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Do you have missing teeth? Do you have bone loss in your teeth? Are you gums going through health problems? Do you ever feel self-conscious because of your less-than-pearly white teeth? Do you put your hand over your mouth nearly every time you talk or smile? Do you suffer from a bad bite? Well, there is no need to worry if you are a victim of any of the above. Undergoing a full mouth reconstruction fixes all such issues thus giving you a bright and beautiful smile. You’re smiling already, aren’t you?!

 

When do you need to undergo a full mouth reconstruction?

If one or more of your teeth are missing, worn out, broken or decayed, youcan experience significant dental problems. It also gives you an unpleasant appearance. Further, if your teeth are not ideally aligned, they can cause a bite problem. Without a proper bite, chewing can become impaired and cause strain to the muscles and jaw joints. In such cases, what you need is a full mouth reconstruction.

 

What is a full mouth reconstruction?

A full mouth reconstruction or restoration involves a set of multi-phase and multi-procedural processes, which combine aesthetic dentistry techniques with the science of neuromuscular dentistry. It gives you a beautiful smile line and a more appealing and youthful appearance. It restores or rebuilds some or all of your teeth in the front and back of your mouth.It is a form of restorative dentistry,which not only replaces or repairs the missing or damaged teeth but also corrects irregular bite and makes your supporting cone structure and gum tissue healthy.

 

Who performs this procedure?

This procedure is typically performed by professionals such as periodontists (gum specialists), oral surgeons, orthodontists (tooth movement and position specialists) and endodontists (tooth pulp specialists).

 
What are the set of procedures involved in it?

A full mouth reconstruction involves one or more of the following procedures:

  • Prophylactic teeth cleaning
  • Crown lengthening
  • Gum surgery procedures
  • Placement of permanent restorations such as crowns, veneers, porcelain inlays/onlays or bridges
  • Neuromuscular dentistry
  • Orthotic therapy to correct occlusion
  • Orthognathic surgery to reposition the jaw
  • TMD therapy
  • Replacement of old fillings or crowns.
  • Periodontal therapy
  • New fillings or crowns
  • Oral surgery procedures
  • Partial or complete dentures
  • Contouring/reshaping of tooth/teeth
  • Treatment for sleep apnea
  • Contouring of the gum tissue
  • Bone or soft tissue grafting
  • Bonding
  • Placement of temporary restorations
  • Orthodontic (dental braces) procedures
  • Dental Implants to replace missing teeth and/or support bridge restorations
    • Depending upon the need in each case, your dentist will decide what combination of procedures you need in order to fix your problem.

       

      How does it work?

      Generally, the dental surgeon will work on fixing your bite problems first. To determine whether you have an improper bite alignment or not, dentistsuse lab work and moulds to create an orthotic device and thereafter fix this impropriety. Computer scans of your mouth work as the basic guiding factor for dentists when deciding what combination of treatments to render and how to go about in the process of restoration.

       

      What are the benefits of this procedure?

      1. Enhances mouth appearance

      A full mouth reconstruction, reconstructs and rebuilds worn out and damaged teeth. It gives you a fresh new set of uniform colored and shaped teeth. It eliminates all the stains and gaps that once made your smile look less attractive and unpleasant.Magical, isn’t it?

      2. Eliminates chewing sounds

      People who make all kinds of funny sounds while chewing are often disliked. The clicking sound made by their mouths not only embarrasses them but also various others around them. Undergoing a full mouth reconstruction can fix this problem and eliminate the irritating sound and thus make the eating experience more comfortable and enjoyable. A total win- win!

      3. Improves the breath

      Unclean teeth invite germs and bacteria and thus lead to a bad breath. Having your teeth in order makes it a lot easier to keep them clean and fresh. Clean teeth and a good general oral health decreases risk of heart disease and other conditions that could otherwise result from a poor dental hygiene.

      4. Improves sleep and well being

      Toothache is extremely painful and can disrupt your overall health and well-being. Constant toothache significantly impacts your sleep and comfort level. Who wants a disturbed sleep leading to ugly dark circles around the eyes next morning?!Good dental health prevents such issues and thus enhancesthe overall appearance and aesthetics.

      5. Induces confidence

      A good sense of well being is extremely attractive. It is easy to tell when someone is happy and confident. A brand new smile could be the key to a healthier and happier you.

      Dr. Hong along with his dental team at Joshua Hong DDS render the highest quality of dentistry available, coupled with the utmost attention to your comfort and care in an environment that is calm, relaxing, quiet, clean and modern. Go and get your full mouth restoration done today!