Wherever possible, oral health problems are repaired by a single procedure or short-term treatment project. In certain circumstances, however, a client may require a full mouth restoration to return the set of teeth to intended function. A full mouth restoration, also termed a full mouth reconstruction or full mouth rehabilitation, usually features a number of treatments taking place in a logical series of steps over a period of months. The focus is to rebuild the ability to eat, speak and smile normally, giving you back the full life that you want.
Candidates for Full Mouth Restoration
Clients with more than one of the following problems should ponder getting a full mouth reconstruction:
- Several teeth are seriously worn down from acid erosion or bruxism
- Several teeth are extracted or compromised due to decay or trauma
- Several teeth need endodontic therapy
- Unresolved problems with jaw, muscle, and headache pain due to improper bite or teeth alignment
- Abnormal arches leading to snoring, breathing issues or sleep apnea
- Severe bone loss needing grafts to repair
Before beginning any form of full mouth reconstruction, our Placerville dentist concludes a comprehensive examination of your mouth to assess the extent of your problem and to determine the various treatment options.
The Full Mouth Rehabilitation Process
Every full mouth reconstruction is unique. Exams include x-rays, digital photography and other diagnostic dental procedures. Based on the examination results, a treatment plan is developed for your approval. Depending on your situation, the following procedures may be advised:
- Scaling and root planing
- Fillings, inlays and/or onlays
- Dental crowns after endodontic therapy
- Installing a bridge or bridges
- Dental bonding or veneers
- Orthodontics with braces or Invisalign
- Bone or soft tissue grafting
- Making dentures
- Dental implants
As you can imagine, a careful treatment plan takes place over time — even up to a year or longer.
Taking Your First Steps in Full Mouth Rehabilitation
If you and our Placerville dentist decide that a full mouth reconstruction is the best choice, it is critical to discuss the cost of treatment and what is covered by your insurance plan. Our staff presents all of the costs, how they can be paid, and what slice is your responsibility. If you think you might benefit from a full mouth reconstruction, make an appointment today with the Placerville Dental Group and get started on changing your life for the better!
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