Full Mouth Reconstruction
A compromised smile can have a serious impact on your emotional and physical wellbeing. If you are suffering from significant tooth loss, damage, or decay, Dr. Danny O'Keefe offers full mouth reconstruction to help patients restore a healthy, functional smile. At our Flowood, MS, office, we can combine multiple dental procedures using cutting-edge technology to provide the service you need in a shorter timeframe. In addition, we offer sedation and sleep dentistry to ensure your comfort. With his expertise and commitment to high-quality care, Dr. O'Keefe can design a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your unique goals.
Determine Your Candidacy
At Family Dental Care, full mouth reconstructions are primarily reserved for patients struggling with multiple complications, which can be caused by poor oral hygiene or trauma. Dr. O’Keefe can address:
- Damaged or worn teeth
- Tooth loss
- Dental infection
- Oral decay
- Gum disease
In order to be a candidate for full mouth reconstruction, you must be in good overall health. You should also be committed to caring for your new smile using proper oral hygiene practices like daily brushing and flossing.
Procedures Included in Full Mouth Reconstructions
- Dental crowns to address badly damaged or decayed teeth
- Bridges to restore one or more missing teeth in a row
- Dental implants to support restorations and replace one or more missing teeth
- Inlays and onlays to treat moderate damage and decay
- Dentures to address widespread tooth loss
- Tooth-colored fillings to rebuild decayed teeth
- Periodontal care to treat any stage of gum disease
Each procedure serves a unique purpose but can be combined with others to help you achieve a fully functional, attractive smile.
Your Reconstructive Process
Full mouth reconstructions are highly customized restorative solutions. Because we will combine multiple procedures, your treatment will typically be completed in stages.
Your full mouth reconstruction begins with a consultation. During your appointment, Dr. O’Keefe will conduct a thorough examination to determine the best course of action. He may take digital x-rays or other advanced scans for a comprehensive picture of your smile. Using these scans, he can evaluate the condition of your soft and hard tissue, the unique features of your bite, and your overall facial structure before designing an ideal reconstructive treatment.
Before proceeding with restorative treatments, your dentist will address any underlying oral health conditions. If applicable, he may provide periodontal care to keep you free of decay and infection. After repairing areas of initial concern, your dentist can move forward with any restorative or cosmetic procedures. Though Dr. O'Keefe can combine multiple procedures into a single appointment, certain treatments such as dental implant surgery and restoration placement, may require time to recover between stages.
Achieving Superior Results & Comfort
Dr. O’Keefe uses advanced technology and state-of-the-art techniques to provide his patients with effective, long-lasting results. Depending upon your treatment, he may use the Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC) system to take impressions, design, and create customized dental crowns and restorations in just one visit. This technology allows our team to handle every aspect of the restoration process in-house.
At Family Dental Care, there is no dental concern that we cannot handle.
To ensure your comfort throughout the treatment process, Dr. O’Keefe offers various forms of sedation in addition to local anesthesia to address your needs. Our sedation options include:
- Oral conscious sedation: Patients take medication prior to the procedure and remain conscious and responsive, but comfortable.
- Intravenous (IV) sedation: This method places patients in a highly relaxed state with medication that can be easily adjusted throughout the procedure.
- General anesthesia: Also known as sleep dentistry, this form of sedation renders patients unconscious. An anesthesiologist monitors the patient during the procedure to ensure health and safety.
Sedation is an extremely useful option for full mouth reconstruction as it allows for the completion of multiple procedures in the least amount of time. This process not only saves you time spent in the dentist's chair, but can also reduce the overall cost of your treatment.
Rebuild Your Smile
At Family Dental Care, there is no dental concern that we cannot handle. If you are struggling with multiple oral health complications, find out if you are a candidate for full mouth reconstruction by calling our office at (601) 936-2526 or filling out our online form.