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What Are Full-Mouth Reconstructions?

  • December 1, 2016

What Are Full-Mouth Reconstructions?

Do you have several problems with your teeth? Do you wish you could do something about chipped, cracked, and missing teeth? Call us today at 231-366-4182 and schedule a consultation for a full-mouth reconstruction. These are plans to use several restorative dentistry treatments so your smile is healthy and complete again.

Why You Might Need A Full-Mouth Reconstruction

As you get older, it’s common for smiles to collect damage and problems such as:

  • Tooth decay
  • Crooked, unaligned teeth
  • Chipped enamel
  • Cracked cracked enamel
  • Lost teeth

It’s important to call us today at 231-366-4182 and schedule your appointment. These problems will not go away on their own. In fact, they often get worse over time. A full-mouth reconstruction can help ensure your dental problems get solved, not worse.

Different Parts Of A Full-Mouth Reconstruction

Full-mouth reconstructions aren’t used to treat a single problem with your smile. Instead, they’re used when you have two or more. By planning your restorative treatments out before doing them, you’ll know exactly what will happen with your smile. Some treatments are also better done before others. Here is what our dentists can include in your full-mouth reconstruction.


When you are missing teeth, you’re also missing the roots of those teeth. Your jawbone needs those roots. Every time you chew, stimulation travels down the root and into the bone tissue. This helps keep it healthy. Without the tooth, your jawbone can deteriorate.

By calling our Norton Shores, MI dental office today, you can get dental implants that solve two problems at once. They replace missing teeth, but they also stimulate your jawbone so it stays healthy.


Dental implants are great, but they require oral surgery and healthy bone tissue. For a more affordable and less-invasive option, you can go with a fixed bridge. Here, our dentists will use a pair of dental crowns to hold a replacement tooth firmly in place.

Call us today at 231-366-4182 and schedule an appointment for a dental bridge. Our dentists have advanced training in restorative dentistry. When they include a fixed bridge in your full-mouth reconstruction, you can replace missing teeth without surgery.


When you have a cracked or chipped tooth, it might not be painful all the time. However, your tooth is weaker and more at risk for more damage. Plus, it doesn’t look nice. That’s where porcelain crowns can be used as part of a full-mouth reconstruction.

These caps cover the visible part of your tooth. Our dentists have the training needed to ensure they’re made to look like a healthy version of the tooth they cover.


When you’re missing a lot of teeth, individual replacements are not enough. Dentures replace a full arch of teeth with natural-looking replacements. Removable dentures like these do not require any oral surgery to place, as they rest directly on your gums.

By calling our Norton Shores, MI dental office today, you can be one step closer to having a full set of teeth again. You can eat, talk, and look just like you used to.


A toothache is nothing to ignore. It could be a sign of a serious infection inside the tooth. If not treated, these will just get more painful until finally you need the tooth extracted. Thankfully, our dentists are well-trained to use root canal therapy to save the tooth.

No, they are not very painful! In fact, thanks to local anesthetic and our dentists’ advanced skill, root canals are no more painful than getting a filling. That’s why they can be an important part of full-mouth reconstructions. Root canal therapy removes pain and saves your tooth.


Speaking of which, our dentists only offer composite resin fillings for cavities. Instead of unsightly metal, you’ll get a durable material that’s matched to the color of the tooth in question. As part of a full-mouth reconstruction, they repair damage caused by tooth decay just as well.


This restorative dentistry treatment placed beautiful, natural-looking covers on the front of your teeth. Once placed, they instantly cover up any chips, cracks or similar damage. When you get veneers as part of a full-mouth reconstruction, you can quickly cover stains as well.

Call us TODAY at 231-366-4182 and make your next appointment for a full-mouth reconstruction. Even if you have several big problems with your smile, our dentists have the right mix of training and experience to correct them all.

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