Your mouth consists of many different components. These components work together to enable you to perform some different, very important tasks. With these components, you can bite, chew, speak, smile, and express a wide array of emotions. When the different components are healthy, your mouth can function properly. You are probably completely unaware of all of the different components that are working. However, there are many different issues that can impact your oral health and the functioning of the different parts in your mouth. The Dentists at North Cypress can help to restore your oral health with a full mouth reconstruction.
Full mouth reconstruction is a procedure that is performed to restore the health of your mouth and improve the quality of your smile. It is a customized treatment that involves the use of several different procedures. While similar to a smile makeover, a full mouth reconstruction also focuses on your oral health rather than just the appearance of your smile. Your specific needs are unique to you. Because of this, we can customize a treatment plan just for you, determining the best treatments to provide you with optimal results. Typically, a full mouth reconstruction involves a combination of restorative treatments, periodontics, orthodontics, endodontic treatment, and oral surgery.
You might be in need of a full mouth reconstruction for several different reasons. Common reasons for a full mouth reconstruction include:
• Facial trauma, such as a car accident or sports injury.
• Significant tooth damage.
• Excessive wear due to bruxism.
• Issues with alignment.
• Tooth loss.
Before undergoing a full mouth reconstruction, an oral exam is necessary. During this exam, we can determine the exact issues that are plaguing your mouth and what the severity of these issues is. In doing so, we can then determine the exact treatments that you need to provide you with optimal results, as well as in what order they should be performed.
During your exam, we visually inspect your mouth. We assess the alignment of your teeth and jaws. Your teeth are looked over for signs of physical damage, decay, and wear. Your gums are looked over for signs of infection. In addition to the visual exam, we also take X-rays, which may include digital X-rays, CT scans, and other types of 3D images. These types of images allow us to see hidden damage, including cavities between your teeth, root damage, bone loss, bone damage, infections, and more.
There are a variety of different treatments that may be performed during your full mouth reconstruction. Treatments you may receive include:
• Composite fillings.
• Inlays and onlays.
• Scaling and root planing.
• Gum recontouring.
• Aesthetic gum lift.
• Gum grafting.
• Root canal therapy, or endodontic treatment.
• Oral surgery.
In most cases, a full mouth reconstruction is performed over the course of a few separate appointments. Depending upon your specific situation and the treatments you receive, it may take up to a year to see the full results of the treatment.
With a full mouth reconstruction, we can improve the functions of your mouth, the quality of your smile, and your quality of life. For more information, and to schedule your appointment, call The Dentists at North Cypress today at (281) 664-8100.