A full-mouth rehabilitation is about more than improving the look of your smile. It is about correcting major issues that are interfering with the proper and necessary functionality of your mouth.
From the name alone, it should be pretty clear that this kind of procedure can involve a lot of different treatments to address a variety of problems, but let’s get into the specifics.
A full mouth rehabilitation is necessary when we need to rebuild and restore all (or at least a significant number) of your upper and lower teeth. It’s going to involve a number of general and cosmetic procedures, but it can also require a number of other specialty services, like periodontal treatments and oral surgery.
When Do You Need Full Mouth Rehab?
At what point do you cross the line from needing a cosmetic makeover to a functional reconstruction? There are several common circumstances in which this kind of comprehensive procedure is required, including:
- A majority of teeth have been significantly worn by the effects of acid erosion or constant grinding
- Severe damage to the jaw or loss of teeth from a trauma
- Extensive fracturing in several teeth
- Constant jaw pain, muscle aches, and headaches that result from a misaligned bite
What Procedures Does It Include?
Every case is different, and we will work with each patient to determine their individual needs. While some patients may need several implants, others may only require some crowns and bridges. In general, though, a complete rehabilitation in our office will include several of the following:
- Teeth Replacement – Most commonly accomplished through dental implants.
- Closing gaps in the teeth – This can be done in several ways, but dental veneers in Denver and inlays/onlays are effective choices.
- Restoring broken or misshapen teeth – Dental crowns in Denver CO and bridges work well for this treatment.
- Gum contouring – And ensuring that the gums are healthy.
- Fillings and root canals – Remove the decay and replace it with tooth-colored fillings.
- Straightening misaligned teeth – We use both Invisalign and traditional braces.
- Bone grafting – This is sometimes necessary to stabilize teeth and implants.
- Teeth whitening – Can be used to restore severely discolored teeth.
What Can I Expect Once the Treatment Starts?
Unfortunately, this kind of procedure isn’t fast or simple. It’s going to require several visits to the office as we work toward rebuilding the functionality and appearance of your mouth. We’re going to get to know each other over several months of work, but once all of the treatments are done, the results will be worth it.
The simple fact is that many of these procedures can only be done one at a time, and there are several that will require time to heal between office visits.
However long it takes, the first step is to come in and talk to us about your situation. This consultation will help us determine exactly how full your full-mouth rehab will need to be in order to get the results you want. We’ll also make sure you have enough information to make the best decisions about your treatment, so we can go into this process fully aware of what we can expect.