Everything to Know About Full Mouth Restoration

Everything to Know About Full Mouth Restoration

Dec 01, 2021

Thanks to innovation in dental technology, individuals with one or multiple dental imperfections can benefit from full-mouth restoration. Whether you have missing teeth, a decayed tooth, damaged restorations, or cracked, chipped, or broken teeth, restoring your oral function and aesthetics has never been easier.

Patients born with dental conditions such as gummy smiles, dysplasia, or dentinogenesis imperfecta are also good candidates for a full mouth reconstruction.

What is Full Mouth Restoration?

Full mouth restoration, reconstruction, or rehabilitation is the process of completely reconstructing or restoring a patient’s smile through dental procedures. Since everyone’s needs are unique, the treatment plan for a full mouth reconstruction may differ. It can be performed by a dentist alongside other dental specialists such as periodontists, orthodontists, endodontists, and oral surgeons.

Common dental imperfections corrected with a full mouth restoration include:

  • Missing teeth
  • Injured, fractured, chipped, misshapen, worn-out, broken, decayed, discolored, or misaligned teeth
  • Jaw pain, headaches, and muscle pain associated with the mouth
  • Multiple dental difficulties

What to Expect From a Full Mouth Restoration Treatments

While each patient’s full mouth restoration treatment plan will differ, there is a general order in which events are conducted. The treatment process may require multiple appointments and take up to a year or more.

  • Initial Consultation

The first step to rebuild your smile is to book an appointment with your dentist for a dental exam. Depending on your condition, the exam may be simple or extensive and could require multiple appointments.

Before making a treatment plan, your dentist will thoroughly assess your mouth, teeth, gums, bite function, and much more. If necessary, the dentist may perform X-rays for precise details.

During this visit, the dentist will want to know about your oral and overall health conditions. Notify your dentist if you have conditions such as autoimmune, diabetes, high blood pressure, or if you’re taking any medications.

It’s worth noting that some conditions can affect your treatment process. Therefore, notifying your dentist earlier will help them prepare accordingly.

  • Making the Treatment Plan

Once the dentist has all the necessary information, they will prepare a step-by-step treatment plan for you. They will take a few minutes to discuss the plan and give you preparation instructions for the same. You must follow your dentist’s instructions and appointments to ensure a smooth treatment process.

During this appointment, be sure to ask any questions you may have about the treatment. Knowing the benefits, side effects, and possible complications of a full mouth reconstruction is also essential.

  • The Treatment Process

The treatment process and longevity depend on the patient’s condition and desired results. It can take a few hours, days, weeks, months, or years.

Benefits of Full Mouth Restoration

Complete mouth restoration offers numerous benefits to dental patients, including:

  • Enhanced oral appearance. You get a beautiful, healthy, and natural smile.
  • Enhanced chewing and biting ability
  • Enhanced quality of life, self-confidence, and esteem
  • Restored facial supports. This prevents facial sagging, premature aging, and wrinkles.
  • Restored lip support
  • Healthier teeth and gums
  • Teeth replacements
  • Enhanced speech ability
  • Protection of teeth from further damage

Full Mouth Restoration Procedures

Depending on your condition and desired results, the commonly used dental procedures for full mouth restoration are below.

  • Dental Veneers

Veneers are thin shell-like coatings that are bonded to the natural teeth. Veneers are commonly used to address dental flaws, such as chipped, fractured, poorly gapped, worn-out, and discolored teeth. Getting a veneer is less invasive, requiring minimal tooth shaping to allow the veneer to fit perfectly.

  • Dental Crown

You might be a good candidate for a dental crown if you have significant teeth damage such as a chipped, severely decayed, broken, weakened, worn-out, or severely discolored tooth.

A crown is a dental cap placed over a tooth to repair or hide the damage. A crown is also used to hold a dental bridge, cover a tooth after a root canal procedure, or support a dental implant.

  • Dental bridges, implants, and dentures

If you’ve lost teeth, you can restore your smile with replacement treatments such as dental bridges, dental implants, or dentures. Implants offer the most natural results, followed by bridges and then dentures. To get these treatments, you should have healthy gums and jawbone. Implants patients with weak or unhealthy jawbones must undergo bone grafting before getting implants.

  • Inlays and Onlays

If you have minor to average tooth damage that doesn’t require extensive dental crown treatment, inlays and onlays can be used. An inlay is used to repair areas between cusps or minor points of a molar. An onlay covers one or multiple cusps.

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Are you interested in full mouth restoration services? Contact Dental Partners of Brookline to book your appointment.

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