Full mouth restorations refer to the renovation or replacement of all the teeth in a patient's mouth. They work by combining aesthetics with restorative dentistry to improve oral health, function, and appearance. At times, untreated oral conditions and injury can impair teeth and smiles beyond repair. Fortunately, due to advances in dental technology, several full mouth restorations are available that can reinstate your mouth functions and smile.
Candidates for Full Mouth Restoration
If you have any of the below dental conditions, a full-mouth restoration may be necessary:
- Loss of teeth due to tooth decay, trauma, or infection of the gums and mouth
- The teeth are cracked, chipped, injured, or fractured and beyond repair
- The decline of the enamel structure, due to erosion caused by consuming acidic foods like soda or citrus foods and others.
- Grinding and clenching of teeth can also impact the tooth enamel
- Severe pain resulting from TMJ disorders affecting your bite
- Tooth whitening to remove stubborn stains and discoloration
- Genetic dental conditions
Procedures Used in Full Mouth Restoration
- Teeth Cleanings
- Periodontal care
- Crowns and bridges restorations
- Orthodontic treatments
- Dental implants
- Cosmetic restorations like veneers, bondings
- Dental fillings
- Gum contouring
What Is Involved in Full Mouth Restoration?
The preliminary step is a comprehensive exam of your oral cavity. We will look for cracks, chips, cavities, missing teeth, enamel wear, and more. Based on this, we may recommend dental procedures such as crowns, dental bridges, veneers, or other restorative treatments.
An accurate assessment of your mouth is done to spot bacterial infections or gum disease. In addition, we will look for any deep pockets on the gum line and recommend dental cleanings to address them.
Correct Your Bite
There shouldn't be discomfort or pain when you bite down on food or just normally. Alignment changes in your bite need to be corrected first before proceeding with other restorative treatments. We may recommend orthodontic solutions like braces or oral appliances like a mouthguard to rectify the alignment issues.
As part of full mouth restorations, we will evaluate your smile appearance by looking at the teeth and jawbone structures. Abnormalities like the length of your teeth, front and side view of your face, as well as any jawbone loss that might be causing sagging or drooping, will be measured. Treatments like dental implants, veneers can conceal such issues.
To learn more about our full mouth restorations, visit our office, University Oaks Dental, at 6363 San Felipe St #200b, Houston, TX 77057. You can also reach us at (713) 461 8012.