Reconstructive dentistry refers to services and procedures designed to repair areas of the mouth that might be damaged such as broken teeth, damaged gums, incorrectly aligned jaws and so on. Replacing missing teeth and any other type of reconstructive work is also included in what reconstructive dentistry is.Usually, reconstructive dentistry is only required after some damage has been done to the mouth, but it might also be required if the jaws of an individual just grow in an unusual way or if the gums of the individual are not properly taken care of. The two main areas of reconstructive dentistry are oral surgery and full mouth rehabilitation.
Oral surgery refers to any type of medical procedure that artificially modifies dentition. Essentially, it is surgery applied to the mouth. It solves certain issues such as improperly aligned jaw lines and broken teeth, but it is applied for specific problems instead of general problems.
For example, in order to remove several infected or damaged teeth, oral surgery is required numerous times since these are probably going to need to be replaced by dental crowns. One single session would take a long time and as such multiple sessions are required.
Full mouth rehabilitation
Full mouth rehabilitation is a process that involves taking care of the whole mouth and it is usually complete after several sessions. This process includes removing damaged teeth, implementing dental crowns, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening and so on. It can get quite expensive but it will give individuals who undergo it a significant lifestyle improvement.