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Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full-mouth reconstruction is a process where we rebuild what has been lost by Mother Nature over years of wear-and-tear and destruction. By taking in the combination of artistry, science, and technology, we take the mouths that have been worn down through years of clenching, grinding, and other destructive processes; we rebuild them back to where Mother Nature intended them to be. We make the chewing system work the way it was designed to work. Basically, we restore the mouth back to ground zero; we make it go back to the way it was supposed to be.
As the teeth wear down, we start losing support in the skin of our face. Our face is broken into facial thirds. What happens is the lower third is the part of our face that’s supported by our teeth. If you’ve ever seen someone who’s had dentures that have come out and the front of their mouth starts to crease, you start seeing an exacerbation of the lines around the face. What happens is their face starts to sink in. The reason is that the teeth are no longer supporting that lower third of their face. Full-mouth reconstruction allows us to rebuild that lower third of the face and recreate facial harmony by balancing those facial thirds.
Full Mouth Reconstruction is the systematic approach to restoring all (or nearly all) of your teeth at the same time. There are different reasons for needing this full-mouth restoration treatment.
teeth that are severely worn down
multiple missing teeth
a deep bite (the top teeth bite too far down over the bottom teeth)
patients who want instant orthodontics (using porcelain veneers, bridges, or other restorations on all of the teeth to ideally reshape and reposition the teeth)
severe decay in all or most of the teeth
severe erosion of the enamel
congenital disorders that cause missing teeth, missing enamel, or poorly-formed teeth
traumatic injury to the mouth/teeth
Morningside Dental Care looks to the Facial Rule of Thirds to guide the full mouth reconstruction planning process. A face that can be equally divided into thirds demonstrates ideal aesthetic harmony. When a significant amount of tooth loss or damage has occurred, the structure supporting the lower facial third is compromised, disrupting the aesthetic balance.
Let the smile experts at Morningside Dental Care restore the lower facial third and regain facial harmony with full mouth reconstruction.