A full-mouth reconstruction a.k.a. full-mouth restoration, full-mouth rehabilitation, is when all of the teeth in the upper and lower jaw are restored simultaneously. There are several reasons you may require a full-mouth restoration, and if you do it is likely that a team of dental specialists including your general dentist, a periodontist, perhaps an endodontist, oral surgeon, and maybe an orthodontist may all work together to achieve a healthy, functional, and esthetic smile. A full-mouth restoration can require many treatment procedures. What exactly is a full-mouth reconstruction?
Why A Full Reconstruction?
Some reasons you may require a full reconstruction include:
- You have several injured or fractured teeth.
- Several teeth are missing due to trauma or decay.
- Full occlusal adjustment is required due to chronic pain or discomfort.
- You’ve experienced severe tooth wear or erosion due to anorexia, bulimia, acid reflux, bruxing (chronic clenching and grinding), intake of acidic foods, and/or beverages.
What Does It Involve?
Rebuilding all of the teeth in a patient’s mouth can involve:
- Treating cavities
- Performing root canals
- Closing gaps between teeth
- Repairing chips and cracks
- Replacing missing teeth
- Periodontal treatment for diseased gums
- Tooth whitening
Many different types of treatments may be used including:
- Dental fillings
- Dental bridges
- Dental veneers
- Dental implants
Orthodontics may be required to properly position the jaw and align the teeth to restore a healthy occlusion (bite).
A full-mouth rehabilitation can require extensive work over several appointments to achieve a fully functional, healthy, and esthetic smile.
About Your Reno Dentists
Dr. William Wager, Dr. Brian Evans, and our highly experienced team at Wager Evans Dental are devoted to our patients and their families, and dedicated to providing first-rate dental care in a comfortable, inviting environment. Located in Reno, we proudly welcome residents from Spanish Springs, Sparks, Incline Village, Dayton, Fernley, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 829-7700.