Published on June 22, 2021, Updated on July 27, 2022

Contents: What it is? | Am I a Candidate? | Appointment | FAQ

What is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Full mouth reconstruction is a reconstruction or substitution of every important component of the mouth of the patient to create a beautiful smile. Procedures that may be necessary based on what your teeth and needs look like. The procedures include onlays, crowns, dental implants, veneers, dentures, and many other procedures. In general, full mouth reconstruction will influence the teeth of the patient’s mouth directly or indirectly. This is not just to make you appear nice but to improve key functions like eating, talking, and smiling partially or totally. Here at Oral Health Center Dental Care Westerville, form and function is important to create an exquisite smile.

Who Requires a Full Mouth Reconstruction

In general, full mouth reconstruction will influence the teeth of the patient’s mouth directly or indirectly. This is not just to make you appear nice but to improve key functions like eating, talking, and smiling.

Full Mouth Reconstruction with Crowns

  • Have you got crooked teeth? You could require braces, not a complete reconstruction of the mouth.
  • Are your teeth healthy? You can get only fillings or crowns. If your teeth are in good condition, all you need is aesthetic dental treatment such as crowns, veneers, fillings or teeth whitening.

Full Mouth Reconstruction with Dental Implants

  • Do you have enough bone density? You must have sufficient bone volume to give the best support and correctly attach your teeth. You may not be suitable with dental implants if you have far too long or have severe periodontal disease.
  • Have you got osteoporosis? If you have osteoporosis you may not have dental implants. Inform your dentist of any bone problems, so they can evaluate your applicability.
  • Are you a heavy smoker? Smoking causes problems and infections after surgery.
  • Have you got an uncontrolled systemic disease? You won’t be eligible for dental implants if you have diabetes, hypertension, hypertension, or any uncontrolled systemic disease.
  • Do you have age-related issues?
  • During the previous 6 months have you had had cancer treatments?

You need to acquire clearance of your implant surgeon initially if you desire full mouth reconstruction with dental implants. Inform them of any systemic diseases that might prohibit you from having this treatment.

How Long Will It Take

Full mouth rehabilitation will rely on the patient’s individual needs, which makes it difficult to estimate how long your therapy will take. In other words, the operation is likely to be longer than a month as a number of procedures are more likely to be needed.

You may call our dentists to learn more or arrange an appointment if you want to know how much the complete mouth reconstruction will require.

Types of Mouth Restorations

Full Mouth reconstruction break down into two types:

Type One: Restoration of the Existing Teeth

In order to retain the natural teeth, the dentist will employ a number of procedures. The following is required:

  • Crowns on (almost) every tooth.
  • Fillings to repair cavities and decay.
  • Dental bridges or implants to replace every tooth or small sections of missing teeth.
  • Root canals to save badly infected tooth from further decay.

Type Two: Full Mouth Implant Restoration

The dentist performs tooth extractions on the remaining teeth and replaces them with full mouth implants. Popular full mouth implants are;

  • Overdentures with 4-6 implants per jaw.
  • All-on-4 that uses 4 implants on each jaw.
  • Fixed bridge implants with 4-8 implants per jaw.

      PROCEDURE

      ADVANTAGES  DISADVANTAGES

      Full Mouth Crown Restoration

  • The flavors of food are better
  • Keeps your teeth natural looking
  • Less invasive procedure
  • After several years of wear, it is imperative that the restorations will need to be replaced.
  • Teeth issues will return after 10 years if the oral hygiene is not maintained.

      All-on-4

  • Only 4 implants is needed to restore whole row of teeth.
  • Dental implants can be loaded straight away.
  • Implants will not exist in the molars which means less stability and support.
  • Just 10 teeth per jaw (normally 14 teeth)
  • Fake gum tissue is thicker than usual

      Fixed Bridge Implants

  • Attached securely to the teeth (non-removable)
  • Too much pressure on the jawbone is not required.
  • Food tastes better with overdentures
  • Over the years, gums that are made of acrylic will stain.
  • It is harder to clean compared to overdentures.
  • More implants needed than overdentures.

      Overdentures

  • Cheaper than other types
  • Easy to clean
  • Dentures must be changed often compared to other treatment options

Be careful of dentists who try to persuade you that just one solution exists. For instance, some dentists push all-on-4 aside from alternative approaches. Do what you need to preserve your natural teeth before it gets dental implant restorations.

Restore Existing Teeth

Full Mouth Implant Restoration

Full Mouth Rehabilitation Cost

Snap-On Full Mouth Implants

These dental prosthesis snaps on the implants, generally called overdentures and may be removed by the wearer.

Pros

  • Cheaper than fixed options
  • Lightweight materials which means it does not contribute much to bone loss as it acts as cushion
  • Easier maintenance

Cons

  • You can’t really taste food that well because it has thicker materials
  • The materials do not last as long as fixed options

Fixed Bridge Restorations

These are permanently connected to four to eight implants. There are many types of fixed bridge restorations:

  • Fixed hybrid bridge
  • Fixed zirconia bridge
  • All-on-4

Pros

  • More reliable support when eating
  • Thinner materials; hence enhanced flavor
  • Made of durable materials

Cons

  • Costlier than other alternatives
  • Harder to clean

What Procedures Might Be Needed

Teeth Shape, size, and color considerations

Shape and Size

Would you like you to have more or shorter teeth than they are? You want more squared or round teeth?Take time to take into account the size and shape of your teeth as you wear them throughout your life. Make sure it looks exactly as you want it. You’ll have a suggestion for your dentist, but it’s your decision.

You can take a reference photo if you prefer your previous teeth or if you think someone else’s teeth can work for you. If you offer them something to work from, your dentist will have the best results.

Color

When you have full mouth restorations, most people don’t just stop thinking about how big your teeth are. You don’t have to stick with your original hue of the tooth. You can’t obtain ultra white teeth that appear artificial. You may select the precise color of white for your teeth when you receive this treatment.

When picking your age, skin color, or any existing restorations you may have, there are factors to consider. The natural color makes your teeth less apparent.

Each dentist has a collection of color samples, you may examine the color samples so that you can choose the shade you desire. It is better to observe the neutral illumination color so that the actual color can be masked by artificial light.

Material

One of the essential considerations that you have to make is the precise material you need to utilize – whether it crowns or implants. The material affects the appearance, cost and durability of the rework. Always consult your dentist about choosing the materials.

What Issues does FMR takes care of

  • Amelogenesis – This is a rare condition that may cause tooth decay and poor dental enamel. The principal symptom is that an enamel is missing or doesn’t work. The tooth decay, fractured teeth and gum disease of patients with these conditions may accelerate. Reconstruction in the full mouth is one of the finest ways of dealing with consequences of this condition.
  • Dentogenesis imperfecta – It is a disease which can change your teeth into blue gray or yellow brown, and often discolored.
  • Ectodermal dysplasia – This means that the hair, skin, or teeth grow abnormally. Certain individuals may have faulty tooth enamel or lack of teeth. Full mouth reconstruction can help patients deal with some of the problems.
  • Malocclusion – Malocclusion is the mismatch of the jaws that can lead to discomfort. Dental implants and bone injury are used to re-align the jaws and reduce discomfort for full mouth reconstruction.
  • Oral Cancer – The cancer cell can spread to other parts of the body and be deadly if not treated with oral cancer. Oral cancer appears in the mouth as ulcers or lumps. The oncologist must treat oral cancer. But once the cancer cell is eliminated, thorough rebuilding of the mouth can assist restore full health in the mouth.

What is the recovery process

After completing the operation, you need to recuperate before additional therapy is offered. To support the rehabilitation process, your dentist will prescribe antibiotics and/or pain treatments. The patient may have to eat or drink soft food until he has recovered completely. When the whole mouth rebuilds, it is equally vital to practice appropriate oral care, such as cleaning the teeth twice a day and flushing periodically. Regular dental checks and tooth cleaning are also crucial.

What are the Risks associated with Complete Mouth Rehabilitation

Each operation is risky. A complete reconstruction as complicated as the whole mouth treatment may involve hazards of several treatments.

Risks of Full Mouth Crown Restorations

  • Crowns can fail and may crack
  • Receding gums
  • Crowns may not be sealed properly which can cause decay underneath it
  • Some of your teeth may require root canal treatment
  • Your dentist may do a job at fitting crowns that might lead to an unequaled bite. This can result in an increase in the risk of gum disease and TMJ issues.

Risks of Full Mouth Implant Restorations

  • Short-term loss of implants
  • Long-term loss of implants
  • Damage to the nerves within the jawbone
  • Possible infection from surgery
  • Sinus perforation of the implants
  • In all-on-4, when one implant fails the rest of it should be redone
  • Incorrect bite after placing the teeth

Find a dentist with a short-term guarantee for their services to achieve optimal outcomes. Screen your dentist and talk with your dentist about risks honestly.

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