A full mouth restoration is a type of dental procedure that involves repairing or replacing all the teeth in a patient’s mouth.
When is a full-mouth restoration needed?
A full mouth restoration may be needed to restore the function of your mouth and teeth. A full mouth restoration is a multi-procedure that will completely rebuild and restore your smile to what it was. If you have damaged or missing teeth or your teeth are worn, damaged, or decayed, a full-mouth restoration may be your best solution.
Full-mouth restorations are used to fully restore a mouth after severe decay, trauma, or tooth loss. These restorations may involve dentures, crowns, bridges, etc., and can involve multiple procedures, such as replacing missing teeth, repairing damaged teeth, straightening teeth, and rebuilding the smile’s appearance.
A full-mouth restoration can benefit patients in need of several dental corrections at once. It provides restorative benefits as well as aesthetic benefits. Restorations improve the health, function, and beauty of the mouth.
What can I expect during a full-mouth restoration?
Each individual treatment plan is tailored to the patient based on his or her specific condition. However, most full mouth restorative treatments follow the same general process that includes the following:
Tooth-colored fillings, also called white fillings, are dental fillings that are designed to match the color of the natural teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are a cosmetic procedure designed to fit into your mouth so that you can’t even see them. They are made of plastic resins and filled with a mixture of plastic and glass.
Inlays and onlays are called indirect fillings. These fillings are best for larger cavities that affect the cusps (biting surfaces) of teeth. Unlike traditional fillings, inlays and onlays require two appointments to complete the procedure. During the first visit, we will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the tooth. Then, an impression of your tooth will be taken and sent to a dental lab, where the inlay or onlay will be custom-made to fit your mouth. The inlay or onlay will be cemented into place at the second appointment.
Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic treatment used to correct the appearance of chipped, broken, or misaligned teeth. They are thin, tooth-shaped shells that are applied to the front of your teeth using a bonding adhesive. When properly cared for, porcelain veneers can last up to 20 years.
Porcelain crowns are an effective way to cover teeth that have been heavily damaged by decay or trauma. They are a permanent restoration, and they can be made to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. Porcelain crowns are an excellent option for restoring your smile.
Full-mouth restorations are more extensive than having one or two teeth replaced. They require the placement of dental implants and supporting restorations, including dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures.
For patients needing braces, we offer ceramic braces and Invisalign as options.
Call 34th Street Dental Care at 708-484-6576 to schedule your consultation with our dentists to learn more about our dental treatments.