Are You a Suitable Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Woodinville Full Mouth Reconstruction Candidates

Nov 10, 2014 — by Cristin Dowd, DDS
Tags: Full Mouth Reconstruction Restorative Dentistry

An elderly couple sitting on a bench, flashing their healthy, happy smiles after full mouth reconstructionThe purpose of restorative dentistry is laid out clearly in its name: to restore. And there is no form of treatment more restorative or comprehensive in all of dentistry than full mouth reconstruction. Rather than being a single treatment, full mouth reconstruction is a plan in which multiple treatments are combined according to the specific and unique needs of the individual patient. Just as no two mouths are exactly alike, neither are any two full mouth reconstruction plans. What unites all full mouth reconstruction plans is their scope: they all account for the health of the entire mouth. There is no case too complex; there is no damage too severe.

At Signature Smiles Family and Implant Dentistry, we customize every procedure we perform to the exact needs and goals of each patient, and full mouth reconstruction is no exception. Whether you are missing one or two of your teeth or you’re missing all of your teeth, we’ve got you covered. Even if you have been told that your case is too complex, we will welcome you into our practice. At our practice in Woodinville, full mouth reconstruction candidates include virtually all patients with extensive oral health issues, regardless of their severity. We have the experience, skills, technology, and patience to return your mouth to its fullest possible form and function.

Are you a candidate for full mouth reconstruction?

Most cosmetic dentistry procedures require that patients be in generally good dental health in order to be suitable candidates. This is not the case for full mouth reconstruction; after all, the point of the treatment plan is to address multiple oral health issues that are affecting the entire mouth. Many patients who turn to our practice for full mouth reconstruction have neglected their mouths for years, or even decades. While we are careful not to make such patients feel judged or ridiculed, and in fact want them to feel proud of themselves for taking action to seek treatment, it stands to reason that many of these patients have mouths that are in dire condition.

Nevertheless, candidates for full mouth reconstruction must be in good enough general health to undergo surgery, as many of the procedures performed during full mouth reconstruction are forms of oral surgery, such as root canal therapy and dental implant surgery. They must also have realistic expectations, as some full mouth reconstruction plans can take many months or even several years to complete.

Otherwise, good candidates for full mouth reconstruction include patients who suffer from:

  • Missing teeth or teeth that must be extracted
  • Root canal infections
  • Periodontal disease (gingivitis or periodontitis)
  • Tooth decay
  • Cavities
  • Malocclusion (faulty bites)
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gum recession
  • Enamel erosion
  • Jaw problems, including temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
  • Chipped, cracked, or discolored teeth
  • Large spaces between teeth
  • Malformed teeth
  • Jagged gums
  • Jaw bone degradation

Learn More about Full Mouth Reconstruction

To learn more about full mouth reconstruction, or to schedule your initial consultation at our office, please contact Signature Smiles Family and Implant Dentistry today.

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