What is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
A comprehensive treatment that repairs and restores your entire mouth and usually involves replacing or repairing more than one tooth. Instead, we reconstruct your entire smile by replacing and restoring necessary teeth while making sure they work seamlessly together. Our approach helps patients resolve TMJ problems from an imbalanced bite. By the end of your treatment, you will not just have a smile that looks amazing, but one that has a comfortable bite, stability, and amazing functionality.
Why We Recommend Full Mouth Reconstruction
When more than one tooth has damage or extensive damage to the teeth usually from car accidents we recommend contacting StarImage Dental Boutique & Oral Surgery.
There are also other circumstances where a patient has neglected their oral health and most of their teeth are not in good shape. In some cases, the neglect is so bad that the bite collapses. This is a definite need for a full mouth reconstruction.
Lastly, we recommend this to patients who suffer from a bite problem. Signs of a bite problem include painful TMJ symptoms in addition to worn or chipped teeth from the clenching and grinding. By restoring the structure of your teeth in addition to TMJ treatment, we can help relieve TMJ symptoms and improve the functionality of your bite.
If you think you could benefit from a full mouth reconstruction, please contact our Southlake reconstructive dentists to schedule a consultation.
Collapsed Bite Repair
One of the top reasons someone might need a full mouth reconstruction is if their bite collapses. Teeth aren’t just for chewing and biting, they also play a role in your facial structure. The teeth support the facial structure. However, when several teeth are missing or experience wear or damage, they can no longer support your jaw in its proper position. When this occurs, it’s a collapsed bite.
Signs you have a collapsed bite include:
- Imbalanced facial appearance
- Shrunken facial proportions
- Thin lips
- Wrinkles around the mouth
- Difficulty chewing
- Biting tongue, cheek or lips when chewing
- Sleep apnea or breathing problems
- TMJ symptoms
If you experience any of the problems listed above, a full mouth reconstruction is the best approach to restoring your teeth, oral health, and facial structure.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedure
We restore your bite as a whole while repairing and replacing your teeth. One of the first steps we take in your full mouth reconstruction process is taking measurements of your current bite position. We use advanced dental technology to collect the data. We also take advanced imaging technology such as panoramic x-rays and iCAT CT scans to show us your tooth and jaw structure and joints.
With all the information we collected, we will plan your treatment to optimize your bite and restore a relaxed and comfortable bite position. Some patients may also require a bite orthotic to unlearn poor chewing habits and achieve proper bite position.
Next, we will repair your existing teeth and replace any that need replacement. After placing all the restorations, we will confirm your bite is in its correct position and provides you with full functionality.
If you have an imbalanced, collapsed, or damaged bite, we can help. Contact StarImage Dental Boutique in Southlake, TX at (817) 587-4566 to schedule a consultation for full mouth reconstruction today.