Full mouth Rehabilitation usually involves rebuilding a patient’s bite (occlusion), while returning function and esthetics. By changing the length of teeth, altering the biting surfaces and changing the chewing envelope balance is re-established to prevent breakdown of the patient’s occlusion. When our bite is in balance, wear and tear on our teeth is minimized.
Our mouths are designed for speech, eating and breathing. Humans are amazingly adaptive. Our mouths are no different. If our teeth get in the way of our basic function they can pay the price through excessive wear, fracturing, movement and loss. Over many years as our bite gets further out of balance these processes can be exaggerated leading to changes in muscle function and the aesthetics of our face and smile. Restorative techniques can be used to return a patient’s teeth to proper function and aesthetics as long as the structural foundation of the gums and bone are present. In cases where teeth must be removed dental implants can be used to replace them in combination with natural teeth.
Extensive rehabilitation requires advanced training. Multidisciplinary knowledge of smile design, dental materials, and functional considerations are all required to successfully rebuild a patient’s bite. There are numerous options available at the Advance Dental Group for this type of treatment. Often it can be done in phases to reduce the length of appointments and upfront treatment costs.
Patients that are considering this treatment require thorough diagnostic information to make decisions in consult with Dr. Macdonnell. This information is gathered at the new patient exam where gum, tooth, functional and aesthetic risk factors are assessed.
Our Team at Advance Dental Group is trained to gather this information and would be happy to discuss all the solutions that are available when it comes to restoring or repairing your mouth. You may be surprised how easy it is to regain your smile and restore its original brilliance. See our smile portfolio of Sam and Greg as examples of full mouth re-rehabilitation. You can also ask us bout out botox services.