Who Is a Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction?

By Ettienne Van Zyl on December 05, 2012

Memphis Full Mouth ReconstructionFull mouth reconstruction refers to a wide range of dental treatments to improve both the appearance and function of your teeth. Each full mouth reconstruction is individualized based on your specific needs. Memphis cosmetic dentist Ettienne van Zyl specializes in the most popular full mouth reconstruction treatments. We welcome you to schedule a consultation with Dr. van Zyl for your personalized treatment plan.

Are You a Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction?

The procedures used in full mouth reconstruction range from simple teeth whitening to surgical procedures like the placement of dental implants. Because treatments are so varied, many patients make excellent candidates for full mouth reconstruction. You may be a candidate for full mouth reconstruction if you experience one or more of the following conditions:

  • Discolored Teeth:Yellowed, stained teeth can make you look older and cause embarrassment. One of the simplest full mouth reconstruction treatments is professional teeth whitening. Teeth whitening can drastically improve the appearance of your smile in as little as one treatment. Many full mouth reconstruction candidates will have their teeth whitened in combination with other treatments for a complete smile transformation. For some, professional teeth whitening treatment may not be enough to reach the desired level of whiteness. Such patients may be candidates for dental bonding or porcelain veneers.
  • Damaged or Decayed Teeth: Broken or decaying teeth are not only an aesthetic issue; they also impair your oral function and can be a source of pain. For our Memphis restorative dentistry patients, there are many treatment options to restore the health and appearance of damaged teeth, and even replace old, unsightly metal fillings. Porcelain crowns, tooth-colored filings, and inlays or onlays are effective treatments for damaged teeth.
  • Missing Teeth: Missing teeth are one of the leading reasons for full mouth reconstruction treatment. Missing teeth can make eating difficult and be a source of insecurity. If you are missing one tooth or more of your teeth, full mouth reconstruction may be right for you. Dental bridges, dental implants, and implant-supported dentures are all possible treatments for replacing missing teeth.
  • Gum Disease: Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums. The most common symptom is bleeding while brushing and flossing. Untreated gum disease can lead to major problems like tooth and bone loss. Root planing and scaling are deep cleaning treatments often performed in full mouth reconstructions.
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder: Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD) is a painful jaw disorder. Symptoms include clicking, grinding, or locking of the jaw, which can make chewing difficult. For many, TMD may be alleviated with orthodontics or the use of a mouth guard.
  • Aesthetic Issues: Those who suffer from aesthetic issues like small teeth, gaps between teeth, and misshaped teeth are often candidates for full mouth reconstruction. Porcelain veneers can be used to create perfectly shaped, spaced, and white teeth for a fully reconstructed smile.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. van Zyl

You can have a beautiful, healthy smile with full mouth reconstruction treatment. We invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. van Zyl for your restorative dentistry needs.

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