Do you have dental needs that involve all of your teeth? You aren’t alone. Some of our patients were born with conditions that require extensive dental restorations. Others may have large restorations that have additional decay, missing teeth, or they have teeth worn from years of teeth grinding. Still others may have oral injuries from accidents, or damage associated with illness, disease, or oral cancer. Sometimes procedures that were completed years ago do not work well together and do not look natural. No matter what your oral history is, comprehensive treatment can provide you with quality function and return you to good oral health.
First, We Determine Your Current Oral Health and Needs
The first thing we do is a thorough study that includes health history, an oral examination and CT scan. Armed with extensive information, we then prepare a plan that considers all of the conditions present to provide you with the best solutions to suit your needs. When we prepare a comprehensive treatment plan that oversees the restoration of all teeth in the upper and lower jaw simultaneously, the treatment is referred to as “full mouth reconstruction” or “full mouth restoration.”
Full Mouth Restoration Starts With First Things First
Good oral health starts with healthy gums and soft tissues and includes solid tooth structures and more. Your full mouth reconstruction could involve some of the procedures listed below as well as some that are not listed. You are unique, and so are your oral health needs.
Establishing a good foundation for the restorations to come might include:
- Cleaning of teeth to remove all plaque and accumulated tartar
- Treatment for gum disease, which may include scaling and root planing
- Treatment for temporomandibular joint disorder and jaw muscle problems
- Surgery to reposition the jaw
- Orthodontics to align teeth properly and restore healthy function
A solid, healthy foundation can then be built upon confidently. You might need:
- Fillings, crowns, and/or bridges to restore decayed or missing teeth
- Implants to replace missing teeth or as anchors for bridges or dentures
- And more
Because treatment can be extensive, it may take numerous office visits to complete our vision. It is worth the time and effort, however. Full mouth restoration improves your oral health and boosts your self-esteem. It can help freshen your appearance and even help you feel, and look, more youthful.
We want to help you achieve excellent oral health and a beautiful smile. If you live in Seattle, Washington, or the surrounding area and are ready to take control of your oral health, contact our office to schedule an appointment today.