Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Full mouth rehabilitation is a comprehensive form of dental treatment which could completely restore all of the damaged teeth in your mouth. Unlike smile makeover, full mouth rehabilitation is a necessary series of procedures, rather than elective procedures.

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Full mouth reconstruction is needed when:

  • Multiple teeth have been lost
  • Teeth have been injured or fractured
  • Teeth have become worn as a result of acid-erosion or attrition
  • Jaw pain is present due to bite problems

How the full mouth rehabilitation process begins?

Our dentist will perform a comprehensive examination to determine the extent of the problem and the treatment options that can be done to correct it. In particular, he or she will examine the condition of your:

Teeth: The condition of your teeth will determine what restorative procedures may be required. In particular, your dentist will make note of any cavities and decay, tooth wear, cracks, short/long teeth, root canal issues and any tooth movement.

Periodontal (gum) tissues: If your gums are not healthy, you will most likely need scaling and root planing to treat periodontal disease in order to ensure the newly reconstructed teeth will have a solid foundation.

Temporomandibular joints (jaw joint), jaw muscles and occlusion: Occlusion is the relationship between your upper and lower teeth as they come into functional contact, such as when you bite, chew or close your jaws together. If a misalignment of the teeth is present, these occlusal forces can be translated from the misaligned teeth as destructive forces to the ligaments and bone that hold the teeth in place, the muscles of the head and neck and the jaw joint. Orthodontic treatment is thus needed to correct occlusion before additional restorative procedures.

Esthetics: The colour, shape, size and proportion of your teeth, and how they appear in relation to your gums, lips, mouth, side profile and face, are also important factors in full mouth reconstruction treatment.

Each full mouth reconstruction is unique. We will spend time planning your case with our laboratory technician and any specialists that may be participating in your treatment. We will take all aspects into considerations to achieve esthetics, function and harmony. We will discuss your desires and advising you of your options for treatment.

What procedures may be involved in full mouth rehabilitation?

Depending on your specific situation, we may recommend one or more of the following:

  • Filling and root canal treatment
  • Scaling and root planing
  • Teeth whitening
  • Orthodontic treatment (braces)
  • Dental bonding
  • Veneers
  • Crowns or bridges
  • Inlays or onlays
  • Dental implants
  • Dentures
  • Mouthguard or night guard

A full mouth rehabilitation will dramatically enhance your appearance and revitalize your smile that allows you to enjoy the confidence and attractiveness you have always desired. Our team strongly believe that your oral health and beautiful smile are essential elements of your overall quality of life.

Please browse our Smile Gallery to see some of the outstanding results we have achieved for our patients.

It's time for a brand new smile!
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