A full mouth restoration or reconstruction is a process, which is designed to restore functionality and improve aesthetics. This is a comprehensive solution, which is generally recommended for patients who have severely damaged teeth and a large number of gaps in both arches. A full mouth restoration/reconstruction is not the same as a smile makeover. While this treatment will undoubtedly achieve incredible cosmetic results, the main focus is using medical interventions to restore and protect the mouth and enhance both your oral and overall health. Your teeth have an array of essential functions, and without a healthy set of teeth, you may struggle to eat and speak clearly. Losing natural teeth can also affect your confidence and mental wellbeing.
Who can benefit from full mouth restoration?
An ideal candidate for full mouth restoration/reconstruction would be an individual with several missing teeth, significant periodontal issues, and/or a large number of damaged or decayed teeth. This procedure is not suitable for everyone, and Dr. Rinaldi and his team will use your consultation to determine whether you are a good candidate for this treatment. Some people are born with conditions, for example, amelogenesis, dentinogenesis, and ectodermal dysplasia, which elevate the risk of losing teeth or developing extensive decay. Alternatively, trauma and dental injuries, bruxism (tooth grinding), and neglect can result in widespread damage. Often, patients who are suitable candidates experience unpleasant symptoms linked to a deterioration in oral health, including:
- Headaches, jaw pain, and muscle aches
- Tooth loss and decay
- Worn, weak teeth
- Broken and severely chipped teeth