Full mouth rehabilitation is a series of dental procedures that combine restorative, cosmetic, and general dentistry treatments to address and restore all the patient’s oral health needs. Full mouth rehabilitation is often needed when the patient has suffered extensive tooth decay and trauma to their mouth or teeth due to severe neglect. As a result, a patient may need fillings, dental crowns, and several dental implants to restore their smile. At North End Dental, with full mouth rehabilitation, patients can enjoy the benefits of a healthy, attractive, functional smile.
Another benefit of full mouth rehabilitation is that the procedures can save patients time overall. When a patient is undergoing multiple restorations at once, the recovery time from all treatments can be reduced.
What Types of Problems Can Full Mouth Rehabilitation Correct?
When a patient has severe oral health issues, full mouth rehabilitation can be necessary to restore the health and function of their smile. Patients with worn teeth or gaps between teeth can experience tooth misalignment and jaw pain. During a complete mouth rehabilitation procedure, a dentist will design a custom plan to address the unique dental needs of their patients. Problems that are commonly corrected with full mouth rehabilitation include:
- Worn and damaged teeth
- Missing teeth
- Tooth decay
- Excessively gummy smiles
- Jaw joint pain and dysfunction
The Benefits of Full Mouth Rehabilitation
If you are experiencing frequent headaches or migraines, it may result from your bite is out of alignment. When your teeth do not fit together correctly, you may experience pain in the jaw, temple, neck, and back of the head. As time goes on, this can lead to a dull ache that persists all day. You might also experience facial muscle spasms because of the stress on the nerves in your entire head. Implants replace the roots of missing or broken teeth and prevent the jawbone from receding. This means chewing is more accessible, eliminating stress on the jaw joint and relieving pain.
When you suffer from missing teeth, the surrounding teeth can no longer absorb the shock created when you chew or speak. This added pressure causes the gums to recede and allows bacteria to grow. This can lead to gum disease, which can result in bad breath. Bacteria can also grow on decaying teeth that have not been replaced. Your mouth’s function is compromised when you do not have all your teeth. A complete set of dental implants will act like your natural teeth to prevent any future decay or gum inflammation and improve your ability to eat and speak normally. This prevents bad smells from occurring in the first place.
Contact North End Dental at 1705 N Weber St, Colorado Springs, CO 80907, or call (719) 471-1900 to learn whether you are a perfect candidate for full mouth rehabilitation.