Full Mouth Restoration in Sacramento
Full mouth restorations, also known as full mouth reconstructions, are the most advanced restorative dentistry procedures available to patients. A full mouth reconstruction is often required for patients who need to fix worn out teeth, or fix falling out teeth.
At Redford Smiles, Dr. Redford specializes in treating patients who have advanced restorative dentistry needs. Whether due to an accident, long-term oral neglect, or any other cause, Dr. Redford examines each and every patient who needs a full mouth reconstruction.
Using advanced oral care techniques and minimally-invasive procedures, he develops a plan for each patient. This allows you to restore the natural look and function of your teeth quickly, no matter what your particular full mouth restoration needs may be.
If you have more questions about full mouth restorations, keep reading. We’ll outline the common reasons you may need a full mouth reconstruction, discuss common procedures used, and more.
What Is A Full Mouth Restoration / Full Mouth Reconstruction?
At Redford Smiles, we define a full mouth restoration as any dental treatment plan that requires the use of two or more restorative procedures. This means that no two full mouth restorations are alike.
For a patient who is suffering from periodontal disease, a full mouth reconstruction may consist of a procedure such as a gingivectomy, and then application of dental bridges to replace missing teeth.
A patient who has been in a serious car accident, on the other hand, may require the removal of all teeth, and their replacement with dentures, or an “All-On-4” dental implant procedure.
Each full mouth reconstruction is different. By assessing your overall oral health and the current state of your teeth, Dr. Redford develops a custom treatment plan that allows you to preserve as many natural teeth as possible, and restore your natural smile and tooth function.
To learn more about what options are available to you, contact Dr. Redford at Redford Smiles today for an appointment. Call now at (916), 565-2570. Still have more questions? Take a look below to learn why you may need a full mouth restoration.
Why Might I Need A Full Mouth Restoration?
While each case is different, most full mouth restoration patients are suffering from one of the following conditions.
- Severe Dental Wear – Over time, acid from foods damages tooth enamel. Acids caused by GERD (also known as Gastric Reflux), may also cause tooth wear. In cases of extreme wear, the teeth may be incredibly sensitive, and worn down to small nubs, requiring a full mouth restoration.
Chronic, untreated bruxism (tooth grinding) also causes tooth wear. Over time, the teeth may weaken and crack due to this constant strain. If bruxism wears down multiple teeth, you may need a full mouth restoration.
- Advanced Periodontal Disease – Advanced cases of periodontal disease (gum disease) often cause the loss of multiple teeth. As the gums become more infected and inflamed, the infection spreads to the root and pulp of the teeth, causing them to loosen and eventually fall out.
In cases of advanced periodontal disease, multiple teeth may need to be pulled and replaced, requiring a full mouth restoration.
- Extreme Tooth Decay Or Dental Infections – If you have neglected oral care and have multiple teeth that are severely decayed, they may need to be treated with root canal therapy, or even pulled from your mouth. If you lose more than one tooth, you may require a full mouth restoration.
- Serious TMJ/TMD disorder – TMJ/TMD disorders are usually caused by problems with your bite, which affects the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This can result in extreme pain such as headaches, and difficulties chewing, speaking, and moving your mouth. A full mouth restoration can be used to completely reshape your bite, and treat TMJ/TMD.
- Damaged Teeth From Accidents/Impact Injuries – In case of a serious accident, such as a car crash, multiple teeth may be damaged or lost during impact. These severe impact injuries usually require a full mouth restoration.
Common Full Mouth Restoration Treatments
Again, each treatment plan will differ, depending on the patient. However, most full mouth restorations will consist of some combination of the following treatments:
- Dental Implants – Dental implants can be used to permanently replace missing teeth.
- Dental Bridges – A lower-cost alternative to dental implants, dental bridges also restore and replace missing teeth.
- Dentures – Dentures are often used for patients who have lost multiple teeth, or who cannot afford to have dental implants or bridges installed. Some patients may opt for a permanent denture treatment such as “All on 4” dentures, which are installed using advanced dental implantation techniques.
- Dental Crowns – Dental crowns are usually used to treat decayed teeth, or teeth damaged in an accident.
- Periodontal Treatment – Periodontal treatments such as gingivectomies, root planing/scraping, and pocket reduction are usually required for patients with gum disease.
- Root Canal Therapy – Root canals to remove infected pulp are common in full mouth restoration treatments involving tooth decay.
Other procedures that may be used include fillings, inlays and onlays, and even cosmetic procedures such as dental bonding and veneers, depending on the needs of each patient.
Come Visit Our Sacramento Dental Office
You can’t trust just any Sacramento dentist to fix worn out teeth. If you need to fix falling out teeth, or require any other full mouth reconstruction procedures, Redford Smiles is the best place for you.
At Redford Smiles, Dr. Redford focuses on creating individualized treatment plans for full mouth restoration in Sacramento. By taking your oral health, budget, and comfort into account, he will develop a plan that will restore your mouth, and help you live a normal life again.
So don’t let loose, missing, or damaged teeth stop you from living your best life. Schedule an appointment with Redford Smiles now at (916) 565-2570, or visit our Sacramento dentist office at 79 Scripps Dr. Suite 204, Sacramento, CA 95608.