In cases where the existing dentition is unpleasing to the patient, heavily restored with metal fillings, and/or several teeth are missing a more extensive treatment plan is needed to make the patient dentally fit.
Extensive treatment in the past could have altered the occlusal function which can cause stress upon the the remaining teeth with the risk of cusps fracturing.
The jaw function can become dysfunctional which can lead to facial pain, migraines and structural misalignments. One should never underestimate the value of every tooth in terms of beauty, function and interconnectedness with the rest of the body even those in the back of your mouth. Gaps and poorly restored teeth can often cause a variety of chewing problems, collapse of facial features and premature ageing.
Damaged teeth can be saved and repaired to look and feel like the real thing or perhaps even better. In order to restore the dentition it is vital to study how the teeth interconnect, where the problem areas are and how to rectify an imbalanced occlusion.
Patients who choose to undergo a full mouth rehabilitation will be scheduled for a functional and occlusal analyses where intra oral and extra oral photos and X-rays will be taken The dentist will take impressions of the teeth to make study casts. A set of measurements will be taken , followed by face bow registration. The face bow registration allows the dentist to transfer all the measurements and study casts onto an a articulator with exact parameters.
This allows proper planning of any treatment requirements. The dentist will discuss with the patient their needs and desires regarding the colour and shape of their teeth. All this information is communicated to the dental laboratory and a wax-up of the new teeth in their ideal position will be made. Once this is completed the patient is scheduled for an appointment to discuss the treatment plan , time frame of procedures as well as the fees.
There are several treatment options available, including ; fillings, onlays, porcelain veneers , ceramic crowns, ceramic bridges. In case of replacement of missing teeth with zirconia biocompatible metal free implants, a referral to our preferred oral surgeon will be made.