Full Mouth Reconstruction 101: What You Need to Know

Full Mouth Reconstruction 101: What You Need to Know

Dec 01, 2020

Though our teeth are strong and can last for a long, they can sometimes get worn out or damaged due to various reasons. When you have severely damaged teeth, poor dental support, or a misaligned jaw, you may experience jaw pain, headaches, and other symptoms. Jaw misalignment can also affect your facial muscles, making you look old.

While we have several dental treatments that can help fix one or two of these problems, a full mouth reconstruction can fix these problems all at once.

The idea of getting a full mouth rehabilitation can be intimidating for some people, and they may therefore ignore it. But, it is a treatment that can help restore and rebuild your mouth. This post answers some of the full mouth reconstruction FAQs.

What is Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Full mouth rehabilitation involves a series of dental procedures designed to rebuild, replace, or restore the healthy functioning of your teeth.

Who Can Benefit from Full Mouth Restoration?

Several reasons can force the dentist to recommend a full mouth reconstruction, such as

  • If you have a dental disease that affects your gum tissues like gingivitis or periodontal disease.
  • Your teeth are severely damaged after a fall or accident.
  • You have worn down teeth and jawbones because of bruxism.
  • Jaw misalignment

What Does Full Mouth Restoration Involve?

Full mouth reconstruction involves treatments that address specific health problems. The dentist can use a combination of both prosthodontics and restorative procedures such as:

  • Dental implants. These are metal posts fixed on the jaw bone to act as roots and anchor the artificial teeth. Teeth implants replace missing teeth and are great if you have sufficient bone support.
  • Dental bridges. These can help replace missing teeth, but the procedure is non-invasive and easy to fix. The procedure, however, requires the reshaping of the enamel, which is irreversible.
  • Dentures. They are false teeth that are used to replace multiple or all teeth.
  • Gum disease treatment. Gum inflammation can cause pain and also trigger receding of gums. In the early stages, scaling and root planning can be done to get rid of the infection. But in the advanced stage, gum surgery is recommended to prevent deterioration of the jaw. The procedure also helps to reattach the gum pockets on the teeth’ surface.
  • Bone grafting. Missing teeth and periodontitis can damage your supporting bone, which may cause the teeth to weaken. A bone graft can be done to stimulate bone growth and restore dental support.
  • Orthodontic treatment. Having misaligned teeth can damage the jaw and also impair your oral health. Braces and other orthodontic devices can help realign the teeth and restore them to the correct position.
  • TMD treatment. Several conditions may affect the Temporomandibular joint and impair your ability to move the jaw. Treatments like pain relievers, muscle relaxants, and mouth guards, among others, can be used to relieve the pain.

How is the Procedure Done?

Before the treatment is started, our dentist will do a comprehensive assessment of your teeth and gums. He will then discuss your treatment goals and choose a suitable dental procedure based on your dental condition.

Is Full Mouth Reconstruction Similar to Smile Makeover?

Although they are used interchangeably, full mouth reconstruction, and smile makeover are different. FMR is used to restore the health and function of your teeth. The treatment involves a combination of restorative procedures. A smile makeover is done to improve the appearance of your teeth and smile.

How Long Will the Reconstruction Process Take?

The duration of mouth reconstruction will differ based on the types of procedures done and your oral health. However, most treatments take a few months to a year to be completed.

Is the Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedure Painful?

No, because our dentist will use anesthesia to numb the gums. Sedation dentistry may also be used depending on the complexity of the dental problem and the severity of your dental phobia.

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