Full mouth reconstruction is performed when it is necessary to repair most of the damaged tooth that has lost healthy structure either due to cavities and/or fracture. Its objective is to restore the tooth to its functionality and solve the resulting aesthetic problems (modifications in its shape, texture, or color).
These types of procedures also include those restorations of the jaw or tissue that have been damaged by trauma or periodontal disease.
Thus, dental reconstructions present different options depending on the nature of the injury, the cost, and the options offered by the dentist. The direct ones are carried out openly on the tooth, in the case of not very serious injuries.
Indirect dental reconstruction of multi-part injuries that need to be replaced by crowns, bridges, or dentures requires part of the process to be performed in a laboratory. In this case, the dentist takes the measurements, the piece is built in the laboratory and, until it fits perfectly with the patient’s teeth, different tests are done.
The materials to be used in both types of reconstructions are varied and will depend on the needs of the patient and the orientation of the dentist.
Usually and if the reconstruction is small or medium size, composite is used (new generation plastic, white and aesthetic). If a large amount of structure has been lost, reconstructions are made with ceramic resins, inlays (partial tooth restorations), or dental crowns.
The results that are achieved with all the mentioned materials and with the different types of restorations are durable in the very long term.
Types of Dental Reconstructions
Depending on the needs of the patient and the damage to their teeth, there are different ways to do a dental reconstruction.
Thus, it is not the same to correct a broken palette for merely aesthetic reasons as to restore a tooth that has undergone endodontics.
In cases where a patient has fractured part of a tooth, composite is the simplest and most effective solution to restore dental aesthetics.
This resin provides a very natural result and mimics the tone of the tooth. In addition, it does not affect the patient’s bite.
This material is also used in dental fillings.
Veneers serve a purely aesthetic purpose, so they are used on the most visible teeth.
They are sheets that adhere to the natural tooth to modify its color, shape, or position, or in other words, to “redesign” your smile.
Veneers are made of porcelain or composite and can be a good solution for partially fractured teeth.
Generally, a dental inlay is used in molars that have lost a large part of their dental structure and are very deteriorated at the superficial level.
For the dentist to recommend an inlay, it is necessary that the tooth retains its normal anatomical shape and that it does not have any problems related to poor dental hygiene, such as gingivitis, cavities, etc.
This treatment is minimally invasive and can be performed using different materials, porcelain and composite being the most common.
To do the inlay, a piece is made to measure for the area to be reconstructed and it is cemented.
Thanks to this, the patient obtains excellent results in terms of aesthetics and resistance.
What is the best option for me?
If you have any of the problems described above or suffer any damage to your teeth, you may require a dental reconstruction.
As we have explained, there are different options depending on the case.
Each person, depending on their circumstances, requires a specific reconstruction technique or another.
To clear up any doubts, it is best to consult a professional. The doctor will assess the state of your mouth and will explain which is the most recommended option for you.
If you need to raise this or any other questions, we invite you to make a free consultation with our doctors. They will assist you in evaluating the best treatment option based on your needs and budget.