A full mouth reconstruction can help you if you have persistent, painful problems with your teeth or jaws. People who suffer from Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD), chipped, broken, or missing teeth, may be good candidates for a full mouth reconstruction.
When planning a full mouth reconstruction, a dentist will examine your gums and make sure that they are healthy. If not, he or she will prescribe treatment to strengthen them so they will be able to support and enhance a full mouth reconstruction. The reconstruction needs a healthy dental base.
The next thing the dentist will examine is your bite. To correct a misaligned bite, he or she will record and measure it with computer technology. If the bite is not corrected before dental reconstruction is done, the dental work will eventually be canceled out by the misalignment.
Once your bite has been corrected and re-aligned, the dentist will consider cosmetic procedures to complete the full mouth reconstruction. Sometimes these are more than simply cosmetic and will repair cracked or broken teeth that have been causing pain.
These final procedures may include:
· Porcelain veneers
· Dental bonding
· Dental implants
· Laser tooth whitening
· Porcelain crowns
The Results of a Full Mouth Reconstruction
A full mouth reconstruction will dramatically improve your appearance. People often refer to this procedure as a non-surgical facelift, because the structure of the mouth makes such a big difference in the appearance of the face.