What is full-mouth restoration?

full-mouth restoration BismarckSometimes called “full-mouth rehabilitation”, full-mouth restoration involves rebuilding or replacing all teeth within the oral cavity. The expertise of a prosthodontist ensures that patients receiving full-mouth restoration enjoy both ideal oral function and a youthful, healthy aesthetic.

When all teeth are affected by failing restorations, decay, and severe wear, a patient may need a variety of restorations, cosmetic enhancements, and prosthetics to restore their smile. Since the needs of each patient can vary substantially, the process to complete full-mouth restoration can take up to a year since a variety of treatments may be necessary.

What kinds of treatments are used in full-mouth rehabilitation?

Numerous types of treatments can encompass full-mouth restoration. In many cases, a prosthodontist may need to develop different kinds of restorations and prosthetics to reconstruct patients’ teeth.

Common restorations can include dental crowns, inlays, and onlays. Cosmetic enhancements such as porcelain veneers may used to help produce a uniform, symmetrical appearance so that biological teeth match restorations and prosthetics. Prosthetics like dental implants with crowns, bridges, or dentures attached to them are used to replace missing or failing teeth.

Who needs full-mouth restoration?

People from all walks of life may need full-mouth restoration. Common issues that contribute to the need for reconstructing a smile include:

  • Severe tooth wear from bruxism
  • Genetic conditions
  • Advanced and widespread tooth decay
  • Failing and old restorations and/or prosthetics
  • Missing teeth and/or tooth loss
  • Numerous cracked, broken, or chipped teeth

Why should I choose a specialist?

Full-mouth rehabilitation is a process that requires highly individualized and specialized care. Restorations, prosthetics, and cosmetic enhancements are all custom made to very exact specifications so that they perfectly accommodate a person’s oral anatomy. Since this type of care requires individualized attention and expertise, seeking care from a specialist is necessary.

Our prosthodontist has advanced education and experience to place crowns, bridges, veneers, dentures and dental implants. If you have questions about our services or would like to reserve a consultation for full-mouth restoration, call Dakota Prosthodontics and Implant Center today.

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