What is the full mouth reconstruction procedure?

This starts with a planned programme of treatment. As this treatment can involve implants, crowns, veneers, inlays etc then these need to be organised into a logical system.

In the initial consultation with your dentist he or she will discuss your treatment options; as well as asking questions about your lifestyle, state of health and expectations of this treatment.

This will be followed by a thorough oral examination in which the dentist will use the latest technology to determine what is needed and when. This may include x-rays/CAT scan, bite analysis, joint vibration analysis (JVA) and digital imagery.

Your dentist may have the latest 3D design software and can use this to show you a preview of what your treatment will involve. And what the outcome will be.

This is also used as a means of assessing the current state of your teeth and what needs to be worked upon.

Following on from this is the treatment itself. If you are having dental implants then this will involve the insertion of the implant followed by the fitting of a replacement tooth or restoration.

Learn more about this in our dental implants section.

If you are suffering from temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) then you may require an orthodontic device such as a brace to help realign your ‘bite’ or your jaw in general.

Learn more about this in our orthodontics section.

If you have silver amalgam fillings but are unhappy with their appearance or safety record then natural white fillings are a good alternative. These are also known as ‘inlays’. Another option is a porcelain filling or ‘onlay’, so called because it can fit onto a tooth.

Learn more about this in our onlays and inlays section.

Damaged teeth can be treated with crowns or a bridge. A crown is a replacement tooth which fits over a chipped or badly worn tooth. If you require several of these then they can be combined to form a bridge. Also used as part of a dental implant procedure.

Learn more about this in our dental crowns section.

Dental veneers are another option: they are tooth coloured shells which are designed to fit onto the front of a badly stained tooth to improve its appearance. These tend to be used more for aesthetic reasons rather than restorative.

Learn more about this in our dental veneers section.

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