Full Mouth Tooth Replacement - Huntington Beach, CA

What is Full Mouth Tooth Replacement?

Full mouth tooth replacement involves restorative or general dentists, and can incorporate dental specialists like oral surgeons, periodontists, orthodontists and endodontists.

Reasons for Full Mouth Tooth Replacement

  • Tooth loss due to decay or trauma
  • Injured or fractured teeth
  • Severely worn teeth as a result of long-term acid erosion (foods, beverages, acid reflux) or tooth grinding
  • Chronic jaw, muscle and headache pain requiring adjustments to the bite (occlusion)

Beach City Dental – Restorative Dentistry Experts

Dr. Henriod and the Beach City Dental staff take a team approach with full mouth tooth replacement, because they feel that dental problems are best solved with teamwork. If you feel you need extensive dental work such as this please contact our office at 714-898-2517 to discuss how we can help.

The Treatment Process

Tooth Condition

The condition of your teeth will determine what restorative procedures may be needed, such as porcelain veneers or full-coverage crowns, inlays or onlays, bridges or implants restored with a crown. In particular, your dentist will make note of any cavities and decay, tooth wear, cracks, short/long teeth, root canal issues and any tooth movement, and then work specifically with you to determine the best course of action.

Gum Health

If your gums are not healthy, you will most likely need some type of gum treatment from our Periodontist Dr. Henriod. You may require more intensive treatments from a periodontist to ensure that your newly reconstructed teeth will have a solid foundation. Such treatments could involve soft tissue or bone grafts to build up your gums and underlying jaw bone. Your dentist will look for deep pockets, excessive or insufficient gum tissue, periodontal disease and bone density irregularities.

Tooth Aesthetics

The color, shape, size and proportion of your teeth, and how they appear in relation to your gums, lips, mouth, side profile and face, are also important factors in full mouth reconstruction treatment.

Full Mouth Tooth Replacement

What is Full Mouth Tooth Replacement?

Losing a tooth can be an understandably distressing experience, whether it’s due to trauma from an accident, it’s the result of advanced illness, or other factors are at play. Even more upsetting is losing multiple teeth or all of your teeth.

The good news is, the expert team of dentists and specialists at Beach City Dental have the training and experience to help you restore your smile, returning full function so you can eat and speak normally, and improving your appearance so you feel confident in social settings. With full mouth tooth replacement, tooth loss need not be a life sentence.

What is full mouth tooth replacement? As the name implies, it centers on replacing all of your teeth following extensive tooth loss. There are a few options to explore, and we’re happy to discuss them and advise you on the best treatments to meet your individual needs.

Traditionally, dentures have proven the easiest way to replace all of the teeth on one or both jaws following tooth loss, and we’re pleased to provide custom dentures for our patients. However, there are also new and exciting options to explore.

Dental implants are not only an ideal treatment option to replace one or more lost teeth, but they can also act to anchor a full row of dentures, creating a more stable base for chewing, speaking, and smiling with confidence. The main benefit of implants is that the posts implanted in the jaw bond with the bone, helping to stabilize dentures and eliminating the most common complaints, including slippage and chafing.

Implants also take the place of tooth roots, which helps to stop bone deterioration that commonly occurs after tooth loss. While dental implants can be pricy, you’ll only need a few at key points to anchor dentures, and you’ll gain the peace of mind that comes with knowing your replacement teeth won’t budge while you’re wearing them, whether you choose removable or permanent options.

Are You a Good Candidate?

Anyone who suffers significant tooth loss can be a good candidate for full mouth tooth replacement, but the process begins with restoring and maintaining good oral health. Full dentures are a great option if you’ve lost all of the teeth along one or both jaws, but you’ll have to wait until your gums have healed following tooth loss.

As for dental implants, you not only need to be in optimal oral health, but you must also have sufficient bone volume and density in the jaw to support the posts. This could mean undergoing preparations such as bone grafting to ensure that the jaw bone is robust enough to support dental implants, and the dentures that attach to them.

Reasons for Full Mouth Tooth Replacement

Significant tooth loss can be absolutely devastating, not only impacting normal functions like eating and speaking, but affecting your appearance and your confidence, as well, creating barriers to socializing. Full mouth tooth replacement restores both function and appearance so you can eat, drink, smile, laugh, and speak as you always have.

It can even make you look and feel better than before, depending on the state of your smile and your bite prior to suffering tooth loss. With help from the caring and qualified dental professionals at Beach City Dental, you can restore oral health and function, a radiant smile, and your confidence through full mouth tooth replacement.