A full mouth reconstruction is a custom-made treatment plan designed to give you the smile that you desire. Although it is typically reserved for cases where a routine treatment isn’t enough for some dental problems, patients may require extensive dental work due to tooth loss caused by trauma, disease or any other reason. While restoring the function of your smile is the primary focus of a full mouth reconstruction, at Corne Smith Dentistry we also strive to leave you with an attractive, aesthetically pleasing smile.
In addition to the obvious benefits of a full mouth reconstruction, patients may also enjoy a few unexpected benefits. For example, patients who have jaw problems may find it difficult to chew, or they may experience embarrassing clicking sounds whenever they eat. These problems can be resolved with a full mouth reconstruction.
There are many people who have dental problems throughout their mouths. These problems must be treated comprehensively, with a vision of a final result that improves both function and aesthetics. These patients may present multiple missing teeth, numerous teeth with large fillings that are failing or exhibiting decay, cracked or broken teeth, or severely worn teeth due to bruxism – a condition whereby the individual subconsciously grinds their teeth – or other habits. Similarly, there are patients who were born with conditions such as Ectodermal Dysplasia, Amylogenesis, or Dentinogenesis Imperfecta that will need extensive restoration of their teeth. These patients may be candidates for a full mouth reconstruction.
In general, any dental treatment that affects all teeth in the mouth is called full mouth reconstruction or full mouth rehabilitation. Some treatment options for oral cancer may require the patient to undergo a unique type of full mouth reconstruction that not only involves the replacement of missing teeth, but the potential restoration of missing structures of the oral cavity. The treatments can include onlays, crowns, bridges, veneers, dental implants, and dentures that will essentially provide not only a “smile makeover”, but improved chewing efficiency for the patient.
If you are interested in learning more about full mouth reconstructions, feel free to contact Corne Smith Dentistry, a leading dentist in Claremont.