1. Full mouth restorations fix or restore every tooth in your mouth in order to renew the functionality and appearance of your smile.
  2. These restorations and smile makeovers both use multiple procedures to restore your smile, but unlike smile makeovers, full mouth restorations are medically necessary.
  3. Damage due to congenital diseases, injuries, or oral cancer, as well as issues with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) are just some of the issues that full mouth restorations can repair.
  4. If you have severe or complicated dental issues, you may be a good candidate for this treatment, but you may need treatment for bone loss or periodontal disease first.
  5. Each restoration is based entirely upon your individual needs, so they don’t often look alike.
  6. To start the process, Dr. Harrison uses X-rays and molds of your teeth to determine what procedures you need, and discusses with you what you would like your smile to look like.
  7. Due to the healing process necessary between each of your procedures, full mouth restorations can take anywhere from a few months to over a year to complete.
  8. Modern anesthetics ensure you won’t experience discomfort during the procedure, though you will likely need over-the-counter pain medications during the healing process.
  9. Due to the many procedures involved, these restorations are costly. Schedule a consultation at the dentist to discuss the potential costs and how much your insurance is likely to cover.
  10. With proper care, your restoration can last a lifetime, but it can still fail due to periodontal disease. To help it last, care for your mouth with a great daily oral hygiene routine.