Restorative dentistry can be an important avenue of oral healthcare for those that have suffered severe trauma, disease, or infection of the teeth or gums. It is also a great option for people looking for a smile makeover. That said, not everyone will need full mouth reconstruction to reach their goals or treat dental issues. Read on to understand more about full mouth restoration: what it entails, and common reasons people undergo the extensive process or fully restoring their teeth and gums.
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What is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Overall, a full mouth reconstruction is needed when minor dental procedures or cosmetic dentistry is not enough. To restore your smile and address a number of oral health issues at once, a full mouth reconstruction is tailored to your specific needs, and may include some or all of the following treatments:
- Orthodontic treatment
- Root canal
- Dental implants
- Mini implants
- Periodontal therapy (both surgical and nonsurgical options for gums)
- Teeth Whitening
- Dental bonding
- TMJ and corrective jaw treatment
- Extraction of damaged and/or infected teeth
- Correcting discoloration of the teeth and/or gums
Your dentist will consult your unique situation and you will discuss potential reconstruction plans as needed. Detailed, common reasons to discuss the possibility of undergoing a full mouth reconstruction include:
1. Functionality of Mouth and Jaw
If you have suffered trauma to the mouth or jaw, have an uneven bite, or have the inability to chew correctly because of improper tooth positioning, missing teeth, or chronic oral pain, a full mouth restoration may be for you. Even previously extracted teeth can leave gaps that affect the functionality of your jaw due to bone loss. Properly aligned teeth and replacing missing teeth with dental implants can alleviate pain, discomfort, and functionality loss such as difficulty eating. Stronger dental structure is one of the greatest benefits to fully reconstructing your mouth.
2. Oral Pain
Aside from pain caused by functionality, general or specific oral pain can be an indication of a severe problem with your teeth or gums. More often than not, a singular toothache can be remedied with a simple dental procedure. However, if a larger area is causing you pain, or if your gums are bleeding and sensitive, you may need more extensive care. You should never ignore or put off oral pain, as time will only exasperate oral problems.
3. Treat Periodontal Disease
The only way to fix and restore gums affected by disease is with reconstruction by periodontal therapy. You CAN reverse the signs of periodontal disease with proper treatment! However, failure to treat periodontal disease can lead to much more serious periodontitis, which causes bone loss, discolored gums, gum recession, and permanent tooth loss that, when severe, cannot be treated with dental implants. For this reason, periodontal disease is one of the most common reasons for full mouth reconstruction and may include surgical procedures to restore and repair your gums.
4. Give Yourself a Smile Makeover
It is never too late to improve your smile with a full mouth restoration. Even if you do not suffer from pain, extensive decay, or other previously listed serious oral issues, you may simply seek cosmetic mouth restoration because you have always dreamed of a perfect smile. This is a valid—and popular—reason to seek treatment! Your oral health is important, and your confidence is also important to us at Desert Dental Alternatives. After evaluating your oral health, we will ensure your smile outcome matches your overall goals. Teeth whitening, gum coloration repair, veneers, bonding, and orthodontic treatments can all help get you to where you want to be with your smile.
All in all, you will need a full consultation to establish the potential for a full mouth restoration, and exactly what treatment plan is right for you. The experts at Desert Dental Alternatives in the Coachella Valley commit to providing the best, most honest care available so you can smile with comfort and confidence.
Call our Coachella Valley cosmetic dentistry team at Desert Dental Alternatives TODAY and let us lead you on your smile journey!