Full mouth reconstruction is a collective procedure that includes many individual treatment procedures used for restoring the mouth to its optimal oral health. It is recommended for people who have many issues related to their dental setup.
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 treat are:
- Misaligned teeth or malocclusion
- Misaligned jaw
- The recession of the gums below the gum line
- Gum-related diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis
- 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 be worth it. Dr. Guster will 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. We will perform specific procedures that will reshape your jaw, thereby helping you sport a confident smile.
Implant restorations: Dental implants help in replacing the extracted teeth. 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 replace missing teeth.
Treating gum-related diseases: Gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis 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.
Whitening: Teeth whitening is a dental procedure that helps to remove the stains from the surface of the teeth.
Bone graft: Placing dental implants require an adequate amount of jawbone. Patients who have had bone loss after the natural tooth extraction usually undergo a bone graft to replace and regenerate lost bone.
Restorations: Restorations such as veneers, inlays, onlays, crowns, and bridges help improve both the functionality and 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 a cavity and restore a severely worn out cusp of a tooth, respectively. Crowns are used to cover an entire tooth, which helps to 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.
To have a consultation with Dr. Guster, please schedule an online appointment or call us at (773) 445-1009, and we will be happy to help.