Primarily reserved for patients who have experienced some form of trauma to the mouth or neglected their oral health, full-mouth reconstruction can dramatically improve your smile. Also known as , this type of treatment can involve multiple procedures to aid a damaged jaw, replace missing teeth, and more.
What Is Involved in Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
Depending on the level of restoration needed, our Washington, MI, dentist may recommend you undergo more than one procedure. Of course, a thorough dental examination will be performed first to determine all that is needed.
We will evaluate the condition of your teeth, gums, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), jaw muscles, and bite to get a better sense of possible treatments. The final aesthetic look will also be considered.
Every patient is different, but typical procedures recommended for a full-mouth reconstruction can include:
- Dental Cleaning
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Jaw Repositioning and Bite Alignment
- Gum Contouring
- Placement of Crowns, Bridges, or Implants
- Bone or Soft Tissue Grafting
Why It’s Different Than a Smile Makeover
When you hear both terms, it’s easy to think they’re the same thing and use the procedures interchangeably. However, a full-mouth reconstruction differs from a smile makeover in that it is restorative and pursued only because it is something a patient truly needs.
A smile makeover, on the other hand, is chosen for cosmetic purposes and not medically necessary. Procedures often included in a smile makeover are:
There may be overlap between the two types of treatments in that a patient can undergo full-mouth reconstruction to provide long-term stability of future smile makeover procedures.
Make An Appointment
Rebuilding your smile is possible thanks to full-mouth reconstruction and Dr. Young’s expertise. If you have lost your confidence when it comes to showing your teeth either due to severe gum disease or injury, our (586) 752-3589 or request an appointment online today., can help. Call Romeo Family Dentistry at