Losing even a single tooth can significantly alter daily experiences, from speech to dietary choices. However, losing multiple teeth, or even all your teeth, can greatly impact your daily routine and lifestyle. Studies have shown that complete tooth loss—called edentulism—can negatively affect your quality of life and even be a predictor of mortality. If you have multiple missing, broken, decayed, or worn down teeth, you may be a candidate for a comprehensive restorative procedure known as full-mouth rehabilitation.
What Is Full-Mouth Rehabilitation?
Sometimes, there is so much damage to the teeth, mouth, and gums that one restorative procedure isn’t sufficient. That’s where full-mouth rehabilitation, sometimes called full-mouth reconstruction or restoration, comes in.
Imagine this procedure as a comprehensive overhaul, similar to a detailed home renovation project. The damaged mouth needs a thorough professional examination, cleaning, and preparation. Then, an expert like Dr. Bradford will systematically reconstruct the mouth, following a carefully devised plan and ultimately achieving a stunning result.
Not every full-mouth restoration will be the same. Each treatment is customized to your specific needs, preferences, and budget, making it highly unlikely for any two to be identical. Dr. Bradford will ensure that your treatment plan aligns with your goals. The result will be a brand-new smile that is functional, beautiful, and will last for years.
Is Full-Mouth Rehabilitation Right for Me?
Not everyone with damaged teeth needs full-mouth rehabilitation. Some of the issues below can often be solved with a simpler restorative dentistry procedure. However, when you are experiencing a combination of problems or your symptoms are extreme, you may be a candidate for full-mouth rehabilitation.
- Multiple broken, chipped, or missing teeth
- Advanced tooth decay
- Severe gum disease (aka periodontitis)
- Broken or failing restorations such as bridges or crowns
- Severely worn-down teeth due to grinding (aka bruxism) or erosion
Full-mouth rehabilitation addresses these complex issues comprehensively.
Patients looking to enhance their oral health and aesthetics should know that a full-mouth reconstruction is generally used when simpler treatments are not effective. A free consultation with Dr. Bradford is a great way to determine whether a full-mouth rehabilitation is right for you or whether another procedure would be more suitable.
Potential Restoration Options
Several restorative procedures may make up a full-mouth rehabilitation plan. Like an architect reconstructing a house, Dr. Bradford will create a detailed plan to achieve your desired results. It starts with a consultation, where he will examine your mouth and take digital X-rays to assess what repairs are needed and determine the most effective treatment approach.
When it comes to addressing the issue of missing or damaged teeth, we use several treatment options, including dental crowns, bridges, and implant dentures. These restorations can be used with mini dental implants for superior tooth replacement outcomes. Dr. Bradford prefers mini implants, which are narrow in diameter because they allow for quicker placement and functionality than large conventional dental implants.
We understand that the comprehensive nature of full-mouth rehabilitation can involve financial considerations. However, we don’t want financial worry to keep anyone from receiving such a necessary and transformative procedure.
Our experienced team will review your insurance with you, ensuring you know exactly what’s covered under your plan. If you need additional financing assistance, we can perform a soft credit check, which won’t impact your credit score but can help determine your eligibility for flexible financing plans. We partner with multiple financial companies to provide various payment options. Some plans include a 0% introductory rate or extended payment timelines, so you can find a method that works for your budget.
Schedule a Free Consultation Today
If you think you may be a candidate for full-mouth rehabilitation, then there’s no reason to wait any longer—call our office to schedule a free consultation. Let an expert like Dr. Bradford assess your situation and tailor a personalized plan. We are eager to help you take the first step toward restoring your smile and regaining the lifestyle you remember.