A Dental Reconstruction, as the name implies, is the complete rebuilding of a patient’s dentition to restore aesthetics and function. It is also sometimes known as a Full Mouth Reconstruction.

All the teeth may already be missing, or are in such a poor condition that they all require removal.

Planning for a Dental Reconstructions involves conduting a comprehensive oral examination, as well as detail radiographic studies, to indentify the teeth that need to be removed, the quality and quantity of the jaw bone, the location where implants can be placed and the design of the definitve prostheses.

With this information, the surgical plan is devised. This will determine where the dental implants will be placed to support the dental reconstrution, as well if any bone grafting or other adjunctive procedures will be needed.

An important factor is to ensure that at all times, the patient will have some teeth for function and aesthetics.

The type of interim prosthesis provided to the patient will depend on any teeth that may be remaining, the number of dental implants placed, the quality of the bone and cost. The prostheis may range from being a denture to a fixed bridge anchored by implants.

The dental implants are surgically inserted, and after 3-4 months of healing, the jaw bones grows to and fuses with the dental implants.

At this point, impressions are made to register the direction and the position of the dental implants in the jaw. This can be done with a conventional silicone impression, or acquired digitally with an intraoral scan.

This information is then used to design and fabricate the definitive prosthesis.

Dental Reconstructions are a life-changing service as they can drastically improve a patient’s dental function and appearance. The restoration of the dental aesthetics can also roll-back the years, providing a more youthful visage to the patient.

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