For some patients, the bi-annual cleanings and an occasional filling are all that are required to maintain their oral health. For others, they might need to have a tooth pulled or get a whitening solution and still, others might need a full mouth reconstruction. This process involves numerous procedures and can take an extended period of time. Once completed though, the oral cavity is not only perfectly healthy, the teeth and smile are flawless.
What is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
This is a reconstructive procedure entailing numerous surgeries. It can be quite costly and time consuming on the part of the patient. It takes a big commitment on their part to continue through until the end. Any surgery which affects all teeth in the oral cavity is considered a reconstruction. However, if a patient simply gets a cavity filled for a single tooth that is not considered reconstructive.
An initial assessment will need to take place in order to determine the type of procedures necessary for a completely full mouth reconstruction. Recovery time is needed between each procedure which can extend the total time it will take to complete the full mouth reconstruction.
How to Get Started?
Most patients who are looking for a full mouth reconstruction have suffered from periodontal disease and had extensive decay and tooth loss. When they are seeking a way to regain their teeth and normal functionality of the jaw, they are looking for the best possible solution. A full mouth reconstruction typically consists of tooth extractions, bone or gum grafts, crowns, dental bonding, dental bridges, and dental implants. All of these things are considered reconstructive and cosmetic in nature, but they are also preventative.
By extracting the remaining teeth and cleaning the diseased and decayed tissue it will greatly increase the patient's oral cavity health and hinder any further infection from spreading. We can do all this for you when you come see us for your next consultation.
ORAL SURGERY SPECIALISTS OF AUSTIN
Derrick Flint, MD, DDS | Matthew Largent, MD, DDS
Dental Implants Austin • Dental Blog • Oral Surgery Specialists We perform a variety of procedures in order to correct injuries, defects, and diseases to the head, face, neck, jaws, and tissues of the oral region. Read our Blog! Oral Surgery Specialists of Austin, 5301 A Davis Ln. Suite 102, Austin, TX 78749 • (512) 351-7653 • ossaustin.com • 8/15/2022 • Related Terms: Dental Implants Austin TX •