Full Mouth Restoration
Full mouth dental reconstruction, also known as full mouth restoration or full mouth rehabilitation, involves restoring or rebuilding all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. This comprehensive dental procedure can provide numerous benefits for individuals with extensive dental issues or those seeking to enhance the function, aesthetics, and overall health of their mouth.
While prevention is the best method for maintaining a healthy smile, it is sometimes necessary to undergo restorative procedures when the teeth have experienced physical damage or decay. Dental restorative procedures can be done for cosmetic or health reasons. Dr. Lemons can not only create a restorative plan to accomplish your dental goals but also help you establish a good hygiene plan so that you maintain good oral health moving forward and protect your new smile.
What are the benefits of full mouth restoration?
Improved Functionality - Full mouth dental reconstruction can restore proper biting and chewing function, making it easier for you to eat a wide variety of foods. This can enhance nutrition and your overall health.
Enhanced Aesthetics - Reconstruction can improve the appearance of your smile, addressing issues such as tooth discoloration, misalignment, gaps, and asymmetry. This can boost your self-confidence and improve your overall facial aesthetics.
Correction of Dental Problems - It can address a wide range of dental issues, including decay, erosion, gum disease, tooth loss, fractures, and bite misalignment. By resolving these problems, reconstruction can alleviate pain and discomfort associated with dental issues.
Preservation of Natural Teeth - Full mouth reconstruction aims to preserve as many natural teeth as possible while restoring or replacing your damaged or missing teeth. This helps maintain your oral health and functionality in the long term.
Customized Treatment - Each full mouth reconstruction is tailored to your unique needs and goals. Dr. Lemons considers factors such as your oral health, jaw structure, facial aesthetics, and preferences to develop a personalized treatment plan to fit your needs and goals.
Comprehensive Approach - Full mouth reconstruction addresses all aspects of oral health, including teeth, gums, bone structure, and bite alignment. This comprehensive approach ensures that all underlying issues are effectively treated for long-term success.
Long-lasting Results - With proper care and maintenance, the results of full mouth reconstruction can be long-lasting. Regular dental check-ups, good oral hygiene practices, and lifestyle adjustments can help preserve the integrity and longevity of your dental work.
Improved Quality of Life - By restoring oral health and function, full mouth reconstruction can significantly enhance your quality of life. It can reduce pain, discomfort, and embarrassment associated with dental problems, allowing you to enjoy a better overall quality of life.
Prevention of Future Dental Problems - Full mouth reconstruction not only addresses existing dental issues but also helps prevent future problems by restoring proper oral function and alignment. This can reduce the risk of further decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues.
What is the process for full mouth reconstruction?
Evaluation and Planning: The process begins with a thorough evaluation of your oral health. This may include dental exams, X-rays, scans, and possibly impressions of the teeth. Dr. Lemons will also discuss your goals and concerns regarding your oral health and appearance. Based on this evaluation, a customized treatment plan is created.
Treatment Plan: The treatment plan may involve a combination of restorative and cosmetic dental procedures, depending on your individual needs. Common treatments included in full mouth dental restoration may include:
- Dental crowns: Used to repair damaged or decayed teeth and restore their shape, size, and strength.
- Dental bridges: Used to replace missing teeth by anchoring artificial teeth to adjacent natural teeth or dental implants.
- Dental implants: Artificial tooth roots that are surgically implanted into the jawbone to support replacement teeth.
- Inlays and Onlays: These are used to repair teeth that have mild to moderate decay or damage.
- Dental veneers: Thin shells of porcelain or composite resin that are bonded to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance.
- Gum grafting or other periodontal procedures: These may be necessary to address gum disease or to improve the health and appearance of the gums.
- Orthodontic treatment: In some cases, orthodontic treatment may be included to correct misaligned teeth or bite issues.
Treatment Process: The treatment process for full mouth dental restoration can vary greatly depending on the specific procedures involved and the complexity of the case. It may require multiple appointments over several weeks or months to complete all of the necessary treatments.
Follow-Up Care: After the completion of full mouth dental restoration, regular follow-up appointments are important to monitor your health and stability of the restorations. Good oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups, are essential to maintain the results of your treatment.
Overall, full mouth dental reconstruction offers a comprehensive solution for you with extensive dental problems, providing functional, aesthetic, and health-related benefits that can significantly improve overall well-being.