A full mouth reconstruction sounds like a complicated procedure; however, it is actually a series of more than one cosmetic dentistry treatment with the aim of improving the form and function of the teeth, gums and the whole mouth area. The full mouth reconstruction process can be made simpler when it is explained in a detailed manner, providing the patient with the information needed to prepare for the procedures that will result in improved form and function of the teeth and the whole mouth area.
Same-Day Teeth are Now Possible
A patient with missing teeth can now have a full mouth reconstruction using dental implants (and a temporary prosthetic tooth or teeth) that can be loaded in a single visit. Also called same day teeth or one day teeth, these dental implants are loaded within the same day by dental implants specialists after a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s dental needs, giving the patient a brand-new, fixed smile in the same day he or she went in for a dentist’s appointment.
The same day teeth can be successfully placed provided that the patient meets specific criteria or conditions (such as sufficient bone mass to support the dental implant firmly in place). Getting impressions of the patient’s teeth and 3D scans may be required prior to the actual construction of the prosthetic tooth (or teeth), to ensure that the dental implants placement will be a complete success.
Full Arch Restorations
A full arch restoration can be used to address dental concerns including an entire set of teeth that is failing because of poor dental work or gum disease; dental crowns or dental bridges may be involved in these cases, wherein the natural teeth that are holding the dental prostheses in place may be on the verge of failing or giving up.
The full arch restoration’s goal is to restore dentition in the shortest amount of time possible, as well as to re-build the tissue which has been lost – which frequently results to an unnecessary aging appearance on the part of the patient’s whole facial structure. Failing current teeth is addressed with the use of an entire set of teeth in one surgical setting, the placement of six to 10 dental implants, the placement of temporary prosthetic teeth (leading to more permanent ceramic tooth restorations), and even the removal of diseased teeth.
Bone Reconstruction through a Full Mouth Reconstruction
A full mouth reconstruction can also address the concerns regarding unfavourable loss of bone mass. A bone grafting procedure can be done using bone tissues that have been harvested in other parts of the patient’s own mouth. Those who do not wish to undergo a bone grafting procedure can discuss other options with the dentist, who can provide other terms that the patient can alternatively go through. When the bone graft is completed, dental implants can then be placed successfully in the area where teeth are missing; this is then followed by the placement of temporary tooth replacements, and then with the final ceramic tooth (or teeth) prosthetic.