course of action, and potential issues to avoid during the lengthy treatment. During the initial check-up, the following are examined for their state of health:Gum or periodontal tissues Teeth Esthetics Jaw muscles, temporomandibular joints, and bite alignment
The Health of Your Teeth
The health of your teeth determines the appropriate treatment options for you. For example, the condition of the tooth decides if a bridge, crown, or veneer can be successfully placed and not affect the long-term health of the mouth.
In case a patient’s gum tissues are inflamed or infected, root planning or scaling may be performed to treat periodontal disease—ensuring that your gums are healthy enough for the full mouth reconstruction. Your reconstructed teeth will not have a solid foundation without healthy gums and may result in failed treatment, additional costs and time, and continued discomfort.
Adequate jaw health is also critical for a successful full mouth reconstruction. Misalignment of teeth should be treated first so that there’s no difficulty in closing or opening your jaw, no jaw pain or discomfort, and the reconstructed teeth properly align for optimum oral health.
The size, shape, and color of natural teeth are additional factors for consideration when performing full mouth reconstruction. Therefore, esthetics can be changed to ensure a healthy and beautiful smile.
So, if you are experiencing dental problems in your gums, teeth, or facial joints, get in touch with us to find out about the reconstruction options that can work for you!
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