Dental Implants and Full Mouth Reconstruction


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Anyone who has a missing tooth or multiple teeth shouldn’t delay seeking the advice of a dentist. Most of the time, getting a dental implant is the right choice for patients looking to restore the functionality and appearance of their teeth. However, if multiple missing teeth are left alone for an extended amount of time, larger issues could occur that require full mouth reconstruction. So what are the differences and benefits when comparing dental implants to a full mouth reconstruction? Here are a few important points about each.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants consist of metal posts that are inserted into the jawbone to provide stability for replacement teeth. The implants will actually fuse to the jawbone and provide a permanent solution to a missing tooth. Dentists almost always recommend dental implants for patients who have good overall dental health and only need to have a single tooth, or a few teeth replaced.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Getting dental implants can benefit a patient’s dental health, their appearance, and even their mood. Some of the reasons why dentists recommend dental implants include:

  • Results are immediate and can last a lifetime
  • Stabilizing overall jawbone strength
  • Maintaining good oral health
  • Keeping the other natural teeth healthy and in the proper positions
  • Enhancing the patient’s overall quality of life

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What Is Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Some dental situations could lead to the need for a full mouth reconstruction. This means the dentist may have to perform a variety of procedures, such as general dentistry, installation of dental implants, veneers and more. A full mouth reconstruction may be required if dental health has been neglected over the course of many years, or it could be needed as the result of a severe accident that damaged the entire mouth. Regardless of the situation, a full mouth reconstruction can help patients put a big bright and shiny smile on their face again.

Benefits of Full Mouth Reconstruction

Any time a full mouth reconstruction is required for a patient, a full evaluation is needed since every situation is different. A combination of dentures, bridges and dental implants may be used to restore the patient’s dental health and ensure the results last for years to come. If the gums or bone tissue have been impacted over time, then bone grafts and other techniques can restore them. Patients needing a full mouth reconstruction will benefit from improved dental health that can last a lifetime, as well as bringing back a smile they may have been hiding for many years.

Dr. Skoulas wants all of her patients to have a smile they can be proud of. She is highly trained and experienced and can accurately tell you if you are a candidate for dental implants or full mouth reconstruction. Every patient who walks through our doors is unique, and we treat them that way. Dr. Skoulas always has the patient’s needs and desires, as well as their overall health, in mind any time she performs a treatment.

Whether you have a missing tooth requiring dental implants or may be a candidate for a full mouth reconstruction, contact us at (415) 757-0110 today to schedule an appointment and get on the right track to having a great smile!

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