"Full reconstruction"...It sounds like something that happens to a rusty old Cadillac, or maybe the northbound lanes of Interstate-75. But, Full-mouth Reconstruction? What's up with that?
At my Mason, OH, office, my team and I encounter people every day whose needs are fully met through their existing dental status. But we also routinely come together with people who are in either physical or emotional pain that is rooted in some facet of dental disease or disrepair. Some are unable to eat many of the foods that bring them delight. Others have fallen victim to some sort of accidental injury. Some have seen a slow decline over time. They awake one day with an awareness that they are no longer able to smile freely and laugh loudly without a subtle but genuine inner haunt. Some gave up long ago a comfort they once had in sharing themselves closely and intimately with those they love.
I’m a dentist because I know of no other role through which I might have better potential to connect with people on a meaningful level in search of wholeness and health. In dental school I was trained to be a rather skilled tooth technician. I could examine a tooth, identify disease when it was present, and provide a complete list of options available for the restoration of that tooth to health. In the school of life I’ve learned that there are people behind those mouths, people that often have joys and concerns that go much deeper than the diagnosis of dental caries and periodontal disease.
Life is too short to accommodate factors that get in the way of comfort, health and joy. I’m a dentist because I have the potential, with help to erase some of those factors.
For some people the elimination of their dental haunts involves a short list of procedures. Treatment could be limited to ClearCorrect orthodontics to correct crooked and crowded teeth followed by Zoom to bring their teeth back to a shade they haven’t seen in twenty years.
But for many others, a full-mouth reconstruction is in order. A full-mouth reconstruction is a totally customized treatment plan combining several procedures to address multiple concerns across a span of varying lengths. The establishment of these full-mouth treatment plans and coordination of the treatment sequences are challenges that exceed traditional dental school education. My educational qualifications for handling cases of this type are rooted in the workshop and lecture curriculum of Spear Education and cerecdoctors, both based out of the Spear Education center in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is through this ongoing training that I am qualified to coordinate comprehensive treatment that restores function, comfort, health, and aesthetics to smiles affected by decay, missing teeth, or other oral health issues. With over 30 years of experience and a mastery of advanced dental techniques and technology, my team and I can assist smiles in any state of disrepair.
Restorative dentistry encompasses a variety of procedures to improve the functionality of your smile. Each procedure can be performed separately. However, when patients have multiple oral health issues, when people have arrived at a station in life where they are looking forward to retirement, when people's mouths are filled with a hodgepodge of mismatched restorative work representing different generations of dental restorative materials and procedures, full-mouth reconstructions can be more effective. Since every smile is different, every treatment plan is unique and involves its own combination of procedures.
Some of the procedures that are often involved in full-mouth restoration include:
During your initial examination, we will review your comprehensive health history, perform a comprehensive clinical examination that takes into account all aspects of the head and neck region, and obtain a series of photographs, and if necessary 2-D and/or 3-D digital x-rays to provide a complete view of your current cosmetics and dental health status.
This appointment also allows you to sit down with Dr. Davis and discuss any concerns you may have about treatment or specific goals you are hoping to achieve.
Dr. Davis will take time to fully review and analyze the data coming out of this initial examination and consultation. At a later visit you will be invited back to the office for review of Dr. Davis' findings and proposed treatment options. Your treatment plan may include many different procedures, which will be completed in separate steps. Your timeline will depend on which procedures are required and whether you need any additional consultations with specialists.
One of the chief goals throughout planning and treatment is full transparency with regard to fees and payment options. Nobody likes financial surprises.
To learn more about what a full-mouth reconstruction can do for you, contact our office online or call (513) 459-1377 to schedule a consultation today.
With over 30 years of experience and a mastery of advanced dental techniques and technology, Dr. Davis can rehabilitate smiles in any state of disrepair.
Dr. Davis is especially good with kids. And his staff? Helpful, compassionate, and caring. They take care of business for you. Thumbs up. 10 on a scale of 5.