Full Mouth Rehabilitation
More often than not, dental treatment involves taking care of a handful of teeth at a time. A crown here, a filling or two there, and the mouth is restored.
However, in some cases, almost every tooth in the mouth is affected, broken down by wear, decay, or external trauma. In these cases, addressing only one tooth at a time is like putting a band-aid over a wound that really needs stitches. Instead, the full dentition needs to be rebuilt to restore proper function and a natural, healthy, beautiful smile.
The Consequences of a Worn Down Mouth
Teeth are in our mouths for multiple reasons. The obvious one is to help us chew food. However, they are also crucial in maintaining the position of our jaw and providing vertical support and balance for our joints.
When teeth are worn down or lost, this equilibrium is thrown off. The bite collapses and the jaw loses its stability. This in turn can cause a number of neck, shoulder, and back issues, as well as migraines and sleep apnea. The teeth themselves also become more sensitive and have a worn, yellowish look to them.
Our Approach to Your Care
Our practice specializes in TMJ and airway therapy, and therefore, we approach all our cases from the standpoint of promoting joint health and opening up the airway to make sure you can breathe properly. For us, it’s all about giving you a beautiful smile that is also completely functional and enhances your quality of life.
Once we have determined the ideal jaw position to ensure this, from there it’s just a matter of restoring the teeth to the heights and contours that stabilize this position. This may involve a combination of crowns and veneers to rebuild broken down teeth, as well as implants or bridges to replace empty spaces. Our office also offers various in-house services, such as orthodontics and expansion appliances, to optimize the final result.
Every patient is different, and each case requires a combination of various treatments to achieve the ideal result. However, the end goal is the same for everyone: rebuild the smile and restore a healthy, functional joint.
How to Get Started
If you have noticed that your teeth are worn down or you suffer from jaw pains and migraines, we encourage you to call and schedule a Full Mouth Rehabilitation consultation today to see what your options are! Your consultation will include a full set of x-rays and comprehensive oral evaluation, as well as time with the doctor to discuss the treatment and answer any questions you may have.
Call today to schedule your consultation, and get started on the path to getting back your healthy, beautiful smile!