Full mouth reconstructions can be used to restore smiles with multiple worn, damaged, decayed, or missing teeth. Depending on your individual case, the process can include traditional crown and bridge work, full implant-supported bridges, full implant-supported dentures, or implant-retained full or partial dentures. Although we can do mouth reconstructions using a tooth by tooth approach, this is generally not recommended because it can create imbalances in the jaw. Unfortunately, an imbalanced jaw can lead to new problems such as: vertigo and balance problems, migraines, headaches, jaw deviation, and pain in the head and neck. For these reasons, we recommend full mouth reconstructions when there are multiple teeth in need of restoration or replacement.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I a candidate for a full mouth reconstruction?
You may be a candidate for a full mouth reconstruction if you have multiple teeth that are:
- Severely decayed
- Cracked or fractured
- Loose due to gum disease
You may also be a candidate for a full mouth reconstruction if you are having problems with your jaw and/or are experiencing symptoms of an imbalanced jaw. These symptoms can include vertigo and balance problems, headaches, migraines, and pain in the face, head, and neck. To determine if you are an ideal candidate for a full mouth reconstruction, schedule a consultation with Sedation Dental Care at Raleigh Smile Center today.
What can I expect when receiving a full mouth reconstruction?
The first step to getting a full mouth reconstruction is to have a consultation with our dentist. They will evaluate your teeth, gums, and jaw, and take dental x-rays to determine a treatment plan. They may also take a CBCT scan to get a better look at the soft tissues. Once they have developed a treatment plan, they will discuss this with you and answer any questions you may have.
No two full mouth reconstructions are the same since they are designed on an individual basis. Depending on your individual case, your dentist may recommend traditional crown and bridge work, full implant-supported bridges, full implant-supported dentures, or implant-retained full or partial dentures. This will be thoroughly discussed with you prior to your treatment, as will your expectations.
How long do full mouth reconstructions take?
The length of your full mouth reconstruction will depend on the proposed treatment plan, however you can expect multiple dental appointments. For example, having dental implants placed generally extends the length of treatment, while traditional crowns and bridgework can be completed sooner. Your treatment length can also be affected by whether or not you need extractions before having restorations placed. Ultimately, your dentist will discuss the proposed treatment length with you during your consultation.