What You Need to Know About a Full Mouth Restoration

What You Need to Know About a Full Mouth Restoration

Jul 01, 2021

A full mouth restoration not only improves the appearance of the teeth but also repairs any oral health problems that may exist as unlike a full mouth makeover, which is only cosmetic.

Full mouth restoration is a treatment process that aims to optimize a patient’s dental and overall health by solving any functional and aesthetic issues in their teeth, gums, or mouth. It can also be called full mouth rehabilitation or restoration.

Dental Partners of Brookline have a dental office with Board-Certified Dental Surgeons who have completed many of such full mouth restorations and of whom you’re assured of similar outcomes. You are just a call or a visit away. Book an appointment now.

Common Problems Needing Full Mouth Restoration Services

Full mouth restoration is a viable solution for individuals facing multiple oral health issues, and some of the most common problems provided by a full restoration treatment or repaired during this procedure include:

  • Accidents or trauma that caused chipped, damaged, or missing teeth or damage to the mouth.
  • Acid erosion or systemic disease that caused severely worn teeth.
  • Erosion that wore the teeth down to a smaller size.
  • Infection that led to tooth decay, gum disease, or tooth loss.
  • Congenital disorders that caused malformed, misshapen, or missing teeth.
  • Malocclusion, or jaw misalignment, caused bite problems and frequent jaw pain, tension headaches, or muscle pain.

What Procedures Are Involved with a Full Mouth Restoration?

Procedures performed depend on a patient’s specific dental needs and desires. During the initial appointment, the evaluating dentist will assess the patient’s mouth and provide them with a customized action plan for a full-mouth restoration. Some of the recommended procedures include:

Dental Fillings: Done to restore teeth damaged by decay, thus easing pain, preventing further damage, and restoring them to their normal function.

Root Canals: These repairs and save teeth extensively damaged by decay or infected teeth.

Crowns: Dental crowns serve a variety of purposes. They can protect an existing tooth that has been broken, chipped, cracked, or damaged by decay and can also improve the overall appearance of the patient’s smile.

Dental Implants: Dental implants replace the root of a missing tooth with a metal root. The dental implant is affixed to the jawbone, serving as a solid and permanent foundation for an artificial tooth.

Oral Surgery: Oral surgery is done for several reasons. For impacted teeth that need to be removed or patient’s issues with their jaw, oral surgery can correct the problem and improve the overall function and look of the teeth.

What Are the Steps Involved in Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Five steps involved in each patient’s full mouth reconstruction vary based on the dental procedures they need. They are:

Diagnosis: The dental team utilizes modern digital radiography to deliver a precise diagnosis, as panoramic x-rays can assist with diagnosing infections inside the bone that could require root canal therapy. These x-rays also assist with diagnosing whether you have any progressive bone loss that requires tooth extraction.

Consultation: Following your diagnosis, the dental office team will determine whether the gums are healthy or if they would require periodontal treatment before the reconstruction. If periodontal disease is present, the dental team will need to address it to remove decay, replace missing teeth, restore teeth, and establish a proper bite.

Treatment plan: An individualized dental reconstruction treatment plan would be drawn up, and the evaluating dentists and managing specialists will collaborate to determine the best course of action, with everything considered, from the patient’s overall health to financial ability to pay for the reconstruction.

Full mouth reconstruction treatment: Treatments may include implant restorations and traditional dentures or porcelain veneers on the front or lower teeth. The root canal specialist will perform the endodontic treatment, including any needed oral surgery procedures, bone grafts, extractions, and sinus lifts.

Treatment by a restorative dentist: The last step involves treatment by a restorative dentist following osseointegration when implants integrate with the bone.

Find a Prosthodontist for a Consultation

Having read it all above, a consultation with a prosthodontist will be required for a procedure of this scale. Our team at the dental office of Dental Partners of Brookline is ready whenever you are ready. You only have to make a call to book an appointment.

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