Full Mouth Reconstruction Aventura, FL
The mouth is a complex part of the human body. It is composed of numerous tissues, both soft (gums, inner cheeks, tongue, lips) and hard (teeth, jawbone). Connective tissues serve to attach various mouth structures together, plus blood vessels and nerves. Occlusion, or the bite, is the relationship of the jaw joints with the teeth, as well as the upper and lower teeth to each other. All of these systems must work together to create a healthy, functional mouth. When this does not occur, oral health is at risk.
Reconstructive dentistry in Aventura provides an answer to this problem. It is the set of procedures for repairing tooth damage, replacing missing teeth, correcting bites, restoring gum or jawbone damage, replacing worn dental work, and treating oral diseases. Treatments can be performed individually or in conjunction with one another, making it a full mouth reconstruction or restoration.
Any combination of the following procedures may make up a full mouth reconstruction:
- Cosmetic dentistry: performing procedures like teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, gum recontouring, or composite bonding
- Restorations: performing procedures like dental crowns, fillings, bridges, inlays, or onlays
- Dental implants: replacing missing teeth with an artificial root and crown or to increase retention and prosthesis support
- Oral surgery: performing tooth extractions, root canal therapy, or soft and hard tissue grafting
- Periodontal treatments: performing periodontal surgery (deep cleaning), scaling, or root planing
- Orthodontics: administering spacers, expanders, traditional metal braces, Invisalign®, or retainers
- Bruxism treatments: treating teeth grinding and related symptoms
- Neuromuscular dentistry/TMD treatment: correcting problems associated with the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) and the bite
Candidates for Full Mouth Reconstruction
Good candidates for full mouth reconstruction include patients with multiple oral health issues that affect many or all of the teeth and supporting mouth tissues. Through full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Wohlstein can identify the correct vertical dimension of occlusion, allowing restoration of phonetics and occlusion.