Who Is a Good Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction? By Robert W. Hessberger, DDS on April 08, 2017

A man smilingOur Chicago restorative dentistry center offers the latest in advanced dental care treatments. We know that sometimes a single procedure isn't enough to address all dental problems. That's why we offer full mouth reconstructions, which can change the look and overall health of a person's smile.

A full mouth reconstruction refers to a combination of restorative dentistry procedures that are designed to address complicated health problems that affect a person's teeth, gums, bone structure, and jaw joint. Essentially, a full mouth reconstruction is considered when a single treatment alone is not sufficient to address a patient's dental health problems. Let's consider who the ideal candidates are for this kind of treatment.

General Candidacy for Full Mouth Reconstruction

Good candidates for full mouth reconstruction are people who face multiple dental health problems. In many cases, these people have perhaps neglected getting necessary dental work done for some time. Candidates should understand that a full mouth reconstruction is a multi-step and generally multi-visit process that will restore overall dental wellness. Even though it can take time, the overall investment of this time is well worth it.

Excellent for Treating Tooth Decay and Fractures

If you suffer from advanced tooth decay, serious dental fractures, and acidic erosion, there are many dental restoration options that can rebuild the damaged tooth structure and improve overall dental health. These include dental fillings, inlays, onlays, and dental crowns.

Great for Restoring Periodontal Health

Issues with gum disease and gum recession can leave your smile in poor health, putting you at risk for tooth loss and other serious problems. Advanced mouth reconstructions can remedy infections of the gums while also replacing the missing gum tissue with healthy soft tissue.

Ideal for People Who Are Missing Teeth

If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, it can have a negative impact on your dental health. Full mouth reconstructions will often involve some sort of prosthodontic solution for tooth loss, such as dental bridges or dentures. Some patients may qualify for dental implants, which are artificial tooth roots that can be surgically anchored into your jawbone.

Advanced Care for Crooked Teeth

Poor dental alignment is the cause of many dental health and general wellness issues. Sometimes a full mouth reconstruction procedure will involve orthodontic care to help improve the overall alignment of the teeth. This can remedy many different dental problems, and it has the added benefit of improving the appearance of your smile.

Complicated Dental Problems Require Multi-Faceted Solutions

Some issues go beyond dental restorations and soft tissue therapies. In these cases, more intensive treatments may be considered to improve the health of the jaw joint and other structures of the mouth. We seek a comprehensive approach to dental wellness.

Tailoring Treatment Plans to the Patient

Every patient who undergoes a full mouth reconstruction will have the treatment customized just for them and their needs. We believe in this kinds of carefully tailored care since everyone's smile requires unique attention to address the patient's individual needs. During the consultation process, we will go over your personal treatment plan and provide all the information you need to make a smart and informed choice in your dental care.

Learn More About Full Mouth Reconstruction

For more information about full mouth reconstruction and how it can help you have the healthy and beautiful smile, be sure to contact our experienced cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. Our team looks forward to your visit and discussing these matters in greater detail.

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Robert W. Hessberger, DDS

Robert W. Hessberger, DDS has been making patients throughout Greater Chicago smile since 1984. Dr. Hessberger's prestigious affiliations include:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

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