Understanding the Different Types of Treatment for a Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Your teeth and smile are as unique as your personality. What works for one person is not always the best solution for someone else, whether you’re missing teeth or suffering from gum disease or other oral health problems. 

At Manhasset Dental Arts, our dentists Dr. Elizabeth Abrams and Dr. Michael Abrams, and our dental team offer custom full mouth rehabilitation at our office in Manhasset, New York.

What is a full mouth rehabilitation and when do you need one?

Most Americans have or will experience some type of oral health issue during their lifetime, from tooth decay to full or partial tooth loss. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Dental Association (ADA), nearly half of American adults are missing at least one tooth, and approximately 40 million have lost all of their natural teeth. 

Over 90% of all Americans will develop at least one cavity. Many Americans also admit to being embarrassed or ashamed of how their teeth look, from stains to cosmetic damage like chips, gaps, and spaces. 

If your smile and oral health are not where you’d like them to be, you’re not alone. A full mouth rehabilitation rebuilds your entire smile, tooth by tooth. 

Even in cases of severe tooth decay or gum disease, some teeth will naturally be in worse shape than others. That means that while some teeth will most likely have to be removed or replaced, others may only need minor improvements like a crown, dental filling, or veneer. It’s a gradual process that’s customized according to your specific needs. 

Our dentists perform a comprehensive dental exam and diagnostic imaging tests to determine the extent of your problems, and then design a specific full mouth rehabilitation plan. 

The dental repairs are performed over several appointments, and some appointments and the following recovery period will be longer than others depending on the procedure.

The most common dental services included in a typical full mouth rehabilitation plan include:

The idea of fixing all of your teeth can seem overwhelming, but our dentists will walk you through the process and take it one step at a time so that you’re comfortable and the treatment plan fits into your lifestyle, circumstances, and budget. Many people begin with the most serious problems first, like replacing missing teeth or addressing oral health problems like gum disease. 

It’s important to keep in mind that while you’ll ultimately end up with a more attractive smile, the point of a full mouth rehabilitation is to improve your oral health and protect you from potentially serious health issues in the future. 

Even if you’re not aware of any dental problems, you should continue to get a check-up and professional dental cleaning every six months as recommended by the ADA.

You don’t have to live with damaged teeth and oral health problems. For more information about the cosmetic and restorative dentistry options available to you at Manhasset Dental Arts, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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