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Full Mouth Reconstruction Upland CA

Dental x-ray of a full mouth.People with lost or damaged teeth have difficulty eating and speaking, and their quality of life is considerably reduced. Fortunately, we have restorative dentistry as a remedy for this. Restorative dentistry encompasses a range of treatments that address dental issues from damaged or missing teeth to bite issues. Restorative dentistry also includes full mouth reconstruction, a procedure that ensures that every tooth contributes to a harmonious and functional smile. If you are around Upland and ready to learn more about full mouth reconstruction, call Higher Ground Dentistry at 909-377-0758 for your consultation today!

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Full mouth reconstruction often requires a multidisciplinary team of dental specialists working collaboratively to address diverse challenges. Higher Ground Dentistry boasts a team of dental professionals trained in the following fields:
•  Prosthodontists specialize in the restoration and replacement of teeth and play a pivotal role in crafting and implementing treatment plans.
•  Oral surgeons perform surgeries in the mouth and deal with aspects of treatment pertaining to surgery.
•  Periodontists address gum health and treat periodontal disease, both of which are crucial in creating a stable foundation for restorations.
•  Orthodontists addressing bite issues and misalignments. They also prescribe and install appliances such as braces and aligners.

A multidisciplinary approach ensures that each aspect of full mouth reconstruction is handled with precision and expertise, delivering a comprehensive and cohesive outcome.

Patient Education

Patient education is an important part of full mouth reconstruction, empowering individuals to make informed decisions about their oral health. A clear understanding of the procedures, potential outcomes, and post-treatment care fosters confidence and collaboration between the patient and the dental team.
Patients are guided through each step of the reconstruction process, from the initial examination to the completion of treatments. This step-by-step approach helps alleviate anxiety and ensures active participation in the decision-making process. Patient education also involves setting realistic expectations. Clear communication about the anticipated results, recovery periods, and any potential challenges allows patients to approach the process with a well-informed mindset.
Equipping patients with knowledge about post-treatment care and maintenance is crucial. Understanding how to preserve the results of full mouth reconstruction contributes to the long-term success of the procedures.

Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment Planning

Full mouth reconstruction begins with a comprehensive evaluation, including a thorough examination of the teeth, gums, jaw joints, and facial aesthetics. This evaluation helps us identify existing issues and potential challenges.
Advanced technologies such as digital imaging, 3D scans, and virtual simulations contribute to precise treatment planning. These tools allow for a detailed analysis of the oral structures and aid in crafting individualized treatment plans.
An essential component of full mouth reconstruction is the analysis of the bite. Occlusal factors, such as how the upper and lower teeth come together, are meticulously examined to ensure proper function and alignment.
We will then develop a customized treatment plan based on the evaluation. This plan outlines the specific restorative procedures, timelines, and the involvement of different specialists as needed. This comprehensive evaluation and treatment planning ensures that every step of full mouth reconstruction is tailored to the unique needs and goals of the individual, setting the stage for a successful transformation.

Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment plays a vital role in full mouth reconstruction by addressing misalignments, bite issues, and irregular tooth positioning.
Traditional braces or modern aligners like Invisalign are used to gradually move teeth into their optimal positions. This not only enhances the aesthetics of the smile but also contributes to a functional and well-aligned bite.
Malocclusions, such as overbites, underbites, and crossbites, are addressed through orthodontic treatment. Proper alignment of the bite ensures even distribution of force during chewing and prevents excessive wear on specific teeth.
Orthodontic treatment is also to prepare the mouth for other restorative procedures. Ensuring a well-aligned dental arch provides a stable foundation for subsequent interventions.

Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal therapy focuses on the health of the gums and supporting structures, and as such is essential for the success of full mouth reconstruction.
Periodontal therapy addresses gum diseases such as gingivitis or periodontitis. Healthy gums provide a stable foundation for restorative procedures and contribute to the overall well-being of the oral environment.
In cases of gum recession, grafting procedures can restore and augment gum tissue. This enhances the aesthetics of the smile and protects the underlying tooth roots.
In cases of advanced periodontal disease, we may need to perform pocket reduction surgery to eliminate deep gum pockets where bacteria thrive. This procedure aims to halt the progression of the disease and promote healing.

Endodontic Therapy

Endodontic therapy, commonly known as root canal treatment, is a pivotal component of full mouth reconstruction, particularly when addressing infections or damage within the tooth.
Root canal treatment involves removing infected or damaged pulp tissue from the tooth's interior. This not only relieves pain and discomfort but also prevents the spread of infection.
Endodontic therapy also allows us to preserve natural teeth that might otherwise need extraction. This is crucial for maintaining the integrity of the dental arch and preventing further complications.
Following root canal treatment, the tooth is typically restored with a dental crown. This strengthens the tooth's structure, restoring both its form and function.

Prosthodontic Solutions

Prosthodontics focuses on the restoration and replacement of missing or damaged teeth, a core element of full mouth reconstruction.
Perhaps the best-known prosthodontic solution is dental implants. Surgically placed in the jawbone, they provide a permanent and stable foundation for prosthetic teeth. They closely mimic natural teeth in appearance and function.
If multiple missing teeth need replacement, we offer dentures and bridges, both of which are available as fixed or removable. These restorations contribute to improved aesthetics, speech, and chewing ability.
For damaged or aesthetically compromised teeth, porcelain veneers or crowns provide durable and natural-looking solutions. These restorations enhance both the appearance and structural integrity of the affected teeth.

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Treatment

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) plays a crucial role in jaw movement and functionality. TMJ treatment is integral to full mouth reconstruction, particularly when addressing issues such as TMJ disorders.
Conditions like temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) can lead to jaw pain, clicking sounds, and difficulty in opening or closing the mouth. TMJ treatment aims to alleviate these symptoms and restore proper joint function.
We may also recommend the use of customized splints or oral appliances to address TMJ issues. These devices help realign the jaw and alleviate strain on the joint.

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