Is Full Mouth Reconstruction Right for You?
Whether you suffer from cosmetic dental problems or oral health issues, full mouth reconstruction can help. Using cosmetic and restorative dentistry techniques, full mouth reconstruction can treat a wide range of dental issues. Full mouth reconstruction treatments can correct issues such as gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss. Each treatment plan is tailored to the specific needs of each patient, allowing for a completely personalized full mouth reconstruction. If you live in or around the Forney, TX area and would like to discuss which treatments are right for your needs, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with our team at Forney Family Dentistry and Orthodontics.
Candidates for Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstructions can address many oral health and cosmetic issues, making treatment suitable for many patients. Candidates for full mouth reconstruction include those who suffer from multiple dental and oral health issues, such as:
- Tooth decay: Tooth decay is caused by plaque and bacteria, as well as the foods we eat and drink. If left untreated, tooth decay can lead to severe dental damage and painful root canal infections. In some cases, the tooth may be so damaged it will need to be extracted.
- Gum disease: Gum disease is a bacterial infection of the gums that can lead to major oral health issues if left untreated. Gum disease is commonly recognized by inflamed gums, gum tenderness, and bleeding gums while brushing and flossing.
- Broken or chipped teeth: The teeth may become chipped or break for a number of reasons, like injury or general wear. Broken and chipped teeth should be treated immediately because they leave the teeth vulnerable to decay and further damage.
- Missing teeth: Missing teeth can make eating difficult or painful. Those with missing teeth often make excellent candidates for full mouth reconstruction.
- Aesthetic issues: Aesthetic issues, like crooked, jagged teeth, or teeth that appear disproportionate in size can be corrected with full mouth reconstruction treatments.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Treatments
Full mouth reconstruction often combines multiple treatments to rejuvenate and restore a patient's smile. The treatments used in each full mouth reconstruction will depend on the specific needs of each patient. Some treatments that may be included in your full mouth reconstruction plan include:
- Tooth-colored fillings: Tooth decay can be treated with tooth-colored fillings to restore dental health and appearance. Even old metal fillings can be replaced with tooth-colored fillings for a flawless look.
- Porcelain veneers: Patients who suffer from minor chips or are unhappy with the overall appearance of their teeth may benefit from porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth to mask dental flaws and improve tooth shape and appearance.
- Porcelain dental crowns: Severely damaged teeth or teeth with large dental fillings may be treated with porcelain dental crowns.
- Dental implants: For patients missing one or more teeth, dental implants offer a permanent solution to replacing missing teeth. Dental implants may be paired with dental crowns to replace individual teeth, with dental bridges to replace multiple teeth, or with implant-supported dentures to replace full arches.
- Gum disease treatments: The type of gum disease treatment used depends on the severity of the infection. Mild to moderate gum disease may be treated with a deep cleaning treatment called root planing and scaling while severe disease may require gum surgery.