A full mouth reconstruction is a cosmetic procedure designed for patients who are missing most or all of their teeth. This procedure could involve installing implants, bridges, and crowns to improve function and aesthetics. These restorations can replace missing teeth, close gaps between missing teeth, restore broken teeth, and restore decayed or damaged teeth. At Thakkar Dental, the ultimate goal is to improve the patient’s smile and make it as beautiful as possible.
What Conditions Require a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
When a patient is missing most of their teeth, their chewing ability is severely compromised. This can cause digestive problems and a loss of appetite. Patients can also experience bad breath from their inability to clean their teeth properly. All of this can lead to further health problems such as malnutrition, which is associated with a lack of ability to chew food and can cause weight loss and lead to vitamin deficiencies; and poor digestion, which can result from an inability to break down food in the mouth thoroughly.
Patients with complete dentures can also experience pain if they constantly hit the gums with their dentures while eating. Patients could also experience bone loss as the bone volume shrinks over time if the jaw bone isn’t stimulated by tooth roots, which are now missing. To address this, dental implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth because they mimic natural teeth the most. They are fused with the jawbone, and the bite force is similar to the natural tooth structure. Implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth that look and feel like natural teeth. Bridges are also an option but lack the implant's stability and are harder to clean. Crowns are made to cover the damage.
Who Needs Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction is for patients with functional and esthetic concerns with their smile but hasn’t been offered any solutions by past dentists. Patients who need full mouth reconstruction often feel self-conscious about their teeth. They may be unhappy with their smiles because their teeth look short or uneven, have gaps between teeth, or have misshapen or crooked teeth. A patient may have a combination of these complex concerns.
What to Expect From a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Full-mouth reconstruction involves identifying restorative dentistry options to correct aesthetic and functional problems. Typically, patients undergo a series of appointments with a dentist to determine the best treatment plan for their situation. Once the dentist has determined a treatment plan, the patient will undergo treatment. Treatment can range from a single procedure to numerous procedures over several months. Some common treatments include dental crowns, veneers, bridges, implants, and Invisalign clear braces.
A full mouth reconstruction can help a patient achieve an attractive and healthy-looking smile. Visit Thakkar Dental at 1595 McDaniel Drive, Rts 3 and 352, West Chester, PA 19380, or call (610) 436-4512 for the best dental care.