Rebuild or Restore your Upper and Lower Teeth
Full mouth reconstruction is the process of reconstructing and/or restoring all of the teeth and gums in the upper and lower jaws.
The need for full mouth reconstruction can be caused by one or several reasons:
• Teeth that have been damaged through an accident
• Teeth that have been lost through severe decay or illness
• Teeth that are severely worn down through acid erosion or the grinding of teeth
• Continuous problems of jaw and muscle pain that need adjustments to the bite
Usually full mouth reconstruction work will involve many procedures like crowns, bridges and veneers. However, when there are problems with the gums it can mean specialist dental treatment is required from a periodontist, or an orthodontist when looking at tooth positions and movement. This is why The Smile Centre UK’s dental surgery will undertake a thorough dental examination to determine the full extent of the problem.
Book A Thorough Examination with an Expert Dentist
During a thorough examination the dentist will look many things including:
Condition of your Teeth: The condition of your teeth will determine what restorative procedures may be needed. These could be veneers, implants, crowns or bridges. Tooth decay, cavities and tooth movement will affect the type of procedure used.
Periodontal diseases (Gum Disease): Unhealthy gums usually need scaling and root planning to treat a periodontal disease. Reconstructed teeth need a solid foundation so you may require further treatment from a periodontist. Treatments such as bone grafts, which will build up your underlying jaw bone and gums may be needed. This will be determined if the dentist identifies bone density irregularities or insufficient gum tissue.
Dental occlusion (Misaligned Bite): An incorrect or misaligned bite can actually be the cause of aches and pain in other parts of the body. Treatment may be required to correct a bite before other restorative procedures can be carried out.
Following the examination the dentist will put together a scheduled treatment plan to correct all the problems in your mouth. He will take you through each step and discuss the various treatments with you and the costs. It is really important you understand both the risks and benefits of the recommended treatments so be sure to ask any questions or raise any concerns if you have them.