What are the Benefits of a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
If you have significant oral health problems and are experiencing issues with the function and appearance of a large number of your teeth, your dentist may recommend you for something known as a full mouth reconstruction.
A full mouth reconstruction is a term given to a combination of functional and cosmetic dental procedures that are used to restore your oral health and give you the appearance of a natural and attractive smile. Since no two patient’s smiles are the same, each full mouth reconstruction is tailored specifically to your individual requirements, thus enabling you to achieve the smile that you deserve.
What is included in a full mouth reconstruction?
Exactly what will be included in your full mouth reconstruction will depend on your individual requirements. However, some of the most common procedures that are typically performed as part of this treatment program include:
- Cavity fillings
- Dental bonding
- Dental bridges
- Dental crowns
- Dental implants
- Gum or bone grafting
- Gum contouring / crown lengthening
- Implant-supported bridges or dentures
- Orthodontic braces
- Porcelain veneers
- Root canal therapy
- Scaling and root planing
- Teeth whitening
Your dentist will discuss which treatments may be most appropriate with you during your confidential consultation appointment. It is important to bear in mind that your full mouth reconstruction treatment plan may change depending on how well you respond to some treatments. For example, if you have root canal therapy but your tooth cannot be saved, your dentist may recommend replacing it with a dental implant.
What are the benefits of choosing a full mouth reconstruction?
There are a number of ways in which a full mouth reconstruction can benefit you and your oral health.
Healthier teeth and gums
For your smile to look great it needs to be healthy. Fortunately, many of the procedures used in a full mouth reconstruction target dental health. This includes drilling out areas of decay, removing plaque from the teeth and eradicating infected tissue that could compromise your oral wellbeing. By focusing on these problems, full mouth reconstruction could actually help to preserve many of your remaining natural teeth. This is especially true in the case of periodontal disease, which occurs when the plaque present on teeth irritates and eventually infects the gum tissue.
Stronger and improved facial structure
Your jaw plays a vital role in maintaining your teeth and gums. When the jaw bone becomes compromised, the quality of your gums and tooth loss is a very real possibility. Patients who are given dental implants find that the process encourages further healthy bone growth, strengthening the jaw and giving them a more defined facial structure. Patients who may be suffering from problems with the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, may see these resolved and their symptoms, which include headaches, jaw pain and stiffness and more also eased.
Improved overall health
If periodontal disease is left untreated, not only can it cause tooth loss, but the condition has also been linked to increased risk of a multitude of different, serious health problems. These include:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Type II diabetes
By undergoing dental procedures that reduce the likelihood of periodontal disease from occurring such as those typically included in a full mouth reconstruction, you could also protect your overall health.
A more confident and attractive smile
When you look good, you feel good and the procedures included in this treatment program can help you achieve a smile that is natural yet beautiful. Modern dental restorations are created from the most esthetic materials possible, with treatments such as porcelain crowns, dental bonding and composite fillings all offering complete discretion while also returning the function of your teeth. No longer do you need to be concerned with the appearance of your teeth or obvious dental work. Instead patients can embrace a smile that looks healthy, attractive and real.
The psychological benefits of a beautiful smile cannot be underestimated. Patients who have undergone a full mouth reconstruction report feeling happier and more confident in their appearance, and this in turn has benefitted their personal and professional relationships and enabled them to feel open to new opportunities.
If you feel that you would benefit from a full mouth reconstruction program, or if you have further questions, please contact our offices today to schedule your confidential consultation.