4 Dental Problems That Can Be Treated With Full Mouth Reconstruction

10 March 2022
 Categories: Dentist, Blog


Dentists can provide reconstructive services for patients who have lost or severely damaged their teeth. Full mouth reconstruction is a blanket term that includes many different restorative treatments, such as dental implants, bridges, crowns, dentures, and more.

Each patient's full mouth reconstruction treatment is different, depending on the patient's needs, desired outcome, and the current condition of their teeth. However, these restorative techniques can be used to treat a number of different oral problems. Here are four dental problems that can be treated with full mouth reconstruction:

1. Severe Decay

Preventive care is the first line of defense against tooth decay. However, many people will develop at least one cavity in their lives due to insufficient oral care. Minor instances of tooth decay can be treated with fillings and root canals. However, when a person's teeth are severely decayed, a dental extraction may be the best option. Following a dental extraction, dentists can reconstruct a patient's teeth using dental implants and bridges. 

2. Failing Restorative Work

Dental fillings and crowns are designed to treat and protect teeth that have suffered damage and decay. However, large dental fillings may be more prone to failure over time. Additionally, dental fillings and crowns may begin to leak after several years, allowing bacteria to attack the interior of the teeth. It's possible to replace dental fillings and crowns, but if the problem keeps recurring, a dental extraction may be a better option. Dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants can take the place of teeth that have been removed for health reasons.

3. Damaged Teeth

Tooth decay accounts for many of the dental problems faced by patients. However, mechanical damage can also compromise the integrity and health of a tooth. People who have been involved in accidents may exhibit multiple cracked and broken teeth. If these teeth can't be repaired, they will have to be removed. Full mouth reconstruction can allow people to regain the form and function of their teeth following accidents and injuries.

4. Tooth Erosion 

Many people are affected by bruxism, also known as teeth grinding. People may grind their teeth during the day due to stress or grind their teeth at night while they sleep. Over time, bruxism can lead to tooth erosion, as people wear down the enamel of their teeth. Unfortunately, tooth enamel cannot regenerate. Severe tooth erosion can be painful as underlying nerves are exposed. A full mouth reconstruction is an option for people who have suffered significant enamel loss due to persistent teeth grinding.