In some cases, full mouth reconstruction may be required in order to repair more serious dental problems. Full mouth reconstruction refers to the process of rebuilding and restoring the teeth of both the upper and lower jaws. You might be interested in full mouth reconstruction if you have issues with any of the following:
- Lost teeth because of tooth decay, advanced gum disease, or trauma
- Fractured or injured teeth
- Acid-eroded teeth as a result food and beverages
- Severely worn teeth as a result of teeth grinding
- Complaints of pain in the jaw, muscles, or head
If you think you might be in need of full mouth reconstruction, we would love to set up a thorough examination with Dr. Ryan P. Lehmkuhler so that he can determine the best potential treatment options for you. As part of the consultation, our dentist will evaluate if there are any teeth that need to be restored, if there are any periodontal (gum) treatments to perform, if there are any bite adjustments that need to take place, and if there are any aesthetic changes that need to be made.
Once a treatment plan has been developed, Dr. Ryan P. Lehmkuhler will begin working with you on your new smile. It is important to remember that full mouth reconstruction is not one procedure but a series of procedures. It is not unusual to assume that complete mouth reconstruction might take 12 months or more. While we would love to take care of your full mouth reconstruction at our dental office, sometimes it is necessary to seek outside specialists like a periodontist, an orthodontist, or an oral surgeon.
Call First Dental today if you are interested in finding out more information about full mouth reconstruction in Dodge City, Kansas.