Full Mouth Restoration

What is Full Mouth Restoration?

Full mouth restoration is a combination of dental procedures designed to make aesthetic and functional improvements to a patient’s teeth. These procedures are used to replace/rebuild most or all of a patient’s teeth. These procedures may also be referred to as full-mouth reconstruction or full-mouth rehabilitation.
Luminescence Dentistry in Dallas offers full mouth restoration. Dr. Gaurav Tyagi has the experience and expertise to work with patients to give them a smile they can be proud of.

Common Procedures Involved in Full Mouth Restoration

Full mouth restoration involves one or more of the following procedures:

Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is used to replace several missing teeth in a row and can be used on the top or bottom arch. This restoration may be supported by the natural teeth on either side of the gap or by dental implants placed on either side of the gap and may be removable or permanent.

Dental Crowns

In some cases, a tooth is so damaged or decayed that a filling won’t help. In this case, a dental crown is recommended. This is a tooth-shaped “cap” placed on a damaged tooth to restore its appearance, shape, size, and strength. A crown can also be used as a prosthetic tooth in the case of dental implants.

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and Onlays are restorations used when a cavity is too big for a filling. An inlay is used to fill space in the center of the tooth, while an onlay is used to fill space that extends beyond the center of the tooth. An onlay is larger than an inlay but not as large as a dental crown.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a tooth replacement solution for patients who are missing teeth and can be used to replace a single tooth or as a support for other restorations such as dental bridges, full dentures, or partial dentures.

Teeth Whitening

Over the years, teeth become stained and discolored for various reasons. Teeth whitening can be used to address some discoloration. We offer both in-office whitening treatments and take-home kits. Both are personalized to meet your specific needs and goals.

Orthodontics

For patients who have malocclusion, we recommend orthodontic treatment. We offer both traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners. Both have their own advantages and disadvantages.

Periodontal Root Planing and Scaling

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical treatment for gum disease. Scaling removes plaque build-up, while root planing smooths tooth roots.

Tissue Reduction/Crown Lengthening

Gum tissue reduction, or crown lengthening, is the process of reshaping the gum tissue around the teeth, creating healthy, natural-looking gums. There are several tissue reduction procedures:
●     Frenectomy
●     Gingivoplasty
●     Hemangioma and Fibroma
●     Gingivectomy

Tooth-Colored Restorations

Tooth-colored restorations are matched to the color of your natural teeth, creating a more natural-looking smile. The most common tooth-colored restorations are:
●     Fillings
●     Crowns
●     Veneers
●     Implants
●     Bridges
●     Dentures

Who Needs Full Mouth Restoration?

Several factors determine a patient’s candidacy for full mouth restoration, including:
●     Dental disease
●     Trauma
●     Erosion
●     Jaw pain

Full mouth restoration may also be used to treat medical conditions including:
●     Ectodermal dysplasia
●     Amelogenesis
●     Dentinogenesis Imperfecta
●     Oral cancer
Schedule your consultation with the team at Luminescence Dentistry to determine if you are eligible for full mouth restoration.

How Does Full Mouth Restoration Work and How Long Does it Take?

It is important to note that every patient is different and no two full-mouth restorations are the same. Your timeline depends on the treatments you need as well as your age and health. However, as a general rule, there are several steps involved in full mouth restoration:

Consultation

The first step is to meet with Dr. Tyagi and the team to determine your candidacy for full mouth restoration. During this visit, you will discuss your needs and concerns with the team, which will be used to create a personalized treatment plan. The factors that will be taken into account include:
●     Your dental history
●     Your medical history, including the medications you are taking
●     Any health conditions or lifestyle habits that may impact treatment
●     Appearance and condition of teeth and gums
●     Issues with your tooth alignment
During this visit, we will take x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth. This will give us a full picture of your mouth before restoration and be used to create a model of how things will look when treatment is complete.

Creation of Treatment Plan

Once we have established your needs and goals, we can create a personal treatment plan to help you reach them. A full mouth restoration may include a combination of procedures including those listed above.

Treatment

Depending on the procedures you require, treatment may be carried out over several appointments. The treatments may be spread over several weeks or even months because some procedures, such as dental implants, require healing between each stage.
Once treatment is complete, you and the team will compare your images before and after to determine if your needs and goals have been met. You will have follow-up appointments to monitor your restorations and recovery.

Recovery/Aftercare

Dr. Tyagi will provide you with specific aftercare instructions, including:
●     Avoid certain activities such as contact sports or heavy lifting for some time after restorations
●     Avoid tough/hard foods during recovery
●     Practice proper oral hygiene habits, including brushing at least twice daily and flossing once
You may be given a prescription mouthwash to promote a clean healing environment for your restorations and a night guard to protect your teeth and restorations.

Full Mouth Restoration vs. Smile Makeover

The major difference between a smile makeover and a full mouth restoration is that the procedures involved in a smile makeover are primarily cosmetic and therefore, considere delective. These procedures include teeth whitening, veneers, dental crowns, and other aesthetic procedures.
Full mouth restoration, on the other hand, does make aesthetic improvements while also addressing critical functional issues. A full mouth restoration is considered medically necessary. Both a smile makeover and full mouth restoration may include one or more procedures to address various issues at once.

Cost and Insurance Coverage/Financing

Since full mouth restoration involves a combination of procedures, the cost varies based on your needs. On the low end, treatment may cost $15,000 while more comprehensive treatment may cost $80,000+.
Some of the procedures cost more than others. For example, root canals cost approximately $1,000 per tooth while dental implants and corrective surgeries may cost $10,000+Your dental insurance may cover at least a portion of your treatment, depending on the procedures involved. Typically, medically necessary treatments will be covered, while cosmetic procedures may not be.
Once we have established your treatment plan, our office staff will work with your insurance provider to determine coverage and provide you with a quote outlining the cost.
1. Gaurav Tyagi
Dr. Tyagi received his dental degree in 2012 from the University of California San Francisco. Then, he went into private practice for 7 years before pursuing a residency in prosthodontics at Rutgers in New Jersey. This sets him apart from other dental professionals as an expert in full mouth restoration, smile makeovers, dental implants, and more.

Do You Need Full Mouth Restoration?

If you have significant dental issues and believe you may qualify for full mouth restoration, contactLuminescence Dentistry today. We will work with you to determine your needs and goals to create a personalized treatment plan.

Full Mouth Restoration FAQs

Some of the most common questions we hear about full mouth restoration include:

What is full mouth restoration?

Full mouth restoration is a procedure that addresses significant dental issues.

Is full mouth restoration and smile makeover the same?

While both procedures involve one or more dental treatments to improve the aesthetics of a patient’s smile, full mouth restoration also addresses functionality issues.

Does insurance cover full mouth restoration?

Since full mouth restoration is considered medically necessary, dental insurance typically covers most of the procedures. Our office staff will work with your provider to determine your coverage.

Does full mouth restoration hurt?

Some of the procedures involved in full mouth restoration may cause some discomfort while healing. However, you will be given local anesthesia during the procedures, so you should not feel any pain. If you have dental anxiety, we offer sedation options as well to help you relax.