Full-mouth reconstruction is a comprehensive restorative treatment, and includes multiple cosmetic and restorative dental procedures to create a healthy, beautiful smile. Dr. McKinley and Dr. McKinley-Holloway typically recommend full-mouth reconstruction if your teeth have sustained severe damage due to injury, decay, or infection.
Reasons You Might Need Dental Reconstruction
The determining factors for full-mouth restoration are varied. If you suffer from one or more of these symptoms, consider scheduling a consultation with our dental team!
Some of the dental problems which may lead to the need for full-mouth restoration include:
- Chipped or broken teeth.
- Cracked or fractured teeth.
- Tooth decay.
- Periodontal disease.
- Missing teeth.
- Dental injury or trauma.
Full-mouth reconstruction is also known as a smile makeover, and often involves restoring many or all the teeth in the mouth. During your personalized consultation with our dentists, we will examine your mouth and help you determine which treatments will produce the greatest results for your oral health and smile.
Ultimately, our goal is to give you back a healthy, functional and beautiful smile.
At our practice, we make smiles sparkle. We have a commitment to ensuring each patient receives dental care that can deliver sparkling results and leave them looking and feeling their finest. That is why smile makeover consultations are so thorough.
The smile makeover process is varied as well as unique to each patient and can encompass a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures from professional cleaning and tooth whitening, to dental bonding or veneers.
Naturally, this means each of our smile makeover treatments begins with you and your smile dreams. With your help and input, our dental team can begin crafting a personalized treatment just for you.
During the consultation stage, we will address any oral care concerns you may have. Thanks to the combined experience of our dental team and the latest, most advanced technologies in dental care, our smile makeovers treat:
- Tooth Discoloration: Stubborn stains from coffee, cigarettes, and old age can be treated professionally during the smile makeover process. Removing darker shades enhances the aesthetic of the teeth, giving them a healthier and more natural look.
- Tooth Alignment and Spacing: Any teeth that are crooked, overlapping, or have gaps between them can be straightened and aligned when necessary through orthodontics or other corrective treatments.
- Missing Teeth: A single lost tooth can have a drastic impact on your smile, but there are also health concerns associated with it. One or more missing teeth may lead to a weakened jaw as well as cause bacteria build-up leading to gum disease. With a smile makeover, crowns or dental veneers can be crafted—creating a healthy full solution.
To learn more about the smile makeover process, other conditions it can treat, or about our other full-mouth treatments, visit our office in Shelby Township, MI!
Full Mouth Reconstruction Shelby Township, MI
Our practice is committed to creating the dental plan that meets your individual needs, including dental reconstruction!
The damage a patient has sustained to require full-mouth reconstruction is often extensive. This may have been the result of a particularly traumatic accident or oral cancer. There can be genetic contributors as well including ectodermal dysplasia, amelogenesis, or dentinogenesis imperfecta.
Each of these factors or a combination of them, may create a different need for each individual patient. Thankfully, with 40 years of experience, Dr. McKinley and Dr. McKinley-Holloway are able to work with each patient’s input and personalize their treatment to fit their exact needs.
To ensure each patient can get the care they need and the smile they deserve, treatments in full-mouth restoration may include:
- Dental bonding.
- Dental bridges.
- Dental crowns.
- Dental fillings.
- Dental implants.
- Dental inlays or onlays.
- Dental veneers.
- Dentures (traditional or implant-supported).
- Gum recontouring.
- Oral surgery (including corrective jaw surgery).
- Periodontal treatments.
- Root canal treatment.
- TMJ Treatments.
- Tooth extraction.
If you have any questions concerning one or more of these procedures, you can schedule a consultation through our homepage!
Differences Between Restoration and Reconstruction
To determine whether you are a candidate for either a full-mouth restoration, like a smile makeover or a full-mouth reconstruction treatment, schedule a consultation with our dental team who will be able to provide an in-depth analysis of your individual oral needs.
For the general differences between the two treatments, many professionals have often described them as an order of magnitude—or how severe your dental needs are.
Restoration | A full-mouth restoration may address select more minor health issues such as discolored teeth, minor cracks or chips, gaps between teeth, or a single missing tooth. A combination of cosmetic dentistry fixes can truly make your smile shine again.
Reconstruction | Reconstruction differs from full-mouth restoration by addressing more serious problems of missing teeth or excessive dental damage and decay. Full-mouth reconstruction may replace most, or even all, of your teeth for a brand new smile that can look decades younger.
In both cases, smile makeovers and full-mouth reconstruction often require the use of dental-implants and dental crowns to replace missing teeth.
In severe cases where oral cancer was involved, doctors may even recommend a treatment that provides support to the oral cavity in addition to your full-mouth restoration or reconstruction.
Full-Mouth Dental Implants
If dental disease or decay is widespread throughout your mouth we may recommend full-mouth dental implants. Rather than using a combination of techniques to restore and reconstruct most of your teeth, we can simply remove all the problematic teeth and replace them all with brand new, sturdy dental implant-supported crowns.
If you are missing the majority of your teeth in one or more sections of your mouth, this procedure may be the answer to your oral care concerns!
Unlike traditional dentures or false teeth, full-mouth implants are securely and comfortably connected to your jawbone. Once properly set, the implants will act as your natural teeth, with no fear of slippage. Once again you’ll be able to chew, speak, and smile with confidence!
Additionally, while traditional dentures would need to get resized multiple times as your jawbone shrinks down from not being used—dental implants will keep your jaw strong and supported with a firm facial structure for years to come.
For a Brand New Smile, Call Our Office Today!
For more information about dental reconstruction and to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled dentists, call us today at 586-685-7184. If you’d like to learn more about our practice or make your appointment online, click here!
Full-Mouth Reconstruction FAQs
What is full-mouth reconstruction?
Full-mouth reconstruction is the process of rebuilding, restoring or replacing most or all of the teeth in the upper and lower jaws. The purpose of full-mouth reconstruction is to restore your oral health and function after your teeth have sustained significant damage.
Who is a candidate for full-mouth reconstruction?
Anyone with multiple dental complications or concerns—such as teeth that are cracked, broken, decayed, or missing—is a candidate for full-mouth reconstruction. Full-mouth reconstruction also addresses problems with the gums, bite, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) or jaw muscles.
Will a full-mouth reconstruction be painful?
Our dentists make every effort to ensure that your treatment is comfortable. We offer sedation dentistry to help minimize pain and discomfort during the procedure and provide post-op instructions to help you manage discomfort while you recover. During your initial consultation we will review your sedation options so that you can choose the comfort option that is greatest for you.
How much will full-mouth reconstruction cost?
The cost of full-mouth reconstruction depends on the type and number of treatments performed, the dental materials and techniques used, and whether dental sedation is needed. After your initial consultation, our dentists will be able to provide you with a cost estimate.
Your insurance provider may also cover at least part of the cost of your treatment, and we will work with you to maximize your benefits.
How long will my treatment results last?
How long your treatment lasts depends on how well you take care of your teeth and gums. By following our dentists post-treatment instructions, brushing and flossing daily, and continuing to visit our office regularly for preventive care you can ensure that you enjoy long-lasting results.