Full mouth restoration refers to the process of rebuilding or replacing all the teeth in the mouth. This can be done when all or most of the teeth are missing, broken, or need to be extracted. Full mouth restoration can reconstruct all of the teeth in the upper, lower, or both arches. This surgical procedure is best for people who have lost all their teeth or who have severe dental problems.
A full mouth restoration is an option for people who have severe tooth decay, gum disease, and bite problems. Candidates for this procedure include those who have all or most of their teeth missing or damaged due to the following reasons:
Full mouth restoration is best for patients who want to address multiple dental problems at once.
Full mouth reconstruction refers to a combination of restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments that can restore the health and appearance of a patient’s smile. Full mouth reconstruction can treat teeth that have been damaged due to trauma, decay, or infection. Patients who have worn or damaged teeth due to bruxism or TMJ disorder can also benefit from full mouth reconstruction. Full mouth reconstruction procedures often involve several dental specialties, such as restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, and oral surgery.
The full mouth reconstruction procedure is a multi-step process to rebuild the teeth in the upper and lower jaw. The process generally involves the following:
Dental implants are an option for patients who need to replace missing teeth or secure loose dentures. Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically implanted into the jawbone, providing a strong, lasting foundation for artificial teeth. Dental bridges are permanent replacement teeth that literally “bridge” gaps between teeth. A dental bridge is anchored in place by attaching to crowns on the adjacent healthy teeth. Dental crowns cover individual teeth that have been damaged, broken, or weakened. Dental veneers are thin, porcelain shells that are bonded to the front of teeth to conceal dental flaws.
To learn more about our dental procedures or to schedule your appointment for dental checkups, call Whitlow Dental Care at (559)441-7700.