Dr. Shahin Dabestani offers full mouth restoration for his patients who have multiple dental problems affecting most or all of their teeth. A full mouth restoration combines two or more reconstructive dental procedures to rebuild or restore most, if not all, of the teeth in a patient’s mouth and return his or her smile to its original beauty. If you suffer from multiple severe oral health issues, call our Glendale, AZ dental office at (623) 915-9700 or our Phoenix, AZ dental office at (602) 978-1932 today to request a consultation with Dr. Dabestani.
Candidates for Full Mouth Restoration
Patients who are considered good candidates for full mouth restoration are those who have multiple severe oral health issues. Patients who have lost teeth to decay, gum disease, or trauma, and those who suffer from injured or fractured teeth are very good candidates. Other ideal patients are those with teeth that have been severely worn down due to acid erosion (from food, beverages, or acid reflux) or teeth grinding (bruxism). Patients who complain of ongoing headaches and jaw pain due to malocclusion will also benefit from this procedure.
Full Mouth Restoration Procedures
Dr. Dabestani will perform a thorough examination, including x-rays, tests, and impressions taken to create a model of your mouth to create a treatment plan that is right for you. He will explain your treatment options and help you decide which procedures will best restore your smile. There are several restorative dentistry procedures that may be included in the treatment plan, including the following:
- Fillings – Fillings are the most common type of restorative procedure. Dr. Dabestani recommends composite resin fillings, because they are safer and more esthetically pleasing than metal fillings. The resin is composed to match the enamel of your natural teeth, so you end up with a functional restoration that doesn’t detract from your natural smile.
- Inlays an Onlays – Inlays and onlays are made to repair decay on the chewing surface of the teeth. They are custom made in a lab from either porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or metal. Inlays lie within the cusps of the tooth’s chewing surface, while onlays actually replace the cusps when they have decayed. Depending on the material used, inlays and onlays can last 10 years or longer.
- Dental implants – Dental implants are tiny posts made of titanium that Dr. Dabestani surgically implants in the jawbone to replace missing roots. As they heal, the bone in your jaw fuses to the implants, anchoring them in place. The implants may be used to support crowns, bridges or full dentures.
- Dentures – Full dentures are removable dental appliances made to replace all of the teeth on the upper or lower arch, or both if necessary. Partial dentures replace multiple teeth, when some of the natural teeth are healthy enough to remain. Dr. Dabestani offers traditional or implant dentures. Traditional dentures are held in place by natural suction or adhesives, while implant dentures snap on to dental implants for better comfort and stability.
Crowns and Bridges for Full Mouth Restoration
Of all the procedures and treatments available for full mouth restoration, two of the most common are crowns and bridges. These can be made to fit over existing natural teeth or to snap onto an implant. A traditional dental crown is a cap that fits over a decayed or damaged tooth to provide reinforcement and prevent further decay. Crowns are made from metal, porcelain fused to metal, or more commonly porcelain. All crowns are custom made for your mouth in a US-based dental lab. To place a crown, Dr. Dabestani will need to prepare the tooth by shaping it. Once the shaping process is done, he takes an impression of the tooth, which is then sent to the lab so they can fabricate your permanent crown. While you are waiting for the permanent crown, Dr. Dabestani will provide you with a temporary crown to protect the damaged tooth. Once the permanent crown is received in our dental office, you will return to have the doctor cement it into place. With good oral hygiene and dental habits, a crown can last up to 15 years. Dr. Dabestani also offers dental crowns that attach to implants. These are an excellent option if the tooth has been so severely decayed or damaged that the root cannot be saved. The implant acts as a replacement for the root, keeping the bone in your jaw from atrophying, and the crown snaps onto it. Together they create a stable, durable replacement for the damaged tooth.
Dental bridges are fixed dental appliances made to replace one or more teeth in a row, literally “bridging” the gap created. Traditional dental bridges consist of dental crowns anchored to natural, healthy teeth (called abutment teeth) on each side of the gap, with natural colored replacement teeth (pontics) attached to fill in the empty space. Like crowns, bridges are custom made in a dental lab from impressions made by Dr. Dabestani. You will wear a temporary bridge while the permanent one is manufactured, then return to have the doctor cement it into place. Dr. Dabestani can also attach dental bridges to implants, instead of crowns, for the ultimate in durability and stability.
Call Now from a Consultation
Dr. Dabestani is ready to help you restore your smile. If you feel that you are a good candidate for full mouth restoration, call our office in Glendale at (623) 915-9700 or in Phoenix at (602) 978-1932 to schedule a consultation.