Restoring even the most complex cases to full health, function and beauty
Full-mouth restoration is done to restore your mouth to full health, function and beauty. The procedures used may include anything from crowns and bridges to implant-supported restorations, as well as treatment for gum disease or TMJ disorders.
Our doctors have extensive experience in the treatment of complex cases. They have been able to help patients who felt their mouths were in a hopeless condition, and because of our modern equipment and the doctors’ advanced training, we can handle most cases right here in our office.
We have equipped our practice with the latest technology to provide minimally invasive, efficient procedures that require less time in the dental chair and keep you comfortable.
Leaders in Full-Mouth Restoration
The founder of our practice, Dr. David Kuhn, is a renowned pioneer in implant dentistry and full-mouth restoration. His daughter, Dr. Grimshaw, and son, Dr. Ritt Kuhn, continue the tradition of restoring patients’ mouths and enhancing their quality of life.
Dr. Kuhn and Dr. Grimshaw have completed considerable advanced training on complex dental reconstruction.
Dr. Kuhn has an unusually wide range of surgical and prosthetic skills that make him a very versatile dentist. (Prosthodontics is a branch of dentistry that restores oral health and function through the use of artificial teeth.)
He is the one of the first dentists in the region to perform the All-on-4® procedure for same-day new teeth, and remains one of a handful of dentists in his area that can both place and restore dental implants.
Dr. Grimshaw uses her advanced training in neuromuscular dentistry to correct bite alignment, an essential component to an enduring restoration. She provides treatment for disorders with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) which can cause a misaligned bite and/or damaged teeth and jaw joints.
Both doctors have a passion for aesthetics and are highly skilled in restorative dentistry. They provide beautiful crowns, bridges and porcelain veneers. Because of their experience and commitment to excellence, they have many patients who travel long distances to receive care.
Keeping you relaxed and comfortable
Our entire team is dedicated to your comfort. In addition to reassurance, we offer blankets, refreshments and lavender-scented towels. During treatment, you can relax in a comfy dental chair and listen to music or watch a movie.
Oral and IV Sedation
Dr. Kuhn is certified to provide oral and IV sedation, and offers this option for patients who are anxious or when longer procedures are required. IV sedation allows Dr. Kuhn to provide more treatment during a visit, and he always has an RN present to monitor your vitals and ensure your comfort.
Both of our doctors can provide oral sedation to take the edge off. You’ll be drowsing pleasantly, but able to be easily woken.
Our approach to Full-Mouth Restoration
We begin the process with a consultation to discuss your goals and expectations for your oral health. Your doctor will review your medical and dental history and conduct a very thorough oral examination.
We check for signs of periodontal (gum) disease and disorders with your jaw joint. Prior to beginning surgical or restorative treatment, we must control gum disease, as this condition can also affect supporting structures and cause a restoration to fail. Jaw joint disorders and misalignment of the bite are also corrected to alleviate pain and to ensure a fully functioning mouth.
Ensuring a successful and enduring restoration requires thorough planning and careful treatment. Our doctors evaluate diagnostic tests of your jaw and mouth, take impressions and measurements, and a dental CT scan (3D X-rays), as needed. They plan each step of treatment ahead of time using study models and digital imaging.
If a patient has many teeth that can’t be salvaged and will need to be extracted, or if the patient already wears dentures or other restorations that are uncomfortable and don’t allow the patient to eat the foods they need, Dr. Ritt Kuhn can create a set of fully functional teeth that give back 90% of full chewing power. With the All-on-4 New Teeth in One Day procedure, you can have stable, comfortable teeth without dentures that need to be removed at night.
Our Full-Mouth Restoration Procedures
Full-mouth restoration may involve a number of different procedures such as:
- Treatment for Gum Disease. We treat gum disease in all stages, from mild to severe, without surgery. Our team uses ultrasonic scaling for deep cleaning, and lasers to remove diseased tissue and disinfect gums.
- Dental Implants offer the most stable and lifelike solution for missing teeth. They can be used to replace a single missing tooth, replace multiple missing teeth or support dentures and bridges when replacing all teeth.
- All-on-4 New Teeth in One Day. We can provide you with a full mouth of new teeth supported by four implants per arch with this revolutionary treatment.
- One-Visit Porcelain Crowns. With the state-of-the-art CEREC system, we can provide you with high-quality, durable porcelain crowns in a single visit.
- One-Visit Onlays & Inlays. In just one visit, we can repair a tooth damaged by mild to moderate decay with a CEREC onlay or inlay.
- Porcelain Veneers. We use a variety of materials to create lovely, wafer-thin porcelain veneers that fit over the surface of your teeth and cover a wide variety of minor imperfections.
- One-Visit Root Canal Therapy. Using rotary instruments and ultrasonic technology, we can quickly and efficiently clean an infected root canal while keeping you free from pain. The CEREC system allows us to provide you with a porcelain crown to protect your root canal the same visit.
- Dental Bridges. Depending on your particular situation, we offer both traditional dental bridges and bridges supported by dental implants.
Before & Afters
“I cannot say enough about the care I received, along with the wonderful staff, which exceeded my expectations. I can now order food without worrying how I’m going to eat it. I think I look younger and I feel better.”
To make an appointment, call 910.218.9699 or click here to request an appointment online.