Everything that you need to know about Full Mouth Reconstruction
The human mouth comprises many tissues, both soft and hard. Soft tissues include the gums, tongue, inner cheeks, and lips. Hard tissues include the teeth and jawbone. There are also connective tissues that hold the various structures of the mouth together, as well as nerves and blood vessels. The relationship between the upper and lower teeth and their relationship with the jaw joints are referred to as occlusion, or the bite. The healthy functioning of the human mouth depends on all of these systems working together in harmony. When all components do not work together in balance, oral health becomes compromised. This is when your dentist will recommend reconstructive dentistry or full mouth reconstruction. The procedure is performed to replace missing teeth, repair damaged teeth, correct improperly seated jaw joints and faulty bites, address jawbone and gum damage, replace worn-out dental work, and, in some cases, treat diseases of the mouth.
So today we will be discussing about the procedures that are a part of Full Mouth Reconstruction.
Procedures part of Full Mouth Reconstruction:
- Restorative dental treatments: dental crowns, bridges, fillings, inlays, and onlays
- Implant dentistry: dental implants to replace missing teeth, replicating them from root to crown
- Cosmetic dentistry: porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, dental bonding, and gum re-contouring
- Neuromuscular dentistry/TMD treatment : correction of problems involving the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) and the bite
- Bruxism treatments: therapy to resolve teeth grinding and associated symptoms
- Orthodontics: Invisalign®, traditional metal braces, spacers, expanders, and retainers
- Oral surgery: root canal therapy, soft and hard tissue grafting, and tooth extractions
- Periodontal treatments: scaling, root planing, and periodontal surgery
The ideal candidate
Someone who has a lot of oral health problems which is affecting almost all of their teeth, is an ideal candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction procedure. However for those who require comprehensive dental surgery have to be healthy enough so that they get qualified as ideal candidates.