Full Mouth Reconstruction in Westport
When multiple treatments are necessary for enhancing or rebuilding a smile, a full mouth reconstruction is the answer. Dr. Kogan can put together a treatment plan to restore and enhance the health and beauty of your smile. A full mouth reconstruction may contain preventive, restorative, and/or cosmetic dental services. Keep reading to learn more about this comprehensive solution.
What Is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction is also called a full mouth restoration, and is a multi-faceted approach to making over a smile. The full mouth reconstruction considers the form and function of the teeth, making improvements to the way they look and work. A full mouth reconstruction also takes jaw health into account. It may include therapy for the TMJ, or temporomandibular joint. Bruxism treatment for nighttime teeth grinding can also be included in a full mouth reconstruction.
Some of the most common treatments performed during a full mouth reconstruction include the following:
- Dental implants to replace missing teeth
- Dental crowns or bridges for restoring severe tooth decay or replacing missing teeth
- Inlays or onlays for tooth decay
- All-ceramic restorations, or crowns and bridges made of natural-looking ceramic
- Porcelain veneers, thin coverings that mask cosmetic imperfections in the front teeth
Who Should Consider a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
People who suffer from multiple dental and oral problems should consider the benefits of a full mouth reconstruction. In terms of efficiency and effectiveness, it is a good idea to undergo the treatments as part of a comprehensive plan rather than individually over a period of years. Dr. Kogan treats multiple smile imperfections best as part of a full mouth reconstruction. If you are suffering from problems with the form and function of your teeth and/or jaw, you may be a good candidate for a full mouth reconstruction.
What Is the Process for Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Depending on the treatments involved in your full mouth reconstruction, you can expect the process to take several months to a year to complete. Dental implants, for example, require six to eight months. Orthodontic treatment requires as much as two years. But whatever your full mouth reconstruction includes, it is vital to know that you are beginning on a journey to a smile that looks and functions better than you ever thought possible.
Dr. Kogan will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and TMJ to determine what should be included in your full mouth reconstruction. Make sure to communicate your smile goals during the planning phase -- what issues are of the greatest concern for you? What do you want your smile to look like? Open, honest communication leads to the best results.
Let’s Talk About Your Full Mouth Reconstruction!
If you are dealing with multiple dental and oral issues, a full mouth reconstruction can rescue your teeth and help you smile with full confidence once again. Contact us to schedule your appointment at The Dental Center of Westport today!