Full Mouth Reconstruction (FMR)
THE EFFECTS OF DAMAGED TEETH OR A BAD BITE CAN BE SEVERE
There are a number of consequences that can come with having bad teeth, which can result from injury, decay, wear and tear. Any everyday irritations you may be experiencing can be directly connected to your having damaged teeth; these irritations can include difficulty eating, speaking, or cleaning the teeth, as well as pain in some teeth. When someone has broken or crooked teeth, or even missing teeth they’re highly likely to have a bad bite. This bad bite is going to lead to other problems due to their being misaligned, with headache and muscle pain being the two most popular. A bad bite and bad teeth can affect your appearance as well, changing the look of your smile, as well as the shape of your face. Notice the shortened teeth in the photo of the full mouth reconstruction candidate to the left. The good news is that we can rebuild your teeth so that you’re no longer in any discomfort or pain, and simultaneously provide you with an overall better looking smile.
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FULL MOUTH RECONSTRUCTION: THE ULTIMATE RESTORATIVE TREATMENT
A full mouth reconstruction involves using a number of restorative and/or prosthetic treatments with a goal of reconstructing all your teeth. When you have damaged teeth your bite is often the cause of any pain or discomfort you’re feeling because they’re misaligned, which can lead to your feeling a great deal of discomfort and/or pain. When your bite is misaligned, often times a full mouth rehabilitation is required in order to properly correct the misalignment. A full mouth reconstruction may be used in the following situations:
- Broken, cracked, or generally damaged teeth
- Shortened teeth as a result of teeth grinding or clenching
- A misaligned bite
- Dissatisfaction with the appearance of one’s smile
- Jaw pain, migraines, headaches, and muscle pain which can result from problems with the bite and jaw joints
Although a full mouth rehabilitation is usually considered to be one of the last neuromuscular dental options (there are less invasive options), restoring and rebuilding your bite is one of the most effective ways to correct your mouth and jaw problems. Before actually starting the process it’s important for you to have the condition of your teeth, gums, jaw joints and muscles thoroughly examined. A full mouth reconstruction will also improve your overall smile and appearance.
WHAT’S INVOLVED IN A FULL MOUTH RECONSTRUCTION?
There are many procedures involved when it comes to full mouth reconstruction, which care include veneers, implants, crowns, bone or tissue grafting, orthodontics, gum tissue re-contouring and more.
- Veneers, implants and crowns are a great option when it comes to restoring one or more teeth to their original condition.
- Orthodontics (braces) are often used to move the teeth into their optimal position.
- Bone and/or tissue grafting is used to improve the stability of the jaw and teeth.
- Re-contouring the gum tissue allows for a better balanced gum line.
Because there are so many different procedures available these days that can help correct your damaged teeth, it’s a good idea to find out which one is going to best fit your particular situation. To determine if you are a candidate for full mouth reconstruction, we will evaluate the condition of your:
- Gum tissue
- Temporomandibular joints and jaw muscles
- Facial appearance (including the look of your smile)
FIND OUT IF THIS OPTION IS RIGHT FOR YOU
In order for you to understand if a full mouth reconstruction is going to be a good option for you, you’re going to need a thorough evaluation in order to determine the current condition of your teeth and bite.