What is a Full Mouth Rehabilitation?

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Are you embarrassed by your smile but worry that your problems are just too great to be treated successfully? No worries, a full mouth rehabilitation is the solution to restoring your teeth and your appearance. Dr. Tal Morr, your Miami, FL prosthodontist, shares tips about full mouth rehabilitation.

 

What is full-mouth rehabilitation?

Full mouth rehabilitation involves a comprehensive treatment plan to address all of your oral health issues. Whether your problem lies with your teeth, gums or bite, or all of them, Dr. Morr can create a plan to rehabilitate all of them.

 

What is the process of full-mouth rehabilitation?

Treatment plans vary depending on the condition of your mouth and teeth, but often include:

 

Fillings: Fillings replace decayed areas of your teeth. New advances in technology have replaced mercury-based amalgam with eco-friendly alternatives that can match the color of your teeth, such as composite resin fillings.
 
Inlays or onlays: If you have extensive decay, a traditional filling may not be enough to restore your teeth, and your Miami prosthodontist may recommend an inlay or onlay instead. An inlay fits inside the cusps of your teeth, while an onlay extends beyond the cusps.
 
Teeth whitening: Eating or drinking brightly colored foods or beverages, smoking and the natural effects of aging can cause your teeth to look duller. Professional teeth whitening can lighten your teeth by as much as eight shades within one hour.
 
Dental veneers: Dental veneers can improve the appearance of one tooth or of all of them. Veneers are an excellent choice when you have chips, cracks, discolorations, oddly shaped or crooked teeth, or have slight gaps between your teeth. These thin porcelain shells are applied to the fronts of your teeth.
 
Crowns: Dental crowns cover teeth completely. They’re used to stabilize broken, weak or damaged teeth and are also used to conceal crooked, oddly shaped or discolored teeth.
 
Bridges and dentures: Both bridges and dentures replace missing teeth. Bridges are usually permanently attached to your teeth and replace one or several missing teeth, whereas dentures often replace all of the teeth in your upper or lower jaw.
 
Dental Implants: Implants offer a long-lasting alternative to bridges or dentures. A tiny titanium post is placed in your jaw and fuses to your bone. After it bonds with the bone, your prosthodontist attaches a crown on top to replace your tooth above the gum line. If you want to replace your dentures, you can choose dental implants and replace both upper and lower sets of dentures in one day.
 
Ready to get your smile back? Call Dr. Tal Morr, your Miami, FL prosthodontist, at (305) 935 – 6066 to schedule an appointment. Make your smile great again with full-mouth rehabilitation.

 

Posted: Thursday March 23, 2017