How Full Mouth Reconstruction Can Fix Serious Dental Health Issues By Alex Hecht on April 11, 2024

man with a bright white, healthy looking smileDental damage and oral health issues can cause embarrassment, leading many with dental problems to hide their smiles. A full mouth reconstruction can help. A full mouth reconstruction combines various treatments to restore oral health and create an attractive smile worth showing off. 

A full mouth reconstruction is personalized to address each patients’ needs, including serious dental health issues. Dr. Alex Hecht and Dr. Jason Hecht develop full mouth reconstruction treatment plans at their Staten IslandNY, practice to restore smiles affected by serious dental problems. To find out which treatments are right for you, we welcome you to schedule a consultation.  

What Is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?

A full mouth reconstruction is a treatment plan made up of any number of procedures to address each patient’s unique dental care needs. Full mouth reconstructions can treat minor to serious dental problems. 

A full mouth reconstruction at our Staten Island practice begins with a dental examination to assess oral health and dental damage. Next, treatment options are devised to address each oral health concern and the order in which to perform each procedure. Typically, the most pressing oral health concern is addressed first.

It should also be noted that the timeframe for a full mouth reconstruction will vary depending on the type and number of procedures a patient undergoes. 

Treating Gum Disease

One of the most common oral health conditions for people undergoing a full mouth reconstruction is gum disease. Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums caused by plaque and tartar buildup at and below the gum line. When mild, gum disease causes bleeding when brushing and flossing but when it gets severe, it can cause the gums to recede and increase the risk of tooth decay. 

When gum disease is present, root planing, debridement, or scaling may be included in a full mouth reconstruction.

Tooth Decay and Dental Damage Treatment

Tooth decay, broken, or damaged teeth can lead to painful root canal infections and tooth loss. Treatments for tooth decay or other dental damage that may be incorporated into a full mouth reconstruction include:

  • Tooth colored fillings
  • Inlays and onlays
  • Dental crowns
  • Veneers 
  • Root canal therapy

Restoring Missing Teeth

Tooth loss is another common issue for people seeking a full mouth reconstruction. Whether missing one tooth or a full arch, missing teeth can be replaced in a full mouth reconstruction. 

Dental implants are a popular option for restoring missing teeth as they are both natural looking and feeling. Dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed within the jaw and topped with a dental crown to restore individual teeth. 

For those missing an entire arch of teeth, All-on-4® implants can be placed to securely support dentures and improve dental function. 

Invisalign® Treatment

Invisalign orthodontic treatment may also be included in a full mouth reconstruction to address malalignment and straighten the teeth. 

Invisalign uses a series of clear aligner trays to gently shift the teeth into the desired position, helping to achieve a beautiful smile. 

Discover Your Treatment Options

A full mouth reconstruction restores oral health, helping patients to smile with confidence. To find out which treatments are right for you, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with our Staten Island dentists.

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Dr. Alex Hecht and Dr. Jason Hecht

Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist

Our family-run practice, led by Dr. Alex Hecht and Dr. Jason Hecht, is guided by compassionate and genuine care for our patients. Several distinctions set us apart:

  • Creating beautiful smiles since 1978
  • One of the largest practices in the region
  • Excellence in treating even the most complex cases
  • Advanced cone beam computed tomography (CT) scanner
  • Dedication to continuing education
  • Incorporation of the latest techniques

To set up a consultation or learn more about our services, reach out to our office online or call (718) 705-4434.

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