As the name implies, full-mouth reconstruction (also known as full-mouth rehabilitation or restoration) is a process in which all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws are rebuilt or simultaneously restored.
As you can imagine, this typically requires the expertise of a restorative dentist who performs procedures like crowns, bridges, and veneers, but may also require periodontal, orthodontic, or endodontic services, or oral surgery – all of which is available at Smiles at Doral.
The need for full-mouth reconstruction often results from:
- Teeth lost as a result of decay or trauma
- Teeth that have been fractured or otherwise injured
- Teeth that are severely worn due to long-term acid erosion from foods or beverages, acid reflux, or tooth grinding
- Jaw, muscle, and headache pain that require bite adjustments
What to Expect from Full Mouth Restoration
If you think you need full-mouth reconstruction, see Dr. Belkis C. Del Puerto at Smiles at Doral for a thorough evaluation. She will examine your mouth to determine the extent of your dental problems and will determine the best treatment options to correct them. Specifically, she will focus on:
- The condition of your teeth to determine what restorative procedures , such as veneers, crowns, inlays or onlays, bridges, or implants, are needed. Dr. Del Puerto will take note of any cavities, tooth wear, cracks, short or long teeth, root canal issues, or tooth movement.
- Any trace of periodontal (gum) disease, as well as deep gum pockets, excessive or insufficient tissue, and bone density irregularities. If necessary, you’ll require scaling and root planing to make sure that reconstructed teeth have a firm foundation.
- Occlusion (the contact between your teeth) and the stability of your bite. This is important when planning your full-mouth reconstruction so that you do not experience any pain when you close your mouth or chew and your bite doesn’t cause wear or destruction of your teeth.
- Aesthetic considerations, such as the color, shape, size, and proportion of your teeth, and how they look in relation to your mouth, lips, gums, and face.
Once Dr. Del Puerto has all the information relevant to your individual case, she will develop a comprehensive treatment plan to correct any and all of the problems with your mouth. She will provide you with a written summary so you fully understand the risks and benefits of the procedures and treatments she recommends.