A full mouth rehabilitation is a series of procedures to restore health, function and beauty to your smile. If you have complex dental problems such as missing teeth, crooked teeth, extensive wear, and/or TMJ disorders, Dr. Alexander may recommend a full mouth rehabilitation.
Combining the artistry of cosmetic dentistry with the science of restorative dentistry, Dr. Alexander can create a beautiful, functional and comfortable smile. With cutting edge technology, we are able to capture images of the mouth, jaw, and muscles in both relaxed and active positions so we can determine the best course of treatment for you.
Dr. Alexander will listen carefully to your goals and concerns to create a customized treatment plan that will deliver you optimal results. Since multiple procedures are usually needed in a full mouth rehabilitation, we will spread out your treatment to fit in your schedule and budget. Some of the procedures may be covered by dental insurance, we can check with your insurance carrier to check your benefits, and submit claims on your behalf.
Considerations for Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Teeth – All of your teeth will be inspected to look for signs of decay, wear and damage. We will also consider the aesthetics of your teeth. Are they too long/short? Discolored? There are many procedures we can perform to improve the health and beauty of teeth including:
Gums – The health of your gums is very important to the health of teeth and of the mouth overall. We will look for signs of gum disease and perform a through dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from around the gums.
TMJ and Occlusion (bite) – A unbalanced bite can cause teeth to wear, lead to headaches and more. We will examine how the teeth come together to determine if any changes should be made. Using Invisalign, we can reposition the teeth so that they are straighter. Mouth guards or splints may also be used as TMJ therapy to prevent teeth grinding.
Am I A Full Mouth Reconstruction Candidate?
For some people, improving their smiles can be limited to a single procedure, or maybe two. However, others may have serious concerns and multiple problems with the health and appearance of their smiles. Fortunately, if you do suffer from serious complications and disorders related to your oral health, we can often help with a full mouth reconstruction.
How Do I Get Started?
First, schedule a visit with your doctor. Even if you assume your smile is too far gone, remember that’s what the reconstruction is for. We will perform a thorough examination of your smile. Using digital x-rays, we will gather detailed images of your teeth and the jaws beneath the gum line. The doctor will also conduct a visual exam to look for indicators of common oral health concerns. We will take impressions so our team obtains further details about your smile. From there, we can decide which procedures will best address your smile issues.
What If I Have Gum Disease?
Often, before we can begin treatment we need to assess certain problems. For example, we can’t fix a tooth until we repair a cavity or a dental infection. Likewise, if you have untreated gum disease we will need to offer treatments to manage the disease and prevent periodontitis, an advanced stage often responsible for tooth loss.
How Extensive Will the Reconstruction Be?
That will depend on each individual case. Some reconstructions are very extensive and others can be considered conservative. Each one is tailored specifically for the individual patient. If you have any questions about our full mouth reconstructions, then please contact our office today.
Schedule an Appointment
If you have complex dental problems, contact our dentists in Jacksonville FL to schedule a consultation. After an initial exam, Dr. Alexander can determine if you are a good candidate for a full-mouth rehabilitation.