Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Full mouth rehabilitation (which may also be referred to as reconstruction or restoration) refers to the process of rebuilding or restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. Several procedures may be used, and the process may require the services of specialists such as periodontists, oral surgeons, and orthodontists. At Colony Dental, we offer the procedures needed to restore your smile in Sugar Land, TX.
When is a full mouth rehabilitation needed?
Full mouth rehabilitation can be confused with another process known as a smile makeover. The difference is that, with a full mouth rehabilitation, you need the procedures to restore a functioning smile; a smile makeover is a process that you elect to have performed to improve certain aspects of your smile. There are several reasons why a full mouth rehabilitation would be needed. Teeth may have been lost due to decay or injury, may have become extremely worn due to long-term acid erosion or teeth grinding, or problems with the patient’s bite (occlusion) may result in ongoing pain in the jaw and head that needs to be relieved. Whatever the reason, your dentist at Colony Dental will perform a comprehensive examination to determine the extent of the issues and assess the treatment options available.
What procedures are needed?
After a thorough evaluation and discussion with you about your options, your dentist will create a treatment plan to rehabilitate your smile fully. Most reconstructions consist of multiple procedures, phases, and office visits. Common procedures include:
- Periodontal maintenance
- Orthognathic surgery: repositions the jaw
- Gum contouring: creates balance in the smile between the teeth and gums
- Removal of some tooth structure for the placement of crowns, bridges, or veneers
- Orthodontics (braces): to move the teeth into proper alignment
- Implant placement or restoration
Your dentist will be able to give you a more extensive list of available procedures that can be used in your full mouth rehabilitation.
If you have suffered from extensive tooth loss due to dental issues or need reconstruction after suffering from trauma to the mouth, visit Colony Dental in Sugar Land, TX for a full mouth rehabilitation.