Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth restoration, full mouth rehabilitation, and full mouth reconstruction are terms that are all used to describe the restoration of all the teeth in the upper jaw and lower jaw and it requires a total rebuild of your teeth. Dr. Kopp and the board certified prosthodontists at Kopp Dental specialize in cosmetic dentistry in Chicago, offer procedures like All On 4 dental implants, crowns, bridges, and veneers.
There are many reasons people need full mouth reconstruction and rehabilitation and a few of those reasons are:
- Loss of teeth through bacterial decay, trauma, or infection of the gums and mouth.
- Your teeth are cracked, chipped, injured, or fractured to the point that they are unrecoverable.
- Wearing down of the enamel. This can be a result of too much acid erosion from drinking soda (stop the pop) or eating acidic foods such as citrus fruit and others. Tooth grinding during the day or in your sleep is also a factor in the erosion of your natural enamel.
- Severe pain associated from TMJ and the person’s natural ability to bite correctly.
The Full Mouth Rehabilitation Process
If you have been told that you may possibly need a full mouth restoration or full mouth reconstruction, call Kopp Dental today for a consultation. Dr. Kopp or one of our other board certified prosthodontist on staff will do a full consultation and exam to find out what procedures would give you the best results. We will also only recommend solutions that we feel will help your body health as a whole and solutions that are more permanent so the issues don’t come back. Our prosthodontists will examine the following to determine whether you need full mouth reconstruction dental treatment:
- Teeth: The first step is to do a full examination of your teeth. The dentist will be looking for any cracks, teeth wear and tear, cavities, and more. You might be recommended to get other dental procedures during this time such as dental bridges, crowns, veneers, or other restorative treatment.
- Periodontal Disease: We will examine your mouth to determine if you have any gum disease or bacterial infections in your mouth. We might recommend a treatment such as scaling, or root planing to treat periodontal disease first. We want to find any deep pockets or weaknesses in the bone before doing full mouth rehabilitation treatment.
- Your Bite: When you bite down on food or just in general, it does not usually cause you any pain or discomfort. Occlusal changes in your bite need to be addressed first before receiving restoration treatments. In some cases, Dr. Kevin Kopp may recommend orthodontics or a simple night guard to correct occlusion before added restorative procedures can be performed.
- Aesthetics: A full exam on how your mouth, teeth, and jaws look aesthetically. The dentist or prosthodontist will be looking for any irregularities, sizes and proportions of your teeth, front and side profiles of your face, as well as any loss in bone that might be causing sagging or drooping.
Kopp Dental And Associates needs to look at your overall records and history of your teeth, bite, and overall hygiene. We will take new impressions of your bite to determine any unusual activity going on with the movement of your teeth. X-rays will also be performed to see underlying issues with your mouth. Our goal is to create the very best treatment plan for you. Each patient is different which means the treatment program will be custom tailored to each person. At Kopp Dental in Elmhurst, we like to say, “The patient is our primary concern.”, and we believe this shows in the care we provide each patient.
After Kopp Dental receives all the information from your past history and the notes from the examination, we will develop a step by step treatment plan to complete your full mouth reconstruction. Our board certified prosthodontists in Chicago will give you a written description of the proposed treatment plan for your review. If you do not understand something in the plan, our team of experts are here to help you answer any questions.
What Dental Procedures Are Used in Full Mouth Restoration?
There is no set list of procedures to do for a full mouth reconstruction as each person is unique and has a unique set of problems. When talking about doing a full mouth reconstruction, your treatment plan is going to take multiple office visits. There are many possible treatments that might be recommended and some are listed below:
- Gum contouring
- Teeth cleaning and periodontal care
- Crowns Bridges, Inlays, Veneers
- Temporary Restorations
- Orthodontics – braces ideally position teeth
- Bone Grafting – also soft tissue grafting ( LAPT )
- Dental implants – placed by qualified surgeon
Chicago Smile Makeover Vs Full Mouth Rehabilitation
What is a smile makeover and how does it differ from a full mouth reconstruction dental treatment plan? A smile makeover is a personal choice to get full upper and lower restorations done while a full mouth reconstruction is recommended by a dentist or a prosthodontist like Dr. Kevin Kopp of Kopp Dental and Associates.
A beautiful natural smile is sought after much more in today’s world than it was in the past and is attainable through full mouth rehabilitation. Kopp Dental & Associates will do their very best to ensure you are treated with the utmost care and concern when planning and implementing your treatment.
How Much Does A Full Mouth Reconstruction Cost?
It is important to note that most full mouth reconstruction procedures involve all of your teeth but each situation is different and can be discussed with your board certified prosthodontist at Kopp Dental.
The cost of full mouth restorations can vary greatly depending on a individual’s situation. Once you set up your consultation with Dr. Kopp or another board certified prosthodontist at Kopp Dental, we will work with you to come up with a comfortable financial program.
Full Mouth rehabilitation is a procedure that can boost your confidence, improve your ability to chew properly, improve your overall health, and can generally make you feel much better about your life because you can smile again without having to hide your teeth. Our board certified prosthodontists here at Kopp Dental offer consultations about your overall oral health and treatment plans that best suit your individual situation.
If you or a loved one are interested to learn more about full mouth rehabilitation, full mouth reconstruction, or full mouth restoration, please call our Elmhurst Il office at :
Kopp Dental And Associates
188 N York St, Elmhurst, IL 60126