Most of us will need a tooth here or there repaired during our lives, and getting a crown or filling can typically take care of the problem. But there are some cases of wear, decay, trauma, or other damage that impact most or all of the teeth, and it's these cases that might benefit from a full mouth rehabilitation. So here's what you should know about restoring your smile.
Why Would You Need Full Mouth Rehabilitation?
While your teeth are vital for aiding digestion by adequately chewing your food, they also have other critical jobs like balancing your jaw position. Improper jaw function can result in painful headaches, neck and shoulder tension, and joints popping and clicking.
Repairing your teeth and restoring your smile ensures that you enjoy proper nutrition and jaw joints (TMJ) that function with ease. Not to mention the peace of mind that a beautiful smile brings that allows you to interact confidently with other people to achieve your personal and professional goals.
What Is Full Mouth Rehabilitation?
Full mouth rehabilitation differs significantly for each patient, depending on their unique needs. Treatment starts with an initial evaluation with one of our experienced dentists, who will discuss your goals and desires for your smile with you. Then they will assess your situation with a thorough examination and x-rays so they can recommend the proper treatment for your smile, taking into consideration your joint health and jaw position for optimal function.
Treatment could consist of one or more procedures, including but not limited to:
- Dental bridges
- Tooth crowns
- Porcelain veneers
- Cosmetic bonding
- Dental implants
We can often break full mouth rehabilitation into phases, so it's easier to fit your treatment into your budget and busy schedule.
If you're interested in learning more about full mouth rehabilitation in San Jose, we encourage you to contact Advanced Dentistry by Design for more information.