A complete oral reconstruction goes beyond a typical smile makeover. It is a complex process comprised of a series of restorative dental procedures designed to dramatically enhance your appearance. Total smile restoration with a full mouth reconstruction will not only make you look and feel better, it will improve your oral health. The ultimate goal is to restore teeth function, structure, and aesthetic appeal. Smile restoration will also help alleviate pain associated with chronic jaw and teeth problems.
Reasons to consider a complete smile makeover
Common reasons why people suffer from poor oral health and problem teeth are usually due to injury, neglect or old dental work that needs to be replaced. A full dental makeover may be the solution to correct the following issues:
- Multiple chipped, worn down or broken teeth
- Extreme tooth sensitivity
- Tooth decay throughout the mouth
- Missing teeth
- Persistent pain, popping or clicking of the jaw
- Frequent headaches, neck pain, backache and muscle tenderness
Am I a candidate for a full mouth reconstruction?
First schedule a consultation with your Houston dentist to determine if you are a good candidate for full mouth reconstruction. Your dentist will conduct a thorough oral examination to assess the condition of the following areas before discussing treatment options:
- Teeth: The condition of your teeth will determine whether or not you need veneers, crowns, implants or bridges, inlays or onlays, or any combination. Your Houston dentist will make note of any tooth decay and cavities, worn down teeth, chips or cracks, misshapen teeth, root canal issues or tooth shifting.
- Periodontal tissues: If your gums are in poor condition, you may need root planning or scaling. Other intensive gum disease treatments may be suggested to ensure that your newly restored teeth have the strongest possible foundation, this may include bone grafts.
- TMJ and occlusion: Jaw and bite problems will affect your dental health, so your dentist will look for jaw issues. It may be necessary for you to undergo orthodontic or some other type of treatment to correct occlusion before full smile restoration can be completed.
- Teeth aesthetics: Other factors to consider are the shape, size, proportion, and color of your teeth, in relations to your mouth, gums, lips and facial structure. All of these factors are addressed when planning a full mouth reconstruction.
Which dental procedures are included in a total smile restoration?
There are a number of restorative dental procedures included in a typical total smile restoration with a full mouth reconstruction. Depending on your situation, your Houston dentist may suggest one or more treatment options. Common dentistry methods include cosmetic, restorative and implants, TMJ and teeth grinding treatment which may include orthodontics, gum disease treatment, and oral surgery.