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Popular Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedures

dental-instrumentsSimply stated, full mouth reconstruction is a treatment plan consisting of one or more restorative and cosmetic dental procedures to improve the function, strength, health, and stability of your gums and teeth. La Jolla cosmetic dentistry patients experiencing difficulty chewing or speaking, pain when biting down, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) issues, missing teeth, and tooth decay are good candidates for full mouth reconstruction. Full mouth reconstruction is tailored to the unique needs and goals of each individual patient.

Because of the expense and recovery time involved with many full mouth reconstruction procedures, La Jolla patients must be willing to dedicate their time, energy, and finances to the full mouth reconstruction process. Through full mouth reconstruction, patients can regain the function and aesthetics of their smiles. Full mouth reconstruction may be an ideal solution for patients who are tired of being afraid to smile because of their dental imperfections. The dramatic improvement in the health and function of your smile resulting from full mouth reconstruction can instantly improve the way you feel when you smile.

Full Mouth Reconstruction Candidates

Any patient experiencing dental problems qualifies for full mouth reconstruction. Some of the dental issues that can be improved and corrected during full mouth reconstruction are teeth with severe tooth erosion, teeth with severe decay, advanced periodontitis, worn teeth, uneven teeth, misaligned teeth, TMJ pain, teeth grinding, dental caries, chipped teeth, cracked teeth, and gum erosion. Orthodontic issues that may be treated during full mouth reconstruction include overbite, underbite, crossbite, overly crowded teeth, and spaced teeth.

Full Mouth Reconstruction: Dental Examination

The first step in full mouth reconstruction is a comprehensive dental examination. This process involves x-rays, and usually requires impressions to be made of your upper and lower teeth. During this thorough dental examination, we will look for wear, decay, caries, cracks, receding gums, bone loss, loose teeth, missing teeth, and shifting teeth. The focus of this examination is to determine the best treatments for your full mouth reconstruction.

Popular Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedures

Full mouth reconstruction is a very involved process that usually requires multiple visits to our La Jolla restorative dentistry office. For many of our La Jolla full mouth reconstruction patients, the treatment process can take a year or more to complete. There are many full mouth reconstruction procedures available to our dental patients today. Some of the most popular full mouth reconstruction procedures are:

Professional dental cleaning (recommended for all patients)
Scaling and root planing (patients with gum disease may benefit from this procedure)
Bone or soft tissue grafting (used to restore missing bone or gum tissue)
Crown lengthening
Dental implants (dental implants replace the natural root structure of a missing tooth)
Gum contouring (patients with excessive or uneven gum tissue may benefit from gum contouring)
Surgery to reposition the jaw
Dental crowns
Dental bridges
Porcelain veneers
Orthodontic treatment, such as Invisalign®
Replacing missing teeth

Contact Scripps Center for Dental Care Today

Our La Jolla cosmetic and restorative dentistry team would be happy to answer any questions you may have. To learn more about popular full mouth reconstruction procedures and to schedule an examination, please contact Scripps Center for Dental Care today.

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