Full Mouth Reconstuction

Over time, people can develop extensive dental problems as a result of wearing down their teeth, failing to keep up with their oral hygiene, having a mismatch of dental work and/or suffering from an injury or medical condition. A full mouth reconstruction is a type of treatment that can help people who need comprehensive work on their entire mouth. If you are a candidate for a full mouth reconstruction, the final result will improve both the function and the appearance of your mouth. A full mouth reconstruction requires complex care and should be performed by a prosthodontist or dentist who has the appropriate experience, training and knowledge. Dr. Carl Pogoncheff is an American board certified prosthodontist who is a specialist in these kinds of restorative procedures.  

 

What is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?

 

As the name suggests, a full mouth restoration is a treatment that rebuilds and/or replaces the teeth in a patient’s entire mouth. It is treatment that truly uses the most current science of prosthodontics to combine function, esthetics and improve the health of the mouth. A full mouth reconstruction involves extensive planning and a variety of dental procedures to work together to reach the desired goal. These dental procedures can include, implants, crowns, bridges, veneers, teeth whitening, and others.

 

Reasons for Needing a Full Mouth Reconstruction

A Full Mouth Reconstruction may address a range of concerns, including:

 

  • Your teeth are worn down so much that you are having trouble chewing

  • You have missing teeth and want to improve the appearance and function of your entire mouth at the same time

  • You have bruxism (grinding teeth) and have ongoing complaints of jaw pain in addition to worn down teeth

  • You are unhappy with the appearance of your smile and have extensive dental problems that may include, several teeth with large fillings or root canals, chipped or broken teeth, missing teeth, and discolored teeth.

  • You have had a traumatic injury to your mouth, such as a motor vehicle accident

  • You had or have a medical condition such as cancer, Ectodermal Dysplasia, Ameliogenesis, or Dentinogenisis Imperfecta that may require restoration of your full mouth by a specialist

 

Benefits of a Full Mouth Reconstruction

A full mouth reconstruction can dramatically improve your ability to chew, the appearance of your smile and your overall comfort and well-being. Think of all your mouth does for you. It is the start of your digestive system. It helps you chew your food and maintain a healthy diet. It helps you forms your words so that you are understood. It helps you stay confident in work and your personal life. So, your mouth and teeth play a critical role in your digestive system, your nutritional health, your speech, and your social and professional interactions. Your mouth and teeth are important to your body’s overall health and getting your healthy again can greatly improve your life.

 

Full Mouth Reconstruction Considerations

The primary considerations regarding a full mouth reconstruction are cost and time. A full mouth restoration requires extensive and complex work using a range of dental prosthetics and is an investment in your health.  The time it takes to complete a full mouth reconstruction depends on whether you need implants, the number of teeth missing, the condition of remaining teeth, including other factors.   

 

Next Step

If you are interested in learning more about full mouth reconstruction, contact Advanced Dental Solutions today at 517-367-1200 to schedule an appointment.

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