Frequently asked questions about full-mouth restoration
In short, a full-mouth restoration (sometimes called rehabilitation) is the individual restructuring of each tooth in a mouth. Full-mouth restoration is necessary when teeth are worn, broken down or missing, causing problems in both the bite and aesthetic looks. The most common solutions to these problems are crown, veneers, onlays and dental bridges. Restoration performed by a skilled dentist is usually so successful that others cannot make the difference between real teeth and restoration. This technique implies the gathering of some preliminary information. Restoration is completed in just two visits – a preparation visit and a placing visit. During the preparation visit, all old restorations and fillings are removed, impressions are made based on the healthy tooth structure, the outcome being beautiful temporary teeth. These temporary structures are worn until the placing visit, about three weeks later. This visit involves removing the temporary teeth and affixing the final restoration.
In many cases, the answer is “yes.” If you have worn, shifted, missing, broken teeth or a combination of these, then full-mouth restoration may be the answer. Full-mouth restoration is performed to restore your teeth and, at the same time, to make chewing easier and more comfortable. Cosmetic dentistry has evolved dramatically in last years. Many individuals have old restorations. Many of these worn resulting in breaking or detaching parts and difficulty with chewing. This wear and superficial repairs of old dental works create an appearance that can age you beyond how you feel. Moreover, an improper bite can cause jaw articulation problems, muscle sensitivity, and even headaches. Chewing and speech may be affected, as well.
If you have teeth that are in very poor health or who have been worn excessively over time, you should consider this procedure. You probably have lost vertical dimension if your teeth appear short, show signs of wear, or if your top teeth nearly or completely overlap your lower teeth. This “vertical dimension” is typically lost from degradation or from teeth grinding (often from stress and/or improper alignment of teeth). Other signs of lost vertical dimension are pains in the articulations located near your ears, headaches, back pains, muscle pains, cracking of the jaw articulations. Vertical dimension is restored by raising the biting surfaces of all teeth.
Full mouth reconstruction is a demanding procedure that often requires many specialists and disciplines. Most importantly, it requires planning and advanced skills of the dentist.
Our cosmetic dentists work in extraordinary conditions with art technicians of our internal lab. In addition to the training and passion for this job, they all continuously improve, following all courses and attending the most important, both in the country and abroad. The advantage of our clinic is that we usually complete in a few visits procedures that are supposed to require more time. Because of this efficiency we have gained our good reputation. Vertical dimension cannot be increased when a cosmetic dentist is restructuring a mouth, one tooth at a time. To see photographs of full mouth restoration cases performed by our cosmetic dentists, visit Photo Gallery.