Full Mouth Reconstruction

Centre Dental

Cosmetic, Implant, and Family Dentistry located in Chinatown, New York, NY

Men and women who have significant issues with their teeth, gums, and jawbone can find a comprehensive solution at Centre Dental in New York City located in Chinatown. Dr. John Shi provides full mouth reconstructions, along with various restorative dental, periodontal, and orthodontic procedures that address specific issues dental issues, as well as temporomandibular joint, muscle, and occlusion problems. Use the online form or call Centre Dental to begin the process of reconstructing your mouth today.

Full Mouth Reconstruction Q & A

Centre Dental

What is full mouth reconstruction, rehabilitation, or restoration (FMR)?

A full mouth reconstruction resolves issues with your teeth, gums, and bone structure that may cause pain or difficulty eating and speaking. Although the procedures may be similar to those involved in a smile makeover, you need these procedures to eat normally and live without pain.

When you undergo full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Shi uses restorative dental procedures to correct issues like:

  • Missing teeth due to severe decay
  • Damaged or fractured teeth caused by accidents or trauma
  • Worn down teeth from long-term acid erosion, medications, acid reflux, or teeth grinding
  • Gum disease resulting in receding gums and loose teeth
  • Problems with bite alignment
  • Teeth which are stained, misshapen, and not proportional to your other teeth

What types of procedures are used for full mouth reconstruction?

Dr. Shi may recommend one or more of the following procedures to restore your mouth to proper functionality:

  • Prophylactic teeth cleaning and cavity repair: Removes tartar, plaque, and bacteria from the teeth; may include teeth whitening for highly discolored permanent teeth
    • TMJ treatment: Using bridges, crowns, or braces to correct your bite and address headaches and other ailments
    • Orthognathic surgery: Corrects major malocclusions in the structure of the jawbones (overbite, underbite)
    • Periodontal treatment: Root scaling and planing to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from under the gum line
    • Soft tissue or bone grafting: Promotes gum stability for your teeth or dental implants.
    • Restoration preparation: Extractions, reshaping of existing teeth for crowns and bridges, surgical implantation of titanium posts for permanent prosthetics
  • Placement of temporary restorations: These “placeholders” protect your mouth and teeth while permanent prosthetics are custom-made for you
  • Permanent Prosthetics: Crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, onlays, or bridges that repair or replace missing, decayed, and injured teeth

How long does full mouth reconstruction take?

Depending on the extent of restoration and the number of procedures Dr. Shi recommends, your FMR may take from several months to well over a year.  

This is also relevant to how intensely you choose to proceed, how quickly you recover from individual procedures, and your financial investment in the process.  Some of the processes may be covered by dental insurance policies.

If you'd like to take charge of your comfort and the functionality of your mouth, teeth, and gums, call or click to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Shi.

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