Life often surprises us with unexpected injuries and unforeseen events that may affect our dental health. Whether you haven’t been able to visit the dentist in years, have lost all of your teeth due to disease, or have been in an accident that requires full mouth reconstruction, Libby Dental can help. Our cosmetic dentist and compassionate dental team can create a personalized plan to get you started as soon as possible. Using a tailored combination of treatments designed just for you, Dr. Landon Libby can help you reclaim pristine oral health and the bright, beautiful smile you never thought possible.
What is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction refers to a treatment plan that is personalized to correct multiple issues affecting the appearance and/or function of your teeth. This should help repair widespread damage in the mouth and provide you with a customized “smile makeover.” Concerns treated with full mouth reconstruction include:
- Missing or severely broken teeth
- Cavities, decay, and moderate to severe tooth damage
- Crooked or crowded teeth
- Poor bite (malocclusion)
- Chips, gaps, misalignments, and cracks in teeth
- Yellow teeth or deep discoloration
- Gum disease and tooth infections
The goal of full mouth reconstruction is to repair your smile and hopefully enhance your confidence, as well as your quality of life. A consultation with our dental team will be able to provide you with a better understanding of which combination of treatments may be the most effective for your needs.
What are My Full Mouth Reconstruction Options?
Full mouth reconstruction is custom-tailored to address the unique concerns that may be causing you pain or holding back your smile! As a result, no two treatment plans look exactly the same. For most patients, however, a combination of cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments are recommended to restore the health and appearance of the teeth and gums.
Implant dentistry is often fundamental in helping patients replace their missing teeth, allowing them to reclaim the full strength of their bite. While dental bridges and regular dentures can also replace missing teeth with beautiful results, using dental implants to secure these restorations whenever possible provides extra security, comfort, and long-term results. Plus, treatments that use implants, such as implant-supported dentures or implant bridges, can be better for your bone health and prevent jawbone recession caused by missing teeth.
Dental Crowns and Porcelain Veneers
If your teeth are weak or decayed, dental crowns can be the best solution to protect the affected tooth from further damage. These protective “caps” can strengthen the enamel while blending in with the rest of your natural teeth, ultimately improving form and function. However, if your smile is being held back by cracks, gaps, staining, or other minor aesthetic flaws, porcelain veneers may be recommended to conceal these imperfections. Veneers are typically utilized when concerns are cosmetic in nature, while a dental crown is placed to resolve functional issues like pain/sensitivity caused by a weak tooth.
Invisalign® and Clear Braces
Finally, a straight smile is possible without the inconveniences caused by metal braces! With Invisalign®, our team can help you correct a crooked smile and an improper bite using discreet treatment. Thanks to the clear and removable nature of the aligners, straightening your teeth can be more comfortable and inconspicuous than ever.
Cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening and “gummy” smile reduction can often serve as the finishing touches on your smile once you’ve restored a clean, healthy mouth. These treatments are designed to be as conservative and non-invasive as possible, allowing you to refine the shape, size, or color of your teeth with quick, in-office treatments.
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What is the Full Mouth Reconstruction Process Like?
Your smile makeover may be performed in stages or all at once, depending on the treatments included in your full mouth reconstruction. Dr. Libby and our team will let you know what you can expect during the process after your goals are discussed in a consultation. In general, preventive services like gum disease treatment are performed first, if necessary, to help ensure your mouth is rid of bacteria and disease before you undergo more invasive procedures, such as dental implants. It’s not uncommon for full mouth reconstruction to take a few months before the final results are revealed, particularly if your treatment plan includes implant dentistry or orthodontics. We will be there to answer all of your questions and walk you through every step of your full mouth reconstruction.
Living with damaged teeth or a broken smile can be very difficult, but there is hope — Dr. Landon Libby and our dental team are committed to helping you achieve the smile you never thought possible with treatment plans tailored for your needs! Please contact Libby Dental at our Mission Valley office for more information.