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Full mouth reconstruction, full mouth rehabilitation, and full mouth restoration are terms often used interchangeably.  A full mouth reconstruction is a restorative dentistry option for patients with complex dental needs.  The process involves any combination of dental procedures to rebuild or restore all of the teeth in both jaws.  The treatment goal is to restore dentition to optimum health, function, and esthetics.  The results are pain-free chewing function, proper phonetics, natural and attractive smile, and improvement in quality of life.  Full mouth reconstruction may involve dental implants, TMJ therapy, crowns, bridgework, fillings, or other dental procedures.

At Sycamore Lane Dental Care patients have the option to receive needed treatment with oral sedation for optimal comfort.

 

Who Are Candidates for Full Mouth Restoration?

The need for a full mouth restoration may result from:

  • Severely worn teeth
  • Poorly fitting partial denture
  • Collapsed bite
  • Multiple missing teeth
  • Uneven bite and poor chewing efficiency

Photo: Full Mouth Reconstruction

 

How the Full Mouth Reconstruction Process Begins

It begins with listening to your concerns and followed by a comprehensive examination.  Dr. Farahyar will then determine the extent of the problem and formulate the treatment options.

The examination process requires records of your mouth, such as X-rays and photographs, impressions of your upper and lower teeth, models of your teeth that are made from the impressions and a model of your bite. Dr. Farahyar may also refer you to specialists (periodontist, orthodontist, oral surgeon) for a consultation in order to develop a treatment plan that is best for you.

Once Dr. Farahyar has obtained all information relevant to your case, he will develop a comprehensive, step-by-step treatment plan and complete your full mouth reconstruction in multiple phases and office visits. It is not unreasonable to expect treatment to take 12 months or more, depending on your situation.

A full mouth reconstruction differs from a smile makeover in that it is a necessary treatment as opposed to an elected treatment.  A mouth reconstruction however is similar in that it does allow the ability to transform your smile into something that is healthy and esthetically pleasing.