We might all agree that the smile is someone’s best feature. Unfortunately, as years go by our smiles can change: maybe some teeth will be fractured, other will fall or some can be severely worn as a result of long-term acid erosion. How can this be solved? Each person’s characteristics and needs are different, and when a patient’s mouth is in a really bad state, a lot of treatments will be needed; this is what is called a Full Mouth Restoration
What is a Full Mouth Restoration?
A Full Mouth Reconstruction or Restoration is a term often used to describe the process of rebuilding or simultaneously restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. This procedure is a challenging treatment that corrects imperfections in bite position and enhances the appearance of the smile.
A Full Mouth Reconstruction typically involves general or restorative dentists performing a variety of procedures like crowns, bridges and veneers; it also can incorporate dental specialists, oral surgeons, orthodontists and endodontists whom will specialize in tooth movements and positions, implants, cleanings, and more.
The goal of this procedure is to restore not only the look of your teeth but also the structure and function.
How Can I Know Which Procedures Do I Need?
If you think you need mouth reconstruction, we recommend you to make an appointment with your dentist for trust, he or she will be able to make a comprehensive examination. Your mouth will be examined by your dentist to determine the extent of the problem and the treatment options that can be used to correct it.
During the examination, your dentists must check the following aspects:
- The condition of your teeth, which will determine what restorative procedures may be needed, such as porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges or implants. In particular, your dentist will make note of any cavities and decay, tooth wear, cracks, and more.
- Your gum tissue. Your dentist will check if your gums are healthy or if you will need scaling and root planning to treat periodontal disease.
- Your temporomandibular joints, jaw muscles and occlusion. A stable bite is important to your overall oral health.
- The color, shape, size and proportion of your teeth, and how they appear in relation to your gums, lips, mouth, side profile and face, are also important factors in full mouth reconstruction.
For the examination process, your dentist will ask for records of your mouth, such as X-rays and photographs, impressions of your upper and lower teeth or models of your teeth that are made from the impressions and a model of your bite.
Once your dentist has obtained all information relevant to your case, he or she will develop a comprehensive, step-by-step treatment plan to correct all of the problems in your mouth and begin your reconstruction.
How Long Does Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedure Take?
That’s a difficult question to answer. It all depends on the amount of treatment each patient needs; the greater the extent of damage the more treatment needed which will take longer. Like we said previously, Full Mouth Reconstruction involves several procedures across varying disciplines that help give your mouth and supporting structures a complete reconstruction.
Some of the treatments involved in this procedure take longer than others, and the timescale for your treatment will be discussed between you and the dentist.
Advantages of Full Mouth Restoration
Even though it’s a very long procedure, it has many advantages that will make all the process totally worth it.
- Improvement in your overall health
- Boost of confidence and self-esteem
- Better oral health
- Weight Loss
- Improved Sleep
- Better Concentration
- Strong, straight, and healthy smile
Where to Go?
Since this treatment involves a lot of procedures, it can be out of your budget, but quitting is not an option. Have you heard about dental tourism? Well, dental tourism is a growing trend, and thousands of people travel everyday out of their country to get any type of dental or surgical procedures. This activity allows the patient to save money while traveling and getting high-quality medical or dental treatments.
Nowadays, Mexico is a country known for its high-rated medical services, in fact, there's a small town called Los Algodones, right next to the border with Yuma, AZ. Los Algodones, Mexico is also known as the Capital of Dental Tourism, everyday around 3,000 people cross the border looking to recover their smile.
There, Sani Dental Group is the largest clinic in Los Algodones, Mexico, with more than 30 specialists at your disposal we're sure you'll have the time of your life during your dental vacation. Our 35 years of experience in dentistry make Sani Dental Group one of the bests in town, and surely the best to treat your dental problems. Your chance to get the smile you always wanted is here.
Give us a call today, one of our patient coordinators will give you all the information you need about Full Mouth Reconstruction or any other procedures you might be interested in. We invite you to read our patients’ reviews and see our price list. Compare yourself how much you can save and don't hesitate in making an appointment soon!
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