The term full mouth reconstruction, sometimes called full mouth rehabilitation, refers to a series of dental procedures designed to restore or improve oral health and function.
So what are the causes? Who is a candidate? There are a number of factors that might contribute to the need for full mouth reconstruction. Some common causes include:
• Extensive tooth decay
• Gum disease or oral infections
• Missing teeth
• Cosmetic dental problems
• Major dental trauma resulting in injured or fractured teeth
• Erosion due to poor diet or acid reflux
• Ongoing headache, muscle or jaw pain requiring bite adjustment
If you are experiencing any of the conditions above and think you might be a candidate for full mouth reconstruction, the first step is to schedule a consultation with your dentist. He or she should be able to determine the extent of the problem by evaluating the overall appearance and condition of your teeth, gum tissue, joints/jaw muscles and smile.
Based on this initial evaluation, the best dentists work with you to develop a specialized treatment plan that takes all your needs into consideration. Once a treatment plan is in place, your full mouth restoration may take several months, depending on the number of procedures required.
It’s important not to rush the process. While many of the procedures may be considered cosmetic dentistry, in most cases, they are required in order to improve, restore or maintain your essential oral health and function.
To learn more about full mouth reconstruction or to schedule a consultation, call 215-568-8130 or click on the button below to make an appointment with Philadelphia’s best dentists.