Full Mouth Reconstruction in Chatswood, NSW
If you’re having trouble with the appearance and function of your teeth, headaches, neck pains, and other neuromuscular problems associated with an improper positioning of your jaw, it might be time to think about full mouth reconstruction.
We recognise that this can sound overwhelming, but the benefits can be immeasurable in terms of restoring comfort and function.
A full reconstruction is done in phases. We’ll address the most serious and uncomfortable problems first and build on each success. Dr Lim and Dr Sridhar can design your reconstruction and show you exactly how and why each procedure will help improve your quality of life.
What Is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Also referred to as full mouth rehabilitation, a reconstruction addresses a series of problems that are affecting the health of your mouth and jaw as a whole.
Each case is different because each person is different. Your dentist will sit down with you, discuss your concerns and your goals, and design a fully customised restoration plan for you.
Your plan might include one or more of these procedures:
- Porcelain crowns
- Porcelain veneers
- Onlays or inlays
- Dental implants
- Bonding using tooth-coloured composite
Are You a Good Candidate for Reconstruction?
Most patients who are in need of a full mouth reconstruction have some combination of worn down, broken, or missing teeth. These damaged teeth have led to changes in the way the jaws come together, which in turn sets off a chain reaction of problems including (but not limited to):
- Teeth grinding and clenching (bruxism)
- Temporomandibular (jaw joint) dysfunction (TMJ or TMJD)
- Excessive wear
- Additional fracturing and tooth loss
- Damage to the tissue inside the cheeks
Because problems don’t tend to occur all at once, you might have received a type of “patchwork” dentistry in the past. This can result in restorations that don’t match or no longer fit right in your mouth. Not only does this affect your bite, it can also look unsightly. Your facial muscles may experience excessive tension, causing pain and headaches. You might even avoid chewing fresh, healthy foods, which can affect your overall health.
By addressing these problems at once, we can plan treatment so that your restorations match properly and contribute to your overall health. Our goal is for you to have a smile that feels comfortable, functions properly, and looks great.
One of the biggest concerns patients tend to have when contemplating a full mouth reconstruction is the fear of pain. “Will it hurt?” they often ask.
At Chatswood Dental Associates, we offer local anesthesia and sedation options to ensure that each procedure is as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Any discomfort following your procedure is generally minor and is usually easily handled with over-the-counter pain medication and anti-inflammatories.
If you’re feeling particularly concerned, please let us know. We have a visiting specialist who can provide fully monitored IV sedation. This means that you can literally sleep through your treatment!
Call for a Consultation
Don’t deal with the pain and frustration of a damaged smile any longer. Please call our Chatswood, NSW dental practice and request a consultation with one of our skilled doctors.