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With full mouth reconstruction, your dental care team considers all aspects of your oral health, from aesthetic concerns to the health of your jawbone. At Santa Monica Bay Dental in Santa Monica, California, our doctors want you to enjoy outstanding oral health that allows you to chew, speak, and smile with confidence. Sometimes, that means full mouth reconstruction to address multiple concerns.
You may be wondering exactly what full mouth reconstruction consists of, and the answer is, it depends on what you need. That may not seem like a very satisfying answer, but it means that our team doesn’t offer a cookie-cutter solution. Instead, we build a plan designed to address exactly the issues you’re dealing with.
For example, if you’ve endured trauma such as an auto accident that damaged your oral health, your needs are significantly different from someone who has experienced extensive decay. Our first step is always a thorough examination to assess your needs.
During your initial examination, we discuss your oral health history, take X-rays to assess your jawbones and joints, and consider the health of your teeth and your gums. We also discuss your goals and what you hope the outcome of the process will be.
Then, we develop a plan for you, and talk to you about the problems we want to address, the procedures involved and what choices you need to make. Full mouth reconstruction isn’t something that can be performed in a single appointment. In fact, for some people, the entire process can take as long as a year.
Since each patient who undergoes full mouth reconstruction has a different set of procedures, we talk with you about those that are likely to work best for you, how many appointments you’re likely to need, and the timeline likely to be involved.
As we’ve said, full mouth reconstruction is a different process for each patient. But, some of the procedures that are commonly involved include:
Many other procedures could be added to the list, depending on the health of your gums and bones. The right treatments at the appropriate stages depend on a variety of highly individual factors.
If you need full mouth reconstruction, you’re likely dealing with extensive oral health issues. By addressing them together, rather than patching here and there as you must, our team can design a plan that leads to healthy, functional teeth and gums, as well as a smile you’ll be proud to display.
If you suspect that full mouth reconstruction is likely to be the best path forward for your dental health, call or message us to schedule an appointment at Santa Monica Bay Dental today. We are happy to answer your questions based on your situation.