Dr. Berdahl performing a full mouth restoration

Are you someone who is interested in a full mouth restoration, but are hesitant to start the process because the unknowns? The cost, pain and/or fear of not loving your smile at the end of the process are all normal thoughts. However, at Sensational Smiles, we know you will love your new smile.

Before photo of a full mouth restoration patient. This patient suffers from acid reflex and was concerned with the discoloration and wear of their teeth. They were also not happy that the bite and midline was off-center.

It’s important to know what exactly a full mouth restoration is. A simple definition, it’s a process of rebuilding, restoring or replacing most or all of the teeth on the upper and lower jaws. The goal is to help strengthen and support the healthy oral tissues and tooth structures, and also fall in love with your smile again. A potential candidate for full mouth restoration would be someone who has multiple dental complications, which included cracked, broken, decayed or missing teeth. This treatment can also address problems with gums, bite, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) or jaw muscles.

There are a number of steps that are involved with a full mouth restoration. The first one being finding the right dentist for you. Here at Sensational Smiles, Dr. Mark Berdahl specializes in this kind of treatment, and has been helping people for over 30 years.

The journey starts by sitting down with Dr. Berdahl, where I hear him always say, “I can help you. What would you like to do?” He, along with his team, spends as much time needed to fully understand your goals and dreams for your mouth. During this part of the process, they will utilize photos and any x-rays needed to answer all your questions about where you are and the possibilities of getting where you want to be. I know that they think this is an important part of the journey because I also hear him say, “Every great journey begins by clearly knowing where you want to go and a good plan on how to get there.”

Treatment on the journey can include anything from making sure the foundation of your teeth is healthy and strong, bleaching, implants, veneers, crowns, bridges and other methods for improving the strength, beauty and function of your mouth. Oftentimes, there are options for accomplishing this. Dr. Berdahl and his staff fully explore them and make sure you are clear on the process and investment to achieve your goals.

Final results photo. At the final appointment, we removed the healing cap(s), placed the screw, retained implant abutment/crown(s), and verified with a PA image that it was fully seated. Dr. Berdahl used a manual torque wrench to tighten the screw. He then placed Teflon tape in access opening and applied Monoband. Once that was dry, he filled the opening using Filtek Supreme. And finally, he did any bite adjustments and polishing.

A full mouth restoration creates a new and healthy smile. Dr. Berdahl takes a lot of pride in all of his work and is more than happy to meet with you to help answer any questions you may have.