Address Multiple Concerns with Full Mouth Reconstruction
For patients experiencing multiple or significant oral health issues, full mouth reconstruction can be a highly effective solution. Full mouth reconstruction combines several procedures into one comprehensive treatment plan to address a variety of oral health concerns. Henry Moore, DDS, performs full mouth reconstruction at his dental practice in Chicago, IL.
Who is a Candidate?
If you require two or more procedures to achieve a healthy smile, you may be a candidate for full mouth reconstruction. Candidates must be in good general health to qualify, and should plan to maintain proper oral hygiene to ensure lasting results from their treatments. It is recommended that patients undergo a complete medical history, and provide a current list of medications during the consultation.
Local anesthesia is commonly used in these procedures, but Dr. Moore may recommend general anesthesia or sedation for more extensive treatments, or if you suffer from dental phobia. If you have experienced negative reactions to these medications, or have heart problems, you should discuss these issues with Dr. Moore so he can create a safe treatment plan.
Reconstruction in Stages
Depending on the extent of your treatment, your schedule, and other factors, Dr. Moore can build a customized treatment plan that addresses your oral health problems in stages. Fundamental concerns, such as gum disease or jawbone issues, will need to be addressed first, followed by the treatments that are most important to health and function. Due to recovery time and other considerations, many full mouth reconstruction treatments require multiple visits.
A full mouth reconstruction often includes restorative dental procedures such as:
- Fillings, Inlays, and Onlays: These restorations are used when minor repair to individual teeth is needed. They are inconspicuous in the mouth when porcelain or tooth-colored resin are used.
- Periodontal Care: Treatments, such as deep cleaning, can repair damage to gums and eliminate gum disease, and help ensure a solid foundation for other treatments.
- Dental Implants: In combination with dental restorations, dental implants can help fill in gaps by replacing missing teeth, and serve as new tooth roots.
- Dental Crowns and Bridges: These restorations are custom-made to provide a comfortable bite and restore full functionality.
Many patients choose to add cosmetic dental procedures to their treatment plans to achieve a smile that is not only healthy, but also attractive. These cosmetic treatments commonly include:
- Porcelain Veneers: These thin porcelain shells conceal minor imperfections such as cracks, chips, and slight misalignment.
- Teeth Whitening: Many patients choose to brighten their smile by a few shades with teeth whitening to match their new restorations.
- Gum Contouring: With this procedure, excess gum tissue is removed to create a more symmetrical gum line and an attractive frame for your teeth. It is often paired with periodontal care to simultaneously improve the health and aesthetics of gums.
Oral health can have a significant impact on general health, and many patients experience relief from related symptoms as a result of their full mouth reconstruction treatment. These procedures address a wide variety of painful and unhealthy problems, and restore patients’ ability to speak and eat comfortably.
Full mouth reconstruction addresses multiple issues to restore health, peace of mind, and quality of life.
In addition to the overall health benefits, patients often experience a dramatic improvement in confidence and self-esteem. The restored ability to smile and speak with pride has vastly improved quality of life for full mouth reconstruction patients.
Enhance Your Smile Today
Full mouth reconstruction addresses multiple issues to restore health, peace of mind, and quality of life. To begin building your customized full mouth reconstruction treatment plan, contact us today for a consultation with Dr. Henry Moore.