Does Your Child Need a Full Mouth Dental Restoration?


You want your child to have the best smile possible to improve their confidence and keep their teeth healthy. Sometimes, though, the road to the perfect smile isn’t always easy. If your child has unsolvable dental problems or needs significant work done on their mouth, you might be considering a full mouth dental restoration.


While child dental restoration is a complicated series of procedures, it can help return your child’s smile and bring them the confidence they need to enjoy life.

What is Full Mouth Dental Restoration?

Full mouth restorations are a procedure that involves rebuilding or restoring all the teeth in the upper and lower jaws. Restoration involves several procedures, in which doctors will implant crowns, veneers, and even dental bridges to help reform the teeth.


There are four main areas of the mouth a dentist will examine to determine the number of procedures necessary for full mouth dental restoration:


Teeth are perhaps the most vital part of a restoration procedure. Teeth condition will determine if a patient needs veneers, full-coverage crowns, or other implants. The dentist will also look for cavities, decay, root canal problems, and teeth movement.

Gum Tissue

If your child’s gums, or periodontal tissue, aren’t healthy, they may need additional procedures. Scaling and root planting will treat gum disease. A periodontist will ensure all procedures protect the gums from future issues as well.

TMJ and the Jaw

The dentist will inspect the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) and jaw muscles for any bite issues. They will also determine if an orthodontist needs to come in and help treat TMJ issues before performing one of the possible child dental restorations.


Your child’s mouth aesthetics are an important factor, too. The dentist will note tooth color, shape, and size and how they relate to the gums, lips, and face profile. These factors will help the dentist perform a successful procedure.

How do I Know A Child Dental Restoration is Necessary?

A full mouth dental restoration isn’t the first procedure a dentist will suggest when your child has teeth problems. However, if there are multiple, persistent issues, a dentist may recommend a restoration.


The following symptoms may indicate your child needs a full mouth dental restoration:


  • Lost teeth from decay or trauma
  • Injured/fractured teeth
  • Worn-down teeth from acidic foods/beverages or grinding
  • Jaw/muscle pain or persistent headaches from biting


A full mouth dental restoration will alleviate all of the above symptoms and give your child a healthy mouth. Chewing and speaking may also improve and be less painful.

Restore Your Child’s Smile

If your child needs a full mouth dental restoration, our partner dentists are here to help. A restoration procedure may be extended and expensive, but we offer affordable and high-quality care for every patient.


Our partner dentist network has more than 120 locations in 15 states, including Washington, D.C. They accept Medicaid, TriCare, government-funded insurance programs, most major insurances, cash or credit, and CareCredit.


If you have any questions about child dental restorations, don’t hesitate to call a Kool Smiles Kids Club partner dentist at 877-200-2064 or find a partner dentist in your area!




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