Am I a Candidate For Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Having a great smile is a huge part of feeling confident. When your teeth are severely damaged, it can be difficult to feel comfortable in public and maintain a healthy lifestyle. You might feel like your smile is beyond repair, but there is hope with advanced dental intervention. 

At Dental Designs of Plantation, John Sarris, DMD, and Thomas Copulos, DDS, specialize in fixing your smile with full mouth reconstruction surgery. We’ll take you from hiding your smile to grinning from ear to ear with our expert care. 

Full mouth reconstruction explained

The first step in knowing whether this procedure is right for you is understanding the procedure itself. Full mouth reconstruction surgery applies to the use of both cosmetic and restorative dental techniques to completely restore and reconstruct your broken and damaged smile. It differs from smile makeovers in that it goes beyond simple whitening and correcting to repair your teeth.

We use our full list of dental treatments when performing full mouth reconstruction, including:

We have all the tools necessary to create a reconstruction plan based solely on your specific needs and circumstances. 

Who is a candidate for full mouth reconstruction?

Full mouth reconstruction is not for all of our patients. We begin by consulting with you on the particulars of your dental health needs, conducting an oral exam, and discussing your goals for treatment. Following your consultation, we develop your personalized treatment plan. 

You may need this complex surgery if your dental problems are so extensive that it makes basic function difficult and prevents you from living a happy, comfortable, and confident life. You might need a full mouth reconstruction if you have multiple:

These dental issues may have occurred from trauma like a car accident or sports injury, years of wear-and-tear, severe spreading infection, or other dental diseases like oral cancer. 

Recovering from full mouth reconstruction

With so much involved with full mouth reconstruction, you might be concerned about recovering from this extensive surgical procedure. Fortunately, side effects are minimal and recovery is manageable.

Immediately following surgery, you might experience side effects like swollen gums, tooth and jaw pain, and headaches. They can be frustrating but eventually, go away with time. They can be managed conservatively with medications and by applying ice to swollen and irritated areas. 

It’s extremely important that you follow our post-op care instructions closely, take any and all prescribed medications, and adhere to eating and drinking recommendations. 

Caring for your new smile

You’ve likely spent years with a less-than-perfect smile and additional time going through your reconstruction. Once you’ve fully recovered, it’s important that you adopt a consistent dental hygiene routine to keep your smile looking its best. 

Brushing and flossing are essential to keeping your smile in its best shape. We also strongly recommend that you schedule and attend your annual dental appointments with us so your smile can get the professional maintenance it needs. 

There’s no reason for you to spend more time frowning at your smile. If you’re interested in learning more about full mouth reconstruction or would like to get started with a consultation, call our office in Plantation, Florida, or schedule an appointment online today. 




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