A Beginner’s Guide to Full Mouth Reconstruction

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The mouth is made up of an incredible blend of tissues that are all designed to work together to create the perfect system for chewing, breathing and swallowing. The gums, teeth, bone, tongue, connective tissues and blood vessels must all do their part. When each of these important parts does not work in harmony, it can cause a severe disruption to the way the mouth works and result in poor oral health. Sometimes more than one component is not working and a full mouth reconstruction becomes necessary.

What is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?

When there are multiple components in your mouth that fail to work properly, they must all be addressed in order to restore function to the mouth. Essentially, a full mouth reconstruction occurs when these issues are all addressed as part of a greater oral health plan. For someone with multiple severe issues with the functioning of their mouth and look of their smile, the various treatments could be spread over months or even years.

What Is Included In the Treatment Plan?

One of the best parts of reconstruction is the ability to tailor it to fit your needs. It generally involves a treatment plan that affects all the teeth in the mouth and can include the placement of dental implants to replace missing teeth, teeth whitening or veneers, fillings in the teeth, or even treatment of the temporomandibular joints or bite. Other potential treatments include:

  • Restorative dental treatments
  • Bruxism treatment
  • Orthodontics
  • Gum re-contouring
  • Root canal
  • Gum grafting
  • Extractions
  • Scaling and root planing

Am I a Candidate?

Not everyone will qualify for a full mouth reconstruction. Patients with multiple oral health challenges that affect the teeth, supporting tissues of the mouth and jaw may be excellent candidates. However, those who may need oral surgery must be in good enough health to receive general anesthesia.

If you would like to learn more about reclaiming your oral health and smile with a full mouth reconstruction in Waco,TX, contact Creekwood Dental Arts where Dr. Miller and Dr. Hinds will be happy to build a custom treatment plan to fit your needs AND your pocketbook.

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