See How a Full-Mouth Reconstruction Can Help You Smile Again
Jeffrey B.: Reconstructions can be required for a lot of different reasons. The vast majority of them you tend to see in older cases, where patients have had long-standing dental problems where they’ve lost teeth, teeth have shifted, their bites are collapsing. The benefit of doing a full-mouth reconstruction is number one, you regenerate the function that somebody has. Oftentimes people that need reconstructions will say, ‟Hey, I only chew on one side of my mouth.” Well, we have two sides to our mouth, and it would be much nicer if you could chew on both sides. The other thing, from a physics standpoint, is if you can balance the forces that you’re using to chew, everything is going to last longer. But if your natural teeth, or any kind of restoration that you put in your mouth, if you can balance things, if you can re-create function, oftentimes that’s the basis for re-creating the cosmetics that go with it. So really, full-mouth reconstruction case gives you both function, cosmetics, and health all wrapped up into one.