Full Mouth Reconstruction Q & A
What is full mouth reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction refers to replacing and rebuilding your teeth. The goal is to improve the function, oral health, and beauty of your mouth.
Because your oral health affects your overall body health, having a full mouth reconstruction can help improve your overall wellbeing through the following benefits:
- Improved self-esteem through a smile makeover
- Improved speech
- Easier eating capability
- Decreased or eliminate pain due to teeth that weren’t properly aligned
These benefits lead to improved overall health along with an improved self-confidence, knowing you will have the perfect smile.
Who requires a full mouth reconstruction?
Because of the depth of this procedure, most people who make good candidates for a full mouth reconstruction have numerous dental problems such as:
- Decayed teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Missing teeth
- Badly worn teeth
In addition to these dental issues, if you were born with genetic conditions such as Dentinogenesis Imperfecta or Ectodermal Dysplasia, you may be a good candidate. The only way to be sure if you’re in need of a full mouth reconstruction is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Atcha to determine the severity of your oral health.
What procedures are involved during a full mouth reconstruction?
Because of the varying and unique nature of each patient, not all full mouth reconstructions will be the same. Nonetheless, the typical procedures performed can include:
- Root canals
- Bone or soft tissue grafting
- Dental implants
- Periodontal care
- Preparing your natural teeth for crowns, bridges, or veneers
- Orthodontic care
- Contouring your gums
Because of all the procedures that may be involved, a full mouth reconstruction typically takes multiple visits throughout a number of months.
What can I expect after full mouth reconstruction?
Because of the multiple procedures, Dr. Atcha performs during a full mouth reconstruction, he recommends treating your new dental work just like regular teeth by brushing and flossing daily along with having regular dental check-ups. This helps your dental work last decades, if not a lifetime.