I’ve started traveling to New York University each Friday for the post-graduate training in teeth implants and full mouth reconstruction that I’ve been telling my dental patients about. What is full mouth reconstruction, you ask? Sounds like I am remodeling a house. Well there is some similarity. Think about how much abuse your teeth, muscles and jaw take day after day chewing, chopping, tearing, grinding. Think about teeth that have been lost and not replaced. Think about decay not addressed or gum disease not treated. Well all of this can take a toll. Repairing the damage can be very complex. Full mouth reconstruction may be required. Full mouth reconstruction is the process of restoring the teeth to their natural condition. It takes a lot of training, skill and planning for a dentist to do this kind of complex dentistry. Not for the dentist who puts on roller skates and rushes from one patient to the next.
Full mouth reconstruction usually requires a combination of crowns, bridges, implants, or overdentures. It may include periodontal treatment, orthodontic treatment, oral surgery or root canal treatment. Fundamental to this sophisticated approach is occlusion, that is, how the teeth come together. We study how to plan and sequence cases efficiently and predictably with a focus on dental aesthetics.