If you’ve heard the term “full mouth reconstruction” from a dentist or while exploring your options for restoring your smile, you might be wondering what it means, and what’s involved in the process. In this guide from Buckwalter Dental Care, we’ll explain everything you need to know.
Full mouth reconstruction is a term used to refer to a variety of different dental procedures that may be done to restore both your oral health and the appearance of your smile, particularly if you have many damaged, decayed, or infected teeth.
For example, this could include things like dental crowns to repair damaged teeth, dental implants to replace missing teeth, oral surgeries to treat gum disease, and even treatments like veneers to cover up misshapen teeth. As the name implies, a full mouth reconstruction is meant to completely restore your smile, your bite, and your oral health.
Most often, full mouth reconstruction is necessary for patients who have had severe oral health problems in the past, such as chronic gum disease or tooth decay. It may also be needed for people who have experienced major dental trauma, like a car accident that damages most of their teeth.
Every patient is different, and the process could take anywhere from a few months to a year or more, depending on the situation. However, there are a few basic steps that most people will go through when getting full mouth reconstruction.
These terms may seem similar, but they’re very different. Smile makeovers usually refer exclusively to cosmetic treatments, such as dental bonding, veneers, and teeth whitening. A smile makeover restores your appearance, but does not treat oral health problems.
Full mouth reconstruction does both. It restores both your oral health and the appearance of your teeth, so this is a better option if you have serious oral health problems like damaged or missing teeth.
If you believe you are a good candidate for full mouth reconstruction in Bluffton, Dr. Darrah is here to help. To explore this treatment in further detail, just contact us online or give us a call at (843) 815-3232. We're always accepting new patients, and we look forward to meeting you and discussing your situation in further detail.