What Are the Steps of a Full Mouth Reconstruction?

What Are the Steps of a Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Jul 01, 2022

A healthy and beautiful mouth is essential for your overall well-being and self-esteem. Unfortunately, sometimes the unexpected happens, and you might find yourself dealing with multiple oral problems. A full mouth reconstruction or restoration is for patients with serious and multiple oral issues.

A full mouth reconstruction, restoration, or rehabilitation incorporates different dental treatments and techniques to restore a patient’s oral function, appearance, and health. Let’s learn more about full mouth reconstruction and what to expect during the treatment.

Full Mouth Restoration Procedure

  • Initial consultation

If you’re considering full mouth reconstruction, you should begin by visiting our dental office in Brookline, MA. The dentist will evaluate your condition, medical history, and goals to determine whether you’re eligible for the treatment.

Patients with multiple dental issues are likely eligible for a full mouth reconstruction. However, you might not be a candidate for a full mouth reconstruction if you have a cracked tooth or other minor dental issues.

Before establishing your candidacy for full mouth reconstruction, the dentist will perform a comprehensive dental exam of:

  • Teeth. They will check your teeth for decay, gaps, cavities, cracks, fractures, root canal issues, enamel erosion, and chips. If there is any dental damage, the dentist can use restorative procedures like implants, crowns, root canal therapy, fillings, and veneers.
  • Gum Tissues. The dentist will inspect your gums for damage and infections. Your dentist can recommend scaling and root planing, gum surgery, and gum grafts to restore your gums if you have gum disease.
  • Bite. The dentist will check for bite issues like pain when chewing or misalignments. You can correct bite problems using orthodontic treatment and oral devices like night guards.
  • Aesthetics. Your aesthetics are an essential factor in your oral health. The dentist will examine your teeth’ size, shape, color, and proportion concerning your gums, mouth, lips, and face.

The dentist will perform additional exams like digital x-rays and take images, impressions, models, and mouth records as part of your exam. If you need specialized care, the dentist can refer you to a specialist like an oral surgeon, periodontist, or orthodontist.

  • Designing the treatment plan

The dentist will design a customized treatment plan to address your oral issues and restore your oral health using the exam results. Since each patient has different issues and needs, the treatment plan may vary from one patient to another.

The dentist can come up with multiple treatment options for you to decide. Ask about any issues you might have with your dentist. The dentist will schedule you accordingly once you agree on the treatment plan. Make sure you attend all appointments.

  • Treatment

Most full mouth reconstruction treatments happen in stages and require multiple appointments. The stages, number of appointments, and length of the treatment will depend on your condition and needs. For instance, orthodontic treatments for teeth misalignments can take six months to three years.

During and after your treatment, you must follow your dentist’s instructions. For instance, if you’re using Invisalign braces, the dentist can instruct you to wear them for at least 22-24 hours. If you fail to comply, you may fail or delay your treatment significantly.

Similarly, some treatments, especially surgical treatments, may require recovery. You must follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions to promote faster healing and prevent complications. Contact your dentist if you experience any severe or persistent side effects after your treatment.

Common procedures used in full mouth reconstruction include:

  • Orthodontic treatments like Invisalign and braces
  • Extraction for severely damaged, infected, or impacted tooth
  • Root canal therapy
  • Periodontal treatment
  • TMJ treatment
  • Dental veneers and crowns
  • Dental implants, dentures, and bridges

Follow-up Appointments

Depending on your treatment, the dentist might schedule follow-up appointments. For instance, your dentist might want to check your progress after dental implant surgery, gum surgery, or orthodontic treatment.

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For more information about full mouth restoration in Brookline, MA, contact Dental Partners of Brookline.

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