Full Mouth Reconstruction

Full mouth reconstruction refers to the process of completely restoring all of the teeth in your mouth. Full mouth reconstruction, unlike a “smile makeover,” is a necessary series of procedures, rather than  elective restorative treatment. Full mouth reconstruction is needed when: teeth have been lost, teeth have been injured or fractured, teeth have become worn as a result of acid-erosion or bruxism and have created  cosmetic concerns and chewing problems with bite problems.

Procedures Involved in Full Mouth Reconstruction

Every patient’s full mouth reconstruction is different and, therefore, requires various different procedures. Usually, full mouth reconstruction requires multiple office visits and some amount of healing time. Dr. Reemer will determine which procedure or combination of procedures is necessary to restore and rebuild your perfect smile. Dr. Reemer will also refer you to other dental specialists if needed. Some options include:

  • Periodontal surgery such as crown lengthening to prepare tooth structure for future crowns and fixed bridge work
  • Surgery to reposition the jaws (orthognathic surgery)
  • Implant surgery  possibly with grafting to restore missing teeth and gums
  • Reduction of natural tooth structure to prepare for crowns and fixed bridge work
  • Placement of temporary restorations to get you used to your new teeth or bite adjustment
  • Placement of permanent restorations such as crowns, fixed bridge work and implant supported restorations