Full-Mouth Restoration is Answer to Complex Dental Problems
- May 20, 2018
Over decades of living, a lot of bad things can happen to teeth. At Gentle Dental Care in Plainville, CT dentist Dr. Thomas Peltzer is proud to offer full-mouth restoration, a comprehensive solution for patients with complex dental needs.
What Is Full-Mouth Restoration?
You might not know it, but there are a lot of “branches” of dentistry – orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, gum disease treatment, restorative dentistry, and many more.
Full-mouth restoration is a multi-disciplinary approach that brings together all the dental specialties needed to create a healthy, functional mouth and a beautiful smile. Depending on your particular needs, full-mouth reconstruction might include:
- Extraction of non-salvageable teeth
- Gum disease treatment
- Gum and/or bone grafts
- Dental implants
- Restorative dentistry such as dental crowns or bridges
- Cosmetic dentistry including dental veneers and more
- Clear or traditional dental braces to correct teeth alignment
That’s not an exhaustive list by any means. Everyone’s needs are different. The point is that whatever is needed to give you a healthy mouth and a great smile is available at Gentle Dental Care. Our “under one roof” approach means that your treatment plan is created and overseen by one dentist – Dr. Thomas Peltzer, DMD.
How Long Does a Full-Mouth Restoration Take?
Without conducting a thorough examination, performing imaging studies, and creating a treatment plan, there’s no way to know for sure how long a full-mouth restoration will take. Dr. Peltzer will create a treatment schedule that separates the procedures into a logical order. The process can be spaced over a number of months or even longer as needed for healing or for financial considerations.
Doesn’t It Hurt?
Gentle Dental Care offers several levels of dental sedation to ensure your comfort.
Dr. Peltzer has certifications in anesthesia and IV sedation. He’s a nationally known expert in the field of sedation dentistry and dental anesthesia. He attends hundreds of hours of additional continuing education every year to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in sedation dentistry. Dental sedation can allow you to experience numerous procedures in a single appointment. That’s great for your schedule and your finances.
You can choose from three types of sedation, all of which offer different levels of relaxation. They are:
- Inhaled sedation, or “laughing gas”
- Oral conscious sedation in the form of a safe prescription medication you take before your procedure so you arrive already relaxed
- IV sedation, which is administered intravenously to put you into a deeply relaxed, dreamlike state
If you’ve thought that your teeth were too bad to ever think about eating without pain or smiling without embarrassment, you owe it to yourself to schedule an appointment with Gentle Dental Care. Dr. Thomas Peltzer will talk with you and answer all your questions about what you can expect from having a full-mouth restoration performed.