The benefits and risks of full mouth reconstruction By Stephen Dowell, DDS on November 30, 2020

woman sitting in dentist’s chairA full mouth reconstruction addresses multiple dental issues in one comprehensive plan to improve health, function, and aesthetics. It combines procedures to resolve any issues affecting the teeth, gums, jaw joints, and balance of your bite. The main goal is to help patients achieve better oral health, but aesthetics are often improved as well. The benefits and risks of full mouth reconstruction should be fully understood before undergoing the procedure, and that is what we will explore in today’s blog. 


Our team at Dowell Dental Group, serving Minerva, Carrollton, Dover, and the surrounding communities, looks forward to helping you decide whether this is the best way to repair your smile.


Treatment Planning


Before the treatment process begins, patients visit their dental care provider for an initial consultation. This appointment consists of a thorough examination of the teeth, gums, jaw joints, and bite. The dentist will make note of any damage, misalignment, or malocclusion that must be addressed.   

Based on these findings, the dentist creates a personalized treatment plan that meets the patient’s oral health and aesthetic needs. Some of the most commonly combined procedures include: 

 

  • Dental implants
  • Dentures
  • Dental bridges
  • Crowns
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Inlays and onlays
  • Root canal therapy
  • Tooth extractions


Once dental problems have been addressed, the dentist can correct aesthetic issues if you choose. 


Full Mouth Reconstruction Benefits


Patients who undergo a full mouth reconstruction can experience these benefits: 


Improved Oral Health


Restorative procedures can enhance your oral health. These treatments focus on restoring damaged teeth and replacing missing teeth. Cracks, chips, and decay leave teeth vulnerable to painful infection. Missing teeth put patients at a higher risk for gum disease and further tooth loss.  


Reduced Risk of Overall Health Issues


Untreated oral health issues can lead to systemic health issues. For example, periodontal disease has been found to increase your risk of diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. Meanwhile, missing teeth and poorly functioning teeth can cause digestive issues. 
Eradicating cavities and gum disease, repairing dental damage, and replacing missing teeth can boost and protect your overall wellness. 


Functionality


Chewing and speaking abilities are compromised when teeth are missing or damaged. Restorative treatments like dental crowns and implants can restore function to these teeth. 


Improved Aesthetics


Restorative treatments can enhance three dimensions of your smile: health, function, and appearance. Full mouth reconstruction may also include cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening, veneers, and dental bonding, if you choose. 


Risks


All medical procedures come with risks. Full mouth reconstruction is not an exception. However, choosing an experienced dentist is the best way to minimize your risk of complications. The most common risks associated with full mouth reconstruction include: 

  • Dental sensitivity
  • Failed restorations
  • Failed root canal
  • Infection


Repair Your Smile


Ready to experience all the benefits of full mouth reconstruction? Our team at Dowell Dental Group is prepared to offer you life-changing results through gentle, state-of-the-art dentistry.  Contact us at 330-868-5001 or message us online

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