What is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction can benefit patients who have a large amount of decay, missing teeth or old fillings, crowns, veneers or other restorations. The old restorations are removed and a new plan is put in place to correct all of your dental issues at the same time. We remove old dental restorations (fillings crowns) if necessary, so that we can replace them with brand new restorations that are designed to recreate a new bite as well as enhance the tooth and facial aesthetic.
When you have multiple missing teeth, multiple crowns, fillings or teeth that are severely worn off, they may not feel and look right. This is because all of your work was done at different times, which means none of them were designed with your entire mouth in mind. Instead they were designed to benefit just that one tooth. Over the years, tooth-by-tooth dentistry can cause bite problems or change the jaw’s position.
When we create a new bite, it’s designed to improve comfort and the functionality of your teeth. This conservative treatment is a non-surgical way to achieve a physiological balance between the teeth, the temporomandibular joints, muscles, and nerves. Restoring the teeth can result in a rejuvenating facial effect by restoring the proper proportions to the face.With full mouth reconstruction, The Golden Proportion principal applies. The Golden Proportion principal has been used in science, art and has even been seen in human anatomy. It’s only natural to have symmetry on the face, and by using this concept, your teeth and mouth can be more proportionate in a natural way.
Who is a Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction?
A number of patients who could benefit from full mouth reconstruction are those who have missing or/and severely worn off or broken teeth or misalignment with their bite, muscles and joints. Missing teeth should be replaced, and when they are not, they can cause a multitude of problems in your mouth like loss of bone mass and the shifting of teeth. Finding a replacement for your missing teeth is one of the first steps in a full mouth reconstruction plan.
With lots of old restorations, it’s common for your teeth to no longer bite together correctly. When we replace all of your restorations at once, we can ensure that all of your teeth are coming together correctly.
It’s also common for people to grind and clench their teeth over their lifespan, causing teeth to erode at different speeds. Bruxism can not only shorten teeth but cause damage to the enamel, cause tooth decay and sensitivity, as well as imbalance of the muscles and joints. If you’re a long-time bruxism sufferer, full mouth reconstruction might benefit you.
Full mouth reconstruction can also benefit those who suffer from TMJD or jaw pain. Restoring the teeth to a natural physiological position can provide balance to the ligaments, muscles and joints which will in turn begin to relieve the pains and symptoms; such as headaches, clicking and popping, that can be associated with TMJD.
With completing full mouth reconstruction the facial proportion becomes balanced and improved which can provide the results of a non- surgical facelift; removing fine lines from around the mouth, improving the appearance of the jaw line and creating a more youthful appearance.
Although it will depend on your personal needs, we offer a general range of treatment options for those who may consider full mouth reconstruction. Treatment could include removing and replacing old crowns, fillings, porcelain restorations, or dentures. Although these are some of the potential treatments available, an in-person consultation will verify what would be best suited for your individual needs.
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