Full Mouth Reconstruction Candidates
Poor dental health can take a toll on your physical and mental health, causing pain along with self-consciousness. When multiple dental issues add up, the task of correcting the problem can seem overwhelming - but there is a way out. Dr. Louis J. Buono at Garden City Smiles has performed dozens of full mouth reconstruction procedures at his Long Island practice, using a variety of techniques to help patients overcome even the most complex dental problems.
If you are living with severe dental issues, full mouth restoration could help. But how do you know if you are a good candidate?
What Is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Understanding what full mouth reconstruction is can help you better understand and consider whether the procedure is right for you. Much like a smile makeover, full mouth reconstruction consists of several treatments that are a part of a comprehensive plan to improve the smile. But unlike a smile makeover, a full mouth reconstruction is not purely cosmetic - in addition to correcting cosmetic flaws and giving you a more beautiful smile, the process also aims to enhance your health and the condition of your teeth, gums, and jaw.
Depending on a patient’s individual situation and dental issues, a full mouth reconstruction may involve several different procedures including:
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
- Porcelain veneers
- Laser gum contouring
- Invisalign® orthodontics
- Deep cleaning (scaling and root planing)
Am I a Good Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction is not a minor undertaking, and is often recommended to patients with severe and complex dental problems that have begun to have adverse effects on the patient’s health. Your cosmetic dentist may suggest a full mouth reconstruction if you have:
- Advanced gum disease (periodontitis)
- Tooth decay affecting multiple teeth
- Missing or loose teeth due to decay and/or periodontitis
- Cracked, broken, or missing teeth due to injury
- Worn down teeth from tooth grinding (bruxism)
- Crooked or crowded teeth causing bite issues and jaw pain
Only your dentist can determine if full mouth restoration is the right treatment plan for you. During a consultation, your dentist can assess your situation and discuss your options.
What Can Hinder My Chances at Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Just as there are factors that can make you a perfect fit for full mouth reconstruction, there are also factors that can make a cosmetic dentist less likely to approve you for full mouth reconstruction procedures. Factors that can hinder the success of a full mouth reconstruction include:
- Smoking - Smoking can directly affect your body’s ability to heal after dental implant surgery, and can encourage gum disease and bacterial infections.
- Bruxism - Tooth grinding can make it difficult for dental implants to heal correctly and can wear down porcelain crowns, veneers, and dental bridges much more quickly.
Contact Your Cosmetic Dentistry Specialist Today
If you have suffered the physical and emotional challenges that come from living with broken or missing teeth or other major dental problems, then you understand the true value of a beautiful and functional smile. A full mouth reconstruction procedure can give you that smile and your life back. Contact the cosmetic dentistry office of Louis J. Buono, DDS, today to schedule a consultation and learn more about what a full mouth restoration can do for you.