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Why You Might Need Full Mouth Restoration

Full mouth restoration Grand Rapids MI dentists

Full mouth restoration Grand Rapids MI dentists

We all have busy schedules and pausing our daily routines for the improvement of our smile isn’t always in the cards. However, it’s important to consider how much you show your teeth and whether you feel confident. If you’ve suffered from a recent accident or have neglected your oral care, our Grand Rapids dentists may recommend a full mouth restoration.

Here’s what you need to know about full mouth restoration and the instances in which it may be necessary.

What Is Full Mouth Restoration?

Just as it sounds, full mouth restoration consists of multiple procedures that are all designed to restore teeth in the upper and lower jaws. Also known as full mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation, this multi-pronged treatment starts with an oral exam.

This comprehensive examination will allow our dentists to see exactly what needs to be done with regards to your teeth, gums, and jaws. From there, we can create a personalized treatment plan, so you receive the care you truly need for a healthier smile.

Common procedures included as part of full mouth restoration are:

Our Dentists May Consider Reconstruction If You Have:

1) Missing Teeth

Appearance aside, missing teeth can result in chewing difficulties, shifting of teeth, and even jawbone deterioration. Of course, these oral health consequences depend on how many teeth are gone, but the point still stands: replacing teeth helps your mouth.

To fill in gaps, our dentists can recommend a few options. One of which is dental implants. Implants are titanium posts that are surgically embedded into your jawbone for added stability. They look and function like natural teeth as the metal posts are topped with dental crowns that match the color of your other teeth.

If you’re not fully committed to the dental implant process, no problem! Our dentists can also place a permanent dental bridge or removable dentures. We’ll do our best to cater to your preferences, so you love your new and improved smile.

2) Damaged or Injured Teeth

Accidents happen and unfortunately, your teeth don’t always make it out in great condition. If not knocked out of place, it’s not uncommon for teeth to be severely cracked, fractured, or worn down.

Our dentists can use a dental crown if a tooth’s roots are still in good shape. The goal is always to save the natural tooth if possible. When a tooth is damaged beyond repair, however, extraction may become the best solution. A dental implant or bridge can then be placed for a seamless look.

3) Misaligned Teeth or Jaw

Have you noticed ongoing jaw, muscle, or headache pain? There’s a chance that you may have a misaligned bite (how your teeth come together). You may also be experiencing a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.

Using Invisalign® clear aligners, our dentists can correct your bite to reduce discomfort when you close your mouth or chew. Better aligned teeth will also not become as worn over time. For a TMJ disorder, we can create a custom-made night guard that holds the jaw in place and prevents grinding.

4) Unhealthy Gums

Gum disease can wreak havoc on your mouth. If not managed properly, deep set decay can lead to bone and tooth loss. To help manage later stage periodontitis, our dentists will perform the scaling and root planing procedure.

Scaling and root planing deep cleans above and below the gumline to remove left behind plaque and tartar. The roots of your teeth are also smoothed during the procedure to help your gums reattach to your teeth.

5) Worn Fillings, Crowns, Etc.

Say goodbye to old restorations that are well past their prime! If you’ve got worn fillings, damaged crowns, or an ill-fitting dental appliance, our dentists will make the necessary adjustments to get your smile back on track. From discreet tooth-colored fillings to beautiful porcelain crowns, we can restore both the look and function of your smile.

Make an Appointment Today

Our dentists in Grand Rapids, MI, want each and every one of our patients to be happy with their teeth. Sometimes, in order for that to happen, a full mouth restoration needs to take place. If you’re interested and would like your mouth examined, call Contemporary Family Dental at (616) 209-3969 to schedule an appointment.