The mouth has 32 teeth including the wisdom teeth, so a full mouth restoration implies restoring somewhere between 20 to 28 teeth.
A full mouth restoration may be needed due to decayed, missing, worn or miss aligned teeth, to get them healthy again or to replace them by implants. In addition, this kind of procedure usually responds to the patient’s desire for a cosmetic transformation of his/her smile.
Likewise, patients that have “eating issues” (they cannot eat what they like or they can barely eat due to their dental problems), ultimately may get a full mouth restoration.
In brief, the purpose of a full mouth restoration is to improve the function and aesthetics of the masticatory system, and it is suitable for anyone that has the conditions described above.
The procedure chosen depends on each particular case.
A Full Mouth Restoration or Reconstruction gives a completely new smile to a patient. Some patients need different procedures to get these ultimate results. It can be a combination of implants, crowns, veneers, root canals, periodontal treatments, gum surgeries, sinus lifts, bone grafts and fillings.
Some other people only need veneers to get their smile restored, while others may need an All on 6 (6 dental implants top, 6 bottom, and then a super structure of a metal frame with porcelain teeth) to make this possible.
A Full Mouth Restoration implies the reconstruction of the whole mouth, but some people do not need all their teeth done in order to improve their smile or to be able to eat. For example, a patient may need to get all his molars back, but can keep his natural front teeth if they are fine. So again, it depends on the assessment of each particular case.
After collecting information from x rays, pictures, CT Scans, clinical exams and patient’s history, our dentists can determine what dental treatment plan is needed and what other options are possible for each individual case.
There are two types of reconstructive procedures:
We give our patients post op instructions and a very thorough explanation on how to take care of everything and what to expect before-during-after their surgery, based always on each patient´s case individually.
General care instructions are:
At Meza Dental Care clinic, we take pride in all the life changing dental restorations we have delivered to our patients over the years. Take a look at our Before & After Gallery to view some of the amazing results.