Oral reconstruction or full-mouth reconstruction are dental treatments that restore or replace the teeth, gums, vestibule, and tongue. Oral reconstruction procedures can either be restorative or cosmetic.
If your oral health isn’t compromising your quality of life, the treatment will be considered as a cosmetic procedure. However, in almost every case, oral reconstruction is a combination of restorative and cosmetic procedures. Think of it as every dental treatment combined for one case – orthodontic correcting, extractions, restorations, periodontal treatment, implants, and jaw adjustment therapies.
To better understand oral reconstruction and have a treatment plan curated for your case, book an appointment with our team of specialists at Pearl Dental today!
Who Needs Oral Reconstruction?
Rehabilitative dental procedures restore form and functionality in your oral cavity. A reconstructive procedure collectively reconstructs the oral cavity to its maximum potential.
In some cases – like with diseases that alter the oral cavity – oral reconstruction is inevitable. And a patient would need a comprehensive and curated treatment plan to reconstruct their oral cavity.
In other cases, when the oral cavity has been subject to disease or damage, partial-mouth rehabilitation might be considered as a treatment plan instead.
However, before you can open wide, your dentist needs to run a few preliminary tests. These include:
- Thorough history taking
- Past medical history
- Past dental history
- General physical examination
- Oral examination (visual)
- Radiographic examination
- Consultations with various specialists
How Long Does Oral Reconstruction Take?
While most dental treatments require no more than three visits, oral reconstruction takes between a few weeks to several months to complete. The treatment takes into consideration every structure inside of the oral cavity along with input from various specialists. In some cases, oral surgery might be needed for jaw adjustment or to remove masses from the oral cavity.
Everyone has a unique oral cavity; the size of our jaws, the size of our teeth, the shade of our teeth, and our goals from the treatment differ – so naturally, it takes several dental visits between our office and our referring specialists’ offices to execute an oral reconstruction. Your dentist will guide you throughout the process and schedule visits as per your convenience to make the entire ordeal as seamless as possible.
Our team at Pearl Dental is committed to making our clients smile better than ever before. We offer a range of restorative and cosmetic services, including oral reconstructive procedures.
Our goal is getting you to your goal – we believe that the client has an equal say in what they should receive and are key during the decision-making process. We’ll keep you informed throughout your treatment of what you need to do in the meantime, and what you’ll need next.
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