If you have neglected your oral health for too long, dental problems can begin to stack up fast. Even if you do follow good oral hygiene practices, a blow to the mouth or other trauma can result in damage to numerous teeth and the gums and bones of the mouth. Misaligned teeth can encourage tooth decay or can even lead to pain or difficulty biting. If you have problems with multiple teeth or large parts of the mouth’s gum tissue, how can you restore a beautiful, healthy smile?
Full mouth reconstruction is a therapy involving restorative and cosmetic dentistry that brings together experts such as orthodontists, periodontists, endodontists and oral surgeons. It focuses on rehabilitating and repairing multiple teeth, as well as bone and gum tissue, all together to provide not only a streamlined experience but a comprehensive therapy as well. Full mouth reconstruction helps in the following ways:
Teeth – The extent of damage as well as the number of affected teeth determine the treatment used, such as porcelain veneers or full crowns for cracked or cavity-ridden teeth, orthodontics, or bridges, partial dentures or dental implants for missing teeth. Root canal therapy is also used for decaying teeth.
Gum tissue – A periodontist will use scaling and root planing to remove deep and invasive gum disease, and gum grafting to replace damaged or receded gum tissue. In case of bone loss, bone grafting or bone density therapy will help strengthen bones and replace lost bone tissue.
Muscles and joints – Muscle, joint or jaw problems as well as tooth alignment issues that cause an uneven or painful bite can be corrected by orthodontics to prevent further damage and help reduce discomfort.
Cosmetics – Part of full mouth reconstruction is cosmetic, to help the repaired and restored teeth and gums not only function but also look like healthy natural teeth and tissue.
Since full mouth reconstruction is such an involved undertaking and requires the expertise of so many specialists, the treatment for each patient is determined on a case by case basis. This also accommodates the different needs of each patient. Full mouth reconstruction is usually applied over a course of multiple trips to the dentist, with the end result a healthy, natural-looking mouth.
At Dental Partners of Boston, we pride ourselves not only on our wide range of expertise, but also our teamwork and synergy. We have nine experts in various dental fields that are dedicated to not only providing the best care they can, but also communicating openly with each other to ensure that each patient has access to the full spectrum of dental care. If you need full mouth reconstruction, contact Dental Partners of Boston today and let our team of dental experts work together to treat all of your health issues with the best cosmetic and restorative dentistry in the Boston area.