When your smile is less than perfect, you have a few different treatment options. You can improve the appearance of your teeth with a smile makeover, which is a combination of cosmetic procedures such as bonding or the placement of porcelain veneers; or you can reconstruct or replace teeth with a full mouth reconstruction, which is a combination of reconstructive procedures such as the placement of dental implants or dental crowns. It is not always easy to identify the better solution, but it becomes clearer as you understand the characteristics that necessitate a full mouth reconstruction.
Conditions that May Require Full Mouth Reconstruction
After you have a full examination by either Dr. Jayne or Dr. Kois, you will have a better understanding of whether a full mouth reconstruction would be in your best interest. Typically, full mouth reconstruction candidates have an entire mouth of teeth that need replacement, rehabilitation or reconstruction. They may have any combination of the following conditions:
- Significant amounts of tooth decay
- Heavily discolored teeth
- Teeth that have eroded due to grinding or acid exposure
- Teeth that are dramatically misaligned
- Receding gums, typically from gum disease
- Fractured or broken teeth
- Issues with the jaw (temporomandibular joint problems)
- Missing teeth
- An irregular bite, also known as a malocclusion
If you do not have any of these problems but you do not like the appearance of your teeth, a smile makeover is likely going to be your best bet.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Treatment Options
If you are a candidate for a full mouth reconstruction, then you will work with either Dr. Jayne or Dr. Kois to figure out the combination of treatments and procedures that will best rehabilitate, repair or replace the problematic teeth. You and the dentist will choose from options such as:
- Dental implants
- Dental bridge
- Full or partial dentures
- Full periodontal treatment
- Jaw surgery
The Professional Experts at Jayne & Kois Dentistry Can Help Restore Your Smile
Whether you need a small fix to make over your smile, or a more involved treatment plan to restore your teeth and gums, the experienced professionals at Jayne & Kois are there to help. Contact us today and schedule your initial consultation by calling us at (206) 623-4400.