Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Posted on 13. Aug, 2010 by in Blog

It Can Be the Solution to Everything From Migraine Headaches to Missing, Cracked and Chipped Teeth.

When you have migraine headaches, pain in your face, neck, and shoulders or numbness in your fingers and arms…making an appointment with your dentist probably isn’t the first thing you think about. But it should be considered… because a misalignment of your jaw can result in each and every one of these problems. And if in conjunction to those symptoms, you have missing, worn, broken, chipped or cracked teeth, a full-mouth rehabilitation (also called full-mouth restoration or rejuvenation) could be the solution for every one of those difficulties.

Think of it as being similar to restoring a house whose foundation needs some stabilizing and whose walls and floors need replacing or refurbishing. A full-mouth rehabilitation procedure does the same thing for your mouth… working on each individual problem and using different products to create an overall solution that is healthier and more aesthetically pleasing.

It is no longer necessary to deal with migraines or neck pains that are caused from misaligned jaws or imperfections in your bite position. Dentistry now has a variety of technologies that can move your jaw back into its natural position, which as a result will eliminate a plethora of uncomfortable or even painful symptoms.

My name is Dr. Kelaher, and as a dentist, I begin a full-mouth restoration by first diagnosing any bite or jaw misalignment problems that may exist along with assessing the condition of your gums and if they are healthy enough to support repaired or reconstructed teeth. From that point, I look at each tooth in your mouth (or a space where a tooth is missing), assess the reasons for any uneven wear or tooth deterioration, decay or loss, and then begin a treatment plan for repairing existing damage or replacing teeth that are no longer there.

Because of advanced dental technologies, teeth that could not be saved several years ago and would simply have been pulled can now be saved. Depending on your existing teeth and gum structure, procedures can vary from periodontal procedures to strengthen your gums to bridges, partial dentures or dental implants to fillings, crowns and veneers.

As a result of a full-mouth restoration, you will not only no longer deal with headaches and pains that may have hampered your daily activities, you will also have a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile.

Even though a full-mouth reconstruction can be relatively complex, it doesn’t have to be a long process or a complicated procedure from the patient’s perspective. Depending on the procedures that are required for your particular mouth, a full-mouth restoration can actually be completed in as few as two or three visits. However, in more complicated cases where periodontal issues are involved, it could take twelve months or longer.

No matter how many different approaches may be needed for your particular rehabilitation, the surfaces of your corrected teeth will all match perfectly, leaving you with a beautiful smile. And with no more migraine headaches or neck pains to deal with…you’ll definitely have something to smile about!

Dr. Kelaher

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,