Address Multiple Oral Health Concerns through Full Mouth Reconstruction
Dr. Robert Hawke performs full mouth reconstruction at his Tucson, AZ, practice for patients struggling with multiple oral health issues. This comprehensive dental treatment aims to restore healthy functionality to your mouth, with a focus on enhancing the appearance of your smile. Dr. Hawke has been practicing dentistry for over 40 years, and has the experience to successfully oversee the diagnosis, planning, and execution of complex cases in need of full mouth reconstruction.
When Is a Full Mouth Rehabilitation Recommended?
A full mouth rehabilitation plan is usually necessary when periodontal disease, decay, or trauma have affected the integrity of two or more teeth. Untreated dental problems can have escalating effects, causing bite problems, hindering speech and eating, and altering the appearance of the facial structure. Oral health problems can also affect confidence, making patients feel self-conscious about their smile, the way they talk, or the way they look.
To ensure you are comfortable with the treatment plan, Dr. Hawke will be candid about your options, stages of treatment, timelines, and costs.
A variety of oral health problems may require full mouth rehabilitation, including:
- Tooth loss due to dental decay
- Trauma impacting two or more teeth
- Severe wear and tear on teeth from acid erosion
- Tooth damage due to tooth grinding
- Jaw pain or headaches caused by bite problems
Your Treatment Options
Each full mouth rehabilitation is customized for the patient’s particular oral health needs, and therefore, no two treatments are alike. Your reconstructive work may involve two or more of the following treatments:
- Dental crowns
- Our porcelain crowns, offered as traditional or implant-supported, are designed to blend in seamlessly with your smile. We can often design and place crowns in just one visit using our CEREC® on-site milling machine.
- Our realistic-looking bridges replace two or more consecutive missing teeth, and are offered as traditional or implant-supported.
- Our comfortable and natural-looking traditional or implant-supported dentures replace a full denture arch.
- Dental implants
- Dental implants are embedded into the jaw and support prosthetics for unmatched strength, durability, and reliability.
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Color-matched to be undetectable from your real enamel, our fillings fortify a tooth following cavity treatment.
- Inlays and onlays
- Our tooth-colored inlays and onlays provide greater support than dental fillings following cavity therapy.
- Periodontal care
- LANAP® laser technology can treat your periodontal conditions quickly and comfortably.
Determining Your Treatment Plan
The initial phase of your full mouth reconstruction treatment involves a consultation with Dr. Hawke. During this visit he will gather information regarding your oral health and structure. He will conduct a thorough examination and take detailed images, examining your mouth for signs of dental wear and gum damage. To ensure you are comfortable with the treatment plan, he will be candid about your options, stages of treatment, timelines, and costs.
What Are the Advantages?
A full mouth reconstruction approaches treatment holistically, rather than addressing oral health problems separately. This approach affords patients a number of important benefits, such as:
- Minimizing the chances for future infection and tooth loss
- Avoiding or halting bite changes and shifting of teeth due to tooth loss
- Restoring your bite to one of balance and comfort
- Improving how you speak and articulate words
- Allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods
- Preserving healthy jawbone and preventing facial structure changes
- Increasing self-confidence
- Planning treatment according to your schedule and budgeting needs
- Saving money by having fewer oral health problems over time
Is This Treatment Right for Me?
Dr. Hawke's many years of experience can effectively deliver a full mouth reconstruction that rejuvenates your oral health. Additionally, his patient-centered services help ensure your experience is positive and comfortable. Learn more about full mouth reconstruction by calling us today at (520) 323-3842 or contacting us online.