What’s Involved in Full Mouth Reconstruction?

What’s Involved in Full Mouth Reconstruction?

It’s hard to know where to start when you have numerous dental issues. Fortunately, you don’t have to — Dr. Peter Gambertoglio can help. And that’s exactly where full mouth reconstruction comes into play.

Contrary to popular belief, full mouth reconstruction isn’t a single procedure, like a root canal or filling a cavity. Instead, it’s a comprehensive process that involves multiple dental treatments selected specifically for your unique needs. As a result, full mouth reconstruction can vary significantly from person to person depending on the problems. 

But, while each full mouth reconstruction may be different, they all share one thing: the overall goal of rebuilding and restoring your oral health.

Dr. Gambertoglio combines his artistic skills and advanced dental training when doing full reconstructions at his practice in Spring, Texas. He offers these insights into what’s involved in full mouth reconstruction and what you can expect during the process.

When to consider full mouth reconstruction

The easiest way to think of full mouth reconstruction is to imagine rebuilding and/or replacing all of your teeth — hence, the name “full mouth reconstruction.” 

So, if you have a single problem, even if it’s a big one, you probably don’t need full mouth reconstruction. These types of issues typically include a cracked or missing tooth, cavity, or discoloration. 

Instead, Dr. Gambertoglio often recommends full mouth reconstruction for issues that include:

As you might imagine, rebuilding and restoring a person’s oral health from the ground up requires expert care along with artistic, comprehensive, and cosmetic dental skills.

What full mouth reconstruction involves

The first step in full mouth reconstruction involves an extensive dental exam, including scans and X-rays. This gives Dr. Gambertoglio a detailed look at your dental issues, including the extent of damage, decay, and alignment problems.

After your exam, Dr. Gambertoglio explains his findings and outlines the best treatment options available to address them. 

Common treatments used in full mouth reconstruction include:

Sometimes, full mouth reconstruction can also require root canal therapy, bone grafting, or surgery to reposition your jaw.

How long does full mouth reconstruction take

As we mentioned earlier, full mouth reconstruction varies significantly from person to person. As a result, your repairs could take a few months or a year or more to complete. 

However, you can rely on Dr. Gambertoglio to thoroughly explain your treatment plan from the beginning along with an anticipated timeline. That means you’ll have a clear understanding of the process and what to expect every step of the way. 

And, no matter how damaged your teeth and gums may be, Dr. Gambertoglio can restore their appearance and function and leave you wanting to smile again.

Do you think you need a full mouth reconstruction? Contact our office in Spring, Texas, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gambertoglio by calling 281-350-8852 today.

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