A full-mouth restoration (FMR), sometimes called full mouth rehabilitation, is the individual restructuring of each and every tooth in a mouth. FMR is called for where the teeth are worn down, broken down, or missing, causing problems in both the bite and appearance of the mouth.
The most common solutions to these problems are crowns, veneers, inlays, and bridge work. FMR in the hands of a highly skilled dentist is usually so successful that others cannot discern the real teeth from the restorations.
This technique involves some easy preliminary information gathering. Reconstruction is completed in just two appointments: one for the preparation and one for the seating of the restorations. During the preparation appointment, all old restorations and any decay are removed, impressions are made of the underlying healthy tooth structure and beautiful temporary teeth are made.
These temporaries are worn until the seat appointment, about three weeks later. This appointment involves removing the temporaries and bonding on the final restorations.
If you have teeth that are worn, shifted, missing, broken, or a combination of these, then full mouth reconstruction may be the answer. FMR is designed to restore your smile and, at the same time, make eating easier and more comfortable.
If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for full mouth reconstruction, please call our office or click here to request an appointment online. We will schedule you for a full exam. If you have questions before committing to an exam, ask for a brief complimentary consultation, and Dr. Pumphrey will meet with you and answer your questions.