Full mouth reconstruction involves transforming your mouth to excellent health and an attractive appearance when you have multiple or complicated dental issues. At Los Feliz Dental Center, premier dentists Brian Shahangian, DDS, and Bita Shahangian, DDS, lead a skilled team specializing in full mouth reconstruction. They can restore and replace teeth while improving the appearance and function of your mouth as a whole in the Loz Feliz, Los Angeles, California, office. Book your appointment online or call the office today.
Full mouth reconstruction generally refers to dental care encompassing the entire mouth. It typically involves replacing missing teeth and restoring damaged, decayed, or worn teeth.
Full mouth reconstruction views your mouth as a whole, considering how all the structures in your mouth work together to support your oral health.
Full mouth reconstruction may include many types of tooth replacement and restoration, with the most common examples including:
Depending on your specific dental needs, other procedures may also be part of your full mouth reconstruction. The Los Feliz Dental Center team uses a state-of-the-art soft tissue laser for procedures whenever possible, allowing for highly precise treatment with reduced infection risk and discomfort.
The main difference between full mouth reconstruction and smile makeovers is the end goal. With a full mouth reconstruction, the primary focus is rebuilding your mouth so your teeth can function normally. But, it often enhances the appearance of your smile as a positive byproduct.
With smile makeovers, the main goal is improving the overall appearance of your smile. Popular cosmetic dentistry procedures like porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and Invisalign® can help you revitalize your smile and feel confident about how you look.
Full mouth reconstruction often falls into the “necessary” category, while smile makeovers are fully elective.
A full mouth reconstruction typically takes place over a series of appointments. For example, your first appointment may involve a general evaluation and planning, and your second may include tooth extractions.
If you have extractions, you often need time to heal before dental implant placement, so it may be a few months before the next stage. But there are also options like All-on-4® that allow for extractions and implant placement on the same day.
In general, the process of a full mouth reconstruction could take a few months, but every case is unique. The Los Feliz Dental Center team creates a comprehensive treatment plan and explains the process to you fully so you can plan effectively.
Interested in chewing better, feeling better, and becoming more confident about your smile? Call Los Feliz Dental Center or click on the online appointment maker to set up your full mouth reconstruction consultation today.