A full mouth reconstruction is basically what it sounds like. We completely rebuild the tooth. It would be like a total makeover of a house where it was stripped down to the studs and rebuilt from the ground up. The most common reason for doing this are a couple of things. One, sometimes people lose their teeth or they don't take care of them or they're genetically predisposed to having soft teeth or teeth that decay and it gets out of hand then we have to go in and do a major renovation. Another reason that's commonly calls for a full mouth reconstruction are certain types of temporomandibular joint disorders where the bite's off. We have to restore the harmony to the bite in the muscles and the joint. When we do that, we have to make the teeth maybe taller because the bite is too deep and the healthy, pain-free is such that it requires us to restore most to all of the teeth.
I have quite a number of patients that we've done full mouth reconstructions on. Typically, when they get done, they have a mouth that's healthy and they have a smile that's beautiful. They have a pain-free TMJ situation and that works out that we can improve the aesthetics, at the same time, we improve the function and health. One of the big advantages of modern dentistry is that our restorative techniques are not only strong, they're also beautiful so we can give patients the function back and we can help their appearance and we can help them feel better oftentimes with a full mouth reconstruction.
When you buy a new house, there’s a long list of things to repair and improve. You might need to repaint faded walls, replace some broken plumbing, or completely knock down a wall to build a proper kitchen. In a similar way, you could have an improvement list for your smile. You might need to repair damaged teeth, remove teeth that cannot be saved, or replace ones that came out. When you need several things repaired with your mouth, you may need a full-mouth reconstruction. Get in touch with a Roseville, CA dentist today!
A full-mouth reconstruction is a plan to completely repair and restore your teeth. Dr. Miller will start by examining your teeth, and together, you will create a treatment plan to correct the problems. Just about any treatment that restores a tooth can be part of a full-mouth reconstruction, but options typically include dental crowns, dental implants, and dentures. Dr. Miller, a Roseville, CA dentist, is so experienced in these procedures that he teaches other dental professionals about full-mouth reconstructions at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies.
This depends somewhat on what happened and which tooth is missing. In general, a dental implant is a great way to replace a missing tooth. Because it uses an artificial root, you’ll have great durability and strength with the replacement. Plus, it helps keep your jawbone healthy. Not everyone can get an implant as part of a full-mouth reconstruction. In these cases, we may recommend a dental bridge.
If you’re missing several teeth in a row, partial dentures can work wonders. These use several replacement teeth to fill the gap. Small clasps connect the denture to your natural teeth, holding it securely in place. If you’re missing all of the teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth, full dentures will replace them all. As with partials, these use natural-looking replacement teeth, but you’ll apply a special adhesive to help hold the dentures in place. You can remove both full and partial dentures, so it will be easy to clean them.
We also have temporary dentures so you do not have to leave our Roseville, CA dental office without teeth.
Some people want their dentures to fit more securely. In this case, we can place dental implants to hold firmly onto the replacement teeth.