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Complete dental restoration

Complete dental restoration, also known as complete restoration, is the treatment in which at least half of the teeth are in need of restoration.

A complete dental restoration includes fillings, root treatments or veneering of the teeth with veneers, above all the restoration of missing teeth.

When is a complete dental restoration necessary?

Are small tooth damage, e.g. B. due to fear of dentists, not treated for years, the condition of the teeth and the tooth substance deteriorate. Often even tooth loss is the result. In order to restore dental health, a complete renovation is necessary in most cases.

However, bad teeth can also be genetic. No matter how precise home dental hygiene is, tooth damage just keeps increasing over time.

In principle, a complete dental restoration is possible for three different groups of patients:

  • Toothless patients who may only have residual roots in their jaws
  • Patients with oral cavity and root bed diseases as well as loose teeth
  • Patients with carious teeth without oral cavity or root bed diseases

How does a complete dental restoration work?

In the first two groups of patients, the teeth or roots are completely removed. After the wounds have healed, the missing teeth are prosthetically treated with suitable dentures.

In patients suffering from carious teeth, the teeth that have been destroyed by root caries and can no longer be saved by root canal treatment have to be removed. In this case, too, the missing teeth are replaced by, for example, bridge restorations or dental implants. The remaining teeth are filled with fillings.

Dentures after a complete renovation

The type of prosthetic restoration depends solely on the patient's choice. Missing teeth can e.g. B. by bridges or prostheses, but also by dental implants that offer a fixed denture and stable chewing comfort and more security.

Dental restoration requires precise planning in advance. It can be divided into several steps or into one or two larger treatments. Such an intervention usually takes place in twilight sleep or under general anesthesia. The appropriate treatment process is individually tailored to each patient.

Complete dental restoration under general anesthesia

As already mentioned, a complete dental restoration is usually necessary for patients who are afraid of the dentist and have therefore usually not had dental treatment for several years. For many anxious patients under normal circumstances, having a complex and lengthy dental restoration carried out is therefore out of the question. For this reason, many dentists now offer complete dental restoration under general anesthesia.

Under the supervision of an anesthetist, anxious patients have the opportunity to receive stress-free and painless treatment. Several treatment steps can be carried out at the same time, so that the number of treatment sessions for a complete dental restoration is also reduced.

Complete dental restoration - costs

How costly a complete dental restoration can be cannot be answered across the board. The costs depend on the initial condition of the teeth as well as the effort and extent of the renovation.

Depending on the dental status, treatment of periodontal disease in advance is necessary in some cases. Depending on the treatment method, the costs for such treatment are partially or fully covered by the statutory health insurance companies.

If missing teeth are replaced by dental implants, you will have to pay additional costs for both the implantological procedure and any bone grafting. You can find all information about dental implants at

Complete dental restoration abroad

As well as a simple supply of dentures, numerous dental clinics or practices abroad also offer complete dental restorations. Since the costs of a dental restoration can vary widely and, as already mentioned, depend on the extent of the restoration measures, carrying out a complete dental restoration abroad is an option for many patients.

However, problems with liability or guarantee could arise here. If there is damage to the denture that was used in the course of a complete dental restoration, it may be necessary to travel abroad again, as most dentists in Germany do not want to accept liability for dentures for which they were not responsible. You can find more about dental tourism and dental prostheses abroad here.

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Last updated on: 16.02.2021