Full Mouth Reconstruction
When someone’s mouth is severely worn and/or has numerous missing or damaged teeth, then what is called a full mouth reconstruction maybe necessary. This can be done to enhance esthetics, eliminate infection, and improve function. This treatment requires the talents of a residency trained prosthodontist liked Dr. Dern. These complex cases require extensive planning and involve other specialists. Dr. Dern’s role as the prosthodontist is to be the quarterback, come up with the overall game plan, coordinate with other specialists and provide the restorative care to meet the final treatment outcomes desired. This often takes 3-6 months or longer to complete. Dr. Dern’s training at USC along with his post-doctoral fellowship in prosthodontics and residency training also in prosthodontics coupled with years of clinical experience allows patients to achieve the best clinical results possible.