What Is a Full Mouth Restoration?
By Nolan R Behr DDS
December 14, 2020
Category: Oral Health

Multiple dental issues don't have to prevent you from having an attractive smile. Your Colorado Springs, CO dentist, Dr. Nolan Behr, can help you improve the appearance and function of your smile with a full-mouth restoration.

When is a full-mouth restoration recommended?

You may need a full-mouth restoration if you have several oral health problems at once. A restoration can repair broken or damaged teeth, strengthen weak teeth, treat cavities and infections, restore lost bone or gum tissue, treat gum disease, restore lost teeth, and correct tooth alignment and jaw problems.

It's never too late to improve your smile. Whether you've been living with dental issues for a long time, or the changes in your mouth is recent, you can benefit from a full mouth restoration.

What treatments are involved in a full-mouth restoration in Colorado Springs?

Depending on the type of oral health issues you have, your restoration treatment plan may include a few of these treatments and services:

  • Fillings: Your dentist will need to fill any cavities before proceeding with more extensive treatments.
  • Root Canal Therapy: Root canal therapy involves removing infected or inflamed tooth pulp and replacing it with a rubber-based filling. The therapy not only ends your pain but also helps you avoid tooth loss.
  • Gum Disease Treatment: Gum disease must also be treated before restoration can proceed. If the disease is severe, you may need tissue or bone grafts to replace lost bone or gum tissue.
  • Crowns: Hollow crowns fit on top of teeth and are used to restore broken teeth or strengthen weak or fragile teeth. The restorations can also change the shape or length of teeth, and conceal discolorations and other imperfections.
  • Dental Implants: Dental implants offer a long-lasting way to replace missing teeth. Small titanium posts become the roots for your new teeth and are connected to crowns to restore the tops of the teeth. In a matter of months, the implants bond to surrounding bone and become a permanent part of your jawbone.
  • Veneers: Veneers are thin porcelain or plastic shells that are attached to the fronts of teeth with dental cement. The restorations improve the shape or length of teeth, can whiten your entire smile, and conceal a variety of imperfections, including gaps, discolorations, uneven surfaces, cracks, and chips.
  • Orthodontic Treatment: Your treatment plan may include braces or clear aligners that straighten your teeth and correct bite problems.
  • Oral Surgery: In some cases, surgery might be needed to correct jaw and other issues.

Could a full-mouth restoration help your smile? Call your dentist in Colorado Springs, CO, Dr. Nolan Behr, at (719) 591-2050 to schedule your appointment.