With the COVID-19 outbreak, many people are wondering how their dental practices are ensuring PPE per CDC guidance. PPE stands for personal protective equipment, and it is necessary to wear it in order to protect both patients and dental staff. Dental practices, including Portola Dental Group, are taking certain measures to ensure the management of PPE…
Full Mouth Reconstruction — Replacing Missing Teeth
Full mouth reconstruction is a great way to repair severely damaged teeth and replace multiple missing teeth. By understanding exactly what full mouth reconstruction is and how the process works, you can make an informed decision as to whether or not it is right for you.
What is full mouth reconstruction?
full mouth reconstruction is exactly that - a full reconstruction of the entire mouth, including each and every tooth, although each person’s needs are different and repairing or replacing every tooth may not be necessary. The following is everything to know about full mouth reconstruction, including why you should consider it and how the process works.
Reasons to consider full mouth reconstruction
There are many reasons to consider a full mouth reconstruction procedure, and it is worth considering for anyone who has suffered decay or damage to the majority of the teeth in their mouth. Here are a few occasions when full mouth reconstruction may be beneficial:
- The majority of teeth have fallen out
- A severe mouth injury caused damage
- Enamel erosion or bruxism caused severe damage
- Severe periodontal disease or jaw complications exist
Each person will have to make the decision as to whether full mouth reconstruction is right for them, but the benefits are undeniable and the process can leave patients with a beautiful, healthy smile.
How full mouth reconstruction works
There is a wide range of procedures that a full mouth reconstruction may include, so each patient is likely to have a different experience. However, the process can in most cases be broken down into three phases, which include examination, planning and treatment.
During the initial consultation, the dentist usually conducts a thorough oral examination that includes x-rays to determine the full extent of the patients need. After the examination, the dentist can recommend treatment and educate the patient on the process. Once both the patient and the dentist agree to treatment, time can be scheduled for the exact procedures that are needed for full mouth reconstruction.
Full mouth reconstruction procedures
The are numerous procedures that a patient can get during full mouth reconstruction. The following are some of the more common full mouth reconstruction procedures:
- Teeth cleaning
- Gum contouring
- Bone grafting
- Bridges or veneers
- Dental implants
One of the main goals of a dentist during full mouth reconstruction is to find the treatment methods that allow the patient to restore the look, feel and function of their mouth while still making the process as less invasive and most cost-effective as possible. The exact procedures performed are dependent on a variety of factors, including the patient’s preference, overall health and budget.
Talk to a dentist about full mouth reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction can be scary for some patients and cause a lot of dental anxiety, but it can be helpful to talk to a dentist about the process. Here at our dental office, we are willing and able to walk you through each step of the full mouth reconstruction process, from the initial consultation to providing follow-up care and ensuring that you are happy with your new smile.
Are you considering full mouth reconstruction in the Palm Desert area? Get more full mouth reconstruction information at https://www.portoladentalgroup.com.
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