When it comes to major dental work, you cannot get much more comprehensive than a full mouth reconstruction. This is the name given to a total rebuild of all the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws.
Full mouth reconstruction surgery can involve a number of different procedures, and as such, a range of professionals might be involved in the overall process. This can include: endodontists, orthodontists, periodontists and maxillofacial surgeons, in addition to Dr. Choi. Working together, our team of dental specialists will be able to restore the function and beauty of your teeth, giving you a smile that you can be confident to share with the world.
What Procedures May be Included in a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Every full mouth reconstruction is tailored specifically to the needs of each individual patient. During your consultation appointment, Dr. Choi will be able to make a recommendation as to some of the procedures that you will need, but these may change depending on the progress of your treatment program.
Some of the procedures most commonly seen in a full mouth reconstruction include:
- Bone/soft tissue grafts
- Gum contouring
- Dental implants
- Crown lengthening
- Cleaning of the periodontal pockets
- Reconstructive devices including bridges, crowns and veneers
- Orthodontic treatment such as braces or Invisalign
- Professional cleaning
Depending on the type and number of procedures you need, your full mouth reconstruction could stretch over several months or more, giving your mouth and teeth time to heal between treatments.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
In order for us to assess whether or not you are a suitable candidate for a full mouth reconstruction, it will be necessary for you to attend a consultation appointment with Dr. Choi.
- During this appointment, Dr. Choi will conduct a thorough examination of your mouth and teeth, and take a look at your oral and medical history. It may also be necessary for you to undergo x-rays or CT scans for Dr. Choi to make an accurate recommendation.
- As a general rule, a good candidate for a full mouth reconstruction is someone who:
- Has teeth that have been lost as a result of excessive decay
- Has experienced trauma to their mouth and sustained damage to their teeth
- Has teeth that are severely eroded. This may be due to a condition called bruxism, where the patient grinds or clenches their teeth in their sleep, or due to acid reflux.
- Has a range of debilitating symptoms that indicate that the patient has a significant problem with the position of their bite. Symptoms could include severe head, pain, ear and jaw pain.
If you are interested in finding out more about a full mouth reconstruction, our experienced, knowledgeable and reassuring team would be delighted to assist you. Please contact our Manhattan office today to arrange your consultation at 917-412-2334.