Full mouth reconstruction is the dental method of choice for many individuals who need to get extensive work done to fully restore their oral health. At Greenhills Dental Care in Fremont, California, Shirley H. Bien, DMD, is both committed and uniquely qualified to provide life-changing full mouth reconstruction services. For a full mouth restoration consultation, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Q & A
What is a full mouth reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction is not to be confused with a smile makeover. The latter refers to a cosmetic decision made based on an aesthetic desire. A full mouth reconstruction is required not just to improve the look of your mouth, but also because your oral health depends on it.
In most cases, a full mouth reconstruction isn’t a single procedure, and it generally involves many separate procedures designed to create a unique effect. Dr. Bien helps you plan every step of your reconstruction to ensure optimal results.
What procedures are included in a full mouth reconstruction?
The list of full mouth reconstruction procedures is extensive. During your consultation with Dr. Bien, she recommends a series of procedures that uniquely fit your expectations and the long-term treatment you need to get back to impeccable oral health.
Some of the most common full mouth reconstruction procedures include:
- Teeth cleaning
- Periodontal cleaning and care
- Crown lengthening
- Jaw repositioning
- Gum restoration/repair
- Shaping and reducing natural teeth
- Restorative dentistry such as crowns, veneers, bridges, or implants
- Placement of braces or other alignment devices
- Bone grafting
- Gum grafting
Dr. Bien is part of your care team every step of the way, and in most cases performs these procedures herself. If not her, an expert team member at Greenhills Dental Care will take care of you.
How long might a full mouth reconstruction take?
Full mouth reconstruction can take a very long time, especially depending on how much work is needed as part of your treatment plan. However, in general, the process can take up to 12 months.
The reason why it can take this long is that you need to allow your body to heal in between each procedure. Otherwise, you won’t give your body the protection it needs to maintain the results of your treatment over the long term.
As you can see from the list of procedures above, some are simple and minimally invasive. In most cases, these procedures are performed first to get rid of potential infections, damage, and decay.
Dr. Bien oversees each step of the procedure to make sure you're comfortable at every point of your treatment. To learn more about full mouth reconstruction and see what your options are, call Greenhills Dental Care or schedule an appointment online today.