Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction or “Rehabilitation”, or Dental reconstruction is using different modalities in the field of dentistry to achieve the following: to create a balanced and comfortable relationship between your jaws, chewing muscles, gums, bones and teeth, and restore the form (the esthetic look) and function of the oral cavity (your mouth). The mouth is a complex structure; without a proper and correct bite, many conditions may develop, such as: chewing ability will be impaired; teeth become cracked, uneven and worn-out; spaces between teeth can develop causing food impaction; or teeth begin to shift, most often forward; the jaw and neck can become sore and affect your joints (TMJ) and cause migraine headaches.
Teeth reconstruction procedures such as Dental Bonding, Porcelain Veneers and Dental Crowns, Dental Implants, and Veneer Onlays are all potential procedures used in a Full Mouth Restoration and Reconstruction. The result is a perfect mouth and smile, well-balanced and discomfort free, with properly functioning mastication muscles.
The full mouth reconstruction process can take as little as 3 or 4 visits, after the comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis, and in some instances can be achieved in one month’s time.
Crowded teeth, poor dental care, severe acidity in the mouth, stress, trauma, old worn-out dentistry, medical history and the age of your teeth – all can contribute to the need of seeking full mouth reconstruction. When your teeth are out of ideal alignment, enormously destructive occlusal or bite forces can traumatize teeth. The term for this is “occlusal trauma”, and it often coincides with bone loss or periodontal disease aka “Periodontitis”. Every time you chew the damage continues: teeth shift and hit one another in a traumatic manner, worn-short teeth can occur due to loss of enamel and exposure of dentin (which wears down much faster than enamel) and pain of the jaw(TMJ), neck and head progresses. Full Mouth Reconstruction corrects these problems by correcting the bite. Not only does the patient feel relief from improved chewing function and better oral health, but they also are delighted to achieve a knock-out smile and more youthful appearance as a result.
With Full Mouth Reconstruction the entire mouth is beautified with a more comfortable, ideal bite and less tension on the teeth, surrounding gums, bone structure, and the jaw, neck and shoulders.
If you have worn, broken, decayed or missing teeth, old dentistry, or if you suffer from a bad bite… or if the appearance of your smile is keeping you down, then it’s time to see Expert Full Mouth Dentist Dr. Anthony Mobasser. With his continuing education and advanced studies, with his 26 years full mouth dentistry experience and expert training in full-mouth reconstruction dentistry,he has become an internationally renowned specialist. In Dr. Mobasser’s practice, we take utmost care to add comfort in the procedure by using a caring, human touch, and by using the latest techniques.The patient can take a look at full mouth reconstruction before and after photos to see what is possible.
After a comprehensive evaluation, the etiologic factors are determined and the condition ia diagnosed. In his diagnosis, Dr. Mobasser first determines if your teeth, gums, bone, and bite are contributing significantly to your symptoms. Next he discusses what you want to accomplish cosmetically. After reviewing the ideal treatment, Dr. Mobasser will provide alternate choices if any, and discuss the pros and cons, risks and benefits of each procedure so that the patient can make an informed decision.
The timeline and number of visits will be discussed in detail, and of course full mouth reconstruction cost will be estimated based on the existing conditions of your mouth. Full Mouth Restoration is not cheap and is considered an elective procedure. This means that for insurance purposes, it most likely will not be covered.
Dr. Mobasser can create a provisional new bite along with esthetic dentistry results that will alleviate your symptoms and make you feel comfortable and more beautiful. He believes it is important for you to be comfortable with the new interim bite before receiving the final phase of Full-Mouth Reconstruction. If Dr. Mobasser’s assessment indicates that your symptoms of jaw pain, neck pain and/or headaches can be improved with corrective bite (occlusal) treatment, it is at this stage that he will decide if the intervention of an orthodontist or periodontist is necessary. In some cases the intervention of an endodontist might be necessary when the patient undergoes full mouth reconstruction. It is also the patient’s option to undergo IV sedation or sleep dentistry during treatment. Once significant relief from symptoms and other desired results in the interim treatment are achieved, Dr. Mobasser recommends to complete the final restoration steps which will sustain the optimal form and function permanently. Dr. Mobasser will then ensure the longevity of the million dollar smile achieved through his full mouth dentistry via education and preventative dental care methods.