Full mouth reconstruction is a collective procedure which includes many individual treatment procedures which are used to restore the mouth to its optimal oral health. It is recommended for patients who have many issues related to their dental set-up.
Should I go for full mouth reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction, as the term suggests, includes all the processes which improve the condition of the teeth, gums and the entire mouth. Some of the oral issues that full mouth reconstruction can be used to correct are:
- Misaligned teeth or malocclusion
- Misaligned jaw
- Recession of the gums below the gum line
- Gum-related diseases such as gingivitis and periodontal
- Loss of bone in the jaws
- Discolored teeth
- Worn out and chipped teeth
- Missing teeth
- Failed restorations
If you're suffering from such dental issues, then getting a full mouth reconstruction would definitely be worth it. We, at Palo Alto Dental Office, would carefully examine your dental setup and suggest a suitable treatment plan to end all your dental worries.
What are the various treatment procedures involved in full mouth reconstruction?
- Aligning of a misaligned jaw: A misaligned jaw could pose many problems such as pain in the jaws, neck, shoulders, headaches and a ringing sound in the ears. It can also alter the shape of the entire face. The vastly experienced dentists at our dental office would help you reshape your jaw, thereby helping you sport a confident smile.
- Implant restorations: Dental implants help in replacing teeth which have been extracted. Missing teeth pose many problems such as malocclusion, change in the shape of the jaw, weak gums, inability to chew food, and most of all, it takes away a confident smile. Hence, getting implants would be a great solution to missing teeth, and a long-lasting one.
- Treating gum related diseases: Gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontal are major oral conditions. They can cause immense pain in the gums and can also lead to tooth loss if left untreated. Plaque and tartar which have accumulated on the surface of the teeth cause these diseases. They can be removed by scaling and root planing.
- Gum grafting: Gum grafting is the process of extracting gum tissue from a different part of the mouth and grafting it to an area on the gums which has experienced gum recession. Gum tissue which has been infected can also be removed and healthy tissue can be grafted in its place.
- Whitening: Whitening is a dental procedure which helps remove the stains from the surface of the teeth. There are various methods of whitening, out of which the usage of whitening gel is the most prominently practiced one.
- Bone graft: Installing dental implants require an adequate amount of jawbone. But, some patients may face bone loss when the natural tooth is being extracted. Hence, the bone has to be brought back to its original health and volume, for which a bone graft is performed.
- Restorations: Restorations such as veneers, inlays, onlays, crowns, and bridges are used to improve both the functionality and the aesthetics of the teeth. A veneer is used to cover the face of a tooth. Inlays and onlays are custom-made fillings used to fill and cover a cavity. Crowns are used to cover an entire tooth, which helps improve its appearance and bridges are used to replace a missing tooth.
- Repairing failed restorations: Sometimes, restorations such as fillings may crack, wear or get damaged due to external trauma. Full mouth reconstruction also includes restoring such failed restorations.