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 contouringInsertion of dental implants and the fitting of replacement teeth.Root planingBone/soft tissue graftsCrowns, bridges, inlays and onlaysCorrective bracesSurgery to reposition a misaligned jawRoot 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.