Full mouth restoration typically involves general or restorative dentists (performing procedures like dental implants, dental crowns, bridges and veneers), and can incorporate dental specialists like Periodontists (specializing in the gums), Oral Surgeons, Orthodontists (specializing in tooth movements and positions) and Endodontists (specializing in the tooth pulp). The need for full mouth restoration may result from: • Teeth that have been lost due to decay or trauma. • Teeth that have been injured or fractured. • Teeth that have become severely worn as a result of long-term acid erosion (foods, beverages, acid reflux) or tooth grinding. • Ongoing complaints of jaw, muscle and headache pain requiring adjustments to the bite (occlusion).
Full Mouth Restoration Process
If you think you need full mouth restoration or reconstruction, you can send us some recent dental records (such as recent X-rays and digital photographs of your smile) to let our doctors perform a comprehensive examination. Our doctors will examine your mouth to determine the extent of the problem and the treatment options that can be used to correct it. They will develop a comprehensive, step-by-step treatment plan to correct all of the problems in your mouth and complete your full mouth restoration while enjoy Costa Rica.
Procedures Needed for a Full Mouth Restoration
Is your jaw pain the sign of a serious problem? Our doctors will determine what procedures are needed for your specific case. Other treatments may also be available, so ask them about all possible procedures that might be required for your case and under what circumstances. We are able to complete a full mouth restoration in two full weeks and 4-5 office visits, depending on your situation. The following procedures may be involved, depending on your needs: • Prophylactic Teeth Cleaning and Periodontal Care • Crown lengthening to expose healthy, sound tooth structure for possible crowns or bridges. • Orthognathic surgery to reposition the jaw. • Contouring of the gum tissue to create balance and harmony in your smile. • Preparation (reduction) of your natural tooth structure so crowns, bridges or veneers can be placed. • Placement of temporary restorations so you can become accustomed to your new teeth and the feel of your new mouth or bite alignment. • Placement of permanent restorations, such as dental crowns, veneers, inlays/onlays or bridges, made from ceramic, ceramic supported by metal or a combination of both. • Orthodontics in order to move your teeth into the optimal position for reconstruction. • Implant placement and restoration to replace missing teeth and/or anchor bridge restorations. • Bone or soft tissue grafting to enhance the stability of your teeth, proposed implants and/or other restorations.
Am I a Candidate?
If you answer yes to any of the following statements, you are a candidate for Full Mouth Restoration: • I have TMJ (temporomandibular joint syndrome) • I experience frequent headaches or migraines • I have unexplained loose teeth • My teeth are worn, chipped or cracked • My dental restorations frequently crack, chip or break • I have pain or soreness around my jaw joints • I have pain in my teeth that seems to move around • I have facial, neck, shoulder and/or back pain • There are clicking or grating sounds in my jaw joints • I experience limited jaw movement or have locking jaw • I have unexplained numbness in my fingers and arms • I have unexplained congestion or stuffiness in my ears • I have vertigo If you are considering a full mouth restoration to restore the functionality and appearance of your smile and would like to know more about our services, please go to our contact form and our customer service representatives will be delighted to assist you with more information.