Full mouth reconstruction describes the process of simultaneously restoring or rebuilding all of the teeth in the lower and upper jaws. The process typically involves procedures like the application of bridges, crowns and veneers, and may incorporate procedures directed at the gums, tooth positions or pulp.
A full mouth reconstruction may be necessary to repair teeth that have been fractured or injured, lost due to trauma or decay or severely worn due to long-term acid erosion or tooth-grinding. Reconstruction may also be used to address ongoing jaw, headache or muscle pain due to a misadjusted bite.
To determine the extent of the problem and create a comprehensive treatment plan, the dentist will examine the patient’s teeth, gums, jaw muscles, bite and joints. During the examination, the dentist may take records of the patient’s mouth, like photographs and X-rays, impressions of the teeth and a model of the bite. An individual step-by-step treatment plan will be created to address all the patient’s dental problems and complete the full mouth reconstruction.
The majority of full mouth reconstructions necessitate multiple office visits and phases. The patient may undergo a variety of treatments depending on his or her needs. Common treatments involved in full mouth reconstruction include prophylactic teeth cleaning, crown lengthening, contouring the gum and the placement of permanent restorations like veneers, inlays, onlays, crowns or bridges. For more involved full mouth reconstruction, the dentist may recommend procedures such as orthognathic surgery, performed to reposition the jaw, or soft tissue or bone grafting, which can enhance the stability of the teeth and permanent restorations.
These procedures are designed to improve oral health and the appearance of the mouth. Following full mouth reconstruction, the patient can expect to more balance and harmony in his or her smile, have greater support for the teeth and better alignment, resulting in increased oral functioning and an enhanced appearance.
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Dr. Vakay is fabulous! She is the BEST dentist I have ever had.
I have always been a dental coward. When a tooth ache got very bad, I went to the Centreville Dental Wellness Center for help. This started me on a long period of processes, treatments and gentle care that has allowed me to overcome my fear and to bring my dental health back to where it is supposed to be. I can’t thank the staff at the Centreville Dental Wellness Center enough for their sensitive care.
I have been a patient at the Centreville Dental Wellness Center for approximately 15 years. I cannot offer enough praise for Dr. Vakay! She is without a doubt a top notch professional and accepts nothing but perfection in her work. She is by far the best dentist I have ever had. Thank you for your exceptional dental treatment and services!
Excellent practice. We were referred to them by a specialist that works with the Redskins . They are a class act. We recently made the switch for our kids from a pediatric dentist to Centreville Dental Wellness. Very happy we did. They are very kid friendly and did superior cleanings than the prior dentist. Highly recommend them.
This dental practice is absolutely wonderful. I have had multiple procedures and follow ups that have made me love my smile again! I have a lot of trepidation about dental work but this practice has made me enjoy the entire experience. My three year old daughter has recently become a patient as well and they were extra nurturing! Excellent practice! I travel from Arlington to continue to see them!
We were excited to open our doors on May 1 for regular patient care. We will continue to strive to provide a clean, safe and caring environment. You may notice a few differences when you arrive at our office, but they are part of the new protocol we have implemented.
IMPORTANT: rather than entering our office upon arrival, please call us first (703-815-0775) to let us know you’re here. You will be asked some screening questions over the phone, and then may enter our reception area where your temperature will be taken and hand sanitizer provided. You will then be escorted to a disinfected treatment room.
We are excited to welcome you back to our office!