Full mouth reconstruction involves a number of procedures and treatments that are customized to address the functional problems with someone’s smile. These restorative dentistry options may include bone grafts to rebuild the jawbone and accommodate dental implants or require tooth extractions of severely damaged or decayed teeth. Dental crowns, bridges and full arch replacements may be necessary. Each case is unique, and the process starts with a consultation with our distinguished dentist, Dr. Gordon Bell, DDS, in Hellam and York.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Consultation
Dr. Bell can rebuild your bite and restore proper eating, chewing and speaking functions. Your consultation will involve a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and oral tissues and X-rays to determine the extent of damage to your teeth and jawbone. Candidates for full mouth reconstruction may have poor oral health due to a lack of dental hygiene, genetics or poor lifestyle habits, such as a sugar-laden diet and smoking. Some medications or trauma to the teeth, jaw or mouth can also damage the tissues and impact oral health.
Our dentist will evaluate your X-rays and the condition of your mouth and discuss the procedures he believes will best restore your bite and overall health. Full mouth reconstruction may take weeks, months or years to complete, depending on the extent of dental work needed to give you back a complete set of healthy teeth. Dr. Bell will go over the details of your full mouth reconstruction and what you can expect throughout the process.
Benefits of Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction addresses several oral health concerns at once, which saves some expenses and gives you a better-looking, functional smile in less time. The series of procedures are customized to ensure you can eat, chew and speak correctly without discomfort and improves oral health. The various treatments can reverse signs of gum disease and address ongoing tooth decay and other significant oral health concerns.
Some patients may choose to have porcelain veneers and teeth whitening after full mouth reconstruction to enhance the appearance of their smile.
Dr. Bell works to provide a relaxing atmosphere to ensure each patient feels comfortable during their treatment or procedure. He and our staff understand the anxiety patients can experience about dental procedures and dentist’s chairs, and we work to ease those fears.
If you have multiple tooth and mouth concerns that affect your oral health and how you eat or speak, full mouth reconstruction could be right for you. Contact Dr. Bell at The Center for Dental Excellence in Hellam and York, Pennsylvania, at (888) 906-2343 to schedule a dental exam and consultation.