Some smiles require a comprehensive approach for optimal health and wellness. After serious injury or disease, a full mouth reconstruction in Ardmore rebuilds or replaces all the teeth in the smile. A full mouth reconstruction treatment plan may contain any number of restorative and cosmetic solutions -- keep reading to learn more about this approach from Dr. Jamie Guthrie.
A full mouth reconstruction rebuilds or replaces all of the teeth in the patient’s smile. Dr. Guthrie may recommend the treatment for people who have experienced severe facial trauma, or for young children who are born with congenital disorders like ectodermal dysplasia, hypoplasia, amelogenesis imperfecta, and others. Patients recovering from oral cancer may also benefit from a full mouth reconstruction.
The restorative approach goes beyond enhancing the cosmetic appearance of the smile -- that’s what we call a full smile makeover. Instead, a full mouth reconstruction enhances the way the teeth and surrounding oral structures look and work together.
A full mouth reconstruction may include any number of cosmetic and restorative treatments. Every treatment plan is different, depending on the unique needs of each patient. Some of the treatments that may be included in a plan for full mouth reconstruction include:
Dr. Guthrie will also evaluate what caused your dental issues while crafting your treatment plan. In cases of severely worn down teeth, for example, it may be necessary to treat issues with the TMJ (temporomandibular joint), or to provide a solution nighttime teeth grinding, the condition known as bruxism, alongside the full mouth reconstruction.
If you need a full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Guthrie will give you an estimate for how long you can expect the treatment to last. The length will depend on the unique treatments your smile requires. Dental implants, for example, may take up to a year to complete. Because they rest on top of your gums, traditional full or partial dentures may be completed in a month or two. Whatever the treatments you need, you can feel confident that Dr. Guthrie provides care with maximum comfort and efficiency.
Patients who require a full mouth reconstruction can feel confident visiting Dr. Guthrie. She has been providing high quality services for our community for over a decade, and she routinely engages in continuing education opportunities to ensure she provides the most modern, up-to-date care possible. She also attended the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Dr. Guthrie remains passionate about helping patients enjoy the ultimate in oral health and wellness.
Do you have serious issues with the form and function of your smile that could call for a full mouth reconstructions? Please don’t hesitate to get started on a solution. Dr. Guthrie and her team provide solutions in a comfortable, state-of-the-art office. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!