Full mouth reconstruction is the process of rebuilding or restoring all the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. This typically involves restoring the teeth and replacing missing teeth with crowns, bridges, veneers, and dental implants. This can also include endodontic, orthodontic, oral surgery, and treatment of gum disease.
The need for full mouth reconstruction may result from:
- Teeth that have been lost due to decay or trauma.
- Teeth that have been injured or fractured.
- Teeth that have become loose due to gum disease.
- Teeth that have become severely worn because of long-term acid erosion or teeth grinding.
- Ongoing complaints of TMJ pain requiring adjustments to the bite (occlusion).
With full mouth reconstruction you can not only have a beautiful smile but teeth that function normally to give you a great quality of life.
In some cases, a combination of dental procedures may be needed to reconstruct your smile. With full mouth reconstruction you can not only have a beautiful smile but teeth that function normally to give you a great quality of life.
Teeth that have become compromised due to decay or are fractured can be restored with a dental crown. Crown and bridge are used to restore and replace missing teeth.
These are both permanent restoration options that are placed on your natural teeth or dental implants.
Veneers are very thin porcelain pieces that are custom made to adhere directly to the front of teeth. Dr. Hay specializes in minimal prep veneers to retain as much of your natural tooth structure as possible.
A dental implant replaces a missing tooth. The implant is surgically placed in the jawbone and will then support a crown or can serve as an attachment to a dental appliance that can be permanent or removable.
Dental implants are the closest thing to your natural teeth. They are strong, stable, durable, and virtually undetectable. By filling gaps left by missing teeth, and implants can provide better chewing ability.
No longer having your natural teeth will cause a face to sag or appear sunken in. Dr. Hay can reconstruct your smile and improve function with dentures. Dentures will provide cheek and lip support, give you a natural smile and improve your ability to chew and speak.
Select a photo below to see dramatic before and after results from treatment.