Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction, full mouth rehabilitation and full mouth restoration are terms often used interchangeably to describe the process of rebuilding or simultaneously restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws.Full mouth rehabilitation is a dental treatment procedure that addresses and corrects poorly aligned jaws and worn, missing, broken or crooked teeth. Blending the science of dentistry with the artistry of cosmetic dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation creates smiles that are as beautiful as they are healthy and functional. Full mouth rehabilitation seeks to rebuild every tooth in the mouth and requires highly trained and qualified dentists. Although the process can be extensive, the results are amazing.
Full mouth reconstruction typically involves general or restorative dentists (performing procedures like crowns, bridges and veneers), and can incorporate dental specialists like periodontists (specialising in the gums), oral surgeons, orthodontists (specialising in tooth movements and positions) and endodontists (specialising in the tooth pulp).
The need for full mouth reconstruction may result from:
- Teeth that have been lost due to decay or trauma.
- Teeth that have been injured or fractured.
- Teeth that have become severely worn as a result of long-term acid erosion (foods, beverages, acid reflux) or tooth grinding.
- Ongoing complaints of jaw, muscle and headache pain requiring adjustments to the bite (occlusion).