Improve Health, Function, and Aesthetics with Full Mouth Reconstruction
A full mouth reconstruction combines multiple dental procedures into one comprehensive treatment, allowing for streamlined treatment in one location. The team at Dowell Dental Group, serving patients in and around Carrollton, OH, will hold an initial consultation to determine which procedures fit your dental needs and how we can best improve your oral health. Dr. Stephen C. Dowell prioritizes patient comfort and will use advanced techniques to enhance every stage of your treatment.
What is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Many patients have multiple dental issues. Decayed, damaged, or missing teeth can have a serious negative impact on your self-esteem and quality of life. Full mouth reconstruction combines a variety of treatments to restore health, aesthetics, and function to your smile. If you are self-conscious in social situations, or you constantly cover your mouth when you laugh or speak, full mouth reconstruction may be the solution for you.
The combination of treatments used in full mouth reconstruction is entirely dependent on the needs of the individual.
Because each patient who visits our practice is unique, no two treatment plans will be the same. The combination of treatments used in full mouth reconstruction is entirely dependent on the needs of the individual.
Your Initial Consultation
During your initial examination at our office, one of our doctors will evaluate every aspect of your oral health. Your teeth will be assessed for any decay, erosion, or fractures. He will also check your gums for any periodontal issues. Your jaw joints and bite will be assessed to confirm proper function. All of these elements should work together harmoniously for optimal oral health.
Restorative dentistry addresses damaged, decayed, or missing teeth. The primary objective is repairing teeth and improving the bite for better function. Full mouth reconstruction can include two or more procedures, including:
- Dental Implants: Crafted from surgical-grade titanium, dental implants are considered the superior teeth replacement option in dentistry today. These small posts are placed in the jawbone to replace the roots of missing teeth.
- Dentures: For patients missing most or all of their teeth, dentures can be used to fill in the gaps. In addition to conventional dentures, implant-supported dentures provide optimal stability.
- Dental Bridges: When a row of teeth is missing, a dental bridge can fill in the spaces, completing your smile. Implant-supported bridges can avoid compromising the structure of your natural teeth.
- Dental Crowns: If a tooth has a cavity that is too extensive for a filling, a dental crown can restore the tooth to its normal shape and size. Crowns can also reinforce the structure of a weakened tooth.
- Tooth-Colored Fillings: To repair mild or moderate decay, tooth-colored fillings can be placed. Preferred over traditional silver fillings by most patients, composite fillings provide an aesthetically pleasing result.
- Inlays and Onlays: Sometimes, tooth decay is too extensive for a filling, but not severe enough to warrant a crown. In these cases, inlays and onlays can be used to repair damaged teeth.
- Root Canal Therapy: If the internal structures of a tooth become infected, the bacteria can spread from the pulp to the roots. In these cases, root canal therapy can eradicate infection to save the tooth and keep bacteria from spreading to adjacent teeth.
- Tooth Extractions: It is always preferable to save a natural tooth, but sometimes an extraction may be recommended.
Once your teeth and gums are healthy, cosmetic imperfections can be addressed with a variety of treatments. When teeth are misshapen, discolored, or chipped, porcelain veneers can mask cosmetic imperfections for a beautiful new smile. Bonding may be recommended as an alternative to repair minor chips and cracks, or to close gaps between the teeth. Additionally, bonding can treat stained teeth that do not respond well to whitening.
Benefits of a Full Mouth Reconstruction
Patients who undergo full mouth reconstruction can often expect to enjoy a better quality of life. Healthy teeth and gums allow you to smile, eat, and speak with ease. Good oral health can also decrease your risk of developing more serious health concerns, such as heart attack and stroke. Lastly, because the doctors at Dowell Dental Group adhere to a comprehensive approach, all treatments can work together to achieve your goals. This will decrease the total number of appointments needed and minimize the need for more extensive dental work in the future.
Restore Your Oral Health
Your beautiful new smile could give you an improved sense of confidence and self-esteem. To learn more about full mouth reconstruction, schedule a consultation with one of our doctors. You can call one of our four office locations, or contact us online anytime.