Full mouth reconstruction can restore your natural, youthful smile, but it moves beyond the aesthetic aspects of cosmetic dentistry to correct a mouthful of problems that could adversely impact your overall dental health.
Full mouth reconstruction is a series of procedures designed to restore teeth in both your upper and lower jaws, correct bite conditions, rejuvenate unhealthy gums, and treat jaw and joint disorders among other problems.
Chipped or fractured teeth? Prematurely worn or decayed teeth? Bite conditions? Teeth spacing problems? Eroded or overgrown gums? Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD)?
Individually, these issues may seem relatively minor and straightforward to remedy. Compounded, they can contribute to painful dental problems that can also compromise your overall health.
Your full mouth reconstruction exam will focus on your oral health as well as how your facial features relate to your desired future smile. We will also use X-rays, digital images and teeth impressions to provide a complete picture of your specific dental problems to help us develop a comprehensive treatment plan to restore both the appearance and functionality of your teeth.
Before beginning a full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Erickson will discuss the individual procedures necessary with you in detail, explain any potential risks and side effects, and answer your questions about cosmetic dentistry techniques involved in your treatment.
If your gums are unhealthy, you might need scaling or root planing. Bite conditions may require orthodontics to bring your teeth and jaws into proper alignment. In some cases, porcelain veneers will be recommended to improve the appearance of misaligned or discolored teeth; other cases may require dental inlays, dental onlays or crowns to strengthen and protect your existing teeth. Dental bridges or dental implants can be used to replace lost teeth.
Regardless of the procedures involved, Dr. Erickson will map out a custom full mouth reconstruction treatment plan that will revitalize your smile and restore your oral health.