“Do you want to wind back the clock?”
Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction is a dental treatment program to restore a patient’s full set of teeth to their original look and function.
Full mouth reconstruction is required when you have the following oral conditions:
- Multiple missing teeth that caused tilting and migration of the remaining teeth
- Severely worn teeth due to Bruxism (night grinding) or gastric reflux
- Broken or weakened teeth due to previous failed dental treatments
- Advance periodontic condition resulting in loose teeth
All of the above conditions require a ‘long term solution’ to achieve results which will be durable, functional and aesthetically pleasing.
If these conditions are not treated, ultimately, the patient may end up losing all of the teeth. Therefore ‘full mouth reconstruction’ is indeed a program designed to help patients ‘wind back the clock’ and reconstruct their oral tissues to become healthy and functional again.
Because ‘full mouth reconstruction’ may involve a lot of dental issues, the restorative dentist should have:
- adequate knowledge and experience to correctly diagnose and identify all problem areas
- the ability to plan a comprehensive treatment most appropriate to rectify all dental issues
- good clinical skills and competence to carry out all procedures.
A good restorative dentist will use the following methods to assist in his diagnoses:
- Listening to the patient’s complaints
- Studying the patient’s previous medical and dental history
- Complete and thorough oral examination
- Diagnostic radiographs
- Study models
- Patient’s expectations and requirements
- Financial consideration
As ‘full mouth reconstruction’ is an extensive treatment program dealing with a number of dental issues, the treatment plan may require several or all of the following procedures:
- Periodontic (gum) treatment
- Root canal
- Extraction of any tooth or teeth that are too broken down or damaged
- Complete ‘build-up’ on severely worn teeth
- Crowns to strength the weak tooth/teeth
- Bridges and or implants to replace the missing
The extent of treatments required will determine the cost and the duration of treatment procedures.
It is also important that the patients will carry out an ‘Active Maintenance Program’ after completion of the ‘full mouth reconstruction’ program by visiting the dentist every six months for examination and clean to maintain the newly restored dentition in top condition and to enjoy a healthy mouth for years to come.
Restorative Dentist Dr. Andrew Sih at Bondi Dental
Our restorative dentist, Dr. Andrew Sih has special interests in ‘full mouth reconstruction’ , coupled with high standards of skills knowledge and experience, Dr. Sih has had a lot of treatment success in restoring the full function and look of a complete set of teeth for his patients. It is also his philosophy that these new teeth, if properly maintained, should ‘last for life’.