A full-mouth restoration is a series of dental procedures used to restore a patient’s smile. Typically, a full-mouth restoration is performed when a patient has a large amount of dental damage or issues such as multiple missing teeth or severe tooth decay. A full-mouth reconstruction improves your ability to chew and speak properly and improves your overall oral health.
A full-mouth reconstruction procedure could include any of the following:
Removal of Damaged or Infected Teeth
The Dentist Hampton, VA starts by evaluating your teeth and gums and determining the best course of treatment. This will likely involve removing any teeth that cannot be repaired and replacing them with permanent dental implants. You may also be prescribed antibiotics to treat periodontal infections before your teeth are restored.
Root Canal Therapy
A root canal is a procedure to remove damaged pulp from a tooth and replace it with a filling material. This procedure is typically performed for an infected tooth, and a dental crown is placed over it to strengthen the tooth. This is done when the tooth is badly decayed and unable to be restored with a filling or crown alone.
During a root canal, the diseased nerve tissue is removed, and the area is sealed to prevent reinfection. Once the tooth has been thoroughly cleaned, the dentist fills the space with a rubber-like material and places a crown over the tooth to protect it from further damage and restore its function.
If your teeth have been worn down from grinding, you may require a crown lengthening procedure. This treatment involves gently removing a small amount of the gum tissue so the crown can fit properly and match the rest of your teeth. This treatment is meant to give you a natural appearance by matching the length of your gum line. Your dentist may also use crowns to replace old fillings to lengthen the appearance of teeth that are uneven and damaged.
Our expert team will carefully examine your teeth and gums, which can indicate if you require periodontal care. Scaling and root planing is a deep cleaning procedure that removes plaque buildup from below the gum line and smoothes out tooth roots to help the gums reattach and prevent future disease and infection. This procedure can be performed on its own or in conjunction with other restorative treatments.
Placement of Dental Crowns, Veneers, or Implants
Dental crowns restore damaged teeth, while veneers are a cosmetic treatment for teeth that are stained or otherwise flawed. Dental implants are posts inserted directly into the jawbone and topped with replacement teeth made from porcelain, ceramic, or composite material.
Implants allow patients to once again enjoy eating their favorite foods, smiling confidently, and speaking normally. They also help to preserve facial structure and bone structure in the jaw area, which can deteriorate over time if missing teeth are not replaced.
While not everyone needs orthodontic work, some may need it to correct issues with their bite or misalignment of the teeth. This is achieved using Invisalign® or traditional braces that gently move the teeth to their ideal positions to ensure the teeth are properly aligned.
Corrective Jaw Surgery
If you suffer from sleep apnea or have a misaligned bite due to an underbite or overbite, corrective jaw surgery may be recommended as part of your full-mouth restoration. This oral surgery procedure includes the removal of part of the jawbone in order to reposition the upper or lower jaws and properly align the teeth.
Benefits of Full-Mouth Restoration
A full-mouth restoration is recommended for patients who have numerous oral health issues, including tooth decay and missing teeth. Our dentist may recommend full-mouth restoration treatment if the patient has cavities in multiple teeth that can no longer be fixed with fillings. In addition, patients who are missing many or all of their teeth may want to consider full-mouth reconstruction. With this type of procedure, patients will receive treatments to restore their smile and can once again enjoy the function and appearance of their natural teeth.
Other benefits of a full-mouth restoration include:
- Improved self-esteem and confidence
- Better overall dental health
- Increased ability to chew and speak clearly
- Prevention of future dental problems
To find out more about the dental services offered we offer at Cheng Dental, call (757) 838-9140 or schedule a consultation online. You can also visit us at 21 Towne Centre Way, Hampton, VA 23666.