Am I a Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction?

The dental professionals at Santa Monica Bay Dental, in Santa Monica, California, are dedicated to making sure that each patient gets the individualized care they deserve. If you choose full mouth reconstruction, our team works with you and with each other to create a plan that will result in the smile of your dreams. 

Reconstruction? That sounds big! 

Full mouth reconstruction is big, but in the best way. Depending on your situation, a full mouth reconstruction can include numerous procedures. For example, if you have periodontal disease, that will be addressed. 

Often, patients looking for full mouth reconstruction may need extractions or root canals. You may need fillings or dental crowns. Your mouth is unique to you, and restoring your full ability to chew, talk, and smile brilliantly means determining your specific problems, addressing them, and moving toward a healthy and attractive mouth. 

Full mouth reconstruction isn’t a quick fix. Depending on your situation, it may take several weeks or even a few months to complete. 

Certain procedures, such as dental implants, require time for your mouth to heal. When you have a dental implant, your dentist places a post in your jawbone, and as you heal the post fuses to the bone, giving your a strong, permanent foundation for a replacement tooth. 

How do I know if I’m a good candidate? 

People need full mouth reconstruction for many reasons. You may have had an accident that damaged your teeth. You may have experienced extensive decay, or you may be seeing the results of a lifetime of grinding your teeth together. 

People seeking full mouth reconstruction generally have extensive damage to their existing teeth. Missing teeth, gum disease, fillings that are coming out or are damaged, and many other issues may lead your dentist to suggest full mouth reconstruction. 

To be a good candidate for full mouth reconstruction, you need to meet a certain baseline of health. If you have an infection, for example, that will need to be resolved beforehand. You also need to be committed to attending your appointments and following your dentist’s instructions. 

The best way to find out if full mouth reconstruction is right for you is to come into Santa Monica Bay Dental for an evaluation. Our dentists take into account your oral health needs as well as your goals when making treatment suggestions. 

If you’re ready to learn more, book an appointment at Santa Monica Bay Dental today. Contact us online or call 310-453-8606. We’ll be happy to help you begin your journey to a healthy, gorgeous smile! 

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