Full mouth reconstruction is quite a different process from a smile makeover where the primary purpose is to improve the appearance of your teeth. With full mouth reconstruction, a combination of complex treatments will rebuild a badly damaged mouth, restoring a person’s ability to smile, talk and eat confidently and comfortably.
Full mouth reconstruction may be appropriate for you if your teeth and jaws have suffered significant damage due to dental disease or to injury. This might be the case if you had advanced periodontal disease, have had a significant number of tooth infections, or if you have been unfortunate enough to be in an accident. This treatment may also be helpful if you have significant problems with your bite that may have resulted in a painful and potentially destructive condition called temporomandibular disorder or TMD. Full mouth reconstruction can be used to restore some or all of your teeth.
Involved with Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Treatments typically used to reconstruct a smile include crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers and tooth colored fillings. More advanced treatments may include gum lifting, bone grafts, and dental implant treatment, and orthodontics to realign your teeth.
The main aim with full mouth reconstruction is to restore full dental health and to ensure you have teeth that are fully functional, while of course creating a new smile that will look attractive. If you have any active periodontal disease then you will require specialized treatment to help bring this disease under control. If you have TMD, this will also need treatment, as will teeth grinding or clenching, a condition called bruxism. Any tooth infections must be treated with root canal therapy. It is important to have a healthy mouth before your smile can be reconstructed as this will ensure your treatments will last for longer.
Full Mouth Reconstruction?
If you think you might benefit from full mouth reconstruction, it’s worth scheduling a consultation with Dr. Mounir Iskandar here at Radiance Dentistry. As an experienced oral surgeon and prosthodontist, Dr. Iskandar has the specialized training and expertise required to for a successful full mouth reconstruction. It is highly likely that most, if not all the treatments required can be carried out here at Radiance Dentistry and our friendly dental team will be here to help you every step of the way. If you do need to see other dental specialists, these will doctors who we know and trust to take excellent care of you and we will liaise closely with them during your treatment.
During your initial appointment with Dr. Iskandar, he will carefully assess your mouth for any signs of active disease and will ask you about your medical history, as this could affect your treatment. Diagnostic tests may include digital dental x-rays and a cone beam CT scan which can be carried out in our comfortable dental practice in Irving, TX. Photographs and dental impressions may also be needed. Once he has all the information required, Dr. Iskandar can plan your full mouth reconstruction. This is a complex procedure and it’s important that each treatment is completed in precisely the right order. Every treatment is carefully planned and is fully customized to gradually rebuild your smile, ensuring your teeth are exactly the right shape, size and color to fully restore the correct dimensions of your mouth.
Reconstruction Take to Complete?
Full mouth reconstruction often involves a combination of complex procedures and it may take quite some time to complete this treatment. It is important to be patient, as every treatment is carefully designed to rebuild your smile and to provide long-lasting results. Every person’s needs are unique and the exact time required will vary as will the costs, but these are things that can be discussed in more detail during your initial consultation with Dr. Iskandar.
To find out more about full mouth reconstruction, please contact Radiance Dentistry to schedule your consultation.