Full Mouth Reconstruction

Full mouth reconstruction refers to the process of completely restoring all of the teeth in your mouth. This treatment, unlike a cosmetic “smile makeover,” is a necessary series of procedures, rather than an elective treatment. A full mouth reconstruction is needed when: teeth have been lost and have led to bite or appearance changes, many teeth have been injured or fractured, teeth have become worn to a smaller size or jaw pain is present due to bite problems. A prosthodontist went to through three more years of schooling to learn how to treat complex cases just like this all while improving the cosmetics.

Procedures Involved in a Full Mouth Reconstruction

Every patient’s full mouth reconstruction is different and, therefore, can require various different procedures. It can be an involved process depending on what is needed. Dr. Abjanich, Dr. Goldin or Dr. Donovan will determine which procedure or combination of procedures is necessary to restore and rebuild your perfect smile and bite. They will also refer you to other dental specialists if needed and coordinate the plan throughout the process. The procedure may include:

  • Teeth cleaning (prophylaxis)
  • Crown lengthening to prepare tooth structure for possible crowns or bridges
  • Surgery to reposition the jaw (orthognathic surgery)
  • Contouring of the gum tissue
  • Reduction of natural tooth structure to prepare for crowns, bridges, and veneers
  • Placement of temporary restorations to get you used to your new teeth or bite adjustment
  • Orthodontic treatment to move teeth into the ideal position for reconstruction
  • Bone or soft tissue grafting to increase the stability and esthetics of your teeth or implants
  • Placement of permanent restorations such as crowns, veneers, inlays/onlays, or bridges