What exactly is a full-mouth restoration?
A full-mouth restoration, also referred to as a full-mouth reconstruction, involves several cosmetic dentistry procedures designed to improve the health and appearance of your smile.
Restorations are usually recommended for clients who have teeth that are damaged, worn down, or missing completely. Not only do damaged teeth impact negatively your smile appearance, they can also weaken your chewing ability and create bite imbalance.
Depending on your degree of tooth damage, any of these dental treatments may be used to correct tooth condition: porcelain veneers, dental crowns, dental implants, tooth bonding, tooth-colored fillings, and dental bridges.
Dr. Fernando Pessoa, your Utah Cosmetic and Implant dentist, has performed several full-mouth reconstruction with the goal not only provide the patient with a successful cosmetic result, but also to give the patient the renewed ability to chew comfortably and smile confidently for many years to come.
What can I expect during a full-mouth restoration?
First, you will visit Dr. Pessoa for an evaluation. During this time, Dr. Pessoa will do an oral exam, take X-rays, gather your dental history, check for neuromuscular problems, and make treatment recommendations. From this information, Dr. Pessoa and the Draper Smiles’ team can determine the available options for you to restore your mouth beautifully and functionally.
Will a full-mouth restoration make me look younger?
Teeth that are broken down, worn down, chipped, or missing can create a weathered, tired facial appearance.
Considering and investing in a full-mouth restoration from Draper Smiles can create a more youthful smile — and even result in you smiling more often. All of the treatments used in a full-mouth restoration are created to be very natural looking. Many of our Draper Smiles cosmetic dentistry clients report feeling extremely rejuvenated after their full-mouth restorations are complete. They are more confident when smiling, taking pictures, talking, or even chewing.
Am I a good full-mouth restoration candidate?
If you have severely damaged teeth, or you are suffering from symptoms of TMJ (TMD), such as headaches, jaw pain, or popping sounds in the jaw, you may be a good candidate for a full-mouth restoration after other options and your personal goals are considered.
If your mouth has been affected by gum disease, or missing teeth are causing your bite to be off balance, you most likely can benefit from this procedure. Clients who have worn down their teeth with grinding or clenching habits may also be good candidates.
How much do full-mouth restoration procedures cost?
Full-mouth restorations are completely customized to fit each individual client’s needs. Therefore, the cost can vary greatly from person to person. Depending on the each patient’s situation, we may even be able to draw a plan that allows us to complete a full mouth restoration over several years and sometimes be able to maximize any insurance benefits if available.
To find out what your restoration might entail and get pricing information, schedule a visit with our Draper Smiles team today. Also, check out our Smile Gallery for more examples of all the possibilities that your Utah cosmetic and implant dentist, Dr. Pessoa, will be able to provide you.