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Apr
6

What is Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Have you heard your friends talking about getting a full mouth reconstruction? Why would you need this treatment? What all does it involve?

Full mouth reconstruction is a term used to describe the process of restoring all permanent teeth on the upper and lower jaws. This series of procedures typically involves many dental specialists such as a: restorative dentist, orthodontist, oral surgeon, periodontist (gum specialist), and an endodontist (root canal specialist) – or you may have a highly experienced dentist who performs each phase of treatment right in their private practice.

You might benefit from full mouth reconstruction if you have:

  • Fractured or broken teeth due to a mouth injury
  • Lost teeth from decay, gum disease or trauma
  • Continual pain in face muscles, jaw and headaches requiring continual bite adjustments
  • All teeth have become worn down severely from tooth grinding or acid erosion

Where do you start?

At first, you will visit your dentist for a comprehensive exam. They will take x-rays, pictures, and impressions of your teeth to make models of your bite. Your dentist will evaluate the condition of your: teeth, gums, and TMJ (jaw joint).

After the exam, your dentist will weigh various options to determine the best treatment plan for you. It may even involve a referral to one of their colleagues who focuses on certain procedures. Some full mouth rehabilitations can take a year or longer to complete, due to multiple phases. Your dental Insurance may cover some of the costs with full mouth reconstruction.

Do you need a full mouth reconstruction?

Call your dentist to set up a comprehensive exam. They will help you determine a treatment plan that is right for you!

Posted on behalf of:
Cosmetic Dentist of Hayward
27206 Calaroga Ave #216
Hayward, CA 94545
(510) 782-7821
 

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