A full-mouth reconstruction is a dental treatment plan that includes many different procedures. Think of it as a comprehensive strategy to get you back to full dental health and function. When you have several dental issues that need attention, it's best to set up a consultation with seasoned dentist Dr. David Bistritz at our Aventura, FL office. Aventura Dental Center offers the following treatments for full-mouth reconstruction:
- Dental implants: Artificial tooth roots implanted into your jawbone to replace missing ones
- Mini implants: Smaller than regular implants and used when the jawbone is too weak
- All-on-4® implants: Four implants used to secure an arch of artificial teeth
- Dental bridges: Artificial teeth held in place by caps on neighboring teeth
- Invisalign: “Invisible braces” to move teeth to their proper direction and location
- Dentures: Full or partial dentures to replace a row or arch of missing teeth
- Crowns: Caps that fit on top of the teeth to cover cracks or tooth decay
- Veneers: Thin porcelain covers that fit snuggly on the front of a tooth
Full-mouth reconstruction candidates may have many missing teeth or several teeth with big fillings that are ready for replacement. They may also have teeth that show decay or are broken, cracked, or severely worn down due to bruxism (chronic teeth grinding). Candidates might have dental conditions or a genetic disorder such as ectodermal dysplasia (teeth absent since birth), amelogenesis imperfecta (very small teeth), or dentinogenesis imperfecta (translucent or discolored teeth), which all entail extensive teeth restoration. People who want to replace old dental crowns, improve their bite position, or improve their mouth anatomy or jaw movement can also consider full-mouth reconstruction. In acute cases, a person’s degraded teeth and gums may have created sunken cheeks or caused deformities in a facial feature. A full-mouth reconstruction can rejuvenate the entire face when the appropriate amount of teeth are in the mouth.
What To Expect
After a thorough exam of your teeth, gums, and bite, Dr. Bistritz might recommend some form of full-mouth reconstruction. If so, he may also coordinate with other specialists as your situation dictates. What to expect depends on the state of your teeth, gum tissue, temporomandibular joints, jaw muscles, bite, and aesthetic intentions. It takes a considerable amount of planning, strategizing, and coordination on many fronts. None of these procedures are to be taken lightly, so for them to be successful, a certain level of patience and commitment are required.
Full-mouth reconstruction necessitates many visits and follow-up appointments. However, once the process is completed, you will be able to return to chewing, talking, and biting. Most likely, you will be able to do so better than ever before. Each option naturally comes with different degrees of follow-up maintenance to ensure full dental rehabilitation and to provide the longest return on your investment. The follow-up to a full-mouth reconstruction is also different than that of a smile makeover. A full-mouth reconstruction involves procedures you need for your oral health, while the smile makeover is something you want and elect to have completed. However, the line between the two categories is becoming harder and harder to define, since there can be overlap between cosmetic and restorative procedures. Regardless, the follow-up for a smile makeover is usually less involved.
Plan Your Procedure
The Right Plan Just FOr You
If you are searching for a dental solution to your complex dental issues with a full-mouth reconstruction, schedule a consultation at Aventura Dental Center today. Under Dr. Bistritz’s care and guidance, you may be rewarded with the most stunning and functional smile of your life.