When It’s All Broken
Dentists and patients are very used to looking at and treating disease in single teeth or areas of gum but sometimes the whole “system” is broken and needs to be treated as such. These “full mouth reconstructions” include planning treatment around not only teeth and gums but also jaw joints, muscles and bites using multiple treatment modalities together. It’s very important to identify the “trigger” for the problem, plan meticulously and discuss all treatment options with their pros and cons. Modern dental techniques can allow us to transform the function and appearance of badly damaged teeth without the need for traditional dentures.