Full Mouth Reconstruction with Dental Implants
By Stephen Dowell, DDS on December 23, 2019
Various oral health problems can compromise the strength and function of the smile, and it is common for individuals to suffer from a number of dental issues at once. When more than one dental complication is present, more than one treatment is needed to restore the integrity of the smile.
At Dowell Dental Group, with offices in Minerva, Dover, and Carrollton, OH, we offer full mouth reconstruction to completely restore the smile. Full mouth reconstruction combines restorative dentistry treatments to address dental damage, tooth loss, and other oral health problems. Full mouth reconstruction with dental implants is particularly effective for patients who have suffered from tooth loss.
Personalizing Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction is likely to be an appropriate treatment solution for any of our patients who require extensive restorative dentistry treatment. The treatment plan can be completely customized; our dentists will combine the treatments that are needed to meet each of our patient’s unique needs. Based on the type of oral health problems that are present, full mouth reconstruction may include:
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Inlays and onlays
- Dental crowns
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
- Root canal therapy
- Tooth extraction
- Periodontal treatment
To be sure that each full mouth reconstruction procedure meets the patient’s needs, we will perform a thorough consultation prior to treatment. During this appointment, we will examine the heath and structure of the teeth, the position and function of the bite, and the health of the gums and bone tissues. Based on our evaluation, we will recommend an effective treatment plan.
Candidates for Dental Implants
A large number of our full mouth reconstruction procedures involve dental implants. Dental implants may be appropriate if a patient has experienced tooth loss, or if there are teeth that need to be extracted due to severe damage or infection.
Dental implants are surgically placed in the jaw to act as artificial tooth roots. Once the implants have fused with the tissues of the jaw, they can support a full range of dental restorations, including dental crowns, a dental bridge, or fixed dentures. Because of their versatility, dental implants may be ideal for patients who have lost a single tooth, a small set of teeth, or an entire arch of teeth.
When performing full mouth reconstruction, our goal is to combine all necessary restorative dentistry treatments into as few appointments as possible. We also carefully consider the planning and timing of full mouth reconstruction so that each stage of treatment will be a success.
It is important that the gums, jaw, and any remaining teeth be in good health prior to dental implant treatment so that the implants are well-supported and the tissues can heal properly. To get the mouth in optimal health, we are likely to perform all other aspects of full mouth reconstruction before proceeding to implant treatment. This promotes the success of treatment so that our patients can enjoy a strong, attractive, and fully-functional smile.
If you feel like your smile is damaged beyond repair, don’t give up hope. Full mouth reconstruction can address numerous oral health problems, including tooth loss, to give you the healthy and attractive smile you desire. To learn more, send us a message at your earliest convenience or call Dowell Dental Group at (330) 868-5001 to schedule an appointment. We serve patients in Minerva, Dover, and Carrollton.
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