Whether it is the result of trauma or decay, chipped, cracked, and broken teeth can happen to anyone. Fortunately, dental prostheses make it possible for patients to enjoy a fully restored smile that is both functional and beautiful. There are several options when it comes to this type of dental repair.Not every type of tooth…
Full Mouth Reconstruction: Replacing Teeth With Dentures
A full mouth reconstruction is a set of dental procedures designed to address multiple oral health and cosmetic concerns. One major component of many full mouth reconstructions is teeth replacement. This review offers insights into why and when dentists recommend dentures as a part of full mouth reconstruction.
Full mouth reconstruction and dentures
Dentures offer many advantages that other teeth replacement solutions do not. Understanding the pros and cons of dentures during a full mouth reconstruction can help you decide if the treatment is right for you.
Dentures for full mouth reconstruction
Dentures are often recommended among general dentists due to the benefits they offer. They are replacement teeth that are supported by the gums. Each set of dentures is custom-made for the patient, and they can replace a single tooth, a section of teeth or entire rows.
In some instances, dentists recommend implant-supported dentures. This is a permanent denture that is supported by dental implants, which are fixed into or on the jawbone for a reliable fit. When used during full mouth reconstruction, dentures are combined with other treatments such as periodontal disease and restoration of damaged teeth.
When to choose dentures for teeth replacement
Dentures do not require as extensive a treatment process as dental implants. Therefore, patients who want the fastest results possible may prefer traditional removable dentures. However, patients who prefer a more long-term and non-removable solution may not enjoy dentures, as they do require more maintenance. The best way to determine which teeth replacement solution is right for you during a full mouth reconstruction is to discuss all available options with a general dentist.
Other services to consider for full mouth reconstruction
The purpose of a full mouth reconstruction is to address multiple dental concerns at once, rather than only treating teeth replacement alone. Several other common services offered during full mouth reconstruction include:
- Dental veneers
- Dental crowns
- Dental filling
- Deep cleaning
- Gum grafting
The goal of full mouth reconstruction is to improve the smile, oral health and functionality of teeth. The dentist strives to meet each need by carefully crafting a personalized treatment plan.
How to care for dentures long-term
Dentures can last for more than seven years with proper care. It is important to follow the care instructions provided by the dentist after treatment. This likely includes a routine that consists of brushing two to three times a day, using mouthwash and keeping the dentures clean with the dental cleaning solution. It is also important to check for complications with your dentures regularly and notify the dentist if any concerns develop. Regular dental check-up visits are still required after your full mouth reconstruction as well.
Consult with our dental team for more information
Contact us by phone or email today to learn more about dentures and full mouth reconstruction. During your initial call, we can schedule a time for you to come in and see us for a consultation visit, during which we can put together a treatment plan that works for you.
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