You’ve already taken the first step to your full mouth restoration—you have begun reading about restorative dentistry. That’s a brave move, and we are thrilled you’re here. We would love to meet you in person, provide a consultation with x-rays, and devise a customized treatment plan to address your dental needs.

Please don’t let time and cost prevent you from making that first dental appointment. You may be pleasantly surprised to learn that your restorative dentistry treatment plan may not be as complex or expensive as initially thought. Dr. Perry and his team have a number of tools in their arsenal against tooth decay and gum disease, and there are many ways to remedy the problem of poor dentition.

What is a Full Mouth Restoration?

“Full mouth restoration” is precisely what the name indicates—a restoration of your teeth and gums. Full mouth simply means that more than one small area needs to be addressed. Patients who are candidates for full mouth restoration may have missing upper and lower teeth or tooth decay on the upper teeth and missing teeth on the bottom. Every patient presents with a unique dental situation, and we are so honored that you may choose Perry Family Dentistry to restore your oral health (and your life, for that matter) to full function.

You may also see or hear the term “full mouth reconstruction,” which means the same as full mouth restoration. These are two very common terms in restorative dentistry, and this is what Dr. Perry and his team do every day: restore and reconstruct mouths to optimal health. Nothing is more rewarding than giving people their smiles and their lives back after suffering from poor oral health for years and years. Everyone is entitled to a beautiful smile, which may be much more attainable than you previously thought. Some restorative dentistry procedures are covered by insurance, and for the ones that are not, we offer financing options that may work well with your budget.

Restorative Dentistry Procedures

Some of the most common restorative dentistry procedures performed at Perry Family Dentistry include:

  • Inlays/Onlays
  • Dental crowns
  • Dentures
  • Dental bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Inlays/Onlays
  • Dental crowns
  • Dentures
  • Dental bridges
  • Dental implants

If you have advanced tooth decay, periodontal disease, or missing teeth due to an accident, you will likely require some combination of these procedures. Just like a smile makeover in cosmetic dentistry is unique, no two full mouth restorations are ever the same because no two patients present with the same flaws.

You may need only one or two restorative procedures or several over the course of many months. Sometimes bone and/or gum grafts are necessary to restore a mouth to full functioning; please read more about grafts on our oral surgery page.

Dr. Perry must perform a comprehensive examination with X-rays to see exactly what problems you’re facing; he will then devise a customized treatment plan to correct your dental problems.

What Else May Lead to Needing a Full Mouth Restoration?

Some people think that only people with a toothless smile or decayed teeth need a full mouth restoration, but that is not the case. There are a number of other issues (some that are not obvious to the naked eye) that may lead to full mouth reconstruction:

  • Advanced oral disease, including cavities, periodontitis, and damaged teeth
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ/TMD) sometimes requires a full mouth restoration due to widespread damage to teeth
  • Car accidents, blows to the face, and other trauma often lead people to need restorative dentistry. Sometimes, poor oral hygiene has nothing to do with why a patient needs a full mouth restoration.
  • Poor quality restorations or restorations that are too old.
  • Oral cancer, which may attack both soft and hard tissue, often prompts many people to undergo a full mouth restoration. Oral cancer can destroy teeth and gums, and sometimes, a full mouth reconstruction is the only option for those with cancer of the mouth.

Learn More About Restorative Dentistry at Perry Family Dentistry

If you live in or around Mount Vernon, Washington, and have suffered tooth loss, gum disease, a traumatic injury to the mouth, or oral cancer, please call us at (360) 424-3133 today to schedule an initial consultation. Dr. Blake Perry and his team stand ready to end your suffering with restorative dentistry procedures powered by the most innovative dental technology available today. If you prefer, you may fill out our online contact form, and one of our team members will reach out soon to answer questions or get you scheduled.