The Process of Restoring a Complete Set of Healthy Teeth
No dental damage or decay is too extensive for Dr. Jerry Strauss. The New Jersey dentist has helped patients who were once hopeless about the state of their teeth reclaim an attractive smile and optimal oral health.
Some of these patients with extensive damage and decay require what is known as full mouth reconstruction, or the process of repairing or replacing most or all of the teeth in the mouth. Full mouth reconstruction combines two or more restorative dentistry procedures for transformative results.
The benefits of full mouth reconstruction go beyond improving the appearance of the teeth and smile. Often the process alleviates pain and discomfort associated with missing or damaged teeth; it also restores proper chewing and biting function, and enables clear speech. Full mouth reconstruction patients enjoy the confidence that stems from having a complete set of natural-looking, healthy teeth.
What Can Full Mouth Reconstruction Fix?
Experienced, knowledgeable dentists like Dr. Strauss can remedy a multitude of dental problems with full mouth reconstruction, including the following:
- Damaged or decayed teeth
- Missing teeth
- Teeth with large fillings
- Teeth with severe wear and tear (perhaps due to chronic teeth grinding or acid reflux)
- Crooked or crowded teeth
- A bad bite that may be contributing to TMJ disorder
- Mild to severe gum disease
- Outdated metal crowns
The Full Mouth Reconstruction Process
Full mouth reconstruction is completely customized to the needs of the individual patient. No two treatment plans are exactly alike. Some full mouth reconstruction treatment plans can be completed in a single dental appointment, whereas others are staged out over the span of months or even years.
The full mouth reconstruction process begins with a thorough consultation. Dr. Strauss examines the entire mouth, noting damaged, decayed or missing teeth. He checks the spacing and alignment of the teeth, as well as the bite. X-rays, impressions and other records are taken for diagnostic purposes.
After discussing the specific goals of treatment, Dr. Strauss recommends the most suitable combination of treatments to accomplish those objectives. He outlines the treatment plan and timetable, which is designed to address the most immediate priorities first.
A full mouth reconstruction treatment plan can include any of the following:
- The placement of dental crowns over damaged, worn or eroded teeth
- The placement of fillings, inlays or onlays over teeth with dental decay
- The placement of a dental bridge or dental implant to replace a missing tooth
- The placement of partial or complete dentures to replace a cluster or entire arch of teeth
- Orthodontic treatment for crooked, crowded or otherwise misaligned teeth
- TMJ therapy for TMD
- Gum disease treatment
Some patients opt to complement the results of full mouth reconstruction with a cosmetic treatment. Dr. Strauss offers teeth whitening with the Zoom! system, as well as dental bonding and porcelain dental veneers.
Learn More about Full Mouth Reconstruction
You deserve a full set of healthy, attractive teeth and the confidence that comes along with it. For more information about full mouth reconstruction, please call (973) 227-8998 to request an appointment with Dr. Strauss at Aesthetic Dental Care of New Jersey.