Full Mouth Restoration
What is full mouth restoration?
Full mouth restoration involves reconstructing all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws through the use of restorative materials like crowns, bridges, veneers and dentures. Full mouth reconstruction can be a necessary treatment to preserve the patient’s oral health.
Candidates for Full Mouth Restoration
Patients can receive this treatment if they have missing teeth or severe damage due to:
- Injury or fracture
- Acid erosion
- Tooth grinding
Missing teeth often lead to serious dental problems and can significantly inhibit a patient’s ability to eat and speak. It is important to seek restorative treatment for any missing teeth, but especially when most or all of your teeth have damage.
Full Mouth Restoration Options
There are many different treatment options available for patients requiring reconstruction. Full mouth restoration is a complicated procedure that involves multiple office visits and can take up to a year or longer to complete, depending on each patient’s individual case. To help regain a healthy smile Prosthodontics of New York will create a custom treatment plan for each individual patient.
There is a wide variety of prosthetic materials that our staff can use to replace missing teeth or those with damage. These materials may be permanently implanted or glued to the mouth or can be removable and temporary. They may replace individual teeth, a few teeth or all of the teeth. Some of these options may include:
Dental crowns are individual prosthetic teeth used to replace missing or severely damaged teeth. Prosthodontics of New York implant crowns into the jawbone with a titanium implant root or place implants with cement as a cap over an existing tooth. The actual crown can be metal, porcelain or a combination of the two and provide a natural looking and feeling replacement. Crowns provide a strong, sturdy, aesthetically pleasing replacement that can withstand the same pressures as a regular tooth, letting patients enjoy the convenience of eating, speaking and smiling without any problems.