If you have multiple missing teeth or extensive dental damage, a full mouth reconstruction at our Charlotte practice can completely rebuild your smile and even improve your overall health. With this personalized treatment, Drs. John M. Pinnix IV and George A. Betancourt can combine two or more restorative treatments to replace your missing teeth, repair damaged teeth, and restore full function, health, and aesthetics to your smile. At At Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney, we use the latest imaging and diagnostic tools to plan your personal treatment plan, keeping your budget and health goals in mind. To learn more about full mouth reconstruction and how it can benefit you, contact our office today.
About Full Mouth Reconstruction
A full mouth reconstruction is a custom combination of restorative procedures, designed to meet all your oral health needs. We will conduct a complete analysis of your oral health, including a functional exam, cosmetic exam, periodontal exam, and TMJ and bite analysis.
Following this assessment, your dentist will begin to create your personal treatment plan.
The Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedure
After defining your cosmetic and restorative goals, the dentist will create three-dimensional mockups and wax-ups so you can preview what your restored smile will look like. You can wear these models, and your dentist can make adjustments to ensure a comfortable, secure fit. While off-site lab technicians are creating your restorations, Drs. Pinnix and Betancourt can provide temporary restorations to wear in their place.
In some cases, we may be able to provide same-day restorations. Our state-of-the-art CEREC® imaging system uses pictures of your teeth to create a 3D map of your smile. This information is transmitted to an in-office milling machine, which can create durable and stunningly lifelike restorations in a matter of minutes.
In addition to supplying the restorations, we also offer advanced oral surgery options, including extractions, bone grafting, and sinus lifts. If you have experienced jawbone recession as a result of tooth loss or gum disease, these procedures can enhance your facial structure and make you a suitable candidate for implant-supported restorations.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Candidates
If you have suffered significant tooth loss and you want to improve your smile and dental function, you may be an excellent candidate for a full mouth reconstruction. Before moving ahead with restorations, Drs. Pinnix and Betancourt will need to treat any gum disease or decay you are experiencing. Preliminary treatment might include periodontal care, fillings, or soft tissue grafts. Once these problems have been addressed, we can begin planning to provide:
Crowns: Tooth-shaped caps used to restore structurally compromised teeth or dental implants
Bridges: Two or more prosthetic teeth used to replace missing teeth, sometimes called a partial denture
Implants: Titanium posts surgically implanted in the jaw to replace tooth roots and support restorations
Dentures: Full-arch replacements for missing teeth
Bone grafting or sinus lifts: Augmentation of the jaws to restore lost bone mass or avoid interference with the sinus cavities