Full Mouth Reconstruction
Sometimes people’s teeth are damaged so badly that simply replacing a tooth or putting on a crown will not solve the problem. Victims of serious accidents or those who have lost all their teeth due to disease may require full mouth reconstruction. This term refers to a series of combined procedures which are designed to fully restore most or all teeth in both the upper and lower jaw.
The amount of work involved in full mouth reconstruction depends upon the degree to which the existing teeth, if any, are damaged. If some teeth remain in the mouth, the dentist may attempt to use these teeth as “anchors” from which to work on repairing or restoring the rest of the teeth. On the other hand, if the existing teeth are badly damaged, they may need to be restored or even extracted as the dentist plans the reconstruction.
A full mouth reconstruction often involves the use of several different techniques, such as implants, crowns, bridges, and veneers. If existing teeth can be saved, they may need to be realigned through orthodontic measures or capped or crowned to preserve their integrity. It is also possible that they will require root canal or other treatment for decay. Periodontal treatments may also be necessary to heal damaged gums.
While a full mouth reconstruction usually requires extensive dental procedures and even surgery, it is the best way to get a healthy mouth and prevent further health problems. Loss of teeth can result in damage to the jawbone and facial muscles, and may contribute to problems in swallowing and speaking. Full mouth reconstructive dental procedures offer hope to those who have lost teeth or experienced significant dental damage. Recovery time from various reconstructive procedures will depend on what type of procedures are performed and how extensive the work which was done.
Dr. Ghasri, West Hollywood dentist, alongside a team of specialists have performed numerous full mouth rehabilitation cases. She can evaluate your dental issues and make professional recommendations about the best treatments for your condition.
Visit Dr. Ghasri, our dentist in West Hollywood, for professional advice on your full mouth reconstructive dental needs.