Mouth Reconstruction

Carmen Castillo, DDS -  - General Dentist

Carmen Castillo, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in South Bay, Manhattan Beach, CA

Mouth Reconstruction Specialist
Dr. Carmen Castillo is a leading provider of full mouth reconstruction treatments in the South Bay. With special training in advanced approaches to reconstructive care, Dr. Castillo helps each patient get the best individual attention they need at her dental practice located in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Mouth Reconstruction Q & A

by Carmen Castillo, DDS

What is a full mouth reconstruction?

Full mouth reconstruction includes treatments and procedures to address multiple issues that affect the function or aesthetics of the teeth, gums, and/or jaws. Full mouth reconstruction procedures are often used following surgery to address cancer or after a car accident or other trauma. Full mouth reconstructions can alleviate chronic conditions such as temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) or other issues affecting the bite balance or mechanics, often referred to as the functional bite. Because full mouth reconstruction usually involves more than one procedure, treatment must be carefully planned to ensure optimal results based on each patient's specific needs. Reconstruction begins with a thorough assessment and evaluation of the patient's oral needs, including a functional workup to identify all the underlying issues that may be contributing to the patient's problems and concerns.

What procedures are included in full mouth reconstruction?

The procedures that are used in any full mouth reconstruction depend on the issues the patient is facing. Reconstruction can include nearly any type of restorative procedure, including:

  • Oral surgery to rebuild structures and tissues
  • Procedures to improve the functional bite and issues like temporomandibular joint disorder
  • Individual tooth restorations like crowns, implants, and bridges
  • Cosmetic and preventive treatments to improve the function and appearance of the teeth, gums, and mouth

How is a full mouth reconstruction planned?

When a full mouth reconstruction is necessary to improve a patient’s dental health and smile, Dr. Castillo begins with an initial consultation and assessment at the office. The treatment plan is developed to address the patient’s concerns. The doctor will go over each step before the procedure with each patient and throughout the entire process. Dr. Castillo will make sure patients know every available option and the associated benefits or risks. Patients are empowered to make an informed decision about what option they want to use during their personal full mouth reconstruction.

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