What is Full Mouth Restoration?
As the name implies, full mouth restoration refers to rebuilding and/or replacing all of the teeth in a patient’s mouth. Full mouth restorations combine esthetics with the science of restorative dentistry to improve the health, function, and beauty of the mouth. By restoring the teeth, bite, and muscles, we can bring back a healthy self-esteem to a natural looking and youthful feeling condition.
Who requires Full Mouth Restoration?
There are a number of people who have dental problems throughout their mouths that must be treated comprehensively with a vision of a final result that improves both function and esthetics. These patients may exhibit multiple missing teeth, numerous teeth with large fillings that are failing or exhibiting decay, cracked or broken teeth, or badly worn teeth due to teeth grinding or other habits.
There is also a group of patients who were born with pre-existing conditions that will need extensive restoration of their teeth. These patients may be candidates for a full mouth reconstruction.
Treatment options for Full Mouth Restoration?
In general, any dental treatment that affects all teeth in the mouth is called full mouth reconstruction or full mouth rehabilitation. The treatments can include onlays, crowns, bridges, veneers, dental implants, and/or dentures that will essentially provide not only a smile makeover, but improved function for the patient. In some patients, other specialties like orthodontics may also be employed to facilitate the best possible outcome.