Full-Mouth Reconstruction Overview
When multiple oral health issues have impacted your life, a comprehensive rehabilitation approach can serve to improve the health, appearance, and function of your smile. Full-mouth restoration at Tupelo Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is designed to address multiple or complex treatment needs and may include onlays, inlays, fillings, bridges, crowns, porcelain veneers, dental implants, and dentures. As expert cosmetic and general dentists, Doctors Richard Caron and John Kenney are pleased to offer full-mouth reconstruction at our state-of-the-art Tupelo, MS practice that could help improve both your oral health and the overall look of your smile. Our caring team will listen to your concerns, evaluate your needs, and create a custom treatment plan designed to comprehensively address your unique oral health issues.
Best Candidates for Full-Mouth Reconstruction
Full-mouth reconstruction may be ideal for patients who have missing teeth, multiple damaged teeth, or large, aging restorations that need to be replaced. Individuals experiencing significant decay or teeth that are cracked, broken, or badly worn down due to bruxism (chronic teeth grinding) can be good candidates for this type of comprehensive care. Patients with dental conditions or a genetic disorder, like ectodermal dysplasia (teeth absent since birth), amelogenesis imperfecta (abnormally small teeth), or dentinogenesis imperfecta (stained or translucent teeth), might also benefit from full mouth reconstruction. In more complex cases, the loss of teeth and bone deterioration may have caused sunken cheeks, a collapsed bite, or other functional and aesthetic concerns. By replacing missing teeth and repairing oral damage, full-mouth reconstruction can help to rejuvenate your facial appearance and restore proper oral function.
What To Expect with Full-Mouth Reconstruction
Following a thorough exam of your teeth, gums, and jawbone, Doctors Caron or Kenney might suggest full-mouth reconstruction. Your personalized treatment program will be custom-designed, depending on the state of your teeth, gums, TMJ (temporomandibular) joints, facial muscles, and bite. Doctors Caron or Kenney will discuss your treatment needs, their recommendations for care, and sedation options during your consultation to make sure your treatment strategy fits your wants and goals. Once your treatment program is created, we will discuss what to expect during your full-mouth reconstruction and schedule your visits. Generally, a full-mouth reconstruction can take anywhere from a few visits to several months to complete, depending on your treatment needs. Our team at Tupelo Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry will schedule your procedures with breaks in between to let your mouth heal before moving on to other treatments.
Full-Mouth Reconstruction Recovery
After each procedure in your full-mouth reconstruction treatment program, Doctors Caron or Kenney will explain what to expect and how to care for your teeth and gums in the best possible way. We may write a prescription for antibiotics or pain medication that should be filled prior to your treatment and taken as directed. You might experience some discomfort or swelling after certain procedures, such as implant placement, so a liquid or soft food diet might be suggested for you during this time. After your full-mouth reconstruction is finished, you should maintain your restored oral health with good brushing and flossing at home. Yearly dental examinations and biannual cleanings at Tupelo Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry will also be important. During your exams, doctors Caron or Kenney can track the health of your new restorations, gums, teeth, and jaw.
If you are searching for a viable dental solution to multiple or complex dental issues, meet with our talented team at Tupelo Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry to learn if full-mouth reconstruction is right for your smile. Doctors Caron and Kenney can create your unique treatment plan to meet your needs, goals, and budget. Get in touch with our friendly Tupelo, MS team today to schedule your private treatment consultation.