Full Mouth Restoration
A full mouth restoration is available for patients who have multiple, ongoing dental health problems, such as cracked fillings, teeth that have been damaged from bruxism, or broken teeth. Other patients who have genetic diseases such as Amelogenesis imperfecta, Taurodontism, or Cleidocranial dysostosis that negatively affect their teeth are also potential candidates for full mouth restoration. Wondering if a full mouth restoration could be the solution to achieving better dental health for you? Then, check out these questions and answers.
What is a Full Mouth Restoration?
Dental treatments that affect all the teeth in the mouth are considered the reconstruction or full mouth restoration of the entire mouth. In the case of oral cancer treatment, sometimes the reconstruction of the mouth includes the teeth and some structures of the oral cavity at the same time.
What Happens During a Full Mouth Restoration?
With all dental treatments, the process starts with a consultation. During that appointment, your dentist goes over your options with you and helps you create a treatment plan. You may also meet with an administrator or office manager to talk about insurance coverage or payment options.
If necessary, the dentist or oral surgeon will extract teeth from your mouth. This is necessary if you are doing full mouth restoration due to a number of cracked or broken teeth, or in cases where you only have a few natural teeth remaining. Then, the dentist schedules follow up appointments for the rest of the restoration work. In some cases, you may get temporary dentures to wear during this time.
The treatments can include several restorative treatments such as dental crowns and bridges, or dental implants. If the dentist is doing implants, they will put the posts into your jaw during one appointment. Then, the posts are allowed to heal and ossify to the bone. Once the posts are ready, the dentist puts crowns or bridges on the implants.
What are the Benefits of a Full Mouth Restoration?
A full mouth restoration improves the overall physical health of the patient’s dental structure making it easier for the patient to chew. Speaking naturally also becomes easier, and if the patient has been experiencing facial issues such as sunken in cheeks, those issues are also mediated by full mouth restoration.
Unfortunately, in some cases, when a patient loses a lot of teeth, their jaw bone also starts to disintegrate. Implants can stop or stall that process from happening. Most importantly, patients who get full mouth restoration also get an ultimate smile makeover, and they get renewed confidence in how they look and feel.
Your teeth are one of the first things people notice about you. If you have extensive dental problems, a full mouth restoration may be the answer. If you’ve considered full mouth dental restoration to address continuing problems, it’s time to schedule an appointment with Buckhead Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. Give us a call at 404-400-0400 or contact us online for more information. We’re here to answer any questions, comments, or concerns.