A full mouth reconstruction refers to the process of completely restoring all of the teeth in a patient’s mouth. There are several conditions that require a full mouth reconstruction, including multiple missing, damaged, or loose teeth due to tooth decay or gum disease. Changes to the bite, shifting teeth, or severe tooth wear may also require extensive restoration.
Washington, DC dentist Dr. Nishan Halim offers full mouth reconstruction procedures to his patients and can coordinate their care with other dental specialists. During an initial consultation with Dr. Halim, he will examine the teeth and gums in order to create a comprehensive treatment plan. Restoring damaged or lost teeth not only improves the aesthetics of your smile but also your oral health. Missing teeth and teeth that are chipped or cracked are more prone to developing dental infections.
Reconstruction consists of multiple steps, and Dr. Halim will be with you each step of the way. To begin treatment, Dr. Halim must take note of any tooth damage, infection, or missing teeth. He can provide periodontal therapy, TMJ treatment, and laser dentistry solutions to patients who require quick and precise care.
Treatments that are often used to help prepare patients for more extensive care can include:
- Crown lengthening
- Jaw repositioning surgery
- Gum contouring
- Bone or soft tissue grafting
These treatments increase the amount of tooth structure we can work with and prepare patients for restorative care. Ultimately, porcelain veneers, tooth bonding, dental crowns, dental bridges, dentures, and dental implants will be the final treatments to improve the aesthetics of your smile. For restorations that replace missing teeth, Dr. Halim will refer you to a dental specialist after he takes your dental impressions.
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Dental reconstruction ensures that patients have a healthy basis of care that they can maintain for years to come. Restoring the tooth and gum structure is a preventative solution that fights against tooth decay, gum disease, and cavities. If you have tooth damage or missing teeth, call Dr. Halim for comprehensive restorative care today at 202.318.4113. You may also schedule a consultation with Dr. Halim online.