A full mouth reconstruction is designed to improve the appearance, oral health and function of a person’s teeth. Each treatment plan is specifically tailored to treat the patient, and dentists offer a range of treatment options to consider. It is helpful to understand the available options and make an informed decision about the best course of action.
Treatment options for a full mouth reconstruction
Depending on the issue, a dentist may recommend a certain treatment option over another. However, there are some that are more common during a full mouth reconstruction. The following are four full mouth reconstruction options that patients should consider.
Dental implants are one of the most popular forms of tooth replacement, and many dentists recommend it to full mouth reconstruction patients who are looking for the most long-term and natural-like option. Dental implants are screw-like posts that are placed into the jawbone above the missing tooth. They essentially serve as the root and support of the restoration. Attached to the dental implant is an abutment and a restoration consisting of either a crown, bridge or denture. The type of restoration depends on how many teeth are being replaced during the full mouth reconstruction.
Crowns & veneers
Dental crowns and veneers are both ways to restore the appearance, oral health and function of existing teeth. If teeth are damaged, crowns or veneers can ensure the tooth does not become lost or further damaged. Dental crowns are restorations that are placed over existing teeth to improve the size and shape, as well as, protect the tooth from further damage. A veneer is a thin layer of tooth-colored material that is placed over the visible surface of teeth. Veneers are most appropriate for teeth that are more visible, whereas dental crowns work well for molars and premolars.
Bridges & dentures
Bridges and dentures, like dental implants, are a method of replacing multiple teeth. A fixed bridge is different than an implant-supported bridge. A fixed bridge attaches to existing adjacent teeth to replace a small section of missing teeth. Traditional removable dentures rest upon the gums and can be used to replace either a section of missing teeth (partial denture) or an entire row of missing teeth (complete denture). They are generally more affordable than dental implants and do not involve as invasive of a procedure, although they might not have as many benefits.
A full mouth reconstruction is about addressing gum and bone health, as well as, improving the appearance and oral health of teeth. Dentists may also recommend gum grafting if gum recession has taken place or gum disease treatment. They may also recommend a bone grafting procedure if there has been a loss in bone density following teeth loss, especially if the patient is interested in dental implants.
Full mouth reconstruction for a better smile
To find out about the full list of full mouth reconstruction treatment options offered at our dentistry practice, reach out to schedule a consultation visit. Treatment options can be discussed to determine what plan is best.
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