Smile by Design Dental Group
Michael Choi, DMD
Prosthodontic, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry located in Irvine, CA
If you’re missing some or all of your teeth, full mouth reconstruction provides a safe and effective way to restore your smile, as well as your ability to chew, bite, and speak confidently. Michael Choi, DMD, at Smile by Design Dental Group in Irvine, California, performs full mouth reconstruction using state-of-the-art techniques. Take the first step toward improved oral health today. Request an appointment by calling the office and speaking with a friendly team member or clicking the online scheduling tool today.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Q&A
What is full mouth reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction is a blanket term used to describe a group of procedures designed to restore your smile to a healthier, more attractive condition.
This type of treatment combines cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry to improve the health, function, and physical appearance of your mouth.
Can I benefit from full mouth reconstruction?
Anyone who has multiple dental issues affecting the aesthetic appearance or function of their teeth and gums can benefit from a full mouth reconstruction.
The team at Smile by Design Dental Group performs full mouth reconstructions to address a wide range of oral health problems, including:
- Missing teeth
- Large, damaged fillings
- Cracked teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Broken teeth
- Severe decay
You might also benefit if you have weak or damaged teeth caused by issues such as bruxism (teeth grinding) or a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.
The team also uses full mouth reconstruction to help people born with certain genetic conditions.
What treatments does full mouth reconstruction utilize?
No two full mouth reconstruction treatments are exactly alike. The team at Smile by Design Dental Group tailors a custom care plan that aligns with your individual health history and goals for treatment.
That said, the process usually combines several cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures, including:
- Dental implants
If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, the team might also recommend orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®.
Is full mouth reconstruction painful?
Full mouth reconstruction is safe and well-tolerated. However, some of the procedures involved require surgery or anesthesia.
For example, if you receive dental implants, the first step of treatment involves a procedure that requires 3-4 months of recovery. Prior to performing a full mouth reconstruction, your Smile by Design Dental Group provider walks you through each step of the process.
During your initial consultation, make sure to let your dentist know about any prescription medications or supplements you’re taking, as well as any underlying health problems, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. These ailments won’t necessarily prevent you from undergoing treatment, but they may increase your risk of complications.
If you’re interested in learning more about full mouth reconstruction, request an appointment at Smile by Design Dental Group today by calling the office or clicking the online scheduling tool.