Full-mouth rehabilitation, sometimes called reconstruction or rejuvenation is the individual recreation of each tooth in a mouth. Full-mouth rehabilitation is needed when the teeth are worn down, broken, missing or if you experience pain in the jaw joint, headaches, back pain, muscle tenderness or clicking or popping of the jaw, then you should consider this procedure, causing problems in both the bite and appearance of the mouth. Full mouth rehabilitation utilizes current technologies to reshape and rebuild one’s teeth, gums and surrounding areas. One or several procedures may be necessary to obtain the effects desired. The end result is an enhanced appearance that allows the patient to enjoy the confidence and attractiveness you have always desired.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation corrects imperfections in bite position and enhances the appearance of your smile. Anyone with short, worn teeth or those that are chipped and broken throughout the mouth would be an excellent candidate. Combining the science of Neuromuscular Dentistry with the artistry of Cosmetic Dentistry, Full Mouth Rehabilitation creates a smile that is functional, comfortable and beautiful.
Neuromuscular Dentistry measures and determines the optimal position of the jaw. Once determined, the jaw position is corrected with the use of an orthodontic (a virtually invisible appliance that fits over the top of the lower teeth, gently repositioning the jaw) or the application of dental restorations, including porcelain veneers, crowns or onlays. As an added benefit, the restorations are exceptionally attractive and strong, enhancing the smile beautifully.
How It's Done?
Using advanced technology, we measure your jaw's muscle function in both stressed and relaxed positions. If an imbalance is determined, we will decide whether to treat with dental restorations. We will use beautiful porcelain restorations, dental crowns, dental veneers or onlays that can raise or lower the bite to achieve the most comfortable jaw position. With this correction, you experience decreased or eliminated pain and discomfort, and better overall health and function.
Am I a Candidate?
If you answer yes to any of the following statements, you are a candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction:
- I have TMJ problem (temporomandibular joint syndrome)
- I experience frequent headaches or migraines
- I have unexplained loose teeth
- My teeth are worn, chipped or cracked
- My dental restorations frequently crack, chip or break
- I have pain or soreness around my jaw joints
- I have pain in my teeth that seems to move around
- I have facial, neck, shoulder and/or back pain
- There are clicking or grating sounds in my jaw joints
- I have unexplained numbness in my fingers and arms
- I have unexplained congestion or stuffiness in my ears
The gentleman in the adjacent photo had a constellation of dental problems and issues. His bite had changed over the years as it does with most people as they age. Over the years his bite gets worn down, which makes his teeth shorter which in turn makes his entire face shorter. His lips lose the support from the teeth and your entire face gets impacted from years of wear and grinding.
Then, the reconstruction was done with customized ceramic porcelain crowns and precision porcelain veneers. As can be seen in this dramatic photo, he regained form, function and mostly certainly an aesthetic effect that is dazzling and will endure for years to come.
This major porcelain reconstructive makeover had a dramatic impact. He acquired a great smile, better lip support, correct bite and overwhelmingly increased self confidence.