Tag Archives: Full Mouth Reconstruction

A comprehensive treatment that corrects many dental problems simultaneously. It represents the epitome of general dentistry and requires several years of training and experience to engineer.

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Why are dental implants often the first choice and the standard of care compared to other options to restore missing or damaged teeth?

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Posted: Monday March 20, 2017

In most cases, anyone who is receiving a dental extraction or healthy enough for oral surgery can be considered for a dental implant. Patients should have healthy gums and be consistent in their dental check-ups. People who smoke, or have chronic diseases such as diabetes or heart disease should be considered on a case-by-case basis.

One article, by Ofilada, stated that, “Diabetics have been said to suffer greater bone resorption than nondiabetics.” This will lead to the need for greater relining of dentures than nondiabetics. He also stated that the presence of oral pathologies that would normally need surgical correction go unnoticed and that if surgery is performed and new dentures are fabricated, complications such as infection or inability to eat during the postoperative and adjustment period can lead to poor nourishment. If you are considering implants, talk to your dentist and get evaluated. If you are considering implants, talk to your dentist and get evaluated.   Continue reading

Posted: Wednesday February 3, 2016

A receding gum line is one of the visible signs of periodontal disease and has the ability to encourage further damage by allowing greater access to the bacteria that causes it. Traditionally, it has been not feasible to treat receding gums. AlloDerm is a major breakthrough for cosmetic dentistry. While it is not possible to regrow receding gums, Alloderm allows for the predictable treatment of receding gums, essentially reversing this sign of aging and giving patients back a beautiful smile. Continue reading

Posted: Thursday September 24, 2015

actress with no teethWhen all or most of the teeth in a person’s mouth are missing, your prosthodontist may recommend full mouth reconstruction or full mouth dental implant procedure to replace them. Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for dentures or bridges so that they look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
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Posted: Wednesday August 5, 2015

Unlike most cosmetic dentistry procedures, a full mouth reconstruction is usually done out of necessity, not simply because of aesthetics. The need can arise from any number of conditions or situations, including decay, trauma, severely worn down teeth, or pain from jaw problems. A full mouth reconstruction is usually only considered when less invasive options such as crowns, bridges and veneers are not viable options. It is a lengthy process, sometimes taking a year or more to be fully completed.
The first step in preparing for a full mouth reconstruction is to visit a qualified dentist or prosthodontist who can evaluate the health of the teeth, gums and jaw. Any issues that need immediate treatment will be addressed, including pain, gum disease or broken teeth. This is important because the condition of the teeth, gums and jaws will determine which procedures are needed for a successful reconstruction. Continue reading

Posted: Tuesday January 13, 2015