Almost any dental treatment that involves the entire mouth, including all the teeth, is called a full-mouth reconstruction or a full-mouth restoration. Some full-mouth reconstruction procedures for oral cancer may necessitate not only replacing teeth but restoring parts of the mouth with a bone or gum graft. Full-mouth reconstruction at Tribeca Smiles can include onlays, inlays, crowns, bridges, veneers, implants, and dentures. The net effect results in a rejuvenated smile or a smile makeover. Other benefits include more efficient chewing, biting, speech, and improved oral health. Since a reconstruction entails specific restorative, surgical, and cosmetic procedures, it is vital see New York, NY general and cosmetic dentist Dr. Frederick Solomon to talk about aesthetic goals and restorative options.
"I had a root canal today and have been dreading what would occur during and after the procedure. Dr Solomon and his team walked me through the steps and made feel comfortable throughout.A few jokes and magic tricks relaxed me even more. If I could give 5 plus stars I would :)"- K.R. / Google / Mar 08, 2019
"I had a very good hygiene appointment at Tribeca Smiles this week. The dental hygienist, Avalene Roberts, was very thorough and very gentle. In addition to cleaning my teeth, she performed an oral cancer screening, administered a fluoride treatment and gave me good home care tips! My smile looked great!"- N.G. / Google / Jun 26, 2019
"Avaleen and Dr. Solomon always take the best care of me. I am not always an easy dental patient. The entire team is excellent."- D.D. / Google / Jun 21, 2019
"I always look and feel better after a hygiene appointment at Tribeca Smiles. The practice is state-of-the art, and everyone who works there knows what he or she is doing. Plus, everyone is friendly and attentive. They really do a good job!"- N.G. / Google / Apr 18, 2017
"I had a pretty unusual situation - cracked veneer and my dentist unavailable due to the family emergency. Googled locations near me and called Dr. Solomon. Not only that he "squeezed" me in the same day, but he also offered me an alternative that was better than what I was asking for. Love the cool office and friendly staff as a bonus!Definitely recommended!"- Y.K. / Google / Feb 26, 2019
Full-mouth reconstruction candidates may have many missing teeth or several teeth with big fillings that are ready for replacement. They may also have teeth which show decay or are broken, cracked, or severely worn down due to bruxism (chronic teeth grinding). Candidates might have dental conditions or a genetic disorder such as ectodermal dysplasia (teeth absent since birth), amelogenesis imperfecta (very small teeth), or dentinogenesis imperfecta (translucent or discolored teeth), which all entail extensive teeth restoration. People who want to replace old dental crowns or improve their bite position, improve their mouth anatomy, or fix jaw movement for better health or comfort can also consider full-mouth reconstruction. In acute cases, a person’s degraded teeth and gums may have created sunken cheeks or caused deformities in the facial features. A full-mouth reconstruction can rejuvenate the entire face when the appropriate amount of teeth are in the mouth.
What To Expect
After a thorough exam of your teeth, gums, and bite, Dr. Solomon might indeed recommend some form of full-mouth reconstruction. If so, he may also coordinate with other specialists as your situation dictates. You can expect examinations on the state of your teeth, gum tissue, temporomandibular joints, jaw muscles, and bite. It takes a considerable amount of planning, strategizing, and coordination on many fronts. None of these procedures are to be taken lightly, so for them to be successful, a certain level of patience and commitment is required.
Full-mouth reconstruction necessitates many visits and follow-up appointments. However, once the process is completed, you will be able to return to normal chewing, talking, and biting. Most likely, you will be able to do so better than ever before. Each option naturally comes with different degrees of follow-up maintenance to ensure full dental rehabilitation and to provide the longest return on your investment. The follow-up to a full-mouth reconstruction is also different than that of a smile makeover. A full-mouth reconstruction involves procedures required for your oral health, while the smile makeover is something you want and elect to have completed. The line between the two procedures is becoming harder and harder to define, since there can be overlap between cosmetic and restorative treatments. Regardless, the follow-up for a full-mouth restoration is usually more involved.