Dental Partners of Boston has numerous specialists and dentists working together in the same practice to provide our patients with coordinated specialty care. One of the services that we offer is full-mouth reconstruction and restoration. You may want to consider a full-mouth reconstruction if your teeth have been neglected for a long period of time, if you have suffered from a serious dental injury, or if you have badly aligned and crowded teeth.
Full mouth reconstruction is a process typically used to rebuild and restore all of the teeth in a patient's lower and upper jaw. This may mean the replacement of teeth to improve the overall health, appearance, and function of the patient's mouth.
Full-mouth reconstruction differs from smile makeovers by being a medically necessary procedure rather than an elective procedure. Full-mouth reconstructions are usually vital to the patient's oral health and quality of life.
If you're missing multiple, or even the majority of your teeth, or find that most of your teeth are damaged and suffering from severe decay, you are likely to be a suitable candidate for full-mouth reconstruction. A comprehensive examination can be performed by one of our trained dentists to determine which procedures are necessary or not for you. Full-mouth reconstruction is often used in response to the following issues:
There are patients born with conditions for who full-mouth reconstruction may be suitable. These will include patients with Ameliogenesis, Dentinogenesis Imperfecta, or Ectodermal Dysplasia. In these instances, patients will often require extensive restoration work to carrying out. Where a patient suffers from bruxism (teeth grinding) there may be a need for full-mouth reconstruction to correct any damage.
A full-mouth reconstruction refers to any dental treatment that will affect all of the teeth in the mouth. A full-mouth reconstruction will be unique to the needs of the individual patient.
Due to the work involved in carrying out this type of restorative treatment, full-mouth reconstruction is not a single procedure. Instead, it is a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. The exact length of the process and the steps involved with it can vary on a case by case basis. Full-mouth reconstruction can entail many different treatment options such as porcelain crowns, dental implants, dental bonding, root canal therapy, and inlays, onlays, and fillings. Your dentists at Dental Partners of Boston will create a custom treatment plan that best fits your individual needs.
Full-mouth reconstruction can require multiple office visits, which are typically spread throughout an extended period of time. The end goal of the process is to return function and aesthetics to a patient's mouth. When the full-mouth reconstruction is finished, your muscles, gums, bones, and teeth should look aesthetically pleasing and form a proper bite.
Thorough planning is crucial in the success of any full mouth reconstruction. It is for this reason that your highly-skilled dentist at Dental Partners of Boston will begin the process by carrying out a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, jaw, and muscles. We will use the very latest digital technology to help us to identify the specific dentistry needs and the procedures which will be required in your full mouth reconstruction. We will take images and impressions of your teeth, gums, and jaw in order to obtain all of the necessary information needed to plan your full mouth reconstruction. During this examination, we will explain the processes which will be used during your dental reconstruction, and our friendly and experienced dentists will be able to answer any questions that you may have regarding any element of the procedures that you will require.
Following your initial examination, we will determine the exact process that we will need to carry out in order to provide you with the full mouth reconstruction that you need. This will involve a full step-by-step treatment plan with all of the procedures planned out in order.
The individual procedures may include:
Get in touch today with our Boston dental office to learn what a full-mouth reconstruction can do for your smile and the overall function of your teeth and mouth. The experienced and friendly team at Dental Partners of Boston is prepared to answer any questions that you might have about treatment options.
Michael G. O’Toole
Roberta A. Wright