If you have simultaneous issues with several teeth, one treatment may not be the solution for all of your dental needs. Full-mouth rehabilitation is a course of treatments that aims to bring your oral health to good standing. It can be a combination of restorative work, cosmetic procedures, and prosthetic dentistry. Essentially, it is a long-term plan set by you and your dentist, where the end result is a healthy, good-looking smile you can show the world. It can also incorporate the treatment of painful conditions, like TMJ dysfunction.
Addressing Immediate Oral Health Concerns
If you have teeth that suffer from active decay, having them treated should be the priority. The type of treatment you need will depend on how severe your case of decay may be. In some instances, you may be able to have a cavity eliminated with a filling. However, a more severe cavity may require a root canal treatment.
Improving How Your Smile Looks
Once your teeth have been treated for active health problems, you and your dentist can work on addressing cosmetic troubles. If you are a good candidate, your dentist can hide flaws in the shape, and look, of several teeth by placing porcelain veneers over them. Veneers are permanently bonded to your enamel, and have a radiant, healthy appearance.
Why You Should Replace Lost Teeth
Missing teeth can be a cosmetic problem, but they also affect your health. Having to adjust you chewing and speaking motions because of lost teeth can be a possible cause of TMJ dysfunction. A dental implant can act as the root of your lost tooth; having an implant will help keep nutrients flowing to your jawbone, and avoid bone depletion.