When your oral health has been severely compromised due to extensive wear and tear or the effects of oral diseases, you may need to consider a comprehensive overhaul of your smile.
At first it can seem overwhelming to try to plan to upgrade your smile with a full mouth restoration. A number of different treatment options can be feasible in different tooth loss scenarios, depending on the number of teeth that have been lost and the extent of damage to surrounding teeth.
We recommend that you consult with a prosthodontist to determine which approaches will be best for you. These specialists focus their work on tooth restorations, giving you the most lifelike smile possible!
The treatment plan for full mouth restoration will vary based on the treatment approaches being used, as well as the patient’s needs. Patients should make sure that they thoroughly understand the treatment plan so that they will know what to expect.
Treatment Options For Restoring A Complete, Beautiful Smile
For many patients, the primary focus of restoration will be replacing missing teeth and repairing damaged ones. The following interventions can be used for this purpose:
- Dental implants
- Dentures (full or partial)
- Dental bridges
In addition to replacing missing teeth or repairing damaged ones, this course of treatment may include interventions to address other issues, such as bruxism (tooth grinding), temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and periodontal disease.
Developing A Treatment Plan For Full-Mouth Restoration
The full mouth restoration process begins at your initial consultation at our office. The prosthodontist will gather information about your smile, which may include visually examining your teeth, taking x-rays or other imaging and taking dental impressions.
Your prosthodontist will also discuss your smile goals with you and educate you on the possible treatments that will help you achieve them. At this point, the prosthodontist will develop a treatment plan and give you thorough information about what to expect.
If other types of treatment are needed, such as periodontal treatment or orthodontics, patients will be referred to appropriate, trustworthy specialists. Our team will collaborate closely with any outside specialists to implement the treatment plan.