Full mouth reconstruction is the use of many methods of dentistry – gum/bone surgery, orthodontic treatment, braces, porcelain crowns, bridges and veneers – to create the correct relationship between gums, bone, muscles, and teeth.
Full mouth reconstruction corrects imperfections in bite position and enhances the appearance of the smile. Anyone with short, worn teeth or those that are chipped and broken throughout the mouth would be an excellent candidate. Combining the science of neuromuscular dentistry with the artistry of cosmetic dentistry, Full mouth reconstruction creates a smile that is functional, comfortable and beautiful.
Neuromuscular dentistry measures and determines the optimal position of the jaw. Once determined, the jaw position is corrected with the use of an orthotic (a virtually invisible appliance that fits over the top of the lower teeth, gently repositioning the jaw) or the application of dental restorations, including porcelain veneers, crowns or onlays. As an added benefit, the restorations are exceptionally attractive and strong, enhancing the smile beautifully.
Using advanced technology, our dentist measures the jaw’s muscle function in both stressed and relaxed positions by running computerized scans. If an imbalance is determined, the dentist will decide whether to treat with an orthotic appliance, or to fit the patient with dental restorations. The orthotic is a removable or fixed appliance that artificially builds up the patient’s bite to a comfortable resting position. For patients that wish to eliminate the orthotic, full mouth restoration is often required.
After the orthotic has been worn for several weeks to several months, the jaw naturally drops into its most comfortable position. Only then can the doctor begin to restore the bite. He will use beautiful porcelain restorations that can raise or lower the bite to achieve the most comfortable jaw position. With this correction, patients experience decreased or eliminated pain and discomfort, and better overall health.
The result is a perfect smile that you have always wanted.