Full Mouth Restoration
What is full mouth restoration?
Full mouth restoration is a set of general or reconstructive dentistry procedures performed together to completely transform the smile including replacing missing teeth, repairing damaged teeth, and correcting jaw alignment. A full restoration involves reconstructing all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws through the use of restorative materials like crowns, bridges, veneers, dentures, and implants. Full mouth reconstruction can be a necessary treatment to preserve the patient’s oral health.
Candidates for Full Mouth Restoration
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. Patients can receive this treatment if they have missing teeth or severe damage from:
- Injury or fracture
- Acid erosion
- Tooth grinding
The Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedure
Patients considering a full reconstruction will first go through an oral examination including the teeth, periodontal tissue, joints and jaw muscles, and esthetics. Then, Dr. Roberts and Dr. Sirota will take images and impressions to determine the current state of the mouth. Based on these initial examinations, they will determine the extent of the damage and create a custom treatment plan for each patient to help regain a healthy smile.
Once a plan is agreed upon, the full mouth restoration process begins. This complex process involves multiple restorations so it is likely that patients will require multiple office visits. The entire process can take up to a year or longer to complete, depending on each patient’s individual case.
Full Mouth Restoration Options
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.
Before & After Full Mouth Restoration
Advantages of Full Mouth Reconstruction
A full mouth reconstruction can be a long process but it has several advantages including improvements in:
- Oral Health
- Overall Health