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Full Mouth Reconstruction Defined
What Procedures are involved in a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
The process of repairing and rebuilding the appearance and function of your mouth, using multiple procedures at once is called a full mouth reconstruction. A full mouth rehabilitation and restoration are other terms that can be used as well to describe a full mouth reconstruction.
What is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction typically involves a general and/or a cosmetic dentist that will perform a number of procedures in a patient's mouth to have it looking impeccable appearance-wise and have it functioning normally as well. The reason why this procedure is called a full mouth reconstruction is that it includes more than one cosmetic dental procedure. These procedures typically involved anything from dental bridges, dental crowns, fillings, dental implants, tooth extractions, veneers and much more. In addition to the procedures for the teeth, a full mouth reconstruction in repairing and maintaining the patient's gums to ensure total oral health in all aspects.
What Sort of Procedures are Included in a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
- Bone grafting may be needed in order to enhance the strength of your jaw bone in order for a dental implant to be placed.
- Orthodontics may be required in order to help shift move teeth in the necessary positions for an optimal look. Adult braces are increasingly becoming more popular.
- Placement of veneers could be added to create an appealing look for your teeth. Veneers can whiten, reshape, resize, close gaps and much more.
- Placement of dental implants may be recommended to replace a missing tooth or an extracted tooth. It’s important to replace missing teeth right away in order to avoid jaw bone issues in the future.
- Placement of crowns could help to strengthen a root canaled tooth. Dental crowns can also be used to cover another natural tooth that is badly yellowed or needs to be reshaped because it was cracked or chipped.
- Contouring of the gums could occur in order to help the appearance of your overall smile.
- In extreme cases, a orthographic surgery may be required to reposition the jaw in a way that is better functioning for your smile.
- Deep cleanings are needed in order for proper care to be maintained for both teeth and gums. Total oral health is extremely important, every patient should visit their dentist for a proper teeth cleaning every 6 months.
The above list is just a few of the many procedures that may take place in your full mouth reconstruction. Your dental professional will perform x-rays and a dental check up in order to determine exactly what needs to be done in your mouth. The health and functionality of your smile is your dentists #1 goal for your full mouth reconstruction. If you have chips, cracks, toothaches, missing teeth, muscle or jaw bone pain, headaches related to the jaw and much more, your dentist will tackle these issues to ensure you’re happy with the health and functionality of your smile.
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