A full mouth restoration or reconstruction is a process to restore functionality and improve aesthetics. This is a comprehensive solution Dr. Rinaldi generally recommends for patients who have severely damaged teeth and a large number of gaps in both arches. A full mouth reconstruction or restoration is not the same as a smile makeover.
While this treatment will undoubtedly achieve incredible cosmetic results, the main focus is to restore and protect the mouth to enhance both oral and overall health. Your teeth have an array of essential functions, and without a healthy set of teeth, you may struggle to eat and speak clearly. Losing natural teeth can also affect your confidence and mental wellbeing.
Candidates for Full Mouth Reconstruction (Restoration)
An ideal candidate for full mouth reconstruction or restoration would be an individual with several missing teeth, significant periodontal issues, and/or a large number of damaged or decayed teeth. This procedure is not suitable for everyone. Dr. Rinaldi and his team will consult with you to determine whether you are a good candidate for this treatment.
For example, some people are born with conditions, amelogenesis, dentinogenesis, and ectodermal dysplasia, that elevate the risk of losing teeth or developing extensive decay. Alternatively, trauma and dental injuries, bruxism (tooth grinding), and neglect can result in widespread damage. Often, suitable candidates experience unpleasant symptoms linked to a deterioration in oral health, including:
- Headaches, jaw pain, and muscle aches
- Tooth loss and decay
- Worn, weak teeth
- Broken and severely chipped teeth
If you have any of these conditions, you are likely a candidate for full mouth reconstruction or restoration.