Regardless of why your teeth and oral health have deteriorated, Dr. Gudger can give you a strong, healthy, vibrant smile again through full-mouth reconstruction. At your visit, the doctor may take radiographs, examine your teeth, review your existing dental work, check occlusion (how upper and lower teeth fit together), and learn about your overall oral health. This information will allow our doctors to understand your situation and how to help you.
Esthetics is also an essential consideration in planning a full-mouth reconstruction. Our doctors will look at the shape, size, color, and proportion of your teeth and consider your gums, mouth, lips, and face.
These are some procedures involved in a full-mouth restoration:
- Prophylactic teeth cleaning and gum care
- Preparation of your natural tooth structure before veneers, crowns, or bridges can be placed
- Crown lengthening to render healthy tooth structure available for possible bridges or crowns
- Positioning of temporary restorations to get comfortable with your new teeth and the feel of your new occlusion or mouth
- Installing permanent restorations, such as inlays/onlays, crowns, bridges, or veneers
- Shaping of the gum tissue to produce harmony and balance in your smile
- Braces that will help shift your teeth into the best possible position for reconstruction
- Replacement of missing teeth with dental implants and restoration
- Grafting of bone or soft tissue to improve the stability of your teeth, planned implants, and/or other restorations