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When Full Mouth Restoration is Needed

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When Full Mouth Restoration is Needed

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When your smile is seriously decayed or damaged, you may feel that there is no hope for improving your dental health. Full mouth restoration, which is also called full mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation, involves restoring or replacing many or all of the teeth in the mouth. You can get a smile you’re comfortable in and confident with once again at Mountain Aire Dentistry. 

Full Mouth Restoration Candidates 

This process, also known as full mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation, is often recommended for patients who have smiles have been affected by different conditions, such as: 

  • Tooth decay
  • Periodontal (gum) disease
  • The loss of one more more teeth
  • Cracked or fractured teeth
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Infected teeth
  • Misshapen teeth

If you suffer from any of these conditions, restoring your mouth can help you eat better, talk better, and have a higher quality of life. While some cases of missing teeth result in little-to-no problems. However, depending on the location of your missing teeth, you may suffer more complicated problems. Your teeth are designed to work together, so when you are missing one or more teeth it can cause issues in your speech, how you eat, and other dental health issues. Healthline explains that missing teeth can also change the shape of your face, your bite, and cause problems like tooth sensitivity, tooth grinding, and difficulty chewing. 

The Restoration Process

It can seem daunting to start the process of restoring your smile, but there is nothing to be scared of. At Mountain Aire Dentistry, we will talk you through the process the entire step of the way. First, a full mouth restoration begins by having a consultation with your dentist. Consumer Guide to Dentistry explains that your dentist will need to determine the extent of your condition and the best treatment option to correct it. In particular, they will look and examine your:

Teeth

The condition of your teeth will determine what restorative procedures may be needed. For example, they explain, you might need porcelain veneers or full-coverage crowns, inlays or onlays, bridges or implants restored with a crown. Further, your dentist will make note of any issues like tooth decay or premature wear.

Periodontal (gum) tissues

If your gums are not in a healthy condition, it is likely that you will need to first treat your gum disease using techniques like scaling and root planing. If your condition is severe, you may require more intensive treatments from a periodontist to ensure that when you go through full mouth restoration that your newly reconstructed teeth will have a solid foundation. 

Jaw issues

To have full mouth restoration, you need a stable bite, which means that you are not in pain when you close your mouth or chew. Occlusal changes need to be taken into consideration when your dentist plans your restorations. Before the process can officially begin, you might need to undergo orthodontic treatment to correct your bite before further restorative treatments can be performed. 

Esthetics

Your dentist will also examine the color, shape, size and proportion of your teeth. Next, they’ll review how they appear in relation to your gums, lips, mouth, side profile and face. These are all important factors in full mouth reconstruction.

Restoration Treatments

In order to return your smile to good health and proper function, the dentist will recommend one or more of the following restorative dental services

  • Bridges. These ‘bridge’ the gap where there are missing teeth. It has a crown on each end as an anchor. Additionally, it has an artificial tooth or teeth connecting the crowns and filling the space. 
  • Crowns. This treatment involves a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth, which can strengthen and protect your structure. Crowns are ideal for those who have broken teeth or cavities. 
  • Implants. Dental implants are used to replace missing teeth. They have two parts: a metal anchor and a false tooth, which is similar to a crown. 
  • Veneers. Also known as ‘instant orthodontics,’ veneers can quickly and efficiently restore your smile. 
  • Dentures. Complete or partial dentures are used to replace missing teeth and give you a full smile again. 

Make an Appointment with Mountain Aire Dentistry

Full mouth restoration is a personalized treatment plan that is designed to meet all of your individual needs. This will give you a smile that is healthy, functional, and beautiful once again. For more information on restorative dentistry and full mouth restoration, call our team at Mountain Aire Dentistry to schedule a consultation now: (303)-731-7755. We’re here for all of your smile’s needs!