A full mouth reconstruction is the process of replacing or repairing all of the teeth in your mouth. This happens when someone has either lost all of their natural teeth or has multiple serious problems involving all or most of their remaining teeth and replacing them is a more viable option than attempting to save them. Full mouth reconstruction can involve the placement of bridges, partial dentures or full dentures, implants, crowns or some combination of restorative procedures. A full mouth reconstruction could, for example, involve the placement of a dental bridge to replace most of the teeth while some others are not extracted but repaired with crowns.
Because different procedures may be performed in a full mouth reconstruction, the entire process can take several months to complete. It is not unusual for it to take a year or more to complete all of the work. During the process, you may have temporary work done that will last until the permanent reconstruction is completed. Some of the dental work may be performed by an oral surgeon, such as extractions of many teeth at one time, or placement of dental implants.
If you need a full mouth reconstruction, there are many options for replacing or repairing your teeth. Our dentist will first give you a thorough examination to assess the condition of your teeth, gums, and jaws. While full mouth reconstruction is not a cosmetic procedure, you may have choices that involve how your teeth and your smile will look, for example, if you are going to be getting artificial teeth or dental implants, you can choose their color.
You may be motivated to seek a full mouth reconstruction for cosmetic reasons. Replacing missing, damaged and unhealthy teeth will certainly give you a great smile, but it will also enable you to chew properly and will improve your oral health as well as general health.