When Is Full Mouth Reconstruction Needed?

Full mouth reconstruction may sound intimidating, but it provides patients with a beautiful, better functioning, and more balanced smile. The full mouth reconstruction process restores general oral health and cosmetic appeal for patients facing various complaints about their teeth.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

Dental Problems Domino

Dental problems pan out like the domino effect. People with severely damaged or missing teeth eventually experience more serious dental issues down the road. Complete mouth reconstruction can stop this domino effect before more damage or decay occurs.

What Is Involved in the Reconstruction Process?

Many of the same procedures used for full mouth reconstructions are also used for smile makeovers. However, a typical full mouth reconstruction tends to require much more extensive dental work, often requiring dental implants and, in severe cases, maxillofacial surgery.

What Makes a Good Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Typical full mouth reconstruction candidates include:

  • Accident and trauma victims: Individuals who have suffered significant dental trauma from a sporting or car accident, for example, are typically excellent candidates for reconstruction. Repairing or replacing teeth is always most effective sooner rather than later. The chances of a successful reconstruction are far higher the sooner you seek dental treatment after an accident.
  • People with severe decay or worn teeth: While poor oral hygiene habits usually cause decay, tooth grinding or high acidity levels in the mouth cause excessive tooth wear.
  • TMJ disorder (TMD) sufferers: Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) often has tooth grinding as one of its symptoms. Grinding can lead to severe tooth wear, cracked, or broken teeth. Severe TMD can cause a wide variety of other tooth damage that may require maxillofacial surgery.

Treatments will vary from individual to individual. Due to the extent of work that usually needs to be performed, expect your full mouth reconstruction to take several months.

How Can the Center for Exceptional Dentistry Help You?

If you live in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area and have severely damaged or missing teeth, you may benefit from a full mouth reconstruction. Contact Pennsylvania full mouth reconstruction dentist Dr. Babak Firouzi at the Center for Exceptional Dentistry today to schedule your complimentary consultation at (412) 274-1126 or visit our contact page here.