Full Mouth Reconstruction Specialist

Lakeside Family Dental

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Shrewsbury, MA

Most people who undergo full mouth reconstruction have extensive dental problems that require a combination of highly skilled restorative procedures. If you have severe problems with multiple teeth, Assia Fain, DMD, at Lakeside Family Dental in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, can help. Dr. Fain is an experienced dentist and orthodontist who can restore function, relieve pain, and improve your appearance however serious your dental issues are. Call Lakeside Family Dental today to find out more or book an appointment online.

Full Mouth Reconstruction Q&A

What is full mouth reconstruction?

Full mouth reconstruction involves the restoration or replacement of all or most of your teeth. Skilled restorative dentistry combines with aesthetic considerations to achieve better function, improved health, and a more pleasing appearance.

Dr. Fain is a highly skilled and experienced dentist and orthodontist who can perform full mouth reconstruction procedures at Lakeside Family Dental. With her help, you can live without dental pain and with more confidence in your smile.

Why might I need to undergo full mouth reconstruction?

You might consider full mouth reconstruction if you have dental problems such as:

  • Multiple missing teeth
  • Large, failing fillings
  • Extensive decay
  • Cracked teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Badly worn teeth

Your teeth might wear down from chronic teeth grinding (bruxism). It’s not just habits like these that lead to severe teeth problems, though. Some people have congenital issues, meaning they’re born with conditions such as amelogenesis, ectodermal dysplasia, or dentinogenesis imperfecta.

Another reason why you might need full mouth reconstruction is temporomandibular disorder (TMD). The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge that connects your lower jaw to your skull. TMD causes pain in the joint and the muscles that move your jaw.

How is full mouth reconstruction carried out?

Dr. Fain creates each patient’s treatment plan individually, so there’s no uniform approach. She can also work on an extended treatment plan to help make your full mouth reconstruction more affordable.

Your full mouth reconstruction might consist of a number of procedures, including:

Crowns

Crowns form a cover or cap on your tooth, restoring normal appearance and function. You might need a crown if you have:

  • Extensive fillings
  • Fractured teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Discolored teeth

Crowns can be all metal, a metal and ceramic fusion, or all ceramic (porcelain).

Bridges

A bridge consists of a false tooth with a crown on either side. The false tooth attaches to the crowns to make the bridge, which helps keep the replacement tooth in place.

Dental implants

Dental implants are small posts that Dr. Fain inserts into your jawbone to provide a solid anchor for a replacement tooth.

Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin coats of ceramic material that Dr. Fain bonds to the outside of your teeth. They can improve the appearance of teeth that are in reasonable condition but might be chipped, discolored, or misshapen.

Dentures

Dentures are replacements for missing teeth. While you could have all your teeth out and replace them with a full set of dentures, the aim with full mouth reconstruction is to preserve any natural teeth where possible. Removable partial dentures that replace some of your teeth might form part of your full mouth reconstruction.

Find out how you could benefit from full mouth reconstruction by calling Lakeside Family Dental today, or book an appointment online.