Full-Mouth Reconstruction in Tampa, FL

If a significant portion of your teeth are missing or damaged beyond repair, it drastically affects your quality of life. This is the reality for almost 20% of Floridians over age 60 who don’t have any remaining teeth. Whether you’ve lost your teeth through dental trauma, decay, or aging, full-mouth reconstruction can provide a complete solution.

At Tampa Bay Mini Dental Implant Solutions, we offer full-mouth reconstructions that will improve your overall oral health, bite and chewing function, and smile aesthetics. This is a transformative procedure that rebuilds the structure of your mouth by replacing or restoring your teeth.

Understanding Full-Mouth Reconstruction

Full-mouth reconstruction is sometimes known as full-mouth restoration or full-mouth rehabilitation. It’s a comprehensive dental treatment that replaces or repairs all the teeth in both your upper and lower arches. This process is usually recommended to individuals who have suffered extensive dental damage, significant tooth loss, or other severe oral health issues affecting multiple teeth.

The procedure often combines treatments such as dental crowns, fillings, dental bridges, gum treatments, root canals, and dental implants to restore and enhance the appearance and function of your teeth. It’s a customized approach; the specific combination of treatments will depend on your unique condition and oral health needs. With her comprehensive vision, Dr. Cabrera strategically combines restorative procedures to restore the appearance and functionality of your teeth, recreating the smile you remember.

Who Needs Full-Mouth Reconstruction?

Restorative dentistry covers a wide range of problems and solutions, so how can you tell if you need a full-mouth reconstruction rather than one of the many single services available? The best action to take is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cabrera, who can provide her expert opinion on the best path forward.

A candidate for full-mouth reconstruction will have multiple dental concerns that need to be addressed, including:

  • A significant number of missing teeth
  • Multiple broken, cracked, or chipped teeth
  • Severe tooth decay
  • Advanced gum disease
  • Severely worn down teeth due to grinding (bruxism) or erosion
  • Previous restorations that are loose, worn, or broken

If you’re suffering from one or more of these symptoms, you may be a candidate for complete restoration. Our goal with a full-mouth reconstruction is to save as many original teeth as possible, perform extractions on the ones that can’t be salvaged, and fill in the remaining gaps with the best prosthetic options available.

Creating a Treatment Plan

Full-mouth reconstruction is like putting together different pieces of a puzzle one at a time to form a beautiful final image. It requires expertise and experience to design and carry out a custom-made plan for each case. Dr. Cabrera has over 25 years of experience and will dedicate time to thoroughly discuss the range of available services, tailoring the treatment process to best suit your needs and preferences. Your full-mouth restoration will likely involve a combination of procedures. Many treatment plans incorporate mini dental implants as the foundation for their success.

Mini Dental Implants: A Versatile Solution

Full-Mouth Reconstruction Tampa Bay Mini Dental Implant SolutionsFor many years, one of the conventional methods for replacing missing teeth was using dental implants, which are screws that serve as artificial tooth roots and the base for tooth restorations. However, traditional implants are bulky, and they require multiple visits and months of recovery time between appointments. The superior alternative is mini dental implants, the smaller, sleeker upgrade that’s just as strong as its larger predecessor. Approximately the diameter of a toothpick, mini implants can fit in tight spaces, which is especially useful for patients with reduced jawbone density. But their small size isn’t the only benefit they offer:

  • Significantly less invasive procedure: Their slim profile means that mini implants can be placed with just a tiny drilled hole and no stitches or sutures. This gives them a much more straightforward, comfortable placement procedure.
  • Instant results: There’s no more waiting for months on end before we can finish your restoration. Mini implants can be placed and crowned with a functional temporary restoration during the same visit.
  • Easier recovery: Mini implants will cause some minor discomfort, but most patients can return to their everyday routine in about 24-48 hours.
  • More cost-effective: When considering traditional implants vs. mini implants, there’s no comparison—mini implants are significantly more affordable due to their fewer components and quicker, simpler placement.
  • Impressive versatility: Mini implants can be used in a wide variety of restorations. They support crowns, bridges, and dentures.

The versatility and effectiveness of mini dental implants make them key components of many full-mouth restorations. They can be used in all of the following procedures.


A dental crown is a tooth-shaped shell that covers a damaged tooth, dental implant, or either side of a bridge. It also serves to protect a tooth that has recently undergone a root canal treatment, shielding the vulnerable tooth from further harm.

The crown is custom-made to fit securely over a tooth or mini dental implant. Tooth-colored crowns naturally blend into your smile, offering a discreet look. If a crown is attached to a tooth, Dr. Cabrera will need to reshape the enamel to ensure a snug fit. For implant-supported crowns, Dr. Cabrera will simply place the mini implant and connect the artificial tooth.


Dental bridges can replace one tooth or multiple consecutive teeth. There are different types of bridges, but the most common traditional bridge involves putting a dental crown onto a healthy tooth on either side of the missing tooth. These crowns will support an artificial tooth or teeth (called a pontic) that will “bridge” the gap between them. As with crown placement, this process involves removing or adding enamel or dental material to the remaining teeth. If the neighboring teeth are not in good condition, a bridge will put extra pressure on natural teeth, weakening them over time.

That’s where mini implants come in, as an implant-supported bridge will offer the natural look and functionality of your teeth without requiring enamel removal or putting extra pressure on healthy teeth.


When most people imagine replacing all of their teeth, they picture an old-fashioned pair of traditional dentures resting in a glass on the nightstand. While those traditional dentures are still workable, a set of implant dentures is a much more modern and stable solution. They use varying numbers of mini implants to create a secure base on which a denture can attach.

If you’re looking for a more stable but still removable alternative, implant-retained overdentures will likely suit your purposes. However, if you want a more robust and secure option, we recommend a zirconia roundhouse bridge. These full roundhouse bridges replace all your upper or lower teeth with incredible durability. They also come in both semi-removable (removed only by Dr. Cabrera) and non-removable varieties, offering the highest form of aesthetics and functionality possible.

Deconstructing the Reconstruction Process

The first step in any full-mouth reconstruction is a consultation. Dr. Cabrera will thoroughly review your medical history and conduct a comprehensive examination of your mouth and teeth, taking X-rays to assist in treatment planning. With this information, Dr. Cabrera will recommend the most suitable treatments to restore total functionality to your mouth. Think of her as the project manager on a construction site—able to see the entire picture and how best to use the resources available to create a finished product.

Once you approve a personalized plan, we can start the reconstruction. Prior to placing restorations, any necessary preparatory steps, like removing tooth enamel for crowns or bridges, will be completed first. Fixing any underlying oral health issues, such as gum disease, is also a prerequisite.

The majority of our procedures use local anesthetic to numb the target area, ensuring you are comfortable. The specific details related to your treatments will depend on your unique situation and needs. No matter the condition of your teeth and mouth, our top priorities are your comfort, satisfaction, and overall oral health.

Restore Your Smile with Full-Mouth Reconstruction

A full-mouth reconstruction is a way to overhaul your oral health situation completely and comprehensively. An experienced professional like Dr. Cabrera will use every treatment available to create a customized plan that addresses all your dental problems.

If you have multiple damaged or missing teeth, contact Tampa Bay Mini Dental Implant Solutions today and schedule a free consultation with Dr. Cabrera. She’ll go over all the options and give you the confidence you need to start your journey toward dental reconstruction.

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