Are you suffering from advanced dental decay, lost teeth, gum disease, or more? Full mouth reconstruction is used to rehabilitate your entire mouth. At Relaxation Dental, we offer advanced reconstructive treatments to restore your smile. Rehabilitating an entire mouth can take longer than routine cosmetic and general treatments.
Oftentimes, full mouth reconstruction requires a combination of a variety of procedures, like crowns, bridges, implants, veneers, gum treatments, orthodontic treatments, and more. At our Salida office, Our team of professional and experienced dentists are certified in sedation dentistry for patients that would like to feel more at ease during long periods of sitting in the dental chair.
There are a range of reasons why we might suggest a full mouth reconstruction for your dental health. Conditions that might require full mouth reconstruction:
Missing teeth from trauma or extensive decay.
Fractures, cracked, or injured teeth.
Teeth that are severely worn down from acid erosion or bruxism (teeth grinding).
Jaw joint pain, headache pain, or muscle pain that require orthodontic adjustments.
To determine your candidacy for a full mouth reconstruction, we will look at the condition of your teeth, gums, jaw muscles and joints, and aesthetic conditions.
Depending on the condition of your teeth, we offer a range of restorative options. For patients with chipped teeth, we might recommend porcelain veneers. Cracked or more severely decayed teeth might require crowns or dental bonding. Patients suffering from tooth loss can benefit from dental implants or dental bridges. With full mouth reconstruction, we will restore and preserve the function of your teeth surfaces, allowing you to eat and speak normally.
Your gums are one of the most important parts to a healthy smile. Gums serve as the anchors that hold your teeth in place. Patients with extensive dental issues often suffer from advanced gum disorders, like periodontal disease. In instances where your gums need rehabilitation, we will suggest scaling and root planning to get rid of any infection. We also might recommend other periodontal treatments, like gum grafts. Healthy gums help your restorations remain durable and create a foundation for a healthier, more beautiful smile.
Oftentimes, people seek full mouth restorations, due to pain when closing their mouths and chewing. An uneven bite can cause unnecessary wear and damage to your teeth, jaw, and overall dental health. If we detect a bite disorder or misalignment, we will recommend fixing your jaw alignment, before moving forward with other restorative procedures. Typically, this will require an orthodontic treatment, like Invisalign. In some instances, we might recommend a night guard. Addressing bite disorders will help us preserve restorative treatments.
Cosmetic treatments are often a vital aspect of full mouth restorations. Cosmetic treatments improve the color, shape, or size of your teeth. The most common cosmetic treatments are porcelain veneers, dental bonding, and gum contouring. Through cosmetic dentistry, we can help your teeth and gums appear more symmetrical, healthier, and harmonious with your lips and the overall profile of your face.
A full mouth reconstruction can improve your overall quality of life in a number of ways. For one, it allows you to reverse the effects of poor oral health. Full mouth reconstruction can restore gum disease, plaque buildup, failed dental work, and bacteria that could be leading to bad breath. The orthodontic benefits of straightening out your teeth can also make it easier to maintain proper oral hygiene.
Dental decay, chips, cracks, tooth infections and gum disease can cause a great deal of oral health pain. Not to mention, the physical pain associated with TMJ, bruxism, and improper bite positioning. Restoring your mouth will eliminate the pain caused by these oral issues. Oftentimes, uneven bites and dull teeth can make it impossible to chew your food correctly, which negatively impacts your digestion.
One of the biggest benefits of a full mouth reconstruction is that it allows you to improve your confidence and self-esteem. Replacing old dental work or switching to implants from dentures will make you feel more confident navigating through life, especially when eating and speaking.
Your full mouth reconstruction will depend on the treatment plan and the amount of procedures you need done. We will be able to give you a better timeline of your treatments during your initial consultation. If you need your treatments performed within a certain time frame, we will try our best to help you achieve your goals. If needed, we offer sedation options to help you feel comfortable, while completing as much treatment (or procedures) as possible in fewer trips to our office.
The biggest difference between smile makeovers and full mouth restorations is that smile makeovers are elective, while full mouth restorations are done out of necessity. For the most part, smile makeovers are considered “cosmetic” treatments. Full mouth restorations are considered “restorative dentistry.” However, full mouth restorations often have cosmetic benefits. For instance, we might suggest restoring old fillings with tooth colored fillings, which not only has functional but also cosmetic benefits.
At Relaxation Dental in Salida, we offer the best dental care to restore your oral health. If you’ve been putting off restorative treatments out of fear of the dentist or pain, we can help rehabilitate your smile in a stress and pain-free manner. As one of the few dental practices certified in oral and IV sedation dentistry, we’re able to make your full mouth restoration treatments comfortable and easy.