Full Mouth Reconstruction
If you have multiple missing or problematic teeth, you may need multiple procedures. A complete overhaul is sometimes referred to as a full mouth reconstruction. As prosthodontic specialists, we here at City Smiles DC are uniquely qualified to perform this revolutionary treatment concept.
What Is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction, as the name suggests, is the process of rebuilding or replacing all or most of the teeth in the upper and lower jaws. This “catch-all” term typically refers to multiple procedures that take place over several months or even a couple of years, depending on your situation. According to the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), a full mouth reconstructions should combine the science of restorative dentistry with cosmetic procedures to improve the function, health, and appearance of your smile.
Who Needs a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Dr. Stuart Ross will be able to determine if you need a full mouth reconstruction during your consultation appointment. Your consultation will typically include a comprehensive examination, x-rays, intraoral photographs, and a review of your medical and dental histories. We may even utilize CBCT scanning technology to produce a 3D representation of your teeth, periodontal tissues, and maxillofacial bones.
You may be a suitable candidate if you have multiple oral health complications that affect the function and aesthetics of your smile. In general, we may recommend a full mouth reconstruction to correct:
Some patients need a full mouth reconstruction due to congenital issues, or problems present from birth. These conditions include Amelogenesis Imperfecta, Ectodermal Dysplasia, and Dentinogenesis Imperfecta.
Any procedure that will replace or repair damaged teeth, improve your periodontal health, and correct a malocclusion may be a part of your full mouth reconstruction. Treatments vary from patient to patient, depending on the number of missing teeth and the severity of your situation. The most common procedures include:
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If you would like to learn more about full mouth reconstructions, our team is happy to help. Call (202) 539-9499 to schedule your consultation appointment today!