|Full mouth reconstruction
Over the course of her adult life, and at different times Ms E has had numerous crowns and bridges fitted. She was also suffering from a ‘deep bite’, a situation in which her upper front teeth were covering her front lower teeth, see the image on the right.
The full mouth reconstruction (known as Prosthodontics) procedure began with a thorough dental examination to assess Ms E’s oral health, which included her gums (gingivea), alveolar bones (which support her teeth), the periodontal membrane (which attaches the teeth to the alveolar bone), jaw muscles, as well as the colour, shape and size of her teeth. To do this numerous X-rays, photographs and impressions of her teeth were taken.
Before the reconstruction commenced, Ms E’s healthy teeth were cleaned by the dental hygienist. Any infected or damaged teeth were treated. Likewise, any issues with gum disease were dealt with.
The reconstruction itself would recreate a balanced bite for Ms E, and used a combination of dental implants and crowns.
In this case the time scale required was 7 months, but it in general the time needed for a full mouth reconstruction varies and can be up to a year or longer. Careful and methodical planning is the key to success with this treatment.
An attractive smile: A full mouth reconstruction can straighten crooked or misaligned teeth, whiten discoloured or yellowed teeth, and even out gaps or correct smiles that show a large area of gums.
Healthy teeth and gums: These will be free from tooth decay and gum disease.
Improved confidence and self-esteem: Your teeth will look and feel so much better.
A fully functioning set of teeth: You can eat, speak, and smile with confidence and ease.
Full chewing capacity: You can enjoy a varied and nutritious diet.
No more dental complications or imperfections: Missing, broken, damaged, infected, and crooked teeth are fully restored.
Improved quality of life: A beautiful smile and good dental health can help the way you feel about yourself, your life, and can even improve relationships with friends and family.
Please get in touch if you are concerned about any aspect of your dental health. We will treat you fairly and honestly - and we look forward to being able to help you.