A full mouth reconstruction is a comprehensive smile treatment plan designed to treat a wide variety of complex dental health issues. For example, if you have multiple cavities, several damaged or infected teeth, and one or more missing teeth, you may need to have a full mouth reconstruction from Dr. Luis & Dr. Tori Mariusso at Confident Smiles & Implants.
Full mouth reconstructions typically include a wide variety of different treatments, and the specifics of your treatment will vary depending on your case.
Below, we’ve listed a few of the different procedures that may be involved in your full mouth reconstruction. Learn more, or feel free to contact us online to schedule an appointment and learn more.
Tooth-colored (composite) fillings are the best choice for filling decayed teeth, and can be used to treat minor-to-moderate cavities. In some cases, we can even remove failing metal fillings and replace them with composite fillings to protect your oral health and restore the appearance of your teeth.
Dental crowns are false teeth that are designed to completely cover up and protect a damaged tooth. Porcelain crowns are usually used to treat infected or seriously decayed teeth, as well as teeth that have been cracked or broken due to dental trauma.
Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. They consist of two porcelain crowns, which attach to two of your healthy teeth. Between these crowns, one or more false teeth can be suspended, “bridging” gaps in your smile and restoring your bite.
Root canal therapy may be necessary if you have an infected tooth. In this treatment, your tooth will be opened up and the inside will be cleaned to remove the infection. Then, the tooth will be sanitized, filled, and sealed with a dental crown or filling. This protects and preserves the tooth for years to come, and prevents further complications.
Periodontal care may be required if you have gum disease. With periodontal treatments like antibiotics and deep cleaning (scaling & root planing), Dr. Luis or Dr. Tori Mariusso can get your gum disease under control, and even halt or reverse its effects, depending on the extent of your condition.
Partial dentures consist of several false teeth, and they use a framework that snaps onto your remaining healthy teeth to stay in place. They are a low-cost, affordable way to restore your smile.
Full dentures are used only if you’ve lost most or all of your natural teeth, since they require the removal of any remaining teeth. They use an acrylic base that contains a full set of teeth to restore the upper, lower, or both arches of your teeth.
Dental implants are the longest-lasting, most effective way to replace your missing teeth. They use a small titanium implant that is surgically placed where the root of your missing tooth used to be.
Over time, the implant heals and bonds with your bone and gum tissue. One implant can be used to support a single crown (false tooth), or multiple implants can support a dental bridge or a set of implant-supported dentures.