How Does Full Mouth Reconstruction Work?


Often, when patients hear the phrase, ‘Full mouth reconstruction’ they imagine a massive amount of dental work taking place over a long period of time. However, a mouth reconstruction is unique to every patient. Our cosmetic dentist in Van Nuys has many strategies and treatments that can help bring out our patients’ very best smiles.

Patients have numerous health-related reasons to seek a full mouth reconstruction. Some of these include:
• A patient is missing numerous teeth
• Cracked or broken teeth
• Extreme damage from gum disease
• Out of control tooth decay
• Permanent damage because of Templar Mandibular Joint problems
• Tooth erosion from stomach acid or teeth grinding

There are other reasons you may want a mouth reconstruction which can be cosmetic in nature such as:
• Gaps
• Misaligned teeth
• Permanent stains from medication
• Stained dental work
• Unsightly old fillings

Regardless of the reason or combination of reasons your full mouth reconstruction begins with an examination and consultation. You will need to tell our dentist what you like about your smile and what you would like to change. Health-related problems normally are the first priority because any cosmetic changes made to unhealthy teeth and gums will not last. Together you and our dentist will create a care plan for your reconstruction. It is important to remember that this will be a time-consuming process, even though some treatments may happen at the same time.

Pinpointing a time frame for your mouth reconstruction is difficult. Sometimes, we experience long wait times for dental work arriving from a dental lab. Often that is dictated by the procedures and the length of time is also determined by how well your body responds to certain procedures. Treatments like dental implants or orthodontic treatments progress at whatever rate you heal.

Our dentist has a wide range of potential procedures to give you a smile you have always wanted. Some of these treatments are:

• Bridges
• Dental Crowns
• Dental Implants
• Dentures
• Fillings
• Inlays
• Invisalign
• Onlays
• Orthodontics
• Veneers

Once you decide to move forward with your treatments, you will find that even if the process is lengthy, it is worth every second to have a brilliant smile you are proud to share.