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Rebuilding your smile with full mouth reconstruction process
Your teeth are tools used for personal and professional reasons. Our teeth no doubt are used for eating, but they also reflect your personal brand through your smile and the way you look and communicate. Over time our teeth endure wear and tear and require care and maintenance to be at their best and look their best.
Without care and maintenance, the shine to our teeth begins to fade. Stains and blemishes begin to accumulate on the surface of the enamel, and as a result, your teeth may suffer breaches as a result of acid erosion, microbial action, or trauma. Left untreated your gums may succumb to bacterial infections which may lead to edentulism. For some, it's much worse results from missing, broken or damaged teeth as a result of age, trauma or major dental-related issues that bring along with it severe pain, discomfort, and even embarrassment.
Today, through innovation your teeth and smile can be refurbished, repaired, and even redesigned. You can get the perfect smile you dream about through one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures that can include:
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental Implants
- All-On-Four© dental implants
- Bone grafting (if necessary)
As a general term, we refer to this as full mouth reconstruction. Let's look at what a full mouth reconstruction is and how it can help you get the smile and teeth that make your life more enjoyable.
What is full mouth reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction is a process of completely remaking, reshaping, and rehabilitating a patient’s teeth, mouth, jaw, and other related maxillofacial structures to achieve aesthetic beauty as well as functionality. It may involve any number of procedures, often in combination, such as All-on-Four Dental Implants, Porcelain veneers, and gum recontouring to name a few. Generally speaking, a full mouth reconstruction will involve replacing existing damaged or degraded teeth and oral structures with new, resilient prosthetics and prosthodontics. The goal of our full mouth reconstruction process is to give our patients a brand new, beautiful state-of-the-art smile while still looking and functioning like your natural teeth.
The Facial and Oral Surgery Institute Way: Full Mouth Reconstruction and Rehabilitation in 5 Steps
The exact procedures, materials, prosthetics, and aesthetic goals will vary from patient to patient. Dr. Senehi believes in achieving the best, most beautiful results for your new teeth and smile, customization and personalization are key. Your needs and your smile may be entirely different from those of another individual. That’s why our full mouth reconstruction program is custom tailored to each individual patient.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Consultation for full mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation
The initial consultation is a critical first step for both the patient, Dr. Senehi and the world-class clinical staff at Facial and Oral Surgery Institute who will be involved in the patient’s full mouth reconstructive journey. The initial consultation, as well as any necessary follow-up appointments, will establish the patient’s goals, both aesthetic and functional, a patient’s baseline health, as well as determine a working budget and start the process of selecting the necessary procedures to achieve the desired goals and outcomes.
Step 2: Full mouth reconstruction design concept
During the design phase, patients will work closely with Dr. Senehi, our estheticians, oral surgeons, and dental staff to help determine and guide the selection process. Procedures will be recommended by Dr. Senehi and staff that will best achieve the patient’s desired aesthetic results, the level of comfort, and functionality. During the design process, all key elements of the final smile will be selected including what prosthesis or prosthodontics to create and put in place, what they will look like, and from what materials they will be made. Some procedures will even allow for a degree of early testing, or "test-driving." Accurate and personalized mock-ups of many elements, such as implant-supported dentures, can be rapidly prototyped and given to our patients so that they can better visualize how they will look and feel following the completion of the full mouth reconstruction and rehabilitation process.
Step 3: Full mouth reconstruction preparations
Once your dental and/or facial procedures have been determined, preparations and timelines will be made by Dr. Senehi and his team to determine the date for surgery and procedures. Some patients may require orthodontics to gently reposition the jaw and improve a patient’s bite before commencing with treatments. Other treatments, such as porcelain veneers, may require preliminary work such as grinding down surfaces to allow space for porcelain veneer shells. Dr. Senehi and other staff doctors and surgeons will work with you to ensure that all the necessary preparations are satisfactorily completed before you undergo your dental procedures or surgery.
Step 4: Realization
During the execution and realization phase, all or a majority of the procedures are expertly executed in our state-of-the-art facilities at Facial and Oral Surgery Institute in Woodland Hills, California. Depending on the procedures chosen, it is often possible to complete the full mouth reconstruction process in a single day. Patients who opt for the All-On-Four dental implants, for example, often come into our office in the morning and leave in the afternoon with brand new, fully-functional teeth. Our expert staff and physicians will be with you every minute of the process to ensure that your new smile will be perfect.
Step 5: Full mouth reconstruction recovery
Once the full mouth reconstruction procedures are complete, it’s time to rest and recover. Recovery times will vary greatly depending on the procedures completed, general health of the patient in question, and overall complexity of the job in question. A full mouth reconstruction plan that involves extensive bone grafting, gum recontouring, teeth extraction and total replacement of damaged teeth with individual implants will take longer to recover from than a relatively less complicated All-On-Four dental implant procedure. Recovery times could take anywhere from several days to several months. Regardless of the time periods recommended for each patient, we will be with you every step of the way in recovery to answer questions and address concerns to ensure customer satisfaction.
Opting for full mouth reconstruction and rehabilitation is a big decision that could drastically improve one’s life and looks for the better. However, as with any major dental work, you want the best doctors, dentists, prosthodontists, surgeons, and support staff to maximize results while minimizing the risks, no matter the complexity of the procedure. Facial and Oral Surgery Institute of Woodland Hills, California can help you achieve your cosmetic dentistry goals by providing you with world-class care. Whether you come to us for comprehensive, full-mouth reconstruction and rehabilitation, or just a simple, routine dental procedure, you can rest assured that you’ll leave our office looking and feeling better than ever before. We love to see you smile!
Looking for the leader in cosmetic dentistry look no further than Dr. Navid Senehi of Facial and Oral Surgery Institute in Woodland Hills, California. Call us at 818-805-0557 or click the Request Appointment button below. We look forward to hearing from you.