Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedures and Recovery

September 7, 2012 — by Stephen Lipman
Tags: Full Mouth Reconstruction Reconstructive Dentistry Dental Health Smile Makeover

Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedures and RecoveryHaving a smile that's healthy and aesthetically pleasing is an important step in making lasting and positive impressions. Many people are not born with perfect smiles, however, which is why it's so important that you meet with a skilled Windsor cosmetic dentist to learn more about your cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry options. Multiple treatments can be combined to perform a full mouth reconstruction. Many people are not aware of what a full mouth reconstruction is, however, which is why we'd like to take a moment to look at the issue right now in brief detail.

How is a full mouth reconstruction different from a smile makeover?

That's a good question, and one that we get a lot. Essentially, a full mouth reconstruction is very much like a smile makeover, though there is added emphasis on restoring dental health and repairing the functionality of the various parts of the mouth. Aesthetics is important too, and we find that healthy mouths tend to look great too. Below are some of the most common procedures that are part of the full mouth reconstruction process.

Dental Fillings

When you have cavities and minor instances of tooth decay, the best option for treatment is dental fillings. These fillings will help rebuild tooth structure and prevent the tooth decay from spreading any further.

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are ideal for situations in which teeth are too damaged for a traditional dental filling. They are much like dental fillings, in fact, though they are designed to replace the biting surfaces of the teeth as well as larger portions of overall tooth structure.

Dental Crowns

When inlays and onlays won't do, there's another option out there for advanced Windsor restorative dentistry: dental crowns. These caps fit right over a severely decayed or damaged tooth, protecting it from more damage and reducing any pain or discomfort that a patient experiences due to the tooth.


When a patient is missing many teeth, dentures are an ideal option for tooth replacement. These sets of artificial teeth are held in place using the remaining jaw bone structure as well as the remaining gum tissue.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are another option for replacing missing teeth. It's ideal for multiple missing teeth when a patient does not qualify for dentures. During your visit to our Windsor cosmetic and restorative dentistry center, we'll determine if dentures or dental implants are better for you.

Dental Implants

These artificial tooth roots are a cornerstone of full mouth reconstruction treatment. The dental implants are used to anchor dental bridges, dentures, and even individual dental crowns in place for the most secure hold possible.

Gum Grafting and Gum Disease Treatments

Gum recession is a common problem related to gum disease. We have numerous ways of healing and restoring the gumline in patients who suffer from gum disease.

Learn More About Your Options for Advanced Dental Care

If you would like to learn more about cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments and how they can help you achieve all of your aesthetic goals, be sure to contact our Windsor, CT dental care practice today. The entire team looks forward to helping you achieve great dental health as well as a beautiful smile.