“ When a dentition is seriously compromised it often becomes more logical to take a step back and, rather than looking at individual problems, view the whole condition and the steps necessary to achieve the most ideal result.”
"A healthy functioning mouth that looks good and has the security of well planned and executed restorative dentistry that will last for many years."
Full mouth rehabilitation dentistry seeks to correct imperfections and enhance the appearance of the smile. By combining the science of neuromuscular dentistry with the artistry of cosmetic dentistry, full mouth rehabilitations can help create a beautiful smile. You deserve to have a beautiful smile regardless of the current condition of your teeth. Don't hesitate to set an appointment with your Dentist today.
There are numerous factors that may affect the teeth, the supporting gums and bone, the tongue, the lips and the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Such factors may include, neglect by the patient such as poor oral hygiene resulting in loss of teeth, deleterious habits of the patient such as bruxism (tooth grinding), age related changes such as wearing of the teeth and darkening of their shade, closure of the bite and arthritic changes in the TMJ, inheritance such as crowding of the teeth or a gummy smile.
A common feature we find quite often is that patients have no idea of the extent of their problem. They have learned to live with and accept, numerous missing teeth are causing you considerable harm, because you are overloading your remaining teeth and wearing them out prematurely, you are shifting your chewing pattern and causing arthritis in your jaw joints as well as headaches, you get food stuck between your teeth because the teeth have moved and opened up the contacts between them, this in turn leading to gum disease and decay between these teeth and the loss of more teeth.
As a result, you have bad breath, again because of food packing between your teeth, you are not able to chew your food properly resulting in lack of enjoyment of your meals as well as problems with your digestion and such things as constipation and diarrhea. Last but not least, your speech, appearance, self-esteem, and self-confidence may be affected.
The goal of treatment is to properly align the jaw and rebuild damaged teeth. We conduct a careful examination of both intra and extra oral tissues and their functionality. We may take X-rays of your teeth and jaws, photographs of your face and smile and obtain impressions of your teeth to make study models.
Our treatment plans reflect this as we always aim to provide you with a comprehensive plan to correct all possible factors that may have affected and/or are affecting your smile. Sometimes the cost of your treatment may seem quite expensive, but years of deterioration may warrant a complex and often multidisciplinary approach to correct the damage.
As an example, if you have presented with numerous missing teeth and have worn down the remaining ones as a result and suffer from arthritis in your jaw joints due to over closure of your bite, your treatment will require replacement of your missing teeth and restoration of your remaining ones to open up your bite and re-establish a healthy and more youthful smile. To accomplish this, you may need root canal therapy in a number of teeth, multiple crowns, bridges and implants and also medication and physiotherapy for your arthritis.
You may even decide to have your teeth professionally lightened at some stage. We recognize that it may be possible to treat the same problem using a number of different approaches and we will present these to you at the same time. The result is an attractively enhanced smile using durable materials that will stand the tests of time.
“ No matter how complex your problem may be,
you can get back the smile
that you once had - or we can create a new one that
will be beautiful as well as functional.
Your new smile is within your reach .”