Has a history of dental trauma, illness or neglect left you with teeth that you would prefer to hide rather than show off in a smile? Missing, broken, stained or misshapen teeth don’t just look bad in photos. They can affect your overall health as well as your self-confidence.
If you are ready to finally do something about it, you may want to ask your dentist about full mouth restoration. A full mouth restoration, is any combination of multiple dental treatments that may be necessary to improve a patient’s smile so that they can once again have ease in eating, talking, and socializing.
Your Full Mouth Restoration Begins with An Assessment
Before your dentist can begin your full mouth restoration, he or she must first assess what your problem areas are and what kind of work needs to be done. An assessment for a full mouth restoration may involve any or all of the following:
- A thorough examination of teeth, gums and soft tissues.
- Evaluation of your bite and your TMJ function.
- A review of your medical history.
A Personalized Approach
Once your assessment is done, your dentist will develop a course of action to restore your smile. A full mouth restoration may be completed fairly quickly, or it may be phased in over several months to accommodate your time constraints and budget.
A full mouth restoration may include any or all of the following treatments depending on the needs of the patient:
- Periodontal care including non-surgical gum therapy if there are receding gums.
- Preparation – this may include extractions or bone grafting.
- Dental restorations – your dentist will repair defects and damage using treatments such crowns, inlays and onlays, implants, bonded fillings and root canal therapy.
- Cosmetic treatments – this might include treatments such as teeth whitening and veneers.
- Neuromuscular dentistry – techniques to balance the bite and relieve TMJ problems.
- Orthodontics – this may include traditional braces or Invisalign aligners to straighten the teeth.
If you are tired of hiding your smile, it is time to call Sapphire Dental today to make an appointment with one of our dentists to discuss full mouth restoration. During your appointment, one of our dentists will examine your mouth and make recommendations on what treatments should be included in your full mouth restoration.
We promise that we will give you something to smile about!