Full Mouth Reconstruction
The term “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 a single elective surgery. Full mouth reconstruction may be necessary when teeth have been lost, injured or fractured, or when they have become worn as a result of acid-erosion. A full mouth reconstruction may also be necessary when jaw pain is present due to bite problems.
Every patient’s full mouth reconstruction is different and, therefore, every patient requires different procedures. Possible options include:
- Teeth cleaning (prophylaxis)
- Crown lengthening to prepare tooth structure for possible crowns or bridges
- Surgery to reposition the jaw (orthognathic surgery)
- Contouring of the gum tissue
- Reduction of natural tooth structure to prepare for crowns, bridges, and veneers
- Placement of temporary restorations to get you used to your new teeth or bite adjustment
- Placement of permanent restorations such as crowns, veneers, inlays/onlays, or bridges
- Braces to move teeth into the ideal position for reconstruction
- Bone or soft tissue grafting to increase the stability of your teeth or implants.
Usually, full mouth reconstruction requires multiple office visits and some amount of healing time. Dr. Miller will determine which procedure or combination of procedures is necessary to restore and rebuild your perfect smile.