What Is Full-Mouth Rehabilitation?
Dental problems that typically require a full mouth rehabilitation are:
- Missing teeth due to trauma or decay
- Teeth that have been damaged or fractured
- Severely worn teeth caused by tooth grinding or acid erosion from foods, beverages, or acid reflux over time
- Ongoing or chronic jaw, muscle or headache pain and headaches which typically require adjustments to the bite
What is involved with Full-Mouth Rehabilitation?
Regardless of why your teeth and oral health have deteriorated, Dr. Dunson can give you a strong, healthy, vibrant smile again through full-mouth reconstruction. At your visit, the doctor may take radiographs, examine your teeth, review your existing dental work, check occlusion (how upper and lower teeth fit together), and learn about your overall oral health. This information will allow [Doctor Name] to understand your situation and how to help you.
Esthetics are also an important consideration in planning a full-mouth reconstruction. Dr. Dunson will look at the shape, size, color, and proportion of your teeth, and take into account your gums, mouth, lips, and face.
These are some procedures that may be involved in a full-mouth restoration:
- Prophylactic teeth cleaning and gum care
- Preparation of your natural tooth structure before veneers, crowns, or bridges can be placed
- Crown lengthening to render healthy tooth structure available for possible bridges or crowns
- Positioning of temporary restorations with the purpose of getting comfortable with your new teeth and the feel of your new occlusion or mouth
- Installing of permanent restorations, such as inlays/onlays, crowns, bridges, or veneers
- Shaping of the gum tissue to produce harmony and balance in your smile
- Braces that will help shift your teeth into the best possible position for reconstruction
- Replacement of missing teeth with dental implants and restoration
- Oral surgery to reposition the jaw
- Grafting of bone or soft tissue to improve the stability of your teeth, planned implants, and/or other restorations
Who should consider Full-Mouth Rehabilitation?
Those likely to benefit from full-mouth rehabilitation include people who want to eliminate pain, improve function, or replace teeth and want to restore beauty, comfort, and function. A full-mouth reconstruction can even provide a more youthful appearance.
If you’re considering full-mouth reconstruction, get in touch with Dr. Dunson today to arrange a free consultation. The doctor will speak with you in depth about your dental history, your requirements and concerns and explain all your treatment options to you so can come to an informed decision. Call today to find out more about our full-mouth reconstruction services.