If your teeth just lack a great appearance but also have significant damage, a full mouth reconstruction is the comprehensive treatment plan you’ve been searching for.  At Divine Smiles, we offer full mouth reconstruction treatment for patients who want to improve their smile’s appearance, strength, and function. When you visit Dr. Clancy for a consultation, he will create a customized treatment plan to optimize your bite and bring a beautiful, healthy smile to life.

If you’re not sure if a full mouth reconstruction is right for you, here are 7 signs to search for.

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1. You’re Missing Teeth

Do you have one or more missing teeth in your mouth? Perhaps you have a replacement option like partial dentures already, or maybe you don’t.

First things first, if you don’t have a replacement option already, this will be our first course of action. It’s essential to replace missing teeth for several reasons. For one, it prevents surrounding teeth from shifting out of place. It also prevents speech issues and improves functionality and comfort. You will also find eating to feel natural and simple again.

If you have missing teeth but you’ve replaced them, ask yourself: Are you happy with your replacements? Do they look aesthetically pleasing? Do they function well? Is the fit comfortable? If you answer no to any of those questions, this might be a sign that it’s time to replace them as part of your full mouth reconstruction. We offer dental implants, dentures, and more to help replace missing teeth.

2. You Have Gum Disease

Another sign you can benefit from a full mouth reconstruction is if you have gum disease. Without treatment, gum disease can cause bone loss, receding gums, shifting teeth, and tooth loss. As part of your full mouth reconstruction, we will bring your gums back to health while also restoring and replacing any necessary teeth.

3. Your Teeth Have Decay

If you have tooth decay on just a single tooth, it probably doesn’t warrant the need for a full mouth reconstruction. However, if you have a lot of tooth decay, you may need a full mouth reconstruction to remove the decay and restore your teeth back to full health and strength. Dental fillings aren’t the only option for restoring teeth from tooth decay. In cases where decay covers a large area, we may need to use dental crowns, inlays, or onlays to restore your teeth.

4. Your Teeth Have Erosion

Acidic drinks and foods, vomit, acid reflux, and harsh tooth brushing habits can all contribute to enamel erosion. As your enamel wears away, it can affect the appearance of your teeth, and reduce protection to the underlying tooth structure. You may experience an increase in tooth sensitivity and become more prone to cracks in your teeth. If erosion is serious enough, you may require a full mouth reconstruction to restore your teeth back to health and strength. As a bonus, your teeth will also become more aesthetic.

5. You Experienced Trauma

If your teeth have experienced any amount of dental trauma, you may need a full mouth reconstruction to replace and restore damaged teeth. Trauma treatments vary on a case-by-case basis. Dr. Clancy will let you know which treatments you need to restore your mouth back to health after your dental trauma.

6. You Have Worn Teeth

It’s common to lose tooth structure after time due to regular wear and tear and also with clenching or grinding habits. If your teeth are no longer the height they once were, we can restore the wear as part of your full mouth reconstruction. This may involve using a combination of porcelain veneers and dental crowns. Restoring structure to your teeth will improve their appearance and benefit your bite.

7. You Have a Poor Bite and/or Advanced TMJ

If your bite is off and your teeth don’t come together correctly, this can cause uneven wear of the teeth as well as TMJ disorder. The off bite can cause the jaw muscles to become strained which can cause immense pain.

Before Dr. Clancy begins any full mouth reconstruction, he will evaluate your bite and search for ways to balance it so that it rests in its most optimal position. In some cases, you may need to wear an oral splint to stabilize the bite before we place restorations to hold it in place long-term.

Regardless, every patient who receives a full mouth reconstruction can look forward to enjoying a better bite. Improving your bite can prevent uneven wear and also resolve TMJ disorders.

Get a Full Mouth Reconstruction in Woburn, Winchester, and Greater Boston Area Today

If you think you could benefit from a full mouth reconstruction in Woburn, Winchester, and the Greater Boston area, look no further than Divine Smiles. Dr. Ryan Clancy is an LVI-trained dentist who is committed to providing his patients with comprehensive treatments that offer the best results possible.

Let us help you enjoy a beautiful, healthy, functional smile again. Call (781) 396-8558 to book an appointment today. New patients are welcome!