Full Mouth Reconstruction refers to the process of completely restoring all of the teeth in your mouth. Full mouth reconstruction, unlike a “smile makeover,” is a necessary series of procedures, rather than an elective surgery.
If your smile is suffering from several oral health issues at once, a single treatment may not be enough to restore a healthy state-of-mouth. Dr. Sundeep Rawal provides full mouth reconstruction at his Melbourne, Suntree dental office, combining several treatments at once to fully restore health, balance, comfort and functionality. These treatments can also help your smile look more attractive overall. If you experience physical pain and self-consciousness because of advanced decay or other issues, contact us today. Dr. Rawal will carefully evaluate the state of your teeth and gums to recommend precisely the treatments you need to achieve a healthy smile.
A full mouth reconstruction may be necessary in order to return or create a patient’s perfect smile.
We recommend a complimentary consultation with Dr. Rawal regarding treatment if you have any of the following imperfections:
- Broken or missing teeth
- Worn teeth from grinding or acidic foods
- Misaligned bite
- Bone imperfections, missing bone or diseased jawbone
- Debilitating pain in the mouth
- Other major dental-related complaints
Whether because of neglect, traumatic injury, disease, or simply the continuous passage of time, many of us wish we had better teeth in one way or another. However, for those who want a complete redo, a reset button if you will, of the last ten, twenty, or even thirty years or more, Full Mouth Reconstruction or Rehabilitation may be the solution. With the right advice, expert guidance, and the steady hands of a world renowned prosthodontist, a transformative Complete Smile Makeover is very much within reach.
Full mouth reconstruction, a procedure also known as full mouth restoration, is a series of dental surgeries or procedures that help to solve several oral health problems or complications. Full mouth reconstruction is a viable option for patients who experience worn dentition. In cases of worn dentition, all of the teeth are worn down due to age and other factors. Full mouth reconstruction focuses on treating oral conditions pertaining to the tongue, lips, inner cheeks, gums, jawbone, teeth, or any of the structural tissues that hold these together. By combining restorative, cosmetic, and general dentistry, full mouth reconstruction can transform the functionality, health, and appearance of your smile.
Procedures Involved in Full Mouth Reconstruction
Every patient’s needs are different and, therefore, require different procedures. Usually, full mouth reconstruction requires multiple office visits and some amount of healing time. Dr. Rawal will determine which procedure or combination of procedures is necessary to restore and rebuild your perfect smile.
Some options include:
- Teeth cleaning (prophylaxis)
- Crown lengthening to prepare tooth structure for possible crowns or bridges
- Surgery to reposition the jaw (orthognathic surgery)
- Contouring of the gum tissue
- Reduction of natural tooth structure to prepare for crowns, bridges, and veneers
- Placement of temporary restorations to get you used to your new teeth or bite adjustment
- Placement of permanent restorations such as crowns, veneers, inlays/onlays, or bridges
- Braces to move teeth into the ideal position for reconstruction
- Bone or soft tissue grafting to increase the stability of your teeth or implants
Full mouth reconstruction is unique in that it varies depending on each patient. Because full mouth reconstruction is a series of procedures, recovery time, results, and procedure length will all vary depending on the quantity of procedures in total. Some common dental procedures performed during full mouth reconstruction include dental implants, dental crowns, dental bridges, fillings, and porcelain inlays / and onlays. Additionally, porcelain veneers, dental bonding and clear braces such as Invisalign® may also be used during full mouth reconstruction. Dr. Rawal also offers tooth extractions, All-On-4® dental implants, and All-On-6 dental implants for full mouth restoration.
Dental implants are permanent missing tooth replacements that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Traditional dental implants use a metal screw and dental abutment to securely fasten a permanent crown. Dental implant surgery can be used to replace 1 missing tooth or several missing teeth. Long-lasting tooth replacements, dental implants allow you to enjoy virtually any food without the embarrassment of loose or shifting dentures.
Tooth extractions are necessary for a variety of procedures and are needed if a tooth is too damaged, decayed, or broken to be fixed through another dental procedure. If you have fractured a tooth or have a cavity that has affected the root of your tooth, tooth extraction may be needed. Tooth extraction may even be needed if you have overcrowding and have too many teeth. During dental implant surgery, unhealthy teeth are removed in order to properly treat and restore a healthy smile.
Dental crowns are white tooth-shaped caps that fit over an existing tooth for a bright, healthy smile. White dental crowns can be custom shaded to perfectly match the color of your existing teeth or dental crowns. Used to treat damaged teeth, decaying teeth, or uneven teeth, dental crowns are made out of porcelain to provide natural-looking results and to protect decayed teeth from future damage. Dental crowns can also be used to cover a tooth that has a large metal filling for a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Dental crowns are most commonly used when receiving dental implants but also offer a functional attribute in several full mouth reconstruction procedures.
Dental bridges are used to fill the gap made by missing teeth to restore a full and bright smile. A dental bridge is custom designed to securely and comfortably fit on your gum line with natural-looking porcelain teeth to restore your smile. These porcelain teeth are held together through a metal bar for stability and are permanently cemented into place for the longest-lasting results possible. There are many types of dental bridges. The dental bridge options we offer at Florida Prosthodontics include traditional dental bridges, cantilever bridges, and resin-bonded bridges.
Dental fillings involve removing damaged or decayed portions of a tooth and inserting tooth-like material to retain the shape and appearance of a tooth. Dr. Rawal will begin by removing the damaged portions of a tooth and thoroughly cleaning the area. Dental filling material will be applied, which will restore the shape, appearance, and size of your natural tooth. Focusing on only the most natural-looking results, Dr. Rawal does not offer metal fillings but instead offers natural-looking white fillings for a beautiful smile.
Porcelain inlays and onlays can be used to protect large areas of a tooth that have become decayed or damaged. By treating these weaker portions of damaged teeth, porcelain inlays and onlays can protect your tooth from future damage or the possibility of fracturing. Porcelain inlays and onlays help retain the shape, size, and appearance of your natural tooth and save as much of your healthy tooth as possible. A porcelain inlay can be used to treat between cusps, rounded edges, or the center of a tooth’s surface, whereas a porcelain onlay can treat the entire biting surface of a tooth or one or more of the cusps.
Porcelain veneers are thin layers of porcelain material that are placed over a damaged tooth to protect the remaining enamel of the tooth. A porcelain veneer procedure is painless, requires no anesthesia, and can help create an even smile. After customizing your porcelain veneers to best fit your smile, Dr. Rawal is able to securely bond the veneers to your teeth. Porcelains veneers can help conceal discoloration, damage, or decay, while being resistant to discoloration and staining.
Dental bonding uses resin material to contour, shape, and restore the appearance of a damaged tooth. The resin material is then bonded to the natural tooth with a specialized curing light, which then firmly bonds the resin material to your tooth. Used to treat 1 or more damaged teeth, dental bonding can help treat cracked, discolored, chipped, or uneven teeth. Dental bonding can also replace metal fillings, protect exposed roots from gum recession, and brighten a discolored or stained smile.
Invisalign® clear braces can straighten your teeth for a more even smile without the unappealing appearance of traditional metal braces. Using a series of clear aligners, Invisalign® is able to straighten your smile while being virtually invisible. The clear aligners of Invisalign® are similar to teeth whitening trays and are individually designed to comfortably yet tightly fit over your teeth. As your teeth slowly begin to straighten, you will switch clear aligners to gradually shift your teeth into a straight, gleaming smile. Invisalign® is able to provide a stable bite for those undergoing full mouth reconstruction, which can help ease pain associated with TMJ disorder.
All-On-4® dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option designed to replace all the missing teeth of your lower jaw. Compared to traditional dental implants, All-On-4® dental implants use only 4 anchor screws to securely fasten a set of teeth to your dental implants. All-On-4® dental implants are a less invasive dental implant option that can help restore your smile and replace missing teeth of the lower jaw. Unlike traditional tooth replacements, All-On-4® dental implants do not require special creams, pastes, or care.
Our Full Mouth Reconstruction and Rehabilitation service is designed and tailored specifically for each person’s individual needs. Full mouth reconstruction is recommended for patients who exhibit severe tooth loss, decay, damage, or visual inconsistencies that affect many or all of their teeth. Victims of trauma or oral cancer may also be eligible for complete reconstructive dental work. Since a full restoration may necessitate a number of different individual procedures depending on the person in question, the best first step to take is to make a complementary consultation appointment with Dr. Rawal to see if a Complete Smile Makeover is right for you.
Your individual full mouth reconstruction consultation will vary depending on what you are having treated and what procedures you may undergo. Dr. Rawal will begin by conducting a general dental exam to assess the health of your teeth and surrounding structures. A digital impression using an intraoral scanner may be used to gather more information on your oral health. In some cases, Dr. Rawal may take a dental X-Ray scan, which can help plan future dental procedures and evaluate jawbone health. After an initial full mouth reconstruction consultation at our Melbourne, Suntree dental office, Dr. Rawal will begin to plan your individual full mouth restoration procedure. Typically, this includes deciding which procedures you will benefit from and creating a surgical plan of when you will undergo specific procedures. Dr. Rawal will evaluate your oral health, specific needs, and other factors to decide which procedures would be most beneficial and help you achieve a healthy smile.
Florida Prosthodontics is the premier cosmetic dentistry center in Melbourne, Suntree run by one of America’s foremost prosthodontists, Dr. Sundeep Rawal. Dr. Rawal is a Implant speaker of the Nobel Bio and a lead prosthodontist in Florida. He has years of experience in dentistry and prosthodontics. Like an architect, Dr. Rawal’s approach to reconstructive work is rigorously design-based and precision-driven. Together with some of the best dental professionals on staff and state-of-the-art in-house equipment and technologies, Dr. Rawal is fully capable of making your dreams a reality.
Part of the job Dr. Sundeep Rawal loves the most is improving the aged work and artistry of past dentists. Dental work has advanced exponentially over the last few decades. Work done originally in years past periodically needs replacement as it ages or just plain fails. Now, Dr. Rawal has the benefit of the latest research and knowledge from the world’s finest teaching institutions to bring to his patients. He can help patients avoid dentures with a full-mouth reconstruction.
Dr. Rawal is one of the elite dentists in the country who is formally trained by a major university to perform this procedure — and beyond that, he’s the dentists’ dentist of choice.
If you’re going to trust your bite, smile, and mouth function to a dentist, Dr. Rawal is the man to get the job done right, and beautifully. He treats dozens of patients each year who have lost hope looking for a dentist who can truly resolve their problem and take their pain away. So before you lose all hope, consider Dr. Rawal. Look at his album of before and after photos to get an idea of his incredible results. If you are interested in keeping all your teeth as you age, and avoiding dentures, make an appointment with our Rockledge dental office.