If a patient has had numerous dental issues in the past, they may be facing many missing teeth. In cases like this, Dr. Skoulas often recommends a full mouth reconstruction for San Francisco patients. A full mouth reconstruction is a process that allows her to completely rebuild and replace the missing teeth in a patient’s mouth. Tackling all the missing teeth at once provides patients with restored abilities to eat, drink, speak, and smile without fear.
Choosing a full mouth reconstruction is a big decision, as it may involve several procedures before the mouth is completely restored. Luckily, Dr. Skoulas proudly offers consultations at our San Francisco office before jumping into any work. She’ll listen to all of their patients’ concerns and use their expertise to devise a treatment plan that exceeds the patients’ expectations.
What Procedures Make Up A Full Mouth Reconstruction?
There’s no standardized treatment plan that constitutes a full mouth reconstruction. Rather, it’s a personalized procedure custom-designed for each and every patient. Because of that, Dr. Skoulas may make use of many different treatment methods during the plan of care. Some of these can include:
- Dental implants paired with bridges or crowns to restore lost teeth
- Bone grafting to rebuild the jawbone and make it dense enough to hold implants in place
- Veneers to give existing teeth a rejuvenated look
- Teeth extraction to remove any decayed or damaged teeth that are beyond saving
- Teeth whitening to spruce up the appearance of remaining teeth
- Soft tissue grafts to help repair damaged or lost gum tissue
- Invisalign to pull the teeth into a better alignment
- Orthognathic surgery to reposition the jaw into the correct alignment
Usually, a full mouth reconstruction uses several of the above procedures to give the smile a completely revitalized appearance. Patients in the San Francisco area who come to our practice for a full mouth reconstruction will find that they reap both cosmetic and functional benefits from their treatment. They’ll be prouder and more confident of their smile, but they’ll also be able to chew foods better and speak without impediments.