What is full-mouth Reconstruction?
Reconstruction of the whole mouth may enhance the health, function, and appearance of your gums, teeth, and jawbone for more efficient biting, speaking, and a more attractive grin. Full-mouth restoration at Evolution Dentistry can contain (but isn't limited to) onlays, inlays, bridges, crowns, veneers, implants, and dentures. Certain full-mouth reconstruction procedures may also call for a bone or gum graft. Drs. Mohamad El-Kheir and Matthew Gemp perform full-mouth restoration at our office in Houston, TX, which can help to rejuvenate both your oral health and the look of your smile. We will listen to your concerns and wants before making your special full-mouth restoration treatment plan.
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Am I a candidate for full-mouth reconstruction?
Reconstruction of your full mouth might be needed if you've lost a few teeth or have several teeth with large fillings that need replacement. You may also have teeth with widespread decay or teeth that are cracked, broken, or severely worn down because of bruxism (chronic teeth grinding). You might have dental conditions or a genetic disorder such as ectodermal dysplasia (teeth absent since birth), amelogenesis imperfecta (abnormally small teeth), or dentinogenesis imperfecta (stained or translucent teeth), which require extensive treatment. You might want to replace older crowns or just want to enhance your mouth for better comfort or health. In more complex cases, your degraded gums and teeth may have created sunken cheeks or another visible facial deformity. Full-mouth reconstruction may revive the entire face when the appropriate quantity of teeth are in place.
How does full-mouth reconstruction work?
After a thorough exam of your gums, teeth, and jaw, one of our skilled dentists may suggest full-mouth reconstruction. Your personalized treatment plan will be created depending on the state of your teeth, gum tissue, temporomandibular (TMJ) joints, jaw muscles, and dental bite. We will discuss your treatment and sedation choices and our own recommendations during your consultation to make sure your treatment plan fits your needs and goals. As soon as your treatment plan is made, we will go over what to expect during your full-mouth reconstruction and schedule your procedures. In general, a full-mouth reconstruction will require a few visits to Evolution Dentistry. Our team will schedule your procedures with time in between to allow you to recover until the next step is started.
how long is Recovery from full-mouth reconstruction?
After each treatment in your full-mouth reconstruction treatment program, we will describe what to expect and how to take care of your mouth. Our dentists can prescribe antibiotics or pain medication that needs to be filled prior to your procedure and taken as directed. You might experience some discomfort or swelling after certain procedures, like implant placement that may make it difficult to eat, so a liquid or soft food diet might be most appropriate for you. Once your full-mouth reconstruction is complete, you must maintain your oral health with proper flossing and brushing in your home. Yearly dental examinations and twice-yearly cleanings at Evolution Dentistry are also helpful. During your exams, we can monitor the health of your restorations, natural teeth, gums, and jawbone.
Full-Mouth Reconstruction FAQ
Are full-mouth reconstructions painful?
No, most patients do not find a full-mouth reconstruction painful. No matter if your reconstruction includes one or multiple procedures ranging from simple veneers to dental implants, Dr. Kheir and Dr. Gemp pair a gentle touch and experience with the latest effective anesthetics to ensure you are comfortable throughout. If you have any concerns about pain or tooth sensitivity, talk to Dr. Kheir or Dr. Gemp during your consultation.
Is a full-mouth reconstruction the same thing as a smile makeover?
No, it typically isn't. A full-mouth reconstruction usually includes more in-depth procedures to actually rebuild and strengthen your teeth and smile. A smile makeover generally focuses more on cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening and veneers.
How long does a full-mouth reconstruction take?
It will depend on the procedure(s) you need to have done and your treatment goals. During your consultation with Dr. Kheir or Dr. Gemp, they will go over the various treatment options and what timeframe is required for each one. A typical office visit usually lasts about 30 – 60 minutes, depending on what you are having done.
If you are looking for a dental solution to your complex dental issues with a full-mouth reconstruction, then schedule a consultation at Evolution Dentistry in Houston, TX. Our experienced dentists can produce your distinctive treatment plan to fit your needs and goals. We can help restore your mouth so you can enjoy a gorgeous, healthy smile.
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