Is Anyone a Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Is Anyone a Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Apr 01, 2023

Do you have multiple oral trauma or damage? A full mouth reconstruction can help correct dental conditions and restore oral function, health, and smile. While highly effective, only some are good candidates for full-mouth construction. Keep reading to learn what a full mouth reconstruction is and whether you’re an ideal candidate for the treatment.

What is a full mouth reconstruction?

A full mouth reconstruction, rehabilitation, or restoration is a dental treatment that uses various dental procedures and techniques to enhance a patient’s oral health and function. Since everyone’s needs are unique, the dentist customizes a full mouth reconstruction treatment for each patient.

The treatment aims to reconstruct, repair, or enhance your teeth, gums, or mouth to help you eat, speak, and smile normally. Based on your condition, your treatment can involve multiple treatments spread over a certain period. A full mouth reconstruction treatment can take anywhere from weeks to months.

Are you a Good Candidate for a Mouth Reconstruction?

The sure way to know whether you’re a good candidate for a full mouth reconstruction in Andover, MA, is to schedule a consultation with our dentist. The dentist will perform a comprehensive exam of your teeth, gums, jaw, and mouth to diagnose your dental issues and review your oral needs to determine your eligibility for the treatment.

Generally, you might be eligible for a mouth reconstruction treatment if you have oral conditions that interfere with your oral function, like speaking and chewing, cause persistent discomfort, and puts your oral health at risk. A patient with a single problem, like a missing or decayed tooth, may not be eligible for mouth reconstruction.

Reasons to get a full mouth reconstruction

Common issues that can cause the need for complete mouth restoration or rehabilitation include:

  • Dental problems

You might be a good candidate for full mouth reconstruction if you’ve serious dental damage or teeth loss, whether from trauma, bruxism, or infections. Our dentist will examine your teeth during the initial consultation for signs of trauma, decay, infection, crookedness, and movements. The specific treatments used will depend on the type and severity of your conditions.

If you’re missing teeth, the dentist can recommend replacement treatments like gum grafts, dentures, implants, and bridges. For severe decay or trauma, the dentist can use dental veneers, crowns, fillings, Inlays & Onlays, or root canals to repair any damage and strengthen your teeth. In cases where you can’t save the tooth, tooth extraction may be necessary.

  • Gum issues

Periodontal or gum disease is a potentially serious infection of the gums affecting millions of adults globally. Inflamed or infected gums can cause significant discomfort and puts you at a greater risk of serious oral and health conditions like bone loss, tooth loss, diabetes, pneumonia, and heart problems.

Based on the severity of your gum disease, the dentist can use mouth reconstruction treatments like gum flap surgery, soft tissue grafting, and gum contouring to repair your gum tissues and restore your smile. A full mouth reconstruction treatment like gum contouring can help reshape your gum line for a beautiful, healthier smile.

  • Jaw conditions and disorders

The dentist will take x-rays to review your jaw joints and muscles for misalignments and disorders. Jawbone disorders and bite problems can cause significant discomfort and encourage dental damage. For teeth misalignments or bite problems, the dentist can use orthodontic treatments like braces or Invisalign to correct your bite.

If you have bruxism (teeth grinding and jaw clenching), the dentist can recommend a night guard to reduce the impact of damage to the teeth and jaw. A nightguard can also help manage sleep apnea and temporomandibular joint disorders. In severe cases of jaw and bite issues, we recommend surgery.

Are you interested in full-mouth dental reconstruction in Andover, MA?

Do you have serious or multiple oral imperfections that affect your oral health, function, and smile? Or would you like to learn more about full mouth reconstruction? Contact Andover Cosmetic Dental Group to schedule your consultation today.

Our dentists in Andover, MA also welcome patients from the below nearby areas:

  • North Andover
  • Lawrence
  • Methuen
  • Tewksbury
  • North Reading
  • Middleton
  • Wilmington
  • Dracut
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