Bakersfield Full Mouth Reconstruction
After years of neglect, decay, or damage, you might think your teeth are ruined, but full-mouth reconstruction can help. At Woolf Dental, we use multiple treatments to revive your smile and give it a healthy and beautiful transformation.
The skills to properly perform a full-mouth reconstruction are not generally taught in the basic dental school curriculum, but our team of general dentists and specialists have advanced training qualifying them to provide this service for you.
What Is Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
Full-mouth reconstruction rebuilds or replaces most or all of your teeth. The process restores the proper relationship between your jawbone, muscles, gums, and teeth.
When Is It Needed?
At Woolf Dental, we begin with a thorough examination and 3-D scan of your teeth, gums, and orofacial anatomy. We might recommend full-mouth reconstruction if all or most of your teeth are affected by any of these conditions that can impact your long-term oral health:
- Damage from trauma
- Collapse of your bite
- Deterioration from periodontal (gum) disease
- Extensive damage from medical conditions, genetics, or certain medications
- Extensive wear
- Failed fillings
- Missing teeth
- Severe decay
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
What Are the Benefits of Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
Deteriorating teeth, gums, or jawbone detract from your facial appearance and smile, affect function, and cause discomfort. Full-mouth reconstruction restores the beauty of your smile and eliminates or improves these symptoms:
- Difficulty chewing
- Digestive problems
- Facial, neck, and jaw pain
- Speech problems
What Are the Treatment Options?
Full-mouth rehabilitation might require multiple treatments to replace or restore teeth, restore function, and give you a smile that complements your face. After a comprehensive exam, we will explain your treatment options, which may include:
- Dental crowns – Crowns cover and protect severely decayed or damaged teeth. Most, but not all, full-mouth reconstructions involve providing you with multiple crowns.
- Dental bridge – A series of connected dental crowns can replace one tooth or multiple missing teeth in a row. You can choose a bridge anchored by your natural teeth or by dental implants.
- Dental implants – Dental implant structure mimics a natural tooth and is the most effective replacement for a missing tooth. Read our dental implants page for details.
- Dentures – We use high-quality materials and premium denture teeth to give you a natural-looking smile.
- Implant overdentures – Dental implants can stabilize your denture and prevent it from lifting, slipping, or falling out.
- Periodontal treatment – Before you receive cosmetic work, we will provide treatment to resolve signs of gum disease, including bleeding, swelling, and recession.
- Orthodontics – Braces or Invisalign will align your teeth and give you a healthy bite.
- Porcelain veneers – If your teeth have gaps or are chipped, cracked, or discolored, veneers can transform them. Read our porcelain veneers page for more information on this treatment.
- Root canal treatment – Infected teeth require root canal treatment to restore their health.
- Bone grafting – Gum disease or missing teeth lead to bone loss. You may need bone grafting to repair the damage, support your teeth, or stabilize dental implants.
- Crown lengthening – This procedure can reshape your bone and gum tissue to expose more of your teeth and make them look longer. We also use it to treat damage beneath the gumline.
- Dental bonding – While you are sitting in the dental chair, we apply bonding to your teeth to conceal minor chips, cracks, gaps, or stains.
- Teeth whitening – Before we apply dental bonding or place crowns or veneers, teeth whitening can brighten your smile and make it look younger. We will match your cosmetic dental work to your sparkling smile.
How Long Does Full-Mouth Reconstruction Take?
The amount of time takes to complete full-mouth reconstruction varies with each patient. If your case requires a few dental procedures, treatment can take several weeks to several months. But extensive reconstruction can take several months to a year or longer.
We will explain your options and develop a treatment plan based on your goals. For financial reasons, some patients choose to complete treatment in phases—over several months or years.
The use of conscious sedation can help the treatment go much faster. Much more work can be accomplished in one setting if you are sedated. For more information, please see our conscious sedation page.
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Full-mouth reconstruction requires advanced training to complete complex levels of dentistry. Dr. Jerry Woolf, an accredited dentist with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), leads our team. Dr. Woolf is also an AACD Board examiner. Our team of specialists also includes an oral surgeon, a periodontist, and an endodontist.
If you are interested in rebuilding your teeth and restoring your oral health and smile, call us to schedule a consultation or complete our Request an Appointment form.