Full Mouth Reconstruction

Full mouth reconstruction, rehabilitation and restoration are terms often used interchangeably to describe the process of rebuilding or simultaneously restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws.

For dental patients in Juno Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter, FL and surrounding areas that are in need of a full mouth dental restoration, Dr. Patrick Smith tailors each plan to each patient’s individual needs. We start with an initial consultation to discuss your goals and desires for your smile, while also gathering pertinent information about your mouth through an examination, x-rays, and sometimes photos and models of your teeth. Most reconstruction plans can be divided into several treatment phases, which may help your budget and schedule.

How the Dental Reconstruction Process Begins

If you believe you need dental reconstruction/restoration work, see your dentist for a comprehensive examination. Your dentist will examine your mouth to determine the extent of your problem and go over what reconstruction/restorationt treatment options are available to correct the problem(s). Specifically your dentist will examine the condition of the following:

  • Teeth: The condition of your teeth will help your dentist determine what reconstruction procedures might be needed.
  • Periodontal (gum) tissues: If you have gums that are not healthy, more than likely you will need scaling and root planing to treat any underlying disease. Your dentist will look for periodontal disease and any bone density irregularities.
  • Temporomandibular joints, jaw muscles and occlusion: A stable bite, one that does not cause wear or destruction of your teeth, is extremely important to your overall oral health. You may require orthodontics or some other type of treatment, such as a night guard, to correct occlusion before any restorative procedures can be performed.
  • Esthetics: The size, shape, color, and proportion of your teeth, and how they appear in relation to your gums, lips, mouth, and face, are very important factors to take into consideration when planning full mouth reconstruction treatment

What Reconstruction Procedures May Be Needed?

  • Teeth cleaning and other periodontal care.
  • Surgery to reposition the jaw.
  • Contouring of the gum tissue to create a more appealing smile.
  • Changing of your natural tooth structure so crowns, bridges or veneers can be placed if needed.
  • Placement of permanent restorations, such as crowns, veneers or bridges.
  • Braces which help to move your teeth into the best position for reconstruction.
  • Implant placement and restoration to anchor bridge restorations or replace missing teeth.
  • Bone or soft tissue grafting to enhance the stability of your teeth.

Most dental reconstructions involve several phases and office visits depending on your needs.

Full Mouth Reconstruction vs. Smile Makeover

A full mouth reconstruction is something that you need, while a smile makeover is something that you choose to have done to cosmetically enhance and improve the esthetic appearance of your smile.

These terms are used interchangeably by some people, but there is a subtle difference in the kinds of problems they are intended to address.

A smile makeover, is more aesthetically oriented. It can help a patient who wants to drastically improve the appearance of their smile, whether that means whitening their teeth, fixing small chips or gaps, restoring teeth that have become damaged, or all of the above. The final result is a flawless smile that looks like a Hollywood celebrity on TV.

A full-mouth reconstruction can accomplish this as well, but it is more focused on improving the function of the teeth as well as their appearance. A person who needs a smile makeover will have teeth that basically function as they should, enabling them to eat and speak comfortably. If they need a full-mouth reconstruction, however, this may not be the case.

Never Lose Hope!

If you’ve been dealing with several dental issues, possibly for years, issues that make it difficult for you to eat, speak, or smile with confidence, never lose hope. Be sure to contact Dr. Smith, and he will know exactly how to help you.

Do you live in Juno beach, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach or surrounding areas?

If you are having trouble maintaining your dental work, you can always call: (561) 694-9000 to speak to Dr. Patrick Smith or a member of the staff at his Juno Beach office.



Keeping Patients Smiling In Juno Beach, North Palm Beach & Jupiter

Nobody likes having a smile they have to hide – or that they avoid showing altogether. Your Juno Beach cosmetic dentist knows this, and that is why Dr. Patrick C. Smith's team in Juno Beach have made patient smiles and dental health a top priority. Dr. Patrick Smith has created 5-star treatment plans for full mouth restorations, and has done everything possible to give you a more enjoyable experience.

If you live in the Juno Beach or surrounding areas – and are looking for high-quality cosmetic dentistry, please contact the office of Dr. Patrick Smith now at (561) 694-9000. The helpful, friendly staff would be happy to talk to you about cosmetic dentistry and the other services offered.

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