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Reasons for a Full Mouth Reconstruction
If you severely damage your teeth, jaw, or face, you may be in need of a full mouth reconstruction. Typically, this involves numerous procedures and even oral surgery. However, once done, you will gain back the full use of your mouth. If you are unsure of whether or not you require this level of care, read some of the common reasons that patients visit us for this procedure.
You may need a full mouth reconstruction if:
#1. You have been in an accident
One of the most common reasons for people needing a full mouth reconstruction is that they have been in an accident. For example, if a patient is in a car accident and suffers facial trauma, it is highly possible that the patient also suffers from broken bones in face and jaw. The patient may even have lost, cracked, or chipped a tooth. This creates a situation where extensive work is necessary in order to restore the functionality and appearance of the patient's face and smile.
#2. Your jaw has been broken
If a patient breaks the jaw, it is likely that the patient damaged some teeth as well. At this point, the patient may need a full mouth reconstruction to fix the jaw and any of the displaced teeth.
#3. Several of your teeth have fallen out
After losing many teeth, it will become necessary for the patient to replace the teeth as quickly as possible. While it is certainly possible for the patient to do so using removable dentures, this is a temporary solution and will not restore the full functionality of the natural teeth. We can do so by giving the patient dental implants. With an implanted tooth, the patient receives the benefit of a new root in addition to the visible tooth. This will help preserve the strength of your jawbone while giving you back a fully functional smile.
#4. You have suffered from extensive decay and gum disease
Typically, we can treat gum disease and tooth decay as isolated instances. However, if one's oral health has reached the point where the teeth are in very bad condition, then the patient may need to have numerous procedures over time. For example, the patient may need to have a gum graft and dental implants.
Schedule an Appointment
Find out if you need a full mouth reconstruction by visiting our Placentia dental office. Once here, we will examine you and let you know how we can help. We offer a variety of procedures that can be used to restore your teeth and bone structure. Since each patient is different and we make recommendations for completely customized treatment plans, it becomes necessary to have a thorough examination and X-rays before we can make a final treatment recommendation. However, some of the treatments we use on a regular basis are:
- Dental crowns
- Dental veneers
- Dental implants
- Oral surgery
- And more
When extensive procedures are necessary, we will use anesthesia to ensure that you remain fully comfortable during the process. Depending on what is being done, you may even go to sleep during the procedure. You can be confident that you are in good hands when visiting our Placentia dental clinic.
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