A full mouth reconstruction at Dr. Robert W. Hessberger’s dental practice begins with a thorough analysis of your smile and your goals for treatment. We can create a treatment plan to meet your dental needs and restore your oral health. A full mouth reconstruction rebuilds the health, function, and beauty of your smile, and may involve the placement and restoration of dental implants, and other dental treatments. For over three decades, we have served the Chicago, IL, community with high-quality dentistry in a friendly and compassionate atmosphere. No matter what your dental needs may be, we can help you find a treatment plan that will effectively address your concerns and maximize your budget.
What is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
The primary objective of a full mouth reconstruction is to restore oral health and function. Healthy teeth, gums, jaw joints, and surrounding soft and hard tissues are all elements of the same system and work together to create a healthy mouth. If one aspect of this well-designed system is compromised, your overall health can suffer. In a full mouth reconstruction, treatment consists of a combination of various restorative procedures.
Your Initial Consultation
To determine the proper course of action, Dr. Hessberger will perform a comprehensive examination. In addition to visually assessing your teeth and gums, x-rays and scans will also be taken to evaluate the health of the underlying jawbone and structures. Your complete medical history and previous dental records will be reviewed, as well as any medications you may currently be taking. All of these factors will help Dr. Hessberger determine which treatment options will effectively meet your dental needs.
The primary objective of a full mouth reconstruction is to restore oral health and function.
Commonly Combined Treatments
Because no two patients are the same, treatment will vary for each individual. Some of the most commonly performed procedures in a full mouth reconstruction include:
- Dental Fillings
- Used to treat mild to moderate tooth decay, dental fillings can protect and strengthen the teeth while helping to prevent further dental issues.
- Periodontal Therapy
- If gum disease is present, periodontal therapy will need to be performed to eradicate infection and bacteria that can compromise your overall health.
- Tooth Extractions
- It is always preferable to save a tooth when possible. However, if a tooth is beyond repair, an extraction may be necessary to preserve the health of the surrounding teeth.
- Dental Crowns
- To repair a large cavity or a badly damaged tooth, a dental crown can be placed to reinforce the tooth structure and restore chewing function.
- Dental Bridges
- A common teeth replacement option, a dental bridge is a custom restoration that replaces one to three missing teeth in a row.
- Dental Implants
- Widely considered to be the most superior teeth replacement option, dental implants preserve your natural bone structure and prevent jawbone recession. With proper care, dental implants typically last a lifetime.
- Patients who are missing most or all of their teeth can benefit from a partial or full denture. In addition to conventional dentures, we also provide implant-supported dentures for patients seeking more stability for their prostheses.
Fully Personalized Treatment for an Optimal Outcome
Because each treatment plan is customized to meet the needs of every individual patient, treatment timelines can vary accordingly. Total length of treatment will depend on your individual needs and the number of restorative procedures necessary. Additionally, some patients also choose to include cosmetic procedures, such as teeth whitening, at the conclusion of their treatment plans to complement their rehabilitated smiles.
Contact Our Office Today
If you are experiencing multiple dental issues, a full mouth reconstruction can effectively address all problems with a comprehensive treatment plan. To find out if you qualify for full mouth reconstruction, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hessberger. Contact us online anytime, or call our office at (773) 792-5562. We also offer prompt care to address dental emergencies.