A Quick Guide to Implants and Full Mouth Reconstruction

Full mouth reconstruction, also known as full mouth rehabilitation or full mouth restoration, is a comprehensive dental procedure that can address various oral health issues to restore function, appearance and overall oral well-being.

For people with extensive dental problems, like multiple missing teeth, severe decay or significant damage, full mouth reconstruction often involves the use of dental implants paired with other restorative techniques.

What is full mouth reconstruction?

Full mouth reconstruction isn’t a specific procedure. It’s a customized treatment plan tailored to each patient’s individual needs or goals. Full mouth reconstruction typically involves a combination of restorative and cosmetic dental procedures, which are designed to rebuild the entire mouth.

Some common dental issues that may require full mouth reconstruction include:

  • Bite misalignment (malocclusion)
  • Gum disease (periodontal disease)
  • Multiple missing teeth
  • Severe tooth decay or damage
  • TMJ disorders
  • Worn-down or fractured teeth

How dental implants can help with full mouth reconstruction

Dental implants are often a critical component of full mouth reconstruction, particularly when teeth are missing. Unlike traditional dentures or bridges, which rely on adjacent teeth for support or sit on the gums, dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone. Implants act as artificial tooth roots. Once the “roots” are integrated into the bone, implants provide a stable foundation for prosthetic teeth, including crowns, bridges or dentures.

Benefits of a full mouth reconstruction with implants include:

  • Natural look and feel: Dental implants create the same appearance and function of natural teeth. This makes implants a seamless and comfortable solution for tooth replacement.
  • Improved stability and function: Implants are anchored in the jawbone. This ensures full biting and chewing capabilities, especially when compared to traditional removable dentures.
  • Preservation of facial structure: Dental implants help stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss, preserving facial structure and preventing the sunken appearance often associated with missing teeth.
  • Long-term durability: With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last for decades or even a lifetime—making them a durable and reliable solution for full mouth reconstruction.

The process

A full mouth reconstruction process typically begins with a comprehensive dental evaluation, including diagnostic imaging and analysis of your oral health status. Based on the findings, we develop a customized treatment plan, which may include a combination of procedures such as dental implant placement, crowns, bridges, periodontal (gum disease) treatment, orthodontics and cosmetic procedures, such as tooth whitening or veneers.

Working with a skilled dental implant surgeon like Dr. Mike and the Cleveland Implant Institute care team—is the key to ensuring the restoration of your beautiful smile.

If you’re considering full mouth reconstruction, or seeking solutions for multiple missing teeth, a consultation with Dr. Mike at the Cleveland Implant Institute is the first step towards achieving a healthy smile that will last a lifetime. To schedule a consultation and learn more about full mouth reconstruction, call us to schedule an appointment today.


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