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Am I a Good Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Jul 02, 2023
Thinking about full mouth reconstruction? Read on to find out if you’re a good candidate and if it would be a good idea for you!

If you have several dental issues that are affecting your oral health, full mouth reconstruction may offer you the best, most comprehensive solution.

If you think “full mouth reconstruction” sounds like a big deal, it is! Deciding to undergo this series of procedures is a commitment you have to be ready for.

Read on to find out if you’re a good candidate for full mouth reconstruction services from the expert team at Tropical Dental Care

What is full mouth reconstruction?

Full mouth reconstruction uses multiple dental procedures to address the function and appearance of your teeth, gums, and jaw. Issues addressed by full mouth reconstruction often involve missing, decaying, or damaged teeth; they can also include problems such as periodontal disease, gum recession, and bone loss.

Treatment usually involves multiple stages over many months, and can include procedures such as:

  • Implants
  • Bridges
  • Crowns
  • Veneers
  • Periodontal treatment
  • Bone grafting
  • Jaw surgery
  • Orthodontics

Full mouth reconstruction is often mentioned at the same time as smile makeovers. The difference is that smile makeovers are elective procedures that involve cosmetic treatments, while full mouth reconstruction involves procedures that are necessary for your oral health.

What makes a good candidate?

You may be a good candidate for full mouth reconstruction if you have problems that interfere with your normal dental functions or that cause continuing pain or discomfort. Examples include missing, decaying, or damaged teeth, receding gums, loss of bone in your jaw, periodontal disease, teeth grinding, and TMJ (temporomandibular disorders).

To determine your specific issues, the team at Tropical Dental Care will perform a comprehensive exam, including X-rays of your teeth and mouth. Based on their findings, they’ll recommend a customized treatment plan that will likely include several procedures spread out over several stages.

Good candidates should be in good overall health, free of infections, and willing to follow through on the treatment plan, including attending scheduled dental visits and following your dentist’s directions.

You should also remember that a full mouth reconstruction is not a quick fix. Some procedures take several months for your mouth to heal (an implant procedure, for example, where the implant needs time to fuse with the bone), and you’ll have to be patient about moving through each step.

If you would like to talk to Tropical Dental Care about full mouth reconstruction, just call our office at 281-524-3399 or use our online scheduling form to book an appointment soon. We’ll determine the best solution for your situation and build a treatment plan for you!