Treatment is used when most of the teeth are severely damaged or lost and in result the Vertical Dimension of the Face is reduced. For a full mouth reconstruction a dentist may use any combination of the following procedures:
This treatment improves your oral health and can incorporate several dental specialists like Prosthodontists (for the teeth and Implant restorations), Periodontists( for gum treatment), Oral Surgeons (for extractions or Implant insertions)and Endodontists( for root canal). A comprehensive, step-by-step treatment plan will be explained and all of your questions will be answered before starting the treatment. This is a lengthy procedure , requires multiple office visits and may take up to several months before the final restoration is placed in. If you do not understand the procedure being described to you, you should ask for a detailed written description of the proposed treatment plan so you can review it.
In a full mouth reconstruction all decay, old fillings, old crowns, old veneers and bridges must be replaced in order to improve your bite and Occlusion.
The difference between a full mouth reconstruction and a smile makeover is that the later is a purely cosmetic procedure.