Full Mouth Restoration
Dr. Hoffpauir offers full mouth reconstruction and restoration at his dental office in Alvin, TX. During a full mouth restoration, several dental and oral problems are treated. All of the teeth in your lower and upper mouth are worked on to improve the way a person’s teeth look and their oral health in general, too.
You may need a full mouth restoration because teeth have been injured, broken or severely worn. Or you may have jaw, headache or oral pain that has become chronic and adjustments to your bite are needed.
When you first come in to begin a full mouth restoration, your dentist will examine your teeth and make a list of what needs to be fixed in your mouth. He will also be looking for periodontal disease and the way your jaws function. Finally, your dentist will examine the way your teeth look and see if you need any cosmetic dentistry performed along with the regular health dentistry you need, too. You’ll have images taken of your mouth and may have impressions made of your teeth. After you’ve been thoroughly examined, your dentist will draw up a plan describing what should be done to fully restore your teeth to their optimal condition.
Some of the processes that may need to be done to give you a full mouth restoration are:
- Teeth cleaning.
- Crown Lengthening.
- Surgery to reposition your jaw.
- Contouring your gum tissue to improve your smile.
- Placing temporary restorations.
- Preparation and placement of crowns and bridges.
- Placing veneers and other types of permanent restorations that help your teeth look better.
- Placement of orthodontics.
- Placement of implants.
- Grafting soft tissue or bone to make your teeth more stable or facilitate other restoration procedures.
The main difference between a smile makeover and a full mouth restoration is that a complete mouth restoration is done for purely dental reasons, while a smile makeover is performed to enhance the look of your smile. A full mouth restoration is needed, while a smile makeover is wanted but not required. Plus, your dental insurance will most likely pay for some or all of a full mouth restoration.