Calling All Veterans! Annual Veteran's Day Complete exam and xrays. Vet Exam
Monday - Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Almost everyone will experience a dental concern at some time in their lives. You may have a small cavity, simply desire to whiten your teeth, or need to completely restore your mouth to optimal health and function. Full mouth rehabilitation is the process of bringing a person’s mouth back to health and beauty. Simply put, a person with multiple dental problems can seek a plan (full mouth rehabilitation) to completely restore their dental health.

It might sound like a complicated procedure, but full mouth rehabilitation utilizes a combination of restorative dental treatments to fix or rebuild your smile. Our goal at Brady Dental Group is to not only help you enjoy smiling again, but also to improve the strength and health of your teeth and surrounding tissues. The exact treatments that make up your full mouth rehabilitation will depend on the specific issues that affect your smile. During your consultation, we will thoroughly discuss your dental issues, and what combination of treatments can rebuild your smile in a conservative, minimally-invasive way. Dental treatment is not just an option; many times it’s a necessity, since your teeth cannot recover from damage or infection on their own. A chipped edge, a cracked surface, or even a minor cavity will pose a significant threat to your oral health if allowed to become worse through lack of treatment.

Full mouth reconstruction would be needed when you are looking to restore your smile’s good health and more than just a filling is needed. In many cases, a tooth filling or crown may be able to restore a single damaged tooth. However, many patients exhibit a number of problems with more than one tooth, and/or the gum tissues around them and full mouth rehabilitation may be the answer. 

Full-mouth rehabilitation (also known as full-mouth reconstruction) is not a single dental treatment. Rather, it is a variety of treatments and procedures performed over time, and all are focused on getting and keeping your mouth healthy. Brady Dental Group will work together with you to formulate a personalized treatment plan that addresses problems, such as tooth wear, missing teeth, pain, misalignment, infection, and any other dental concerns you may have.

Below are some of the reasons Full-Mouth rehabilitation may be needed.

1. You have teeth that are worn down

  • Everyone’s teeth wear down with age; however, there are factors that will progress the age of your teeth faster than they are meant to. Your teeth are tough, but they are not indestructible. Years of daily chewing will eventually take its toll, but it is not normal to have teeth that are excessively worn or painful. Several factors can cause premature wearing of your teeth, including grinding, eating or crunching very hard foods such as ice, or acid foods such as lemons, dental pathologies and miss alignment on occlusion.  Brady Dental can help with these problems through full-mouth rehabilitation. Your rehabilitation may include crown placements, root canals, or extraction and replacement, depending on your individual situation. Excessive wear can cause many problems and having Full-Mouth rehabilitation at Brady Dental Group can give you a happy, healthy smile. 

2. You are missing teeth

  • Millions of Americans are missing one or more of their natural teeth. Whether due to injury, disease, or congenitally missing teeth you do not have to live with the spacing that missing teeth leave. Dental treatments at Brady Dental Group give you several options for effective tooth replacement.
  • Brady Dental can provide you with bridge, a partial denture or full denture, or dental implants. Visit Brady Dental to consult on which option of replacing missing teeth is best for you.

3. You have experienced dental trauma

  • Life is unpredictable, and an accident, sports injury, or other traumatic event can leave you with damage to your teeth. Whether your tooth has been knocked out, chipped, or pushed out of proper alignment, full-mouth rehabilitation can help. Dental work like crowns, bridges, implants, and orthodontics not only restore your once-beautiful smile, but also help ensure that you have an ideal bite, with pain-free speaking and chewing.

4. You have severe gum disease or periodontal disease

  • Gum disease or periodontal disease is an epidemic in the United States, and many patients are unaware that they are suffering from the condition. Advanced periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss, oral infections, bad breath and even to systemic health conditions. Sore, bleeding, or swollen gums are signs that point to some degree of periodontal disease. If this is your case then your full-mouth rehabilitation will include periodontal treatment and specific cleanings to help control the disease and restore your oral health.  Due to these extensive problems, the dentist’s at Brady Dental Group examine all patients for signs of gum disease and for other periodontal issues. Visiting Brady Dental Group in Amarillo will help keep your smile healthy.

Each case is different and calls for its own plan. Not all dentists can undertake full mouth rehabilitation, so make sure to do your homework and find the right dentist for your specific needs.

Steps for Full Mouth Rehabilitation:

How does it work?

First, a comprehensive exam with a full set of x-rays must take place. Our team at Brady Dental Group will listen to your concerns and then examine your mouth. These exams cover more than just your teeth. They include an examination of your gums, jaw muscles, joints, and the overall aesthetics of your mouth. The team at Brady Dental Group also takes photographs and an ITero 3D scan of your teeth to get a complete picture of your dental issues. The attention to detail is second-to-none at Brady Dental Group, as we make certain our patients receive the care they deserve coupled with the best and most up-to-date methods in dentistry.

Second, you and the team at Brady Dental Group will sit down and have a consultation. There are many ways to put a mouth back together. We at Brady Dental Group like to give multiple options and you and the dentist come to an agreement on what is best for the health of your smile and your pocket book. At this time we will also go over financials and scheduling you for the optimal time needed for your appointment to get a healthier, happier smile.

Third, we will start the treatment process with the plan that was agreed upon whether that’s Invisalign, crowns, veneers, fillings, partial, dentures, implants or a combination of services needed to restore your mouth. Many checks and balances are taken to ensure that you are happy with the final result.

Fourth, Brady Dental Group requires you to do an occlusal guard at the end of your treatment to help protect the investment of your smile. An occlusal guard is an appliance that you wear at night to help protect your teeth from clenching and grinding; therefore, protecting the investment that you have put into your smile. 

Full mouth restoration is a process. More often than not, patients need extended care, which can vary in length of time. Rest assured the detailed plan will include expected timeframes and ensure that you are in the know every step of the way. As per your dentist’s and your plan, each step is taken to make sure you heal properly along the way. At Brady Dental Group, we make sure to accommodate you at every step possible. 

Is it expensive?

That depends, the cost is very different for each patient depending on their dental needs. Brady Dental will work with you to understand the costs of various procedures and help to fit them within your budget. This is what the free of charge consultation is for, so you and the team at Brady Dental Group can put your smile back together as painlessly as possible. 

When you need a full mouth restoration, cost should be the last factor to influence its completion. Full-Mouth Rehabilitation is an excellent investment in the overall dental, medical, and psychological wellbeing of adults. Financial considerations should not be an obstacle in obtaining this important service. Brady Dental Group does offer a 24 month zero percent interest loan through Amarillo National Bank to help bring your smile back. 

It can be hard to find a dentist who offers full mouth rehabilitation. At Brady Dental Group, we specialize in the cosmetic dentistry you need to work your dental problems back to health. Give us a call today and find out more!

Once your full-mouth rehabilitation is complete, you will enjoy better oral health, will feel better, and will even have a more attractive smile.