Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction is Dr Mobasser expertise and passion, he loves to perform dental reconstruction for his Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and people flying in from other parts of the US or around the world. 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 cosmetic teeth form (the aesthetic look) and function of the oral cavity (your mouth). The mouth is a complex structure; without proper design and corrected balanced bite, many conditions may develop, such as:
- chewing ability will be impaired, plus sensitivity
- teeth become cracked, uneven and worn-out;
- spaces between teeth can develop causing food accumulation between teeth;
- or teeth begin to shift, most often forward and flared out (protruded out);
- 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 and overlays are all partial procedures used in a Full Mouth Restoration and Reconstruction. The result is a perfect mouth and smile, well-balanced, healthy and discomfort free, with properly functioning masticatory muscles. In Dr Anthony Mobasser opinion, the more conservative the reconstruction dentist designs the necessary procedures, the bite and function the longer the dentistry will last the patient.
The reconstructive dentist will design the width and height of teeth so the new porcelain restoration does not overload the supporting roots, and the length and width proportions are pleasing to the face, the lip, the color of the eyes and skin. The patient bite and occlusion will be adjusted and designed so there will be no separation and space, gaps between teeth happening, after treatment is completed.
Most full mouth reconstruction procedures, if not all, involves raising the bite to the original position, prior to worn out short teeth patients complaining about, in which due to wear or shifted teeth cause interference in natural bite, which eventually can cause discomfort in temporo mandibular joints (TMD). The cause of short teeth upon smiling, is usually due to worn out back teeth, in which puts additional pressure of the bite on front teeth. Ideally the front teeth should not contact hard upon biting. The front teeth are used for tearing food and the back teeth is for chewing, and not reverse. Dental cosmetic rehabilitation, dietary habits ( such as acidic foods), trauma, genes among many other factors may require the patient to want to have full mouth reconstruction and rehabilitation.
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 over 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 reconstructive and cosmetic dental 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 aesthetic 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 is necessary to have complete nerve analysis prior to starting full mouth reconstruction.
Endodontic therapy might be necessary when the patient undergoes full mouth reconstruction. There could be dead nerves or infected nerves in the mouth in which the patient is not aware of due the current bite of the patient. It is also the patient’s option to undergo IV sedation or sleep dentistry during reconstructive dental 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, all under his supervision.
Full mouth reconstruction cases can last over 25 years or more as documented in Dr Anthony Mobasser office, if patient follows Dr Mobasser supervision and followups recommended by him.