If you’ve had extensive dental problems from accidents, severe cavities or gum disease, or if you’re missing most or all of your teeth, you may have lost hope that you’ll ever feel good about your smile again. But with full mouth reconstruction from Dr. John Russo, anyone can enjoy good oral health again, no matter what type of problems they’re facing. Learn more about full mouth reconstruction below and how it can help you eat your favorite foods again, regain your self-confidence, and look and feel fantastic. And contact us anytime if you’d like to schedule a consultation, or if you have any questions. With decades of experience, you can bet that we’ve helped patients just like you!
Oftentimes, mild or moderate dental problems such as cavities can be repaired with simple dental fillings. But full mouth reconstruction refers to “rebuilding” or replacing missing or severely damaged teeth and is well-suited for complex cases that require a higher level of repair.
Anyone who is having difficulty eating, speaking, or smiling comfortably is a good candidate, but each person’s treatment plan will be unique and could include a number of various procedures, depending on their specific needs. With high-quality, tooth-colored materials and the latest techniques, you can be confident that your new smile will not only look and feel natural but also last for many years.
A full mouth reconstruction involves comprehensive evaluation and planning, so you’ll start with a consultation with Dr. Russo. After looking at your medical and dental history and discussing your goals, lifestyle, and budget, he’ll also take a variety of images, such as X-rays, intraoral photos, and impressions.
These will all be combined to create a diagnostic wax-up of your teeth, and Dr. Russo will use it to better explain your options and show you how different procedures will improve your appearance and function at the same time.
From there, Dr. Russo will create a customized treatment plan for your needs, which may include one or more of the restorative and cosmetic procedures below.
A dental crown (sometimes called “a cap”) is a restoration that fits completely over a tooth to replace any damaged tooth structure. Usually tooth-colored, crowns look very natural and will restore your tooth’s strength, function, and appearance.
A bridge is a type of restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. It uses the two natural teeth (or a dental implant) on either side of an empty space for support. These supporting teeth have dental crowns on them that are fused to a “floating” crown in the middle.
When a tooth can’t be repaired with a filling but doesn’t need a full dental crown either, a ceramic inlay or onlay is often a good choice. An inlay sits within a back tooth (similar to a typical filling) while an onlay covers the cusps but doesn’t extend all the way to the gumline.
Veneers are strong, thin shells of porcelain that are adhered to the front surfaces of teeth. They give the tooth a dramatically different appearance and are perfect for masking severe stains or enamel pitting, chips, cracks, small or oddly-shaped teeth, and more.
For replacing missing teeth or anchoring dentures, dental implants provide a more natural look and feel than any other option. They can be completely customized to replace one tooth, several teeth, or all the teeth and can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance.
Dentures give you the function and appearance of a complete smile after tooth loss. Depending on how many teeth you’re missing, we can make a full or partial appliance, or provide you with an implant-retained denture for outstanding support, stability, and long-term fit.
Full mouth reconstruction is an outstanding investment that provides the following long-term benefits: