Full mouth reconstruction refers to rebuilding and/or replacing all the teeth in a patient’s mouth. Full mouth reconstruction combines aesthetics with the science of restorative dentistry to improve the health, function and appearance of the mouth.
There are many patients who have multiple dental problems throughout their mouths. These patients require to be treated comprehensively to achieve a final result that improves both function and aesthetics. Examples include patients with:
- multiple missing teeth
- numerous teeth with large fillings that are failing or exhibiting decay
- cracked or broken teeth or
- badly worn teeth due to bruxism (teeth grinding) or other habits.
The process will not only create a smile makeover but improve chewing efficiency for the patients.
There are many ways and options to treat a patient via a full mouth rehabilitation and choosing best solution is dependent on:
- Patient factors including medical and dental health
- Functional requirements
- Aesthetic requirements
It is best to consult with a prosthodontist to discuss what options may be suitable for you.
For more information on full mouth reconstruction visit the American College of Prosthodontists.