A healthy, attractive smile has a significant impact on how you look and feel. If you have missing teeth or substantial decay, several procedures can be combined during a full mouth reconstruction to restore your smile's function and beauty. We utilize computed tomography (CT) scans, digital x-rays, and other technology to evaluate your oral health and plan for reconstruction in great detail. Each step in your full mouth reconstruction is carefully planned to meet your unique goals. Our dentists will take your concerns, health, budget, and schedule into account. To find out if you are a candidate for full mouth reconstruction, contact Redlands Family Dentistry today.
Customizing Your Full Mouth Reconstruction
A full mouth reconstruction can replace multiple missing teeth and repair extensive dental damage. During this treatment, you can select several procedures to address your specific needs. With virtually endless combinations, your options include:
- Dental Crowns: Tooth-shaped caps can repair and strengthen damaged teeth. We offer both lab-fabricated and in-office CEREC® crowns, which can be created and placed in just one appointment.
- Dental Bridges: Bridges are custom-made restorations that can fill in the gaps left by missing teeth. We offer both traditional and implant-supported bridges, and we usually create them with CEREC® technology.
- Dentures: Dentures can replace a significant number of teeth or your whole dental arch. Our dentists provide both removable and implant-supported dentures.
- Fillings: Fillings can stop decay from spreading, and they can also strengthen your tooth. We only use tooth-colored fillings to complement your appearance.
- Dental implants: Implants permanently replace missing teeth, and implant-supported restorations will never move out of place. These biocompatible posts can support a crown, bridge, or denture.
Before beginning your reconstruction, Dr. Frederick Hoffer or Dr. Grace Kim may recommend additional care. For example, if you have untreated gum disease, the dentists may refer to our hygienist or even a specialist in some cases, to perform a deep cleaning. Any preparatory treatment will help to ensure the longevity of your restorations.
Planning Your Treatment
Our dentists will take great care during the planning phase of your full mouth reconstruction. At your first appointment, you will have a complete exam. Dr. Hoffer or Dr. Kim will take a full set of pictures and x-rays to gain a complete picture of your mouth. Your dentist will explain the images, and you will work together to decide the right combination of treatments.
If you are found to be a good candidate for a full mouth reconstruction, you will have a second consultation. At this appointment, your dentist will develop your facially generated treatment plan, a technique which uses pictures of your entire oral structure, including your lips and jaw. In this way, the dentist can design a reconstruction that will enhance your natural facial structure. Using these images, Dr. Hoffer or Dr. Kim will create wax-ups to show you what your smile will look like. He or she may also provide a Snap-On Smile®, which will attach directly to your natural teeth so you will understand how your smile may look after treatment. Our dentists want you to be an active participant in the planning process.
Why Choose Full Mouth Reconstruction?
After you decide which treatments to include, your dentist will begin the reconstruction process. No matter what procedures are involved, you will enjoy the immense benefits of full mouth reconstruction. These include:
- Filling in gaps in your smile
- Protecting your bite alignment and balance
- Reducing your risk for further tooth loss, bruxism, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
- Restoring the strength of your bite
- Improving your speech
- Enhancing your smile
- Giving your self-esteem a huge boost
Book an Appointment
To learn more about full mouth reconstruction, and to explore your treatment options, schedule a consultation at Redlands Family Dentistry.