Am I a Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction?

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Am I a Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction?

When your smile doesn’t make you feel confident and instead creates pain, you may need a full mouth reconstruction. Rather than resolving only aesthetic issues, mouth reconstruction restores functionality and comfort, too. Are you a candidate?

Whether you neglected your oral health and you’re now paying the price or your teeth, gums, and jaw were damaged by an accident or trauma, you may need a full mouth reconstruction. This custom-designed set of procedures goes beyond a “smile makeover.”

When you’re a candidate for a full mouth reconstruction, your concerns involve more than just the look of your teeth and the brilliance of your smile. Issues that may bring you to our office for a consultation include:

  • Multiple cracked, broken, or decayed teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Misaligned teeth or jaw
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain
  • Difficulty chewing or speaking
  • Swollen, bleeding gums
  • Multiple fillings that are starting to break or decay
  • Conditions such as dentinogenesis, ectodermal dysplasia, or amelogenesis
  • Damage from oral cancer 
  • Oral damage from chemotherapy

At Laguna Vista Dental in Elk Grove, California, our expert dentists, Krystle Fenton, DDS, and Benjamin Radlein, DDS, may recommend a full mouth reconstruction if you have a variety of both aesthetic and functional problems, and they custom-design a reconstruction for your needs. Are you a candidate?

What does a full mouth reconstruction entail?

We undertake a series of smaller treatments over months or even a year or more to restore function and to improve the look of your smile. Your full mouth reconstruction may include procedures such as:

  • Treatments for cavities or periodontitis
  • Crowns or veneers to reinforce broken teeth
  • Onlays, inlays, and bonding to repair cracks and chips
  • Dental implants or dental bridges to replace missing teeth
  • Bone grafts to rebuild jawbone
  • Invisalign or braces to align teeth and jaws
  • Teeth whitening

Your first step is a consultation, in which we conduct a thorough examination, including oral X-rays. Once we assess your needs, we assemble a plan for your full mouth reconstruction. We also estimate your timeline and start date. 

Are you a good candidate?

Anybody who has multiple cosmetic and health-related dental issues could be a good candidate for a full mouth reconstruction. Ignoring your oral health issues almost guarantees that they’ll worsen and cause serious complications, including digestive issues and an increased risk for sepsis.

A full mouth reconstruction may rescue your teeth from extraction and save you from a life with dentures. Whenever possible, we retain your natural teeth and their roots.

Some individuals aren’t candidates for full mouth reconstruction, however, even if they have multiple functional and aesthetic issues with their teeth and mouth. This group includes smokers. Smoking causes damage and inflammation in the mouth that increases the risk of failure for reconstruction procedures.

Also, if you suffer from an autoimmune disorder or heart disease, you may need to discuss your potential reconstruction with your entire health care team. If they give you the all-clear, we can proceed with approved procedures. 

Are you ready to restore a comfortable, confident smile and good oral health? Call us today or book an appointment online to find out if you’re a candidate for  full mouth reconstruction.