Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction—also called full mouth restoration or full mouth rehabilitation— can include a series of many different dental procedures, all of which are meant to restore the mouth both functionally and cosmetically. Some of the most common full mouth restoration procedures are: implants, crowns, fillings, bonding, veneers, and bridges.
Typically, full mouth restorations are recommended for people whose teeth are missing or damaged extensively. Other candidates for full mouth restoration include: TMD sufferers; patients with gum disease; and people whose teeth have worn down due to grinding or clenching. These problems can become so severe that they impact other parts of the body and cause pain in areas such as the neck and head.
Before undergoing a full mouth restoration, a patient should meet with his or her dentist. During this visit, the dentist will most likely evaluate the patient’s dental and general medical history, perform an oral exam, take x-rays, and discuss which treatments are best for the patient.
Full mouth restorations can benefit patients in many ways. The process improves the overall health of the mouth by replacing and restoring teeth damaged from trauma or tooth decay and by realigning and correcting a patient’s bite to relieve tension and improve chewing. Cosmetically, full mouth restorations can make a patient’s smile more aesthetically pleasing, and they can give a patient a more youthful appearance overall.
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