Don't Let a Missing Tooth Hold You Back in Life

5 Signs You Might Benefit From A Full Mouth Reconstruction

by Wyatt Morgan

If you have numerous dental issues, such as multiple cavities, stains, or crooked teeth, then a full mouth reconstruction might benefit you. A full mouth reconstruction treats multiple oral conditions. For instance, you may need orthodontic treatment for crooked teeth, cosmetic treatment for stained teeth, and restorative treatment for tooth cavities.

Here are five common signs that you may benefit from a full mouth reconstruction.

1. Worn down teeth

If your teeth are worn down, then you may need both restorative and cosmetic dentistry to restore your teeth to their former state. Mouth reconstruction for badly worn teeth may include dental crowns, dental implants, or dental bonding to repair the worn teeth.

Your dentist will also seek to treat the cause of your worn teeth if grinding or bruxism is the cause. Treatment for grinding or bruxism may involve oral appliances such as mouth guards.

2. Multiple missing teeth

Multiple missing teeth can have a negative impact on your oral health by putting pressure on your remaining teeth while you chew your food. Multiple missing teeth can have a negative impact on your smile.

If you are missing multiple teeth, your treatment may include dental implants, bridges, or false teeth.

3. Badly crooked teeth

Teeth often become crooked as people age because of the natural shifting of teeth. Teeth can also shift when an adjacent tooth is missing. If you suffer from multiple crooked teeth, then orthodontic treatment will be part of your full mouth reconstruction. Orthodontic treatment involves the use of braces, spacers, retainers, and other orthodontic appliances. 

4. Chronic pain

Chronic mouth pain can indicate that you have one or more of several oral conditions such as cavities or infected teeth. All of these conditions can be treated with a full mouth reconstruction to deal with multiple oral problems. During treatment for multiple oral conditions, you may undergo root canal surgery, fillings, and/or dental crowns.

5. Gum disease

Mild gum disease or gingivitis can be treatable with minor care. But if you have severe gum disease, affecting multiple areas of your mouth, then a full mouth reconstruction may be necessary to restore your oral health. A full mouth reconstruction for gum disease may involve planing and scaling, gum flap surgery, or even the removal and replacement of teeth.

A full mouth reconstruction can give you a more pleasing smile and restore your confidence. If you suffer from discomfort due to multiple dental issues, contact a dentist who provides full mouth reconstruction treatment in your area.