Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Santa Monica, CA
If you’re missing all of your permanent teeth, a full mouth rehabilitation can restore your smile and confidence. At Westside Dentistry in Santa Monica, California, father-daughter team Charles Wood, DDS, and Jennifer Wood, DDS, proudly offer full mouth rehabilitation as well as oral rehabilitation. If you dream of achieving a healthier, more aesthetically pleasing smile, request an appointment today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation Q & A
What is full mouth rehabilitation?
Full mouth rehabilitation is a cosmetic dentistry procedure used to rebuild or replace all of the teeth in your mouth. Full mouth rehabilitation combines cosmetic and restorative dentistry to improve the health and aesthetic appearance of your teeth, gums, and smile. If you regularly go out of your way to avoid smiling or laughing due to missing, damaged, or discolored teeth, a full mouth rehabilitation is worth considering.
Am I a candidate for full mouth rehabilitation?
Anyone who is negatively affected by the appearance or condition of their teeth and gums can benefit from a full mouth rehabilitation. This is particularly true if you’re missing the majority of your teeth, and you want to improve your oral health.
You might also benefit from full mouth rehabilitation if you have several teeth with large fillings, cracked and chipped teeth, or badly worn teeth caused by bruxism or other bad habits.
What is oral rehabilitation?
Oral rehabilitation is similar to full mouth rehabilitation. However, instead of working to replace your teeth, oral rehabilitation works to improve the function of your teeth and jaws. If you fracture a jaw or experience another type of maxillofacial trauma, oral rehabilitation can make chewing, speaking, and biting easier.
What happens during full mouth rehabilitation?
No two full mouth rehabilitations are exactly alike. Before developing a custom treatment plan, your Westside Dentistry provider conducts an oral exam, reviews your medical history, and asks you about your goals for treatment. Your provider also takes a series of oral X-rays to get a closer look at your tooth roots and jawbones.
After gathering all of the necessary information, your provider develops a custom treatment plan that addresses your individual needs. If you’re missing teeth, they might recommend restoring your upper or lower arch with dental implants. If you have a misaligned jaw, they might recommend maxillofacial surgery to correct the problem.
Ultimately, full mouth rehabilitation works to achieve three goals:
- Improve the function of your teeth and jaws
- Improve your oral health
- Improve your self-confidence
These factors make chewing, speaking, and biting much easier. They also allow you to smile and laugh without covering your mouth or feeling embarrassed.
Don’t let missing teeth or other more serious oral health problems negatively affect your self-esteem. To request your full mouth rehabilitation consultation today, call the office or use the online booking tool.
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