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Who Needs Full Mouth Reconstructive Dentistry?

You may need a full mouth reconstruction if you have any of the following:

  • Many teeth that need restorating due to extensive caries or failing old restorations.
  • Ongoing pain in jaw joints, facial muscles, or head region that are caused by a disharmony between proper joint position and ones bite after other conservative treatments have failed to satisfactorily reduce or eliminate the pain.
  • Teeth that are severely worn because of long-term acid erosion or tooth grinding.
  • Traumatic injury that resulted in destruction of most of your teeth.

Full Mouth Reconstruction:

Dr. Alavi employs a comprehensive and aesthetic approach to reconstructing and restoring your mouth to total health. He understands how teeth, gums, jaw joints (temporomandibular joints), bite (teeth alignment and occlusion), neuromuscular mechanisms and facial muscles interact and affect each other, and that any imbalance can jeopardize the health and comfort of your mouth.

Initial evaluation and diagnosis is critical for full mouth reconstructive dentistry:
  • Complete examination of your jaw joints, teeth, bite, gums, facial muscles, neuromuscular mechanism and any required X-rays
  • Dr. Alavi takes diagnostic molds (impressions) of your teeth, relates your upper jaw to your lower jaw by taking advanced recordings based on a precise position of your jaw joints(TMJ)
  • He transfers your jaw relationship to an articulator, which duplicates your bite and the movements patterns made by your lower jaw
  • You cannot solve what you do not see! Dr. Alavi gets a clear three dimentional view of your entire mouth in action; therefore, he can discover any anomalies that are the root causes of your dental problems. This diagnostic aid will be crucial in the evaluation and treatment plannig of your case.

Full month reconstruction can only be done after orthopedic splint therapy when the jaw joints are healthy and stable. The jaw joints exact movement patterns can then be transferred and programmed into a fully adjustable articulator that duplicates the exact movements of your jaw in all 3 dimensions. This will allow for crowns to be made so that your bite aligns exactly with your proper joint position and for your teeth to function properly during jaw movements such as chewing and sliding side to side.

All the teeth for a full month reconstruction are prepared in only 2 visits. And all the crowns cemented in just one visit with very little or no adjustment needed to the bite. This type of precision dentistry can only be accomplished when you have a stable, healthy jaw joint, and with the use of high-tech prescision instruments that can record and duplicate your exact jaw movement patterns.

Dr. Robert Alavi Dentistry

1420 Guernevill Rd #2 Santa Rosa, CA 95403 | Phone: 707-578-3776 | Fax: 707-578-1060

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