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What Is Full Mouth Rehabilitation?

Custom full mouth rehabilitation treatment plans involve several dental procedures aimed at resolving concerns with the overall health, function, and appearance of the teeth and gums. Advanced cosmetic and restorative dentistry techniques can radically improve smiles complicated by: worn, broken, or missing teeth; decay and infection; misaligned teeth and bite; periodontal issues; or other severe dental challenges.

What Are the Benefits of Full Mouth Reconstruction?

The benefits of full mouth reconstruction go beyond just creating a healthy, attractive smile. Dr. Mills and Dr. Laurence believe it is possible to develop customized treatment solutions for nearly every patient struggling with complex and/or comprehensive dental concerns. Overcoming several oral health issues through full mouth rehabilitation offers maximized results in a shorter timeframe than addressing challenges tooth by tooth. Dr. Mills or Dr. Laurence are now able to perform these reconstructions in far fewer visits than ever before, often using only pure digital techniques—all of the “molds” (or impressions) are done digitally now! This new technology means patients don’t have to endure multiple rubber molds or an extended series of appointments to get the dramatic smile improvements they want. Prior to actually performing the rehabilitation, patients preview digital renderings of their new smile on computer screens and can then wear a temporary “trial smile” to make sure they like the way it looks.

A large portion of our full mouth rehabilitation cases are often the result of extreme wear combined with the ravages of acid erosion. Acid erosion often begins with excessive tooth grinding and then combines with acid reflux to result in extreme destruction of the teeth.

In addition to addressing tooth destruction, many full mouth rehabilitation plans also involve repositioning the jaw, which can restore a more youthful look to the face and widen the airway to prevent snoring and sleep apnea. Often, full mouth rehabilitation cases treat collapse of the bite and loss of the height of existing teeth from extreme wear, which has caused the distance between the nose and chin to shorten. By restoring the height of the teeth simultaneously, the lower third of the face can be restored, giving the patient a more youthful appearance – much like an instant face lift. This type of treatment is frequently combined with the treatment of TMJ and sleep disorders, which commonly accompany severely worn dentition.

Who Is a Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Many times, our full mouth restoration patients have been overwhelmed by severe dental problems and have waited to seek treatment. No matter how long it has been since you have seen the dentist or struggled with your dental health, you are most likely a candidate for full mouth reconstruction or perhaps a simpler type of dental treatment. The only way to find out whether full mouth rehabilitation is the right approach for repairing and rejuvenating your smile is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Mills or Dr. Laurence. During this appointment he can review your dental records, evaluate your needs, and discuss treatment options that could provide you with the results you are looking for.