Have you ever wondered what a dentist might recommend for individuals with damaged teeth? Have you ever wondered what full mouth reconstruction is, or why it could be useful for your pearly whites? Full mouth reconstruction is a treatment plan that’s custom-made for individuals who have suffered serious damage. So how do you know if you should consider this treatment?
While many people could be good candidates, full mouth reconstruction is most often recommended for individuals who experience trauma in their mouth. While our team strives to do whatever we can to save your natural teeth, many times you’ll need a restoration to improve the health of your teeth. Having restorations placed is extremely important because it can also protect your teeth from tooth decay.
An individual with extremely worn teeth is another good candidate for full mouth reconstruction. If they’re cared for well, your teeth can last your lifetime—but if you don’t care for your teeth well, or suffer from an issue like bruxism, your teeth could wear down much faster. Individuals with enamel erosion or acid reflux can also experience worn teeth.
Individuals who have TMJ (or temporomandibular joint disorder) could also benefit from full mouth reconstruction. TMJ can affect your bite and wear your teeth down. If orthodontic work isn’t enough to address this issue, full mouth reconstruction is another option you can consider.
If you’d like to learn more about full mouth reconstruction, please don’t hesitate to give Dr. Ellie's Gentle Dentistry a call at 619-542-1800. Dr. Elhameh Allamehzadeh and our team will be happy to examine your smile and offer you personalized advice. We look forward to hearing from you soon.