Full Mouth Reconstruction
If your mouth is in poor condition, it can have a drastically negative effect on both your oral health and overall health. Full mouth reconstruction involves restoring most all aspects of the mouth to achieve optimal oral health.
In treating a patient that is in need of full mouth restoration, your dentist will examine the condition of your teeth, gum tissue, jaw bones and muscle, and the overall esthetics of your smile. Patients who may qualify for full mouth reconstruction can have any of the following symptoms:
- Severe tooth decay
- Frequent toothaches
- Cracked, chipped, injured, or worn teeth
- Loose teeth
- Several missing teeth
- Advanced periodontal (gum) disease
- TMJ Disorder – pain in the jaw, frequent headaches, etc.
To address these issues, a number of treatment options and procedures are available to restore your smile back to a healthy state. Some of these options include:
- Tooth restorations – veneers, crowns, inlays, onlays, bridges, implants, dentures
- Periodontal treatment – SRP treatment (scaling and root planing), soft tissue or bone grafts
- TMJ treatment – night guard, orthodontic device
Questions And Answers
Question 1: What’s the difference between a smile makeover and our full mouth reconstruction?
Answer 1: A smile makeover is done for aesthetic purposes only and typically involves only those teeth that are visible. A full mouth reconstruction addresses all issues related to functionality and health, as well as appearance. The restoration process involves making sure that the mandible is in the right spot so that chewing can happen in a non-destructive way and that any compromised tooth structure is cleared or rebuilt. This restorative process also ensures that the muscles function in a balanced, relaxed way and that teeth are protected from fractures, wear, and decay. Rejuvenations allow people to keep their teeth for a lifetime.
Question 2: How long does a Full Mouth Reconstruction take?
Answer 2: No two cases are alike. The Full Mouth Reconstruction is a series of dental appointments. After creating your portfolio of x-rays, digital photos and study models, we will schedule a consultation with you to discuss the particulars of your treatment, including a time line and financial options. This process can take as little as 6 weeks with only two visits! On average it is about a two to three month process.
Question 3: What training does Dr. Johnson have to support his approach of treating the complexity of a Full Mouth Case?
Answer 3: The premier school for cosmetic, orthodontic and neuromuscular dentistry is the post-graduate Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies or LVI. Dr. Johnson has completed three phases of training and continues to expand his knowledge base under the training of this prestigious institution. Greg is also a sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry which takes passing a rigorous exam and showing expertise in all aspects of cosmetic dentistry.
For more information on full mouth reconstruction, please contact our office.