Full mouth restoration, also known as reconstruction, is like a makeover for your smile. Many people believe that the smile is a person’s most notable feature, often the first thing others notice about you. Full mouth restoration gives you the power to get that winning smile back, with the help of experts. Schedule a free consultation with us today!
What Exactly Is Full Mouth Restoration?
Full mouth restoration is, simply put, a series of procedures to help you get your smile back. These procedures include both cosmetic and neuromuscular reconstruction processes which, combined, recreate the foundation of your oral health. In the process of full mouth restoration, your restorative biomimetric dentist will complete the procedures in as minimally invasive a way as possible, while aiming to preserve as much of your existing tooth as he or she can.
How Does Full Mouth Restoration Work?
The beauty of full mouth restoration is also the reason that it may get a little complicated: it can be quite different for each candidate. Not every individual’s mouth will deteriorate in the same way, or even for the same causes. For this reason, the restoration process might look quite different on one patient than it does on another. The procedures range from dental implants or gum disease treatment, to porcelain crowns or veneers. One person undergoing restoration may need five procedures, where the next only needs two or three.
The restoration process is customized per person, and tailored to fit the individual mouth. Typically, though, every person undergoing full mouth restoration is going to need replacement or rebuilding of several teeth, or even many or all of the teeth.
How Long Does It Take?
The process of full mouth restoration, even if minimal procedures are being done, will require a good deal of patience. The restoration is not done in a day; in fact, it will take several appointments, each of which taking up a great deal of time. The end result will be a lovely new smile, and the time taken only ensures that the biomimetric processes are being done correctly and made to last.
Are You A Candidate?
If you believe you are a candidate for full mouth restoration, it’s probably due to feelings of embarrassment toward your smile. Perhaps you hide your smile, or restrict yourself from speaking in certain situations so as to hide your teeth. Many candidates for full mouth restoration feel the same suffering. There are also painful side effects that patients may notice, leading them to eventually undergo full mouth restoration.
Here are a few of the symptoms that restoration will relieve:
- Broken, Cracked, or Worn Teeth
- Loose or Missing Teeth
- Chronic Tooth or Jaw Pain
- Bleeding Gums
- Gum Disease
- Clicking or Popping in the Jaw
When it comes down to it, the best way to know if you are a candidate is to consult with a professional. If you are embarrassed by your smile, consider these common procedures done during full mouth restoration:
Dental implants are used when teeth are already missing, or are beyond the point of repair and must be extracted. Implants are actually healthy for the mouth, with stimulation to the jawbone and solid foundations for prosthetic teeth.
Onlays serve to repair the teeth that need some help, but are not so far gone that they must be pulled.
Pinhole Surgical Gum Repositioning
It’s true, this is likely one of the most off-putting names of any surgical techniques; however, gum repositioning eliminates the once-necessary gum grafts, and is scarcely painful. It also eliminates gum recession, which is unsightly and orally unhealthy.
Fillings, Veneers, and Whitening
These may sound like simple cosmetic procedures, but they are truly beneficial to your health, both orally and overall. Fillings and veneers actually give you a healthier, more protected smile; and the three of them combined give you a better feeling about your smile – and isn’t self- confidence an important part of your overall wellness?
If any of these procedures sound like they could be a start to changing your life, it might be time to consider full mouth restoration. Learn more about dental bridges as well.