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.

Purpose of Orthodontics

dental bracesAfter completing dental school, orthodontists study for three additional years in the structural alignment of the mouth. As an orthodontist, a dental professional does smile design, but from the inside out. They know where your teeth should be, and they know how to get them there.

Orthodontic practice is mostly just braces, and trendier alternatives like Invisalign and lingual braces. But orthodontics also goes deep: for instance, our orthodontist in Van Nuys is an expert in malocclusion—or bad bite. Typically, malocclusion traces to a birth defect that left the jaw badly aligned, or in bad company with the teeth. In extreme circumstances, the jaw must be broken before any restructuring can happen.

The more superficial acts of cosmetic dentistry just deal with how the teeth look—their color and condition. Orthodontics plays a longer game—it is all about careful planning and slow movement.

Issues addressed by orthodontists include:

• Impacted teeth
• Overcrowded teeth
• Gapped or spaced teeth
• Crossbite, overbite, and underbite

Full health and functionality of the mouth are the objectives of orthodontists. If you or your child needs braces, you can call our Van Nuys cosmetic dentist today.