If you’ve lost most or all of your teeth, full-mouth reconstruction is the best way to restore your smile and your ability to eat and speak normally. R. Craig Miller, DMD, MAGD, FICOI, of The Miller Center in Livingston, New Jersey, specializes in full-mouth reconstruction and works with you to devise a treatment plan that aligns with your goals and budget. When you’re ready to get started, schedule a consultation online or by phone.
Full-mouth reconstruction is the term used to describe the process of rebuilding or replacing all of your natural teeth. It’s an area of restorative dentistry that also delivers esthetic benefits. There are a number of treatment options used in full-mouth reconstruction, each with a distinct list of pros and cons. Dr. Miller works with you to find the approach that’s right for you.
Some people are born with congenital conditions that cause widespread dental issues. Eventually, they need a full-mouth reconstruction to have a functional bite and a healthy, pleasant smile. Certain oral cancer treatments can also destroy your natural tooth and bone tissue.
In other cases, extensive decay damages so many teeth that only a full-mouth reconstruction can address the damage. If you have numerous large fillings, broken or cracked teeth, or teeth worn down by bruxism, this approach is worth considering.
There are many dental treatments that can be incorporated into a full-mouth reconstruction. If the goal is to replace all of your natural teeth, dentures are one approach to consider. Today’s dentures are durable and affordable, and also deliver fast results. Dentures do not stimulate your bone tissue, however, and eventually, need to be replaced.
All-on-4Ⓡ dental implants are another option. This approach relies on four implants in your upper and lower jaw that secure a span of crowns. All-on-4 requires fewer implants yet still stimulates your jawbone to keep it healthy.
In some cases, a full-mouth reconstruction focuses on replacing only some of your teeth while restoring those that are healthy enough to remain. A combination of different techniques can yield great results.
These procedures use tooth-colored ceramic, porcelain, or a composite material to replace old or unsightly fillings. They enhance the strength of damaged teeth and provide cosmetic benefits.
Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells that fit over the surface of your teeth. They dramatically improve the appearance of your smile.
These restorations completely cover all visible surfaces of your natural teeth. They also serve to strengthen and protect teeth that are broken, fractured, worn down, or damaged by advanced decay.
Don’t let the volume of available options overwhelm you. Dr. Miller works with you to create a customized treatment plan that meets your exact set of needs. Book an appointment online or by phone today to get started.