Sometimes, your teeth can suffer excessive wear and tear and drastic enamel erosion. This can be due to bruxism, chewing on hard stuff like nuts and ice, poor oral hygiene, etc. No matter how badly your oral health is affected at this point, modern dentistry won’t disappoint you. With full-mouth restoration, your dentist can cater to your multiple dental problems.
Conditions to Tackle with full-mouth Rehabilitation
Full mouth restoration is needed when:
- Numerous missing teeth
- Extensive tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Fractured teeth
- Severe enamel erosion or a drastic change in the bite pattern
- TMJ disorder due to bad bite.
What to Expect with Full-mouth Reconstruction?
A full mouth rehabilitation includes a series of treatments such as bone or gum grafts, cleaning, root planning, crown lengthening, gum contouring, or dental fillings. You cannot expect all these dental treatments to be completed within a day.
It can require multiple visits to your doctor. It depends on the number of treatments your full-mouth reconstruction needs. You can even anticipate it to take a year or two.
Treatments in Full Mouth Restoration
Full-mouth rehabilitation combines the following procedures:
- Dental Implants
Dental implants are the best replacement for natural teeth when you experience tooth loss. A titanium post is placed in your jawbone to support the crowns. They are a permanent solution, providing full functionality and preventing bone resorption.
Dentures are a cost-effective option, but they fail to stop bone resorption. It is the oldest method to compensate for tooth loss. They fail to provide the same functionality as dental implants, as they can move while you eat or chew. This limits your food options as a denture wearer.
Tooth infections, cavities, decay, or fractures can cause your tooth crown to wear down. If it happens, your prosthodontist will craft a crown mimicking your natural tooth’s exact size and shape. Your natural tooth will be trimmed down, and this newly crafted crown will fit over it to enhance visual appeal and function.
If there are empty sockets in your jawbone due to missing teeth, dental bridges can compensate for it. They compensate for a series of missing teeth. Both ends of a dental bridge fit on your natural teeth, while the middle one fills the empty sockets.
- Dental Veneers
Cases where only the front teeth are impacted due to decay or injury. Dental veneers, like thin shells, are placed over your natural teeth to restore their appearance. They do not provide any functionality but enhance appearance.
No full-mouth rehabilitation plan is set in stone. It truly depends on your oral health. However, a full mouth restoration is your ticket to a lifetime of a confident smile.
Contact Dr. Sea at Dynamic Dental Solutions for any restorative option. Our doctor is well-versed in dental implants, endodontics, cosmetics, and pediatric dentistry. Dial (281) 837-9090 to book an appointment.