Full Mouth Rehabilitation
A full mouth reconstruction may be necessary to return or create a patient’s perfect healthy smile.
Broken or missing teeth
Worn teeth from grinding or acidic foods
Lack of bone for future implant
Debilitating pain in the mouth
Other major dental-related complaints
What is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
As the name implies, a full mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation involves a complete and total remaking and restoration of the critical components of the mouth to create a perfect smile. Depending on your needs and desires, procedures that may be necessary include onlays, crowns, bridges, veneers, dental implants, dentures, or Invisalign, just to name a few. Generally speaking, a full-mouth reconstructive procedure will directly or indirectly affect most teeth in a patient’s mouth. Of course, a full mouth reconstruction is more than just cosmetic; it also involves improving or restoring critical functions, including eating, speaking, and smiling. The goal is to create something that is both beautiful, practical, and feels natural. Here at iHeartDDS, we are committed to giving you the desired smile to help with esthetic and function.
Why Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Our Full Mouth Reconstruction and Rehabilitation service is designed and tailored specifically for each person’s individual needs. Full mouth reconstruction is recommended for patients with severe tooth loss, decay, damage, or visual inconsistencies affecting many or all of their teeth. Trauma patients or oral cancer patients may also be eligible for complete reconstructive dental work. Since a full restoration may necessitate several different individual procedures depending on the person in question, the best first step is to make a consultation appointment with Dr. Neda Moezzi to see if a Complete Smile Makeover is right for you.
A Smile Makeover isn’t a single procedure, it’s a process of carefully crafted and coordinated treatments designed to achieve your desires.
3 Critical Considerations for a Smile Makeover
During our initial consultation and any follow-up appointments for your full mouth reconstruction and smile makeover, we will likely discuss the following critical considerations that address aesthetic, physical, and functional factors.
1. Aesthetic Considerations
Our professionally trained estheticians will help you select the right shade for your new teeth. In addition to choosing the perfect color, we will help you determine the ideal material options (such as porcelain or acrylic) for each of your applicable procedures. Patients who need All-on-4, for example, may need to choose whether to opt for zirconia bridges or acrylic.
- COLOR 95% 95%
- SPACING 80% 80%
- SHAPE 75% 75%
- ALIGNMENT 70% 70%
- VISUAL BALANCE 65% 65%
- FACIAL FOUNDATION 90% 90%
- SMILE LINE 95% 95%
In the ideal mouth, teeth are perfectly and evenly spaced from each other. We provide treatment options to address awkwardly spaced teeth and gaps as well as some procedures, such as dental implants, for replacing missing teeth. The goal is to address each tooth’s physical location and improve functionality by eliminating food-trapping gaps and providing a better bite.
Teeth can be sculpted to match ideal proportions and shapes. For example, longer teeth often provide a visual cue of youthfulness since natural teeth typically wear down over time. Tooth shape can even give a smile masculine or feminine characteristics. More square teeth are ideal for men, while slightly tapered teeth are rated as more feminine. With crown extensions, implants, and other methods, we can rewind the clock decades on your teeth, giving you a younger, more brilliant smile.
65 percent of Americans have varying degrees of crooked teeth or malocclusion. Not only are crooked teeth aesthetically displeasing, but they can also have far-reaching social consequences. Did you know that nearly 38 percent of Americans will disqualify potential partners based on misaligned and crooked teeth alone? We have solutions to help bring your delinquent teeth back in line.
Visual balance is essential. Like a fingerprint, each person’s smile is 100 percent unique and formed with the other features of their face. Our talented estheticians and dental staff will work with you to help map out the perfect smile for you. We don’t just copy and paste a generic smile; we make sure that each patient has a final product delivered to them that reflects and enhances their unique beauty by carefully considering balance and overall visual harmony.
A full mouth reconstruction, or a smile makeover, goes far beyond just the teeth and gums. A complete makeover can also enhance and improve the very structure of the face. Treatments like the All-on-4 dental implants stimulate and encourage bone growth in the jaws, which helps give a fuller look to the face. Fuller lips, face, and cheeks can be achieved with the right dental procedures.
Not to be confused with a lip line, a smile line is an imaginary line along the incisal edges of the maxillary anterior teeth. It should mimic the curvature of the lower lip while smiling and is often utilized as a guide for determining how to design and shape your smile during reconstruction.
2. Physical Considerations
During the initial consultation and follow-up appointments, we will thoroughly review your medical history, including any existing oral or facial and general health conditions that may affect how the full mouth reconstructive process will proceed.
- MEDICAL HISTORY REVIEW 100% 100%
- ORAL AND FACIAL HISTORY 100% 100%
- CURRENT HEALTH CONDITIONS 100% 100%
3. Functional Considerations
Timing of Procedures
Because a complete smile makeover often involves a series of procedures to address each client’s specific requirements and unique physical features, we at iHeartDDS must work closely with you to develop a schedule that maximizes efficiency and comfort while minimizing costs and additional recovery time. On a construction site, one does not begin constructing the walls before pouring the foundation. In the same vein, our tailored processes are, by nature, highly coordinated affairs that may involve more than one appointment and varying lengths of recovery time.
- TIMING OF PROCEDURES 100% 100%
- FUNCTIONAL DESIGN 95% 95%
- MAINTENANCE 75% 75%
Remember, your teeth, and by extension, your smile, are more than just an aesthetic asset. It is also a critical part of many daily activities, including speaking, expressing emotion, and eating food. As such, the design of your new smile and the procedures involved should always consider functionality and aesthetics. Our staff will work with you to determine which procedures and prosthetics will work best for your needs and improve functionality where possible.
Like a natural smile, your new one will require regular care and maintenance. Depending on the procedures selected for your complete smile makeover, our staff will work with you to determine the best care routine to ensure not only a bright smile but also one that lasts for a very long time. Some reconstructive solutions may require regular follow-up appointments to allow for adjustments to fit, correct any shifting, or simply to ensure good functionality.