Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth restoration is not cosmetic surgery, even though we may use some of the same procedures for both. The difference between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery is that one is optional and the other one is needed to preserve the oral health of the patient. At Nicholas W. Feldman, DDS, MBA we are proud to offer our patients a variety of tools to meet all their needs.
What is Full Mouth Restoration?
Full mouth restorations consist of repairing and rebuilding all the teeth, gums, and sometimes the jawbones of a patient. We do this to improve a person's quality of life by giving them a mouth that is functional and healthy. We can also improve a patient's smile.
Why Consider Full Mouth Restoration
Many of our patients with several oral health issues can benefit from a full mouth reconstruction, especially those who suffer from:
There are also patients born with systemic issues that can impact their oral health. When a patient presents several severe conditions at once, we will recommend a full mouth restoration to prevent further deterioration and avoid other more serious oral health issues in the future.
Choices for a Full Mouth Restoration
The first thing we want our patients to understand is that a full mouth restoration can take up to a year, depending on recovery time and the procedures involved in restoring your health. We will discuss your situation in detail, and you will probably need to get x-rays to evaluate the different areas that need to be addressed by the surgery.
We offer our patients who need a full mouth restoration some of the following options:
Patients who are recovering from oral cancer may need specific reconstructive surgery to repair missing parts of their oral cavity which is a more complicated process.
How Full Mouth Restoration Helps
Getting a full mouth restoration not only addresses the aesthetics of your smile, but it improves the health of your entire mouth, including the jawbone, and soft tissue. These procedures can help with conditions that affect the bite for an improved chewing ability for the patient.
Once we determine you are a good candidate for a full mouth restoration, there is much work to be done planning for the treatments you will need to improve your oral health. It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the amount of work that you need but will provide you with all the information about the procedures involved and the best estimate for the completion of the treatment. Each stage will usually require recovery time from a procedure, and each patient is different, but we will try to give you our best guess based on our experience and your specific situation.
For more information about full mouth reconstruction, please call Nicholas W. Feldman, DDS, MBA at (907) 802-4519.