What is a full mouth reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction refers to a series of separate oral procedures, each one tailored to your specific dental needs. Dr. Nishime works with you to determine your precise needs and from there suggests various procedures that’ll help you meet your goals and keep you healthy.
The main factor that distinguishes full mouth reconstruction from a smile makeover is that full mouth reconstruction is neither elective nor cosmetic. It’s necessary for your oral and overall health.
What procedures are included in full mouth reconstruction?
To get a deep understanding of your specific needs, Dr. Nishime first studies your family and personal medical history. From there, he can recommend procedures that will ensure your long-lasting health and a long-term treatment plan to keep it steady.
The most common types of procedures in full mouth reconstruction include:
- Teeth cleaning
- Periodontal cleaning and care
- Crown lengthening
- Repositioning of the jaw
- Gum restoration/repair
- Natural teeth shaping and reduction
- Placement of crowns, veneers, or bridges
- Placement of dental implants
- Placement of braces or other alignment devices
- Bone and gum grafting
Though some of these procedures might seem daunting, Dr. Nishime and his team are committed to creating the most comfortable environment for your full mouth reconstruction.
How long does a full mouth reconstruction take?
A full mouth restoration takes place in several steps. All procedures aren’t performed at once. In most cases, a full mouth restoration can take up to 12 months. Dr. Nishime outlines the chronology of your procedures and performs them in a targeted order.
Since many of the procedures involved in your full mouth restoration might require some form of surgical intervention, it’s important to let your teeth, gums, bones, and oral tissues heal between each step of the overall procedure.
Making sure your body heals between steps is vital to ensure both the success of the operation and to avoid health complications. Dr. Nishime might also perform less-invasive procedures that require minimal healing time.
Full mouth reconstruction is a long process but, if done correctly, can permanently change your life. Call or go online today to book an appointment and to learn more about your full range of reconstruction options.