Full Mouth Restoration

If you suffer from chronic mouth pain, worry about what will happen to your teeth when you bite and chew, or are embarrassed about the appearance of your smile, know that every one of these situations can be corrected. Full mouth restoration consists of several targeted restorative dentistry procedures designed to renew your oral health. At Bethesda Family Dental in Bethesda, MD, we use full mouth reconstruction to give you a strong, healthy, beautiful smile.

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Restorative Dentistry Used in Full Mouth Restoration

In full mouth restoration, a person’s oral health is rebuilt through multiple dental procedures. This endeavor may sound daunting but, with your Bethesda dentist’s careful planning and recommendations, multiple treatments can be done at the same time and correct several problems simultaneously.

Some of the most common full mouth reconstruction procedures include the following:

  • Gum disease treatment: You can only rebuild a smile on a healthy foundation. Before other treatments can get underway, any form of gum disease must be corrected, often with minimally invasive laser treatment.
  • Tooth-colored fillings: If you have unsightly and deteriorating silver fillings, tooth-colored composite is used to replace them and create healthy teeth.
  • Dental crowns: Teeth that are weak, broken, decayed, or disintegrating are capped by natural-looking dental crowns for a robust, full-tooth repair.
  • Dental implants: It is essential to replace missing teeth to protect jaw shape and soft tissues. Dental implants replace both tooth root and crown for a full repair.
  • Dentures: Implant-supported dentures are common, allowing patients to replace several missing teeth in one area without conventional removable dentures.
  • Root canal therapy: An infected tooth can be fixed by cleaning out and filling the tooth roots and capping the tooth with a crown. The treatment saves the tooth from extraction and infection.

Restorative dentistry is often a combination of reconstructive techniques and cosmetic upgrades. Dental implants, porcelain crowns, fillings, dentures – they all make teeth work better, feel better, and look better. Other cosmetic dentistry can accompany full mouth restorations too, such as porcelain veneers or professional teeth whitening.

Timeline for Full-Mouth Reconstruction

Whether you have suffered mouth trauma or multiple infections, have aging teeth and dental work, or have not taken great care of your oral health, the reason why your teeth are in the condition they are in is less important than repairing the problems at hand. Here are the basics of what to expect:

  • Consultation and dental exam: At your initial appointment to discuss full mouth restoration, you will undergo a dental exam, x-rays, and other diagnostic procedures. After this information-gathering is complete, your Bethesda dentist will go over the results and you can explain the oral health problems you’re experiencing.
  • Reconstruction planning: A customized treatment plan will be developed to fit your oral health needs. You and your dentist can create a timeline that suits your schedule and budget so your teeth can be fully restored.
  • Full mouth restoration: Everyone’s full-mouth restoration will take a series of appointments to complete based on the complexity of the dental problems, the procedures being done, smile goals, and healing time. Some patients will never several weeks for all the work to be done, while others will need months before their teeth are corrected.
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Is Full Mouth Restoration Right for You?

If your teeth are bothering you now, if you experience near-constant mouth pain, if you are embarrassed by the appearance of your smile, contact Bethesda Family Dentistry to schedule a consultation. No matter what condition your teeth are in, we can help you achieve good oral health so you feel good about your smile and look amazing too. Contact us to schedule a consultation with a member of our experienced dental team.