In some cases, a patient may need the all of their teeth rebuilt or restored. This is called full-mouth reconstruction (also known as full-mouth rehabilitation or full-mouth restoriation). You may be a candidate for full-mouth reconstruction if:
- Your teeth have been lost due to decay or trauma
- Your teeth have been injured or fractured
- Your teeth have become severely worn because of long-term acid erosion (from foods, beverages, or acid reflux)
- You have ongoing jaw, muscle, or headache pain related to your bite
If you are a candidate for full-mouth reconstruction, your dentist, based on his or her expertise in working with the latest techniques and materials used for tooth restoration and rebuilding, will develop a treatment plan that addresses your unique needs. This treatment plan will be designed to leave you with a perfect smile, ideal bite, and optimal function.
The condition of your teeth will determine the extent of your reconstruction. The dentist may recommend crowns, bridges, veneers, or implants to restore your smile. Because the health of your gums is an important factor in which techniques are most appropriate, your dentist will also evaluate your gum tissue.
Your treatment plan will detail all aspects of the reconstruction step-by-step. The length of treatment will depend on the extent of work needed, but in the end it will all be worth it. Your teeth, mouth, and smile will be healthy and beautiful for the rest of your life.