Full mouth reconstruction is a term used in the field of solving serious defects and problems in the patient’s jaws and using combined treatments such as the implant, restorative, aesthetic, and occlusion reconstruction (teeth and jaws matching together), and chewing correction.
Currently, full mouth reconstruction should be done by specialist dentists. These specialists should be experts in the fields of restoration, design, and the production of prostheses. In some more complicated cases, there may be a need for team collaboration between dentists and specialists such as periodontists (gum specialists), oral surgeons, orthodontists ( movement and position of teeth specialists), and endodontists.
Investing in the process of mouth reconstruction
If you are one of those people who feel that you need a full mouth reconstruction, you should visit a specialist dentist. First, the dentist tries to fully examine the problems in your teeth and get the information he needs. Here are the things that the dentist checks for you:
Teeth: The examination of the complete condition of the teeth determines what type of restorative methods should be used (restorative methods include porcelain veneers, Inlays, Onlays, bridges, implant placement, or same-color restorations). The dentist examines caries, abrasions, cracks, short and long teeth, root canals, and dental movements to get the information he needs.
Periodontal tissues or gums: The gums are one of the most important parts of the mouth. If your gums are not healthy, you should use dental scaling or root planing services. It must be ensured that your newly restored teeth have a solid foundation. In this situation, the supporting tissues, i.e., bone and PDL tissues, should be fully examined. If diagnosed by the doctor, reconstruction of soft or bone tissues should be done completely so that the process of complete mouth reconstruction can proceed.
Temporomandibular joint, jaw muscles as well as occlusion: a stable bite (that is, you should not have pain when closing your mouth or chewing and your teeth should not be rubbed) is important for the overall health of your mouth. If you want to benefit from full mouth reconstruction services, changes in occlusion must be thoroughly investigated. According to the studies, it may be necessary to use restorative methods such as orthodontics or other treatment methods to correct the occlusion so that the restored teeth are not damaged due to existing problems.
Beauty: another factor that is considered during full mouth reconstruction is beauty. The color, size, shape, and ratio of the teeth and their relations with the gums, lips, mouth, side view, and also face are among the factors that must be taken into consideration during the complete reconstruction of the mouth.
The examination process for full mouth rehabilitation services includes various things. Such as radiographic images, photographs of the patient’s face and mouth, casts of upper and lower teeth, and a model made according to these casts. Also, in some cases, your dentist may refer you to specialists such as periodontists, orthodontists, and maxillofacial surgeons for a consultation so that more suitable and practical treatments can be done for you.
Next and in the final stage, according to the information collected by the dentist, one or more treatment plans will be established for you, which will be offered to you according to time and financial issues. By choosing the presented plans, you can follow these plans step by step and advance the process of full mouth rehabilitation.
The following reasons require a full mouth reconstruction
- Broken and damaged teeth
- Teeth that are eroded and shortened. Factors such as long-term acid erosion caused by eating inappropriate foods, inappropriate drinks, and acid reflux or grinding teeth are effective in this field.
- Excessive pain in the jaw, muscle, or headache caused by unnecessary and excessive biting.
- People who have problems chewing food with their teeth and cannot progress the chewing process well.
- People whose condition of teeth in their mouth is irregular, mismatched, and ugly
What is the difference between full mouth reconstruction and smile design correction?
Many people think that full mouth reconstruction and smile design correction are the same things, but this is completely wrong. A smile correction can be considered a subcategory of full mouth reconstruction, and it happens when you decide to have a more beautiful smile. But in reconstructing your mouth, you need to carry out treatment procedures to maintain your oral and dental health, and if you don’t do these measures, your teeth may wear down too much and cause severe jaw problems. So, as a result, the complete reconstruction of the mouth will be much more important than the correction of the smile design.
Insurance costs and coverage
Treatments related to full mouth reconstruction such as restorations, veneers, and gum treatments are relatively covered by supplementary insurance. But treatments that have an aesthetic aspect, for example, ceramic veneers, are not covered by insurance and must be paid for freedom. You can use the services of Dr. Noorbakhsh in Tehran, Iran for full mouth reconstruction services.
Full mouth reconstruction is generally used for severe dental problems in the patient’s two jaws and may require combined, implant, restorative, aesthetic, occlusion reconstruction, and teeth correction treatments.