What to Expect from Full Mouth Reconstruction

It’s hard to imagine needing to replace all or nearly all of your teeth. However, several factors can end up requiring full mouth reconstruction, such as:

Fortunately, full mouth reconstruction combines science, technology, and artistry to restore the function and appearance when these issues arise.

Peter Gambertoglio, DDS, has more than 30 years of experience bringing general and cosmetic treatments to patients of all ages in and around Spring, Texas. He chose to study dentistry with the hope of leveraging his artistic skills in a way that would help people improve their health and appearance.

If you need to replace all or most of your teeth, here’s what you can expect from full mouth reconstruction.

How full mouth reconstruction works

When you undergo a full mouth reconstruction, you don’t just have a single procedure. Instead, Dr. Gambertoglio uses a variety of dental treatments to rebuild the teeth in your upper and lower jaw. These techniques could include:

To determine the best approach to reconstruct your mouth, Dr. Gambertoglio performs a careful examination of your teeth and takes digital X-rays and other scans. This helps him identify specific problems, from bite and jaw alignment to damage and decay. 

After reaching a diagnosis, Dr. Gambertoglio develops a personalized treatment plan to determine the best strategy for repairing your teeth and improving their appearance.

Undergoing full mouth reconstruction

Full mouth reconstruction varies from person to person and often includes multiple steps. As a result, it can take months or years to complete. However, Dr. Gambertoglio provides a timeline on your personalized treatment plan from the very beginning so you know exactly what to expect.

The first step of the process always starts with ensuring you have healthy gums and treating any underlying oral health issues. This creates a strong foundation for your new teeth so they can look and function properly in the years to come. In some cases, it can involve treating periodontal disease or performing soft tissue or bone grafts to add additional stability.

When your gums are strong and healthy, it’s time to start rebuilding your teeth. This stage of full mouth reconstruction usually involves replacing teeth with implants or bridges or covering them with dental crowns.

After restoring health and function to your mouth, Dr. Gambertoglio may recommend a few final cosmetic treatments to improve the appearance of your teeth. These techniques often involve concealing imperfections with veneers or correcting alignment issues with the Invisalign teeth straightening system.

Going through full mouth reconstruction can take a long time. But, with proper care, your restorations can last decades.

To learn more about full mouth reconstruction, contact Peter Gambertoglio, DDS, to schedule a consultation by calling 281-350-8852 today.

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