Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Not every dentist has the education or experience necessary to complete full mouth restorative cases. An in-depth knowledge and understanding of occlusion (bite), as well as the physiology and mechanics of your jaw is essential to the success of any full mouth rehabilitation case.
In fact, at our Highlands Ranch dental office, Dr. Sarira Martin, DDS, PC, treats some of the most complex full mouth cases. She utilizes a number of treatments to restore the comfort and function of your smile, while making sure that each procedure supports a healthy jaw and a comfortable bite.
Why Do Some Patients Need Full Mouth Rehabilitative Dentistry?
Teeth may break down for a number of reasons. Some of the most common include:
Clenching and grinding – Constant clenching and grinding (bruxism) can wear down your teeth. In fact, when your teeth are too short and no longer come together properly, you may develop problems with your jaw, as well. Dr. Martin can evaluate your bite and determine if restorative dentistry will improve your function and comfort.
Trauma – An accident may cause premature tooth loss and breakage. In many cases, full mouth reconstructive dentistry can restore the patient’s ability to eat and speak properly.
Periodontal disease – Severe periodontal disease can cause tooth loss. Before restorative dentistry can begin, we will need to make sure your gums are completely healthy in order to protect your dentistry.
Aesthetics – If you just do not like the way your smile looks, you can address your appearance with cosmetic dentistry. A full smile makeover can give you the confident beauty you have always desired.
What Treatments Do Full Mouth Cases Require?
While the treatment needs vary on a person-by-person basis, some of the most common restorative procedures include:
Dental implants – Implants replace missing teeth and can also offer stability for other dental treatments such as implant-retained bridges and partial dentures.
Crowns – Crowns can build your teeth back up after years of bruxism grinds them down. Placing crowns on your teeth may restore your occlusion and help you have greater function when speaking and eating.
Composite fillings – Fillings are useful to repair small damage such as chips and notches in your teeth.
Veneers – Veneers restore the length, shape, and beauty of your front teeth. They also address problems such as misaligned or misshapen teeth.
Nightguards – Especially if you have a history of teeth grinding, a nightguard can protect your investment in quality dentistry. This is essential for many people to keep from breaking their restorations due to a strong bite.
Questions? Give Us a Call!
By having your full mouth restorative work done with Dr. Sarira Martin, DDS, PC, you can save money and time. She will make sure that your dentistry is done right the first time. She has a gentle touch and never cuts corners with our patients. To learn more about the possibility of restoring your smile, call our Highlands Ranch, CO dental office to schedule a consultation.