Full mouth reconstruction also known as full mouth rehabilitation, is the process of rebuilding or restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. This dental procedure involves general or restorative dentists making crowns, bridges, implants and veneers and often incorporates dental specialists.
Benefits of Full Mouth Reconstruction
For whatever dental problems you may have, this procedure has many advantages, including:
- Boosts confidence through a new, radiant smile
- Improves oral and general health
- Allows for better function and chewing
Through full mouth restoration, you can get back to great oral health after just a few visits to our San Antonio Dental office!
Before The Procedure
Inspected to see if there is any tooth decay, wear or damage, or any aesthetic repairs needed.
Gum health is very important to the health of teeth and mouth. Gums will be checked for gum disease.
A bad bite may cause pain or impact teeth alignment.
During The Procedure
This can also be referred to as a rapid full mouth restoration. It allows the individual to restore all teeth during one or two visits to give the mouth a uniform look. The procedure will vary depending on what is needed.
First, the dentist will make an impression of the mouth, then the mold will be sent off to have the crowns or caps made. Temporary crowns, caps, or dentures may be required for up to six weeks. Then at the second appointment, porcelain crowns replace the temporary ones.
If the patient needs implants, they will be placed once the tooth extraction occurs, and the mouth has healed and is ready for the implant. The titanium dental implants are placed into the jawbone. The implant allows the new tooth to be placed permanently into the jawbone.
If there are jaw problems, the dentist may recommend an orthotic appliance to adjust the patient’s bite for a few weeks or months. It helps restore the natural bite along with the dental restorations.
Do you have questions about our full mouth reconstruction options? You’re not alone. Read through our collection of reconstruction FAQs and if you still have questions schedule a consultation. Our expert San Antonio dentists will be happy to help you decide what reconstruction option is best for your unique needs.
If you are suffering from two or more oral issues, such as, worn, broken, decayed, or missing teeth, over or under bite, or misalignment, then you are a good candidate.
The smile makeover is a cosmetic procedure you chose to do to give you a sparkling smile. The full mouth restoration is a necessary dental procedure to improve your oral health.
Full-mouth reconstruction improvements are long-lasting. Of course, patients must practice good daily hygiene, and have regular check-ups to ensure that the restorations last for decades.