Full Mouth Reconstruction Q&A
What is full mouth reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction involves rebuilding or replacing all of your teeth to improve the function of your mouth and your overall oral health. A full mouth reconstruction also transforms the aesthetic of your smile.
Dr. Halper may use one or more dental procedures to reconstruct your smile, such as:
- Dental implants
Your treatment plan for full mouth reconstruction depends on your individual health needs and your aesthetic goals.
Who is a candidate for full mouth reconstruction?
There are many dental issues that Dr. Halper can correct with full mouth reconstruction. He focuses on improving your smile and your long-term oral health.
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of damaged teeth or have difficulties chewing food or speaking, you should schedule a consultation at Yardley Family Dental to find out if full mouth reconstruction is an option for you.
You may be a candidate for full mouth reconstruction if you have congenital health conditions that interfere with the development of your teeth. Dr. Halper can also recommend full mouth reconstruction if you have multiple teeth that are:
- Cracked or broken
- Badly worn down due to bruxism (teeth grinding)
These issues can cause persistent dental pain, difficulties chewing food, and trouble speaking. They can also lead to potentially life-threatening infections, abscesses, and progressive gum disease.
Aesthetically, damaged teeth can also negatively affect your self-confidence and self-esteem.
What can I expect during my consultation for full mouth reconstruction?
During your initial consultation at Yardley Family Dental, Dr. Halper performs a physical exam to assess your oral health. He also reviews your medical history and may order X-rays to better evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums.
Based on your exam results and X-rays, Dr. Halper can determine which dental treatments you need to complete full mouth reconstruction. He can discuss your options during the consultation so that you can make the most informed decision.
If you’re receiving treatments like dental implants that require surgery, you receive information to help you prepare. You may also need a course of antibiotics to clear any existing infections before starting your dental work.