Full Mouth Reconstruction is a fabulous way to achieve the smile and the teeth you have always dreamed of. The treatment actually includes multiple different procedures that are selected by your dentist based on your specific dental needs.
Unlike a one size fits all approach, a full mouth reconstruction is the ultimate, customised dental solution. This makes it imperative that you choose a doctor you trust, because he/she will be reconstructing your mouth, in order to achieve not just aesthetically pleasing but also optimally functional results.
When you chose a full mouth reconstruction, you will meet with a dentist who will determine the procedures needed based on the following factors.
The most important factor for a full mouth reconstruction is the condition of your teeth. The dentist will consider missing teeth, overlapping teeth and the presence of wisdom teeth. Along with that, the health of your teeth will be closely scrutinised. Your dentist will check for cavities, tooth decay, chips, crack root canal concerns and even loose teeth. Each of these characteristics will be examined in order to determine which procedures will be optimal.
Full mouth reconstruction can require additional care if you do not have healthy gums. Along with periodontitis or gingivitis, your dentist will look out for deep pockets, bone density, too much or too little gum tissue and any other irregularities. In case of any periodontal concerns, you could possibly need scaling or root planning, adding to the list of procedures required. You might also need to consult a periodontist who will help your dentist ensure your new teeth have a strong and solid foundation.
A stable bite means one that does not cause any pain or discomfort when you close your mouth or chew or one that does not result in wear and tear of your teeth. A stable bite is vital to your overall dental health. When your dentist examines you for a full mouth reconstruction he/she will look at your temporomandibular joints, jaw muscles and occlusion because any concerns need to addressed before any other reconstruction procedures. These may include some form of orthodontics in order to correct your bite.
Of course, your new smile should also be aesthetically sound. Your dentist will examine the shape, size, colour and proportion of your teeth. Along with that he/she will look at how they appear in relation to your lips, mouth, gums and face. This will ensure that your teeth look as natural as possible and enhance the aesthetics of your face.