Full mouth reconstruction

This is a complex, multi-disciplinary procedure which restores teeth in the upper and lower jaws with additional support, e.g. bone grafts. The aim is to restore function and aesthetic appearance to the mouth.

A full mouth reconstruction involves collaboration between specialist dentists such as periodontists, orthodontists and oral/maxillofacial surgeons. A complete set of diagnostics will be carried out, for example X-rays followed by consultation with these specialists before the development of a treatment plan.

Reasons for a full mouth reconstruction

There are several reasons for undergoing this comprehensive form of treatment:

  • Severely damaged teeth
  • Fractured teeth
  • Chronic jaw disorders, e.g. bad bite
  • Missing teeth

The extent of your condition will determine the amount of treatment required. But whatever treatment you choose, it will not be a quick solution. A full mouth reconstruction takes place over several visits and can continue for up to a year.

The difference between this procedure and a smile makeover is that a full mouth reconstruction is a mandatory form of treatment whereas a smile makeover is a lifestyle choice.

Examples of treatment as part of a full mouth reconstruction

Here are a few of the various treatments available as part of this process:

  • Gum contouring
  • Insertion of dental implants and the fitting of replacement teeth.
  • Root planing
  • Bone/soft tissue grafts
  • Crowns, bridges, inlays and onlays
  • Corrective braces
  • Surgery to reposition a misaligned jaw
  • Root canal treatment
  • The cost of a full mouth reconstruction depends upon the number of treatments performed, the materials used and the duration. The more complex and time consuming the process is the greater the cost.