Updated: A Guide to Full Mouth Reconstruction 2023

May 3, 2023

This post was originally written by Dr. Phillip DeJesus in April 2017, and updated in April 2023.

Full mouth reconstruction is a comprehensive dental treatment plan designed to address all of the dental needs of a patient’s mouth. This may be necessary for a number of reasons, including trauma to the mouth, severe decay or erosion of teeth, or a congenital condition affecting the teeth and jaws. Full mouth reconstruction begins with a thorough evaluation of a patient’s oral health, which involves diagnostic tests, including x-rays, photographs, and impressions of the teeth and jaws. Based on the results of these tests, a customized treatment plan will be developed to address the specific needs and goals of the patient.

The treatment plan for full mouth reconstruction can involve a wide range of procedures, such as restorative dentistry, endodontic therapy, periodontal therapy, orthodontic treatment, and oral surgery, depending on the individual needs of each patient. Full mouth reconstruction can help to restore the function and appearance of the teeth and jaws, improve the overall oral health, and enhance the quality of life of the patient. Patients can avoid multiple treatments and appointments, which can be time-consuming and expensive, and can prevent further dental problems from developing in the future.

Several conditions, including trauma, chronic decay, gum disease, genetics, medical conditions, wear and tear, previous dental work, and aesthetic concerns, may require full mouth reconstruction. The types of dental treatments necessary for full mouth reconstruction can vary depending on the patient’s needs and goals. Some common treatments that may be included in a full mouth reconstruction plan are crowns, bridges, veneers, dental implants, and dentures.

A patient who underwent full mouth reconstruction at our dental office described the transformation as “magic.” Full mouth reconstruction is a complex and comprehensive approach to rebuilding or restoring all teeth in a person’s mouth, typically involving multiple dentists and dental specialists working together to give patients the smile of their dreams. If you are interested in learning more about full mouth reconstruction and whether it might be right for you, we encourage you to give us a call and speak with one of our qualified dental professionals.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Consult a qualified dental professional to determine the best dental/orthodontic treatment for your needs.