After traumatic injuries, the development of aggressive oral health conditions, or when patients neglect their oral health, full mouth reconstruction is sometimes necessary. Full mouth reconstruction may involve a series or combination of restorative, cosmetic, and surgical procedures to renew a patient’s oral function and improve appearance. Sometimes, Dr. Dovgan may enlist the expertise of specialists such as oral and maxillofacial surgeons and orthodontists when providing full mouth rehabilitation services. Our goal is to help our patients live healthy and comfortable lives. When providing reconstructive services, we take a compassionate, caring, and thorough approach so that our guests receive improved quality of life.
OBJECTIVES OF FULL MOUTH REHABILITATION
The objectives of rehabilitating the entire mouth are varied but most commonly include the restoration of oral function and one’s appearance. When oral function is affected by tooth loss or disease, patients can experience discomfort along with difficulty eating and speaking. Oral function is a part of everyday life, and when oral function is affected, patients’ quality of life and health tends to suffer. A secondary objective with full mouth reconstruction is the restoration of appearance. An incomplete or flawed smile has far-reaching effects on a person’s self-image and mood. By using restorative and cosmetic procedures, our team can significantly improve the appearance of teeth while also increasing the functionality of a smile.
PROCEDURES AND TREATMENTS
Full mouth rehabilitation can involve a number of different treatments and procedures that have diverse protocols. Since every case is unique, the protocols for treatment can vary wildly. Depending on the situation, patients may require tooth extractions, periodontal therapy, restorations such as crowns, prosthetics like partial dentures or dental implants, and cosmetic enhancements like bonding or veneers. It is not uncommon for patients to require orthodontic treatment and root canal therapy.
When providing full mouth reconstruction, our team will first evaluate the state of a patient’s oral health. For example, some teeth may be missing and others may be failing due to injury or disease. The alignment of teeth as well as the bite may need to be addressed as well. Once the situation has been assessed, our team will develop a treatment plan and consult with specialists, if necessary.
A treatment plan is made specifically for an individual’s situation. Since full mouth rehabilitation is extensive and comprises various types of procedures, treatment is normally provided in increments or phases.
To learn more about our services or to reserve a consultation with Dr. Dovgan, call our friendly and caring team today.