What are Full Mouth Reconstructions?
A full mouth reconstruction, which is more commonly called a smile makeover, is a treatment that involves completely revamping a patient's smile. Unfortunately, smiles can become unsightly over time, usually due to a traumatic bite that has caused excess wear on a patient's teeth over decades. Though they are not usually done for cosmetic reasons, the side effect is definitely pretty. Makeovers are personalized to the people who are having it done. You may need one or two procedures to completely restore your smile while someone else needs four or five, and someone else may need quite extensive work and needs 20.
Why would a Full Mouth Reconstruction be needed?
There are both cosmetic and restorative benefits to having a smile makeover done. For instance, restoring your smile can improve your confidence and make you feel better. It'll make eating and chewing more comfortable for people who are missing teeth and who have them replaced. You can feel confident showing off your smile after it's been restored and reconstructed. For those who have worn their teeth down over the years, it can help restore the height that was lost, and it can also help resolve the TMJ popping or clicking that happened as a result of the worn down teeth.
What makes someone a candidate for a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
The best way for us to determine if you might benefit from a smile makeover is with an exam. This allows us to see if you need reconstruction and if so, which procedures are right for you. Depending on the type of work that needs to be done, you can expect to undergo treatment for several weeks or months from start to finish. Most makeovers are ideal for adult patients who are healthy enough to undergo these treatments.
What happens during Full Mouth Reconstruction?
The process starts with a consultation. We get to know you and your unique needs to see what type of work has to be done. We then schedule you to begin treatment according to your goals. Some of the more common procedures performed during reconstruction include dental implants, bonding, whitening, crowns, bridge work and orthodontic treatment. Depending on what needs to be done, you can expect to undergo treatment for anywhere from just a few months for less extensive makeovers to several years, if the makeover includes orthodontic treatment.
If you think you might benefit from a smile makeover, call our office today and one of our team members will be happy to assist you.