Restore the Health of Your Smile with Full Mouth Reconstruction
To address multiple oral health issues at once, many patients undergo full mouth reconstruction. Combining multiple dental procedures together into one comprehensive treatment plan provides patients with an effective solution for periodontal concerns, missing teeth, misalignment, and more. Full mouth reconstruction primarily utilizes restorative dentistry procedures to restore oral function, but cosmetic treatments can be included to improve aesthetics. Brian J. Polidori, DDS, performs full mouth reconstruction at his dental practice in Lakewood, CO, and is excited to discuss the various procedures that can be used to meet your unique oral health needs.
Patients suffering from multiple oral health issues are good candidates for full mouth reconstruction. Candidates seeking full mouth reconstruction must be in good general health, and should have the discipline to maintain proper oral hygiene following treatment to ensure lasting results.
Local anesthesia is used during most of our procedures. However, Dr. Polidori may recommend other sedation dentistry options for patients undergoing more extensive restoration procedures, those who are anxious about treatment, or those who find it difficult to sit in the dentist’s chair for long periods of time. Patients who do not respond well to sedatives or have a history of heart problems should discuss these issues during the consultation.
Types of Procedures
Dr. Polidori works closely with patients to assess the full extent of oral health issues and create customized treatment plans to address them. Common procedures that are combined in a full mouth reconstruction include:
- Periodontal Treatment: Healthy gums form an essential foundation for your smile. If plaque is present, you may require deep cleaning treatment, also called scaling and root planing, which removes harmful bacteria and restores gum health.
- Dental Implants: Dental implants replace lost teeth using titanium posts as new tooth roots and crowns, bridges, or dentures as replacement teeth. Implants can restore health and function to your smile.
- Dental Crowns and Bridges: These restorations can be used to replace missing or damaged teeth and restore balance to your bite.
- Fillings, Inlays, and Onlays: Smaller restorations like these are often used to repair teeth with minor damage during full mouth reconstruction.
Common cosmetic procedures that can be paired with these restorative treatments include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and dental bonding. Dr. Polidori will take note of your needs and goals to provide expert recommendations for both restorative and cosmetic procedures during your consultation.
What Are the Benefits?
Oral health has an impact on general health, and correcting this damage can often alleviate related problems. Many patients restore their ability to speak and eat normally as a result of full mouth reconstruction.
A comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan can solve all dental issues and concerns at once, as opposed to undergoing each treatment separately.
Beyond the functional benefits, many patients restore their ability to smile and speak comfortably. This alone can improve confidence and self-esteem. In combination with improved oral health, the overall health benefits can dramatically improve quality of life for patients.
Addressing all items in one plan is also a great benefit of full mouth reconstruction. A comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan can solve all dental issues and concerns at once, as opposed to undergoing each treatment separately. This can save in overall cost and time away from work.
Enhance Your Smile Today
Patients suffering with multiple oral health issues often carry the misconception that their smiles are beyond repair. Fortunately, Dr. Polidori's experience and advanced techniques can fully restore health to any smile. To schedule your consultation for a full mouth reconstruction with Dr. Polidori, contact our office today.