Ideally, patients should maintain a routine of good at-home oral hygiene habits and professional dental care in order to preserve the health and strength of their smile. Realistically, the team of experienced dentists at Fort Bend Dental understands that this is not always the case. Many people go through periods of life during which oral health is neglected. However, it is never too late to turn the smile around. Our dentists offer restorative dentistry treatments to improve the strength and structure of the teeth, no matter how severe the damage. Additionally, we offer cosmetic treatments to improve the appearance of aesthetically blemished teeth. Combined, these treatments offer full-mouth reconstruction candidates at our Missouri City, TX practice a way to reconstruct the smile to improve its strength, function, and beauty.
Candidates for Full-mouth Reconstruction
Full-mouth reconstruction is not a single dental treatment, but rather the combination of several dental procedures. Each full-mouth reconstruction treatment is unique because it is tailored to address the specific needs of each patient. Unlike a smile makeover (which focuses primarily on restoring the aesthetics of the teeth), full-mouth reconstruction is performed on patients who need to rebuild the strength and structure of the mouth. Still, full-mouth reconstruction can address cosmetic flaws as well. Patients who are ideal candidates for full-mouth reconstruction are those dealing with several dental complications at once. If the smile has been compromised by any combination of the following dental problems, then a patient is likely to be a good candidate for full-mouth reconstruction:
- Mild to severe tooth decay
- Acid erosion
- Root canal infection
- Gum disease
- Tooth loss
- Previous dental work that has become worn down or damaged
- Chipped, cracked, or fractured teeth
- Tooth discoloration or stains
While a smile makeover is often an elective treatment plan, full-mouth reconstruction is necessary to improve the strength and function of the teeth and prevent further oral health problems. The series of procedures that are performed in a full-mouth reconstruction treatment plan significantly improves the overall health and structure of the smile, and can reverse the damage of years of dental neglect.
Creating a Treatment Plan
As stated, each full-mouth reconstruction procedure is personalized to the unique needs of the patient. Before a treatment plan is created, the teeth will be thoroughly examined, x-rays will be taken, and impressions of the teeth will be made. After examining the overall health of the teeth and gums, our dentists will recommend a series of dental treatments that will enhance the health, strength, and structure of the teeth and gums, while eliminating cosmetic flaws. Based on the needs and wants of each patient, full-mouth reconstruction may include a combination of any of the following dental treatments:
- Dental fillings
- Inlays and onlays
- Dental crowns
- Dental implants
- Dental bridge
- Periodontal treatment
- Porcelain veneers
- Teeth whitening
If you are suffering from severe oral health problems, and have given up on a healthy and attractive smile, there is still hope. The experienced dentists at Fort Bend Dental can personalize a full-mouth reconstruction dental plan that will improve the strength, function, and beauty of your smile. Contact us at your earliest convenience to learn how we can help you completely rebuild your smile.