Full mouth rehab refers to a combination of several dental procedures that improve a patient's overall smile and oral health. At Spencer Dental, some methods that may be included in a full mouth rehab include dental implants, crowns, bridges, and dentures. Each patient will have unique needs to be addressed during their treatment process.
A full mouth reconstruction may be needed when the patient has experienced significant tooth loss or decay that has damaged their smile. They may also need restoration if they have bite problems caused by TMJ disorder, bruxism, or a misaligned jaw. In some instances, the placement of crowns or veneers may be combined with other treatments, such as orthodontics, to achieve the best results for the patient.
When you come to our office for a full mouth rehab treatment plan, we will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and jawbone. This will help us determine the best course of treatment for you and help you reclaim a healthy, beautiful smile!
When Do You Need a Full Mouth Rehab?
If you’ve lost teeth because of disease, decay, or an accident, you may worry that your smile will never be the same again. Teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but some do not last as long for various reasons. You may also lose teeth due to gum disease, which affects nearly half of all adults. A full mouth rehab can restore your entire smile. Dental implants are often part of a full mouth rehab treatment plan because they help secure restorations in place and look completely natural.
A full mouth reconstruction can be vital for your oral health and general well-being. Missing teeth can result in the other teeth shifting, make eating difficult and painful, and lead to jaw pain. They can also cause speech impediments that impact your quality of life and self-esteem, affecting your social and professional interactions. Replacing missing teeth and restoring your smile can help prevent these issues from developing, renew confidence, and restore function.
Benefits of Full Mouth Rehab
The primary focus of a full mouth rehab treatment is to restore a patient’s smile to a healthy state and prevent further damage. This treatment is ideal for patients suffering from severe tooth decay and teeth that are infected, fractured, or missing. A full mouth reconstruction can repair the smile and prevent further decay from occurring.
A full mouth rehab can include a variety of procedures, such as implants, bridges, dentures, and even a combination of these treatments. In most cases, the treatment will be based on the severity of damage to the teeth and jaw. For example, if a tooth has been completely knocked out of the mouth, an implant is likely necessary to restore the tooth instead of simply reattaching the roots with bonding material.
If you’re missing multiple teeth and want to restore your smile to total health, visit Spencer Dental at 207 Southdowne Dr, Maryville, TN 37801, or call (865) 983-5451 to schedule an appointment.