Full mouth reconstruction is a treatment that repairs damaged teeth with crowns (caps) and bridges. If the remaining teeth are too badly compromised from decay or gum disease, then conventional crowns or bridges will not work.
When people are facing the removal of their terminal teeth, a full mouth reconstruction can be preformed with dentures. Dentures are made to fit on the gummy-ridge after the teeth are removed. A small percentage of people adjust to and use dentures with success. However, a vast majority of denture users experience difficulty with chewing, smiling and talking while using dentures. As denture users age the gummy-ridge shrinks and causes more difficulty. Denture success is highly dependent on good saliva. Many prescription medications can lead to poor saliva which makes denture use even more difficult.
The other type of Full Mouth Reconstruction is a situation where implants are used to support a complete or partial denture. You may have heard of “All-on-4”, “Teeth-in-a-Day” or “Same Day Teeth”. These terms are referring to placing a prostheses onto implants the day of surgical placement. The providers at CRIOS have the most experience in the Coulee Region providing this sort of treatment and are happy to help determine if this type of treatment is appropriate for you. Implants assist or support the “teeth” or prosthesis. Depending on the situation the replacement teeth are “fixed” or secured to the implants and are only removed by the dentist. The alternate method is to have the teeth made to be removed by the patient.
The providers at Coulee Region Implant and Oral Surgery can help with determining your treatment options.