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Complex dental restorations are procedures that replace many, if not all, of the teeth on a person’s lower or upper jaw. Your prosthodontist will lead this effort, replacing many of the teeth with a combination of crowns, bridges or dental implants.
Patients who need complex restorations typically have very worn teeth due to the following causes:
After your initial evaluation for a restoration, our prosthodontist will create a diagnostic model of your mouth. Using that model, he or she will propose a treatment, with a guide for how the restoration will proceed.
This usually involves temporary restorations, including temporary crowns and bridges, so that you can see the final cosmetic result. Then your prosthodontist will make the permanent fixtures and install them.
At Johns Hopkins, we have introduced an advanced method of completing complex dental restorations, known as cone beam CT-guided implant restorations.
While complex dental restorations are very involved and take at least six months, our patients are thrilled with the results. Not only do they regain function and form while talking, chewing and swallowing, they gain a cosmetically pleasing smile.