Full Mouth Restoration, also called Full Mouth Reconstruction, is the rebuilding and repair of multiple parts of the mouth needed when extensive damage is present. This can include such things as missing teeth, cracked or broken teeth, gum disease, misalignment of the jaws, and teeth with acid or grinding damage. A Full Mouth Restoration often includes multiple procedures across different dental specialties. Once completed, a Full Mouth Restoration greatly improves the functionality and comfort of the patient’s mouth as well as improving the way the teeth look.
Why Would You Need a Full Mouth Restoration?
Dental damage can be caused by a variety of things such as a chronic dental disease, extensive decay or a traumatic injury. Sometimes the issues involve the ability of the mouth and teeth to function properly, thereby causing pain and discomfort. Other times, it is more an issue of aesthetics.
Who Performs Full Mouth Restorations?
It is essential to find a trusted dental professional with a proven track record of technique and skill. Often times more than one dental professional is involved and they must work together in order to provide all necessary procedures for the patient. While knowledge and technique are essential, they must be able to visualize all the necessary components and how they will come together before procedures begin. Input may be needed from a variety of dental specialties including Prosthodontics, Restorative Dentistry, Orthodontics, Periodontology, Endodontics, Cosmetic Dentistry, and Oral Surgery.
What is the Process Like?
First, an exam is needed to determine the state of the various tissues of the mouth and possible procedures necessary to correct any issues observed. This may include X-rays, dental molds, and an extensive physical examination of your mouth.
Once conditions are assessed, a dental professional can recommend the procedures needed for each patient’s unique situation. This will usually consist of multiple procedures over time in order to achieve optimal results. Procedures can include teeth extraction, full dentures, partial dentures, bridges, implants, or crowns.
How much does it Cost?
Cost depends on the location where the work is being done and how extensive the needed repairs are. Be sure to include work-up costs and the cost of any necessary maintenance when determining the true cost. In total, it can range from several hundred dollars to well over $50,000.
Is it worth it?
While the time and expense of a Full Mouth Restoration is considerable, the benefits can be life changing for the patient. Not only will comfort and health be restored, but often the patient has a renewed sense of confidence.