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Full Mouth Restoration Williston, Vermont

At Contemporary Dental Arts, every procedure we perform has an aesthetic focus, whether that procedure is primarily cosmetic or restorative in purpose. This is because Dr. Lauren Shanard and her team recognize that the health and beauty of a smile are indivisible from one another - they go hand in hand. A beautiful smile is rooted in excellent oral health, and excellent oral health is essential to a beautiful smile.

The difference between a smile makeover and full mouth restoration, therefore, is mainly a matter of emphasis. While a smile makeover plan will consist largely of cosmetic procedures, a full mouth restoration will combine general and restorative procedures. Both types of comprehensive treatment plans, however, share a single goal: to restore a smile to its optimal health and beauty.

In creating a full mouth restoration plan at her Williston, Vermont office, Dr. Shanard will take into careful consideration your unique dental needs and how they can best, and most conservatively, be filled. Whether you require the restoration of just one or two teeth, or the reconstruction of your entire mouth, Dr. Shanard will find the precise solution that's right for you.

If you would like to learn more about how Dr. Shanard can combine multiple restorative and cosmetic procedures into a customized full mouth restoration plan, please contact our Williston dental office today.

Video: David's Story


David's full mouth reconstruction testimonial details his experience at Contemporary Dental Arts in Burlington, Vermont and Williston, Vermont. After comments from his loved ones about the condition of his teeth, he decided to have the damage repaired. He is very pleased with the results and has regained the self-confidence to smile without feeling embarrassed.

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What Is Full Mouth Restoration?

Full mouth restoration focuses on the needs of the entire mouth, not simply those elements that define your smile. Dr. Shanard considers the relationship between the teeth and their supporting tissues, including the jaw, temporomandibular joints (TMJs), gums, and underlying musculature in developing a plan to restore optimal oral health. By ensuring that these oral structures are operating in harmony, Dr. Shanard can relieve facial discomfort, tooth and gum pain, and other undesirable symptoms while creating a radiant, healthy new smile.

Commonly Combined Treatments

As with all treatment plans devised by Dr. Shanard, your full mouth restoration plan will be customized to your unique needs and, therefore, be one of a kind. Nevertheless, there are a number of treatments that are commonly included in full mouth restoration plans:

  • TMJ Treatment - Millions of Americans suffer from disorders of the temporomandibular joints, or TMJs. These joints are located in front of the ear on either side of the face and join the lower jaw to the skull. TMJ disorders can result in a number of adverse symptoms, including chronic headaches and pain in the jaw, face, neck, shoulders, and even back. By analyzing your jaw, teeth, and bite, Dr. Shanard can identify the possible source of your TMJ disorder and prescribe an appropriate therapy to address the problem. In many cases, restoration of the bite is sufficient to relieving the symptoms.
  • Root Canal Therapy - When the pulp that resides within the tooth, consisting of nerves, vessels, and connective tissues, becomes inflamed or infected, the resulting pain can become intense. Furthermore, if left untreated, the affected tooth will eventually be lost. Through root canal therapy, Dr. Shanard can remove this pulp and preserve the remaining healthy tooth structure, relieving pain and helping to keep the tooth's supporting structures healthy and intact.
  • Dental Crowns - Dental crowns are porcelain restorations that are crafted to fit over the entire surface area of the tooth. If your full mouth restoration includes root canal therapy on one or more teeth, those teeth will subsequently be covered by dental crowns. Dental crowns can also be used to restore misshapen or badly discolored teeth, as well as teeth that are cracked, chipped, weakened, or otherwise damaged.
  • Dental Bridges - Typically comprised of one to three beautifully crafted artificial teeth placed between two crowns, dental bridges effectively fill the gaps left by missing teeth. Once in place, bridges prevent teeth adjacent to a gap from shifting out of place while making the smile whole again.
  • Dental Implants - Simply stated, dental implants are the premier method of replacing missing teeth. The titanium implant posts are surgically embedded into the jaw, where they provide strong, stable support for crowns, bridges, and dentures.
  • Tooth-colored Fillings - Tooth-colored fillings are made of a strong composite resin material that takes the place of the metal that was used in the fillings of the past. These modern, durable fillings protect the healthy structure of teeth from which decay has been removed while blending seamlessly into the mouth, contributing to a vibrant, natural-looking smile.
  • Periodontal Therapy - Gum disease affects roughly three-quarters of American adults to some degree, whether in its more easily treated early stages (gingivitis) or its more severe form (periodontitis). Healthy gums are necessary to healthy teeth. As part of your full mouth restoration, Dr. Shanard will evaluate and thoroughly clean your gums, and make recommendations for more advanced treatment if necessary.

Your specific full mouth restoration may include any or all of these treatments as necessary. Dr. Shanard may also integrate purely cosmetic treatments, such as porcelain veneers and teeth whitening, into your plan to ensure that your smile is as luminous and healthy looking as you deserve.

Candidates for Full Mouth Restoration

Every patient who visits our practice is a potential candidate for full mouth restoration, depending on the health of his or her mouth. By definition, the procedure is intended to restore the mouth to optimal health; therefore, we gladly accept any patient whose oral health falls short of that standard. Even if you have been told by other dentists that your case is too complex, we will welcome you into our practice and be grateful for the opportunity to become your partner in good oral health. At Contemporary Dental Arts, no case is too complex.

Revive Your Smile - Contact Us Today!

We invite you take that first step toward optimal dental health today. If you would like to learn more about how you might benefit from full mouth restoration, please contact our Williston, Vermont practice. We would be delighted to hear from you!

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75 Talcott Rd Ste 60
Williston, VT 05495
Phone: (802) 878-9888
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