There are many reasons a patient may need full mouth rehabilitation. Usually several teeth have been lost, previous dental restorations are failing, and the remaining teeth have been worn down excessively. A full mouth reconstruction usually involves some type of restoration on each remaining tooth (like crowns or bonded composite) and replacing teeth already lost (with implants, bridges, or partial dentures). This procedure is definitely a big investment for any patient, and our main goal at the Salt Lake City Dental Center is to help these patients care for and maintain these restorations to make sure they last.
Wayne is a perfect example of a patient who needed full mouth rehabilitation. Wayne came to me concerned mainly about the appearance of his teeth (only later did he finally admit that he was also hoping to look a little better because of a new “friend