Reconstruction Dentistry

Reconstructive Dentistry is a term used to describe any major dental work that involves the entire mouth. It may involve the natural teeth, all implants or a combination of the two.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

One of the primary distinctions between routine dentistry and reconstructive dentistry is that reconstructive dentistry involves a patients "occlusion" or bite. Your teeth come together like gears in a finely tuned process. If your bite is off (what is called malocclusion) the results can be far reaching.

  • Headaches

  • Tooth Pain

  • Jaw clicking

  • Sore jaw muscles

  • Neck aches

  • Upper back pain

Our goal in any reconstruction is the restoration of your ideal aesthetics and function. This can involve dental implants to restore missing teeth, orthodontics to move teeth to an ideal position, and veneers, crowns and or bridges to achieve ideal cosmetic results. Because of the complexity of most of these cases a carefully planned blueprint and treatment time line is carefully crafted for each individual case.


The Reconstruction Process

The most common reasons for a patient to seek a full mouth reconstruction include:

  • Teeth that have been fractured

  • Teeth lost due to trauma or decay

  • Ongoing muscle, jaw, or headache pain

The initial evaluation includes:

  • Photographs

  • X-rays

  • Gum health examination

  • Models of your dentition

  • Your bite registration

  • Muscular examination

Once all the information is gathered, Dr Alex will schedule an appointment to go over a treatment plan and cost estimate. In many cases the treatment is done in stages over a period of time.