A full mouth restoration does not only involve having a mold designed to fit your mouth. Rehabilitation varies depending on the treatment needed. Treatment can range from dental implants, gum disease treatment, veneers, crowns, among other types of treatment. A full mouth reconstruction, however, involves a major procedure that may take a period to complete.
Who is a candidate for a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Do your teeth give you low self-esteem? Do you hide your mouth when talking/ smiling? You should book an appointment with a biomimetic dentist. Some of the symptoms that will need a full mouth restoration include;
- Lost teeth due to trauma or decay
- Fractured or injured teeth
- Jaw and headache pain that require occlusion
- Severely worn out teeth due to acid erosion from foods over long periods
- Loose or missing teeth
- Bleeding gums.
With the above symptoms, a biomimetic dentist will not only reconstruct the mouth but will also find out the underlying cause and treat it.
How the restoration process begins
The first step the dentist will perform is determining to what extent the damage is. The dentist will check on:
- Teeth-The condition of the teeth will determine which procedure will be used for restoration
- Temporomandibular joints-Any occlusion damages need to be considered before restoration. Occlusion should first be treated with orthodontics before restoration.
- Periodontal tissues- The condition of the gums will determine whether root planning and scaling is necessary
- Esthetics-The size, color, and proportion of the teeth should also be considered before restoration
The above examination requires your mouth records which include X-rays and photographs to make the best treatment plan for you.
Procedures performed during a Full Mouth Reconstruction
- Dental Onlays
Onlays are made of amalgam or composite. The Dental Onlays are applied consequently over the damaged teeth to build up solid new teeth. This eliminates the need for crowns or teeth extraction.
- Pinhole Surgical technique
The Pinhole surgical technique is used to restore gum recession. A recession happens when the gum surrounding the teeth wears out exposing the roots of the teeth. The pinhole surgical technique re positions the gum back to its original position.
- Dental Implants
When there are teeth that have been lost while others are beyond repair in your mouth, A dental implant is the recommended restoration process. Dental implants involves frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone. Replacement teeth are then fitted onto the frames.
- Teeth whitening
Often regarded as cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening removes discoloration from the teeth to make them look white and clean. Teeth whitening treatment is done on stained teeth.
- Dental veneers
Veneers are custom made shells that are used to cover the front parts of the teeth. Mainly made of porcelain or resin, dental veneers are bonded with the front part of the teeth changing their length color and strength. Veneers restore broken teeth, irregularly shaped teeth, and misaligned teeth.
Veneers involve three appointments with a dentist. The diagnosis and treatment stage, preparation, and bonding appointment