Reasons for Full Mouth Restoration

Full mouth restoration is not the most common dental procedure. However, it’s also not the rarest, either. There are many reasons why people may need numerous restorative dentistry services. Here are some of the most common that we see.

Oral Infection

The most common reason people need full mouth restoration is the consequences of oral bacteria: gum disease, cavities, and related complications. Tooth decay can weaken and damage teeth, requiring restorations from fillings to crowns to complete replacement with dental implants. Gum disease can make teeth more likely to get knocked out or cause them to fall out completely. Oral infections can turn deadly, so it’s important not to leave them untreated.

In this situation, it’s valuable to have the support of a periodontist who can diagnose and treat gum disease to help ensure healthy, long-lasting results.

Oral hygiene plays a role in these infections and may be the main reason why you experience extensive tooth damage. However, at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, we will never blame you for the condition of your teeth. Our interest is moving forward to give you a smile that you can share in health and happiness.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ/TMD)

TMJ can often lead to widespread tooth damage. Bruxism (clenching and grinding your teeth) can be either a cause or an effect of TMJ, but it’s only one of the ways that the disorders lead to tooth damage. An imbalanced bite, poor chewing habits, and other factors can accelerate wear and tear on your teeth.

Dental Trauma

If you experience a jolt to your mouth, it can badly damage many of your teeth. Car accidents, falls, sports accidents and violence can all destroy your smile. Emergency medical care may sometimes worsen the outcome because doctors may not prioritize preserving your teeth. An initial assessment can tell us what types of dental restorations may be best for you, then we can proceed with the smile-restoring care you need.

Previous Dentistry

Sometimes, people come to us because previous dentistry has wrecked their smile. Sometimes the problem is poor quality restorations, but even good dentistry might need to be redone. Possibly, the old restorations have simply served their time. Or it might be that you’ve gotten multiple dental procedures done. Each might be fine on its own, but together they create a patchwork that’s unattractive or doesn’t function well. Our Westchester prosthodontists can design a unified solution to give you a beautiful, functional smile again.

Oral Cancer

Cancer can be destructive to the mouth. It can attack soft and hard tissue, leading to the loss of gums, bone, and teeth. Cancer treatment can sometimes be just as destructive. Full mouth restoration after oral cancer has special considerations, and the Westchester prosthodontists at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale know how to work with your doctors to design a solution that is best for your smile and overall health.

Procedures Used in Full Mouth Restoration

Full mouth restoration will utilize a set of procedures specifically tailored to your dental needs. Our prosthodontists have specialist training in most of these procedures and can help you get optimal results when you need:

Inlays and Onlays

These ceramic fillings are not only very strong, they’re wonderfully beautiful. No filling looks as much like natural teeth as inlays and onlays. In addition, they can strengthen your teeth rather than promote the weakness left by cavities. They’re a great choice for large cavities in teeth that still have a lot of attractive enamel.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns fit over your natural teeth, which is why they’re sometimes called “caps.” A dental crown will cover the entire visible surface of the tooth, providing protection, strength, and an entirely new and attractive surface.


Dentures are technically any tooth replacement prosthetic, but we normally use the phrase to refer to removable tooth replacements. These can be partial dentures, which replace some of your teeth in a dental arch, or full dentures, which replace all the teeth in an arch.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge has the same wide range of meaning as dentures. (In fact, they’re sometimes called “fixed partial dentures.”) When we talk about bridges, we’re referring to a multi-unit restoration comprising replacement teeth and dental crowns. A dental bridge can be secured to your natural teeth or dental implants.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the tooth replacement that is most like your natural teeth. Anchored in the jawbone, dental implants aren’t removable. They work just like natural teeth and look just like them, too, thanks to aesthetic crowns and bridges. If you take care of dental implants–brushing, flossing, and making regular dental checkups–they can last a lifetime.

Why Choose Us for Your Full Mouth Restoration

A full mouth restoration is a complicated procedure that demands the highest performance from a treating dentist or dentists in order to achieve the best possible results. Working with a highly trained specialist or specialists can help you avoid disappointment. At Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, we have not one but two outstanding prosthodontists who can bring their specialist knowledge to bear in your complicated case. When the biggest challenges arise, they can consult to find optimal solutions. In addition, Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale has a periodontist who can provide specialist care for managing gum disease, placing dental implants, and more.

Plus, our in-house dental laboratory offers additional benefits for your full mouth restoration. The prosthodontists can work directly with the lab techs to ensure everything is made precisely to specifications. This can help avoid disappointing restorations that might need to be redone due to the complexity of the case. Plus, the in-house lab lets us turn around your restorations faster, so you can get your beautifully restored smile sooner.

Get Full Mouth Restoration in Westchester County

Do you need a full mouth restoration? Our specialists are here to help. We are ready to start the process quickly. Don’t give up hope: no matter how bad your oral health is, you too can enjoy a beautiful, functional smile thanks to full mouth restoration.

Please call (914) 725-7100 or use our online form today to request an appointment at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale.