Full mouth restoration requires various dental procedures to rebuild or restore all the teeth in the upper and lower jaws. Full mouth restoration aims to improve and restore a patient’s oral health, function, and smile.
Benefits of Full Mouth Restoration
Full mouth restoration offers patients the following benefits:
- Restored Oral Health
- Improved Teeth and Smile
- Improved Patient Confidence
- Restored Oral Functions (patients can bite and chew normally without pain)
- Improved Overall Well-Being (there is a direct link between oral health and systemic health)
Ideal Candidate for Full Mouth Restoration
If you have one or more of the following dental issues, you may be a candidate for full mouth restoration:
- Multiple missing teeth (due to periodontitis or oral cancer)
- An irregular bite
- Damage to the jawbone
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Badly worn teeth due to teeth grinding (bruxism)
- Multiple teeth with large fillings that are failing or exhibiting decay
- Difficulty eating due to hypersensitive teeth (caused by severely worn dentition)
- Issues with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) (e.g., jaw pain, clicking or popping sounds when opening the mouth)
Patients who have severely worn teeth that are also hypersensitive may have difficulty eating because of the condition of their teeth. Full mouth restoration could significantly benefit these patients.
Plus, patients with genetic conditions such as ectodermal dysplasia, amelogenesis, or dentinogenesis imperfecta could also benefit from full mouth restoration.
What to Expect for Full Mouth Restoration
During your consultation, Dr. Weishoff will review your dental and medical history and ask you if you have any autoimmune disorders or heart problems. She will also ask you about any medications you may be taking or known allergies.
At Mt. Angel Dental, Dr. Weishoff performs a comprehensive oral, head, and neck examination to assess the extent of your oral problems and the correction needed. This includes an assessment of:
- The condition of your teeth - cavities, decay, chips/cracks, root canal problems, or excessive wear
- The condition of your gums - excessive or insufficient gum tissue or signs of periodontal disease
- Your bite - pain when you close your mouth or TMJ (pain in jaw muscles)
- The appearance of your teeth - shape, size, color, and uniformity
Dr. Weishoff may also order x-rays and a scan of your teeth to have visual images of the structures of your mouth. Additionally, she will create a digital design of your teeth to show you how they will look after treatment. Digital scanning is also helpful if a 3D model of any planned restorations or prosthetics is needed.
Based on your exam and diagnostics, Dr. Weishoff will develop a treatment plan with recommendations for full mouth restoration.
Treatment Options for Full Mouth Restoration
At Mt. Angel Dental, treatment options for full mouth restoration may include a combination of general, cosmetic, and/or restorative dental procedures, such as:
- Placement of dental restorations like crowns, veneers, fillings, inlays, onlays, bridges, dentures, or dental implants
- Root canal therapy
- Gum recontouring
- TMJ disorder treatment
- Dental extractions
- Deep cleanings
- Crown lengthening
- Bone or soft tissue grafting
Patients with oral cancer may need treatment options that include replacing missing teeth and restoring missing structures of the oral cavity. In such cases, our team of experts will work together to develop the best treatment plan that meets your needs.
Patients can expect improved oral health and function, plus a smile makeover.
Timeline for Full Mouth Restoration
The length of time required to complete full mouth restoration can vary from a day, a month, to even a year. The time required depends entirely on the specific procedures and treatments identified. More complex treatment plans are usually implemented in multiple phases.
Insurance Coverage for Full Mouth Restoration
You should check with your dental insurance provider to see if you are eligible for partial or complete coverage of full mouth restoration. Some plans have limitations on what they may cover. For example, metal restorations may be covered, but ceramic restoration would be an out-of-pocket expense. If you need help figuring out your coverage options, our staff can assist you to the best of their ability.
Full Mouth Restoration in Mt. Angel, Oregon
If you suffer from chronic oral health problems and think you may be a candidate for full mouth restoration, please call Mt. Angel Dental at (503) 845-2273 to schedule an appointment. For your convenience, you may also request an appointment online.