A retired dentist, this person chose us to restore his entire mouth after his uncontrollable squeezing had worn through his gold crowns. Some teeth were lost and replaced with implants, after which we recreated his bite with the addition of material to the chewing surfaces. Section by section, we replaced all of the existing dentistry with new crowns and bridges to recreate both an aesthetic and functional improvement.
This delightful lady’s teeth had worn away for multiple reasons, including inappropriately positioned teeth, diet, and excessive use of toothpaste abrasives. She was first shown the potential of a final result with the use of acrylic placed on her teeth for viewing, and then decided to proceed with treatment. The treatment included a combination of veneers, porcelain crowns, and an implant.
After we did some aesthetic improvements for his daughter’s teeth, this man came to see us, looking for a dentist with greater potential than his current one, with whom they had a long-term relationship. Teeth were wearing away and no longer attractive, largely as a result of inappropriately positioned teeth. To have a successful result, teeth were aligned with orthodontics first. Next, we improved his bite by the addition of material, allowing the final restorations to be as conservative as possible. The end result has required one root canal, one implant, and a combination of veneers and crowns on all of the upper teeth, with replacement of selected lower restorations.
Full-mouth reconstruction, full-mouth rehabilitation, and full-mouth restoration are terms often used interchangeably to describe the process of rebuilding or restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws simultaneously.
Dr. McMaster has decades of experience applying his education with the materials and procedures related to full-mouth reconstruction, and he will work hard to customize, for each individual person, a plan to lead to improved aesthetics, function, tooth structure, and gum and bone health.
You may be a candidate for full-mouth reconstruction if:
- Your teeth have been lost due to decay or trauma
- Your teeth have been injured or fractured
- Your teeth have become severely worn because of long-term acid erosion (from foods, beverages, bulimia, or acid reflux)
- You have a history of excessive use of heavy tooth brushing and excessive amounts of highly abrasive toothpaste
- You have ongoing jaw, muscle, or headache pain related to your bite
The extent of your reconstruction will depend on the condition of your teeth. Dr. McMaster or Dr. Wissinger may recommend crowns, bridges, veneers, or implants to restore your smile to its best possible condition. This may include coordinating efforts with our specialists, most commonly orthodontics for tooth positioning prior to restoration, and periodontics for gum modification and implants.
Your treatment plan will entail a step-by-step process to detail various aspects of your reconstruction, the sequencing of treatment, and various offices required. The duration of your treatment will depend on the extent of the work needed, but in the end it will be worth it.
Your teeth, mouth, and smile will be healthy and beautiful for as long as possible.