Sometimes, a number of dental problems may emerge at once and leave you with series of difficult choices ahead regarding your dental treatment. In these cases, simple cosmetic dentistry isn’t enough to completely correct every issue. You need a comprehensive, individualized approach to improving the health, functionality and appearance of your teeth and gums.
Full mouth restoration is not just a single procedure; it is a comprehensive combination of procedures and treatments designed just for your unique situation and individual goals.
To learn more about how our dentists can help you achieve the healthy, radiant smile you deserve, please contact us today to schedule a consultation. For patients in the Arlington area of Virginia, please call Arlington Dental Aesthetics at 703-527-1020. Patients in the South Riding region can call South Riding Smiles at 703-327-7705.
What is a full-mouth restoration?
Full-mouth restoration or reconstruction involves all of the teeth and soft tissues. The goal is to replace missing teeth, repair damaged teeth, correct improperly aligned jaw joints and bites, reverse gum disease, rebuild lost jawbone mass, and replace worn out dental appliances. At Arlington Dental Aesthetics and South Riding Smiles our five dentists have extensive expertise in all facets of restorative dentistry enabling us to perform most of what may be needed. But, if there are areas where we need outside assistance, we may enlist the work of a periodontist or oral surgeon, for example.
While this treatment approach addresses your unique needs and goals, it commonly involves:
- Orthodontic treatment to correct a misaligned bite
- TMJ treatment to ensure optimal position of the jaw joints
- Crowns and bridges to replace old or damaged dental work and restorations
- Dental implants to replace missing teeth
- Dental bonding to conceal damaged or broken teeth
Depending on your unique situation and personal goals, our dentists may recommend other cosmetic dentistry procedures involved in a smile makeover.
Who is a candidate for full-mouth restoration?
Full-mouth restorations can cover the gamut of dental procedures, everything from changing the alignment of your bite to addressing gum disease. There isn’t a single sign that you need full-mouth restoration with our team. If these symptoms sound like the condition of your oral health, full-mouth restoration could be the answer:
- Several teeth with decay
- Loose or missing teeth
- Short, worn down teeth
- Broken teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Gum disease
- Jawbone density problems
- Symptoms of TMJ: jaw, neck, face pain, headaches, jaw popping
- Previous dental work that is failing
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How long does a full-mouth restoration take to complete?
The time it takes our team at Arlington Dental Associates and South Riding Smiles to fully remake your oral health varies by the patient. These are completely customized combinations of treatments. For instance, placing dental implants takes up to six months, as the jawbone needs to fully grow around the implant base before the post and artificial tooth can be attached. Treating gum disease can take a couple months to fully remove diseased tissue and reverse the infection. Other procedures, such as placing porcelain veneers, take just a couple appointments. Bonding and teeth whitening only take an hour or two.
Once our dentists get a better idea of your situation and your needs to restore your oral health, we can give you an idea of your timeframe.
Benefits Of Full Mouth Restoration
A complete mouth restoration can help you feel better about your overall appearance by revitalizing your smile. In addition to these cosmetic improvements, you may also enjoy a variety of functional and health-related benefits, such as:
- Relief from painful TMJ symptoms
- Improved bite function, allowing you to enjoy all the foods you love without difficulty
- Reduced risk of general health problems related to poor oral health, such as heart disease, diabetes and chronic headaches
By correcting dental issues at their source, our dentists can help you get the smile of your dreams and the healthy mouth you deserve.