Full Mouth Reconstruction

Full Mouth Reconstruction / Rehabilitation

Full mouth reconstruction, also known as full mouth restoration or full mouth rehabilitation, refers to the process of restoring and/or reconstructing teeth in both the lower and upper jaws. This is often done in preparation for other procedures, such as dental implants.

At Mission Dental Implant Center, we specialize in full mouth reconstruction treatments including the creation and placement of crowns, bridges, and veneers, treatment of the gums for optimum oral health, orthodontics (specialized knowledge of tooth movement and alignment), and endodontics (specialized knowledge of tooth pulp).

Reasons You May Need a Full-mouth Reconstruction:

You may need full mouth reconstruction if you:

  • Have lost teeth due to decay or trauma
  • Have fractured or damaged teeth
  • Have teeth severely worn down (as a result of acidic intake, grinding, or clenching)
  • Have chronic pain in the jaw, facial muscles, headache pain, or misalignment of bite (malocclusion)
  • Will be receiving dental implants in the near future

Full Mouth Dental Restorations with Dental Implants:

Full mouth dental reconstruction may include the placement of dental implants, particularly in cases where a full arch or set of teeth must be replaced. Full mouth restorations with dental implants are long-term restorative dental techniques that completely overhaul the appearance and health of one’s smile. These procedures require a lot of thought, planning and expert care and should be completed in the hands of an expert.

The Process of Full Mouth Reconstruction:

While the exact method of treatment depends on the unique needs of the individual patient, there are certain steps and measures most patients can expect when receiving full mouth reconstruction treatment.

We will first examine your teeth and mouth to determine the best course of action, what problems are present, and what potential problems we should strive to avoid. During this initial check-up, we check the health and condition of the following:

  • Teeth
  • Periodontal (gum) tissues
  • Esthetics
  • Temporomandibular joints, bite alignment, and jaw muscles

The condition of your teeth is a major factor in deciding what treatment options are right for you. The condition of the tooth determines whether a crown, bridge, or veneer may be successfully placed without compromising future health of the mouth.

If your gum tissues are infected or inflamed, scaling and root planing may be used to correct periodontal disease, making your gums healthy enough for full mouth reconstruction. Without healthy gums, your reconstructed teeth will lack a solid foundation, resulting in failed treatment, additional time, costs, and discomfort.

It is also important that your jaw health is sufficient for full mouth reconstruction. Misalignment (malocclusion) should be treated to ensure you have no difficulty opening or closing your jaw, do not have jaw pain or discomfort, and that reconstructed teeth will properly align for maximum oral health.

Another factor to consider is the shape, size, and color of natural teeth. As part of full mouth reconstruction, esthetics can be altered to ensure you have a beautiful, healthy smile.

If you suffer from dental problems in the teeth, gums, or facial joints, don’t wait to contact us to see what reconstruction options are available to you!