The Reconstruction Process
The process of full mouth reconstruction is well worth completing for reasons including restoring your oral health and function but also to return you the life style, confidence and youthful appearance you may have lost over the years from missing, lost and/or decaying teeth and periodontal disease. After your full mouth reconstruction, you may feel younger, more self assured and gratified that you have undergone care that is not only good for your oral health but also good for yourself overall.
When you come in for your first visit with us:
Dr. Delic will perform a thorough and comprehensive oral examination to determine the extent of the problems and condition of the teeth, gums, and joints. Her evaluation will serve to design a treatment plan that can involve various options. At this time x-rays, photographs and models are taken of the teeth to aide in devising the options to repair the problems that will return to you your function and oral health.
To restore the teeth and return you to good oral health:
Dr. Delic will determine if the problem(s) can be corrected with one, more or a combination of various restorative and/or surgical procedures such as inlays, onlays, fillings, crowns, bridges, and/or root canals and dental implants. The gum tissue is addressed when there is periodontal disease present and Dr. Delic will perform root planning and scaling to treat the disease. If there is extensive receding of the gum tissue or there are deep pockets then gum and/or bone grafts may be necessary and included in your treatment plan to ensure you have a strong base for restorations and/or implants. Your bite or "occlusion" is evaluated and considered in the design of your treatment plan.
Changes in your bite typically occur during the reconstruction treatment process so it may be necessary for Dr. Delic to use braces to stabilize your bite. A bite that is not corrected can cause teeth to break or become loose since they are out of alignment and there is abnormal pressure on them. Misalignment can also cause TMJ problems and pain and discomfort when chewing and talking.