What Procedures are in a Full Mouth Reconstruction?

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Boulder woman smiles to show off full mouth reconstruction results A full mouth reconstruction is designed to restore optimal oral health and function to your teeth, gums, and jaw. The combination of procedures is customized to address your unique dental problems, which range from missing or fractured teeth to TMJ disorders and tooth gaps. The procedures in a full mouth reconstruction entirely depend on the condition of teeth, gum health, bite alignment, and cosmetic concerns. The process is often needed due to severe trauma or long-term neglect of oral hygiene. 

Our Boulder dentist, Dr. Michael Adler, trained at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He will likely utilize restorative, neuromuscular, and cosmetic dentistry options to rebuild and transform your smile. Several dental procedures are commonly involved in a full mouth reconstruction, including: 

  • Dental Implants: Missing teeth are a significant contributing factor to bite misalignment and can quickly lead to bone resorption. It’s essential to replace lost teeth as soon as possible with dental implants that look, feel, and act like your natural teeth. 
  • Root Canal Therapy: If you have one or more teeth that are severely decayed, a root canal may be necessary to eradicate the infected tooth pulp. 
  • Dental Bridges: If you’re missing more than a single tooth, a dental bridge may be part of your full mouth reconstruction to restore all upper and lower teeth. 
  • Dental Crowns: Crowns are made to match the shade of your adjacent teeth and are placed over a severely damaged tooth to prevent further issues. 
  • Gum Recontouring: This treatment is used to reduce a “gummy smile,” which can be caused by excess gum tissue or small teeth. 
  • TMJ Treatment: TMJ disorders cause a host of symptoms, which include a clicking or locking jaw, headaches, jaw pain, and more. Tooth grinding can exacerbate these signs. Neuromuscular dentistry, including TMJ treatment, addresses the complexities in the jaw muscles and nerves to improve your bite and alignment.  
  • Periodontal Therapy: Moderate to severe gum disease can be treated with periodontal therapy. We have an in-house periodontist, which allows us to handle your full mouth reconstruction at our office with no need for several specialists. 
  • Cosmetic Dentistry: Aesthetic issues such as disproportionate teeth, tooth chips, and discoloration can be improved through cosmetic dentistry such as porcelain veneers and teeth whitening. If your oral health is in good condition, and you mostly have aesthetic concerns, a smile makeover may be a better option for you. 

The full mouth reconstruction process begins with a dental exam and consultation with Dr. Adler to discuss your goals and develop a comprehensive treatment plan. Each patient is unique, and Dr. Adler will work to create an efficient strategy to complete your full mouth reconstruction in as few visits as possible.

The next step is to determine your optimal bite to eliminate the problems that are causing your teeth to fracture or chip and/or TMJ symptoms. A full mouth reconstruction can sometimes negate the need for jaw surgery. Once your bite is aligned correctly, Dr. Adler will perform a series of procedures to restore your oral health and the full function of your teeth, gums, and jaw. 

Schedule Your Full Mouth Reconstruction Consultation

If you have severely damaged or missing teeth as well as other significant oral health problems, contact Adler Advanced Dentistry in Boulder at (303) 449-1119 to schedule your exam. Our experienced team provides a full range of dentistry types to patients in Boulder, Ft Collins, and Denver, Colorado.