A full mouth reconstruction comprises a combination of restorative dentistry procedures designed to address complicated health problems that affect an individual's teeth, gums, bone structure, and jawbone joints. At Alencar Family Dentistry, Dr. Oliveira performs full mouth reconstructions when a single treatment is insufficient to address a patient's dental health problems.
The ideal candidates for full mouth reconstruction are patients who suffer from multiple dental health problems. These are patients who may have neglected getting necessary dental work done for some time.
Patients must understand that full mouth reconstruction is a process that will take some time. On the other hand, it will restore their overall dental health and the long-term benefits will be worth the effort.
Here are the most common procedures included in a full-mouth restoration:
Treating Tooth Decay and Fractures
Dental restorations rebuild the structure of damaged teeth and improve overall dental health if you suffer from advanced tooth decay, severe dental fractures, and acidic erosion. These treatments include dental fillings, crowns, inlays, and onlays.
Restoring Periodontal Health
Problems like gum disease and gum recession can adversely impact your oral health, putting you at an increased risk for tooth loss and other serious issues. A full mouth reconstruction procedure can include treatment for gum infections as well as replacing missing gum tissue with healthy soft tissue.
Replacing Missing Teeth
Missing one or several of your natural teeth can harm your dental health. Full mouth reconstructions often include solutions for tooth loss, such as dental bridges or dentures. Some patients may qualify for dental implants that are artificial tooth roots surgically placed into your jawbone.
Addressing Tooth Alignment Issues
Teeth misalignment is the cause of numerous dental and general health issues. A full mouth reconstruction procedure can include orthodontic treatments that improve the overall alignment of the teeth. This can treat various dental problems with the added benefit of enhancing the appearance of your smile.
Improving Jawbone Health
Some oral problems can go beyond dental restorations and soft tissue procedures. In such instances, more extensive treatments like oral appliances may be considered to improve the health of the jaw joints and other structures of the mouth.
Customized Treatment Plans
Every patient who undergoes a full mouth reconstruction will benefit from a treatment plan customized exclusively to their needs. Dr. Oliveira will discuss your treatment and provide all the information you need to make an informed choice for your dental care.
For more information about full mouth reconstructions, contact Alencar Family Dentistry at (757) 546-0301 or at 711 Greenbrier Pkwy Suite 101, Chesapeake, VA 23320.