Full mouth reconstruction, also called full mouth restoration or full mouth rehabilitation, is a very involved procedure. In it, each and every tooth is individually restored. As it is a laborious surgery, those who qualify for full mouth reconstruction should seek to find a dentist with an impeccable history. A general or restorative dentist will help a patient through the entire process, from surgery prep through to a full recovery.
Dr. Armani Torbati is a well respected, practicing dentist in west Los Angeles that performs full mouth reconstruction. A Harvard and USC grad, Dr. Torbati has more than 20 years' worth of dental experience. In addition to dozens of other dental procedures, the dentist has used his advanced training to perform countless full mouth rehabilitations.
A full mouth restoration is medically necessary when an individual is experiencing problems with the appearance or bite of the mouth. In these instances, the teeth have become overly worn or broken down. They may be missing completely. This could be a result of decay or trauma, injury, fractures, acid erosion, or tooth grinding.
The procedure involves a number of solutions including bridge work, veneers, crowns, and inlays/onlays. Depending on the patient's issues, all or a combination of these solutions may be used. By the end of the surgery, the goal is to have a new set of teeth that are straight and indiscernibly realistic.
The process begins with a comprehensive exam in order to indisputably determine the need for a full mouth reconstruction. Dr. Armani Torbati will discuss the extent of and specific tooth damage that exists. This includes an examination of the teeth, gums, jaw muscles and joints, as well as the size, color, shape, and proportion of teeth. In some cases, a patient might be required to wear orthodontics
for a period prior to the full mouth rehabilitation treatment.
After examining x-rays, records, and upper and lower dental impressions, Dr. Torbati will devise and present a detailed treatment plan that addresses every issue. In addition to the procedures mentioned above, a full mouth reconstruction might also include gum contouring, surgery to reposition the jaw, or bone/soft tissue grafting. In some cases, the dentist may have a patient wear temporary restorations to help him become familiar with the feel of the new mouth.
Recovery time depends on whether the procedure was low-impact, medium-impact, or complete. Most are back to their regular activities the same day. Reconstruction involving gum or jaw work, however, can take up to a year for recovery.
Dr. Armani Torbati is a friend to patients in need of full mouth reconstruction. He takes the time make a person feel comfortable before, during, and after. He continues to deliver outstanding results, leaving a record of satisfied customers in his wake.