A full mouth restoration refers to the process of rebuilding or simultaneously restoring all or most of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. It typically involves a combination of general or restorative procedures such as fillings, crowns, bridges and veneers. It may also require periodontal treatments to treat the gums as well as orthodontics to correct bite problems. Since multiple procedures are performed, some full mouth restorations require multiple visits to the dentist’s office and may take many months to complete.
The need for a full mouth restoration may result from teeth that have been lost due to decay. Patients who avoid the dentist and fail to seek needed dental care could end up needing a full mouth restoration. It may also result from teeth that have been fractured or injured due to trauma from a car accident, sports injury, etc. Another possible cause is teeth that have become severely worn as a result of long-term acid erosion. Acid erosion can be caused by repeated exposure to certain foods or beverages or acid reflux. Finally, tooth grinding is another problem that may result in the need for a full mouth restoration.
The cost for a full mouth restoration will differ for each patient according to the number and types of procedures necessary. Dental insurance may pay for some costs associated with this procedure. Some dental offices offer Sedation Dentistry which enables a dentist to perform multiple procedures in one office visit. If you are interested in a full mouth restoration and would like to get more information, contact a qualified restorative dentist in your local area.
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