Can A Full Mouth Reconstruction Help Me Chew Normally?

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More often than not, a full mouth reconstruction will include procedures that improve a patient’s bite, which in turn, helps with chewing. Some of these procedures will also be geared specifically towards improving the alignment of the patient’s teeth, as well as the positioning of the jaw. 

A vast majority of patients have a hard time chewing due to tooth decay and its complications.

Keep reading to see if a full mouth reconstruction can improve chewing.

Full mouth reconstructions

Dentists do not recommend full mouth reconstructions to every patient that walks through their doors. This treatment option demands a lot from the dentist and patient alike. Full mouth reconstructions involve many procedures, spread out over time and performed in phases. Individuals who need this course of treatment should be willing to invest time, energy and finances towards their oral health.

A dentist will only recommend this resource-intensive treatment to people with multiple and widespread oral health issues. The most common examples of such issues are:

  • Multiple cavities and/or widespread tooth decay
  • Pulpitis
  • Loose or damaged restorations
  • Chipped, fractured or badly broken teeth
  • Loose teeth as a result of gum disease
  • Missing teeth
  • Crowded teeth and other types of bad bites
  • A misaligned or malformed jaw

Any combination of the problems on this list can turn eating into a nightmare. This means that a patient who checks several of these boxes is a prime candidate for a full dental reconstruction. A dentist can restore one's ability to chew normally through the following procedures:

1. Treating tooth decay with fillings or other dental restorations

Tooth decay causes pain in two ways. The first source of pain is tooth sensitivity as a result of the exposure of the inner tooth. When a person with large cavities eats, the problem teeth react to heat, cold, sugar, acid and pressure. The second source is pain from the infection itself.

The dentist will remove the infected dental tissue and repair the teeth with suitable dental restorations. If the tooth is past saving, the dentist will recommend an alternative procedure.

2. Teeth replacement improves a person’s ability to chew

A gapped smile makes it hard for a person to eat anything other than the softest foods. Gapped teeth are also notoriously hard to keep clean. A dentist will add teeth replacement to the full mouth reconstruction process, which will restore the patient’s ability to eat what they want, comfortably. 

3. Correcting a bad bite

Patients with massive overbites or underbites have a hard time chewing, speaking or even breathing. To a lesser extent, so do patients with crowded teeth. Dental malocclusions often cause secondary oral health problems, making them a priority in full mouth reconstruction treatment plans.

A dentist will use orthodontic appliances and/or corrective jaw procedures to correct a bad bite, which can, in turn, improve and restore one's ability to eat comfortably and naturally. 

Learn more today!

Interested in a full mouth reconstruction in order to chew naturally again? Reach out today to get started! 

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