What to Expect During and After Full Mouth Reconstruction

Not everyone is born with perfect teeth. Even if your teeth look and function well when you’re young, you can still run into problems as you get older. Decay, breakage, gum disease, and missing teeth can take a toll on your oral health, the appearance of your smile, and especially your confidence.

Fortunately, full-mouth reconstruction can help address all of those problems, restoring not only the way your teeth look but the way they work, too. 

As a top-ranked dentist in Mount Vernon, New York, Wayne Hofflich, DDS, offers state-of-the-art full-mouth reconstruction based on your unique needs and concerns, for optimal results and ultimate satisfaction. Here’s what you can expect from a full-mouth reconstruction at SmileBoutique.

What happens during a full-mouth reconstruction?

Full mouth reconstruction is designed to address both functional and aesthetic issues, and each plan is customized for the individual patient’s needs and goals. Reconstruction treatment plans typically involve multiple treatments, with each treatment performed at specific intervals to achieve optimal results. 

If you have a problem with the way your teeth look, the way they work, or both, reconstruction could be a great choice for you.

Since each plan is customized, what happens during your reconstruction will be different from someone else’s experience. Depending on your treatment goals, your reconstruction plan might include any of the following:

Dental implants

Today’s dental implants provide patients with a comfortable, natural-feeling alternative to dentures. Each implant is embedded in the jawbone for a secure fit. Implants can be used to replace individual teeth, or they can be used to anchor dentures.

Root canals

Root canal treatment helps preserve teeth that are badly damaged by decay or infection. In most cases, a root canal is preferred over an extraction in order to maintain a more natural bite pattern. Our team uses advanced root canal techniques so you stay comfortable during and after your treatment.

Crowns or bridges

Crowns are tooth-colored “caps” that fit snugly over badly damaged teeth. Bridges are restorations that span the gap between one or more missing teeth. These restorations improve both the appearance of your smile and the way your bite works.

Dental bonding

Bonding uses a special tooth-colored material applied to the tooth surface to restore the appearance of teeth that are chipped, discolored, or misshapen. Our office uses the most advanced bonding materials for greater durability and a more natural look and feel.

Veneers

Veneers are super-thin covers that are placed on the front surfaces of your teeth to improve the appearance of discoloration, tiny cracks, or misshapen or crooked teeth. Our office uses custom daVinci VeneersTM for beautiful, long-lasting results.

Gum or bone grafting

Sometimes, disease or age-related changes cause gum or bone tissue to wear away. When that happens, you’re at an increased risk of tooth loss and infection. Gum grafting and bone grafting use different techniques to augment existing tissue for better overall oral health and improved aesthetics.

Occlusal treatments

Occlusion is a dental term for the way your teeth meet when you close your mouth or bite. When your bite pattern is out of balance, you can develop temporomandibular joint disorder with symptoms like chronic jaw pain, headaches, and jaw dysfunction. 

Occlusal treatments include orthodontic appliances, night guards, and other treatments aimed at rebalancing your bite for greater function and comfort.

How will I feel after full-mouth reconstruction?

Because reconstruction typically involves multiple treatments or procedures, you’ll probably have different “aftereffects” following each step of your treatment plan. For instance, implant procedures or root canals might leave you with a little minor discomfort following your treatment, so you might want to take an over-the-counter pain medication for relief. 

Other treatments, like veneers and bonding, cause no discomfort, so all you’ll notice is an improvement in appearance and function.

After the entire reconstruction plan is complete, you can enjoy a beautiful, healthier-looking smile, along with a lot more confidence about the way you look and the impression you’re making on others. A full-mouth reconstruction can help you feel more confident about your overall oral health, too. 

Depending on your needs and treatment plan, you may notice improved bite function, along with the elimination of jaw pain and headaches. If you have missing or damaged teeth, you may find it’s easier to eat foods like corn on the cob, steak, or chewy bagels. You might also find you feel more comfortable eating in public. 

Reconstruction plans that repair damaged teeth or replace missing ones can reduce your risks of tooth decay and gum disease, too. That’s because when your teeth and gums are in good shape, they’re a lot easier to care for, and there aren’t any cracks, fissures, or uneven gaps to catch food and bacteria. 

Let us create a custom treatment plan just for you

If you’re unhappy with your smile if you’re having bite problems — or both — a full-mouth reconstruction might be the solution you’re looking for. To learn more about the treatments and techniques we use to restore smiles and confidence, book an appointment online, or call SmileBoutique to schedule a consultation today.

 

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