SMILE HAUS proudly offers full mouth reconstruction treatments in West Hills, CA. Call 818-348-6068 to learn more or schedule your appointment.
Full mouth reconstruction is the restoration of all the teeth in the mouth. It is performed when the teeth are badly decayed, damaged and severely worn, and it may be the only alternative to multiple extractions. Full mouth reconstruction typically involves multiple procedures, and it could take a year or more to complete.
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
The first step is a conversation with you. Full mouth reconstruction is a massive investment, and it requires you to commit to numerous procedures. Therefore, we want to get to know you, your values, your goals, and what you hope to accomplish.
We will then perform a comprehensive examination of your mouth, paying close attention to such factors as:
Tooth Structure: We will assess each tooth individually for wear patterns, cracking, shifting, decay, tooth length, and the condition of any prior restorations.
Gum Tissues and Bone Density: We will carefully analyze your gums for signs of periodontal disease, as well as the quantity and quality of tissue. We will also measure the density of your jawbone. If we discover any problems, we will begin there in order to build a strong foundation for your restorations.
Bite Stability: A stable bite causes no pain, jaw locking or popping, or excessive wear from chewing. If your bite is unstable, you may need corrective orthodontics such as braces or Invisalign.
Aesthetic Considerations: Our goal is to create a smile that is as beautiful as it is functional. We will examine the alignment of your teeth, how they fit in your mouth, and how they affect your appearance from the front and sides. We will also note your coloring, your facial structure, and even your hair. Finally, we will take a close look at the color, shape, and size of each individual tooth.
Diagnostic tools we may use include x-rays, photographs, 3-D scans, and digital impressions. When we have gathered everything we need, our full team, including two dentists, an oral surgeon, and an orthodontist, will consult on your treatment plan to provide you with the best possible outcomes. We will then sit down with you to discuss our findings and recommendations, to ensure that you feel confident and happy moving forward.
What Procedures Are Involved in a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Each mouth is unique, and so is each full mouth reconstruction. Depending on the current condition of your mouth, your goals, and your budget, we may suggest such procedures as:
- bone grafting
- dental implants
- fixed bridges
- jaw repositioning surgery
- porcelain veneers
- root canal therapy
Full Mouth Reconstruction vs. Full Mouth Restoration vs. Smile Makeover
Full mouth reconstruction focuses on saving as many teeth as possible and rehabilitating them in a way that will keep them stable and healthy for many years.
Full mouth restoration is for those who have already had their teeth pulled and replaced with dentures, or for those whose teeth are so far gone that reconstruction is no longer an option. In a full mouth restoration, we will use top quality dental implants and replacement teeth to provide a fixed, non-removable smile that is as close as possible to the functionality and aesthetics you enjoyed before your dental problems began.
A smile makeover is a complete cosmetic overhaul of teeth that are healthy but do not look their best. We will ensure that your new smile is functional as well as beautiful, but we will not need to repair oral health issues as part of the process.
Call 818-348-6068 to learn more or schedule your appointment.