Full Mouth Reconstruction

Dental issues vary significantly in terms of severity. While some dental problems may be treatable through cleaning or the installation of orthodontic appliances, others require surgery. When faced with extreme cases that present extensive damage throughout the teeth and gums, a dentist may decide to perform full mouth reconstruction. Full mouth reconstruction can offer long-term solutions for your numerous dental problems, and examining its viability is worth your time.


By fusing together the need for optimal oral health and a passion for achieving a great smile, Dr. Louisa Gallegos, DDS, MSD, is an experienced and dedicated prosthodontist who provides high-quality dental care and full mouth reconstruction to patients in Denver, CO, and its surrounding areas.

What Is Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Full mouth reconstruction is the combination of multiple dental procedures focused on rebuilding, replacing, and restoring the teeth in a patient’s mouth to improve oral health and enhance their natural smile.

When the teeth and gums have deteriorated due to injuries, diseases, poor oral health, or a combination of those factors, patients may experience gum disease and other dental issues. Full mouth reconstruction can help correct these issues.

Full mouth reconstruction can also help treat lingering dental issues such as gum disease, missing teeth, cavities, misaligned teeth, tooth grinding, jaw pain, gum recession, and tooth stains. By improving oral health and aesthetically enhancing the smile, many patients also experience increased self-confidence after their treatment.

What Procedures Are Involved in Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Full mouth restoration involves several procedures. Your full mouth reconstruction will be unique to you, so it’s essential to start the process early in case it involves lengthy procedures.

The full mouth reconstruction treatment can involve the following procedures:

  • Dental implants
  • Root canals
  • Re-alignment
  • Tooth extraction
  • Jaw surgery
  • Gum contouring
  • Veneers
  • Dental bonding
  • Fillings
  • Inlays and Onlays
  • Teeth whitening

During your initial consultation, Dr. Gallegos will examine your teeth and current oral health to determine which dental procedures will be part of your full mouth reconstruction plan.

What Are the Most Common Dental Procedures for Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Many patients undergo tooth extractions during their full mouth reconstruction treatment. Dr. Gallegos may recommend this procedure if you have damaged teeth. Full recovery from extensive teeth removal will take around two to four weeks. This recovery should be completed before moving on to the next dental procedure within your full mouth reconstruction plan.

Gum contouring is another common procedure that patients undergo to restore their gum health and improve the proportional appearance of their smile. Unlike teeth removal and jaw surgery, gum contouring has a relatively short recovery period of around ten days.

Jaw alignment or TMJ treatment is also a common procedure amongst full mouth reconstruction patients. Dr. Gallegos may recommend jaw surgery to correct alignment and growth issues. Like teeth removal, jaw surgery also has a lengthy recovery period. The recovery time for that procedure may last for three months.


Ideal candidates for full mouth reconstruction are adults experiencing dental problems but are in overall good health. While full mouth reconstruction may be riskier for older adults, Dr. Gallegos can help determine your eligibility during your consultation.

Orthodontic appliances may be used as elements of full mouth reconstruction. They are often used before extensive reconstruction procedures are performed.

While full mouth reconstruction is a safe and effective dental treatment, like any other dental procedure, it can still involve the following risks:

  • Increased tooth sensitivity
  • Allergic reactions
  • Breakage of dental implants

Dr. Gallegos takes great care to provide high-quality dental care during each procedure. If you experience any complications during your recovery period, contact us as soon as possible.

While the recovery process after full-mouth reconstruction will vary from patient to patient, Dr. Gallegos will provide customized aftercare guidelines that will ensure you can heal successfully from each of your dental procedures.

As a general rule, however, most patients avoid hard foods such as raw vegetables, sticky and chewy foods such as caramel or steaks, and drinks that stain, such as coffee or colored juice, for optimal results.

Why Choose Dr. Louisa Gallegos With Your Full Mouth Reconstruction

Dr. Louisa Gallegos is a highly experienced prosthodontist who leads a team of dental professionals who all have a passion for serving patients in Colorado. If you’re interested in full mouth reconstruction, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gallegos by clicking here. With personalized treatment plans, she can provide a full mouth reconstruction that will help you achieve the best oral health you’ve ever had. If you’re ready to improve your smile, click here or call 303-316-4034 to set up a consultation at her Denver, CO, office.

Louisa Gallegos, DDS, MSD Prosthodontist

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