What Is Full Mouth Reconstruction? Is it Right for You?

If you suffer from extensive dental health issues, full mouth reconstruction—including dental implants—can help restore your smile. Reconstruction can address a number of oral health problems, from missing teeth to gum disease.

Full mouth reconstruction is different from smile makeovers, which are elective cosmetic procedures. This addresses serious dental health problems—but they typically result in cosmetic improvements, too. If you’re ready to improve your dental health and your smile’s appearance, read on.

What is full mouth reconstruction?

The process is usually a combination of restorative, general and cosmetic dental procedures. Your full mouth reconstruction may involve your Fioritto Family dentist and Dr. Mike, depending on your individual requirements.

These procedures can help restore your oral health, and simultaneously address cosmetic issues. Depending on what you, your Fioritto dentist and Dr. Mike plan to address, reconstruction may include fillings, crowns, bridges, dental bonding, dentures, bone or tissue grafts, gum therapy, scaling and root planning, orthodontics—and of course, dental implants to replace any missing teeth.

When you opt for full mouth reconstruction, you’ll enjoy a number of benefits: easier chewing, clear speech, better gum health, a properly aligned bite, improved facial structure, tooth decay prevention and the self-confidence that comes with a restored smile.

Who is a good candidate for full mouth reconstruction?

Typically, you are a candidate when you have one or more serious dental health issues. For instance, low jawbone density and missing teeth, severe gum disease, cracked or broken teeth, bite misalignment and other issues are often interrelated. Full mouth reconstruction candidates generally need multiple procedures to restore their oral health.

The best way to determine whether you’re a good candidate for reconstruction is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mike and the Cleveland Implant Institute. Dr. Mike offers a number of oral health services, including bone grafts, tooth extraction and dental implants.

The reconstruction process

Once it has been determined that you are a good candidate, Dr. Mike and your Fioritto general dentist will review the recommended dental procedures with you. Specific dental procedures and the current condition of your mouth determines how long the overall process will take. For example, if you need implants but suffer from jawbone loss, you may need a bone graft to support the implants—or zygomatic or pterygoid implants, which use longer “roots” to anchor the roots to different bones.

During the planning process, you may need x-rays, impressions, 3D models and other diagnostic procedures. Once the issues have been identified and a treatment plan has been made, the work can begin.

Whether you need full mouth reconstruction or a single dental implant, Dr. Mike and the staff at Cleveland Implant Institute are here to help. Call today to schedule a consultation!

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