If your teeth are worn down, broken or missing, if you experience pain around the jaw joints, headaches, back pain or muscle tenderness, if you have unexplained numbness in the fingers and arms - the symptoms that cause problems in both the bite and appearance of the mouth - then you should consider full-mouth rehabilitation.
Full mouth rehabilitation corrects imperfections in bite position and enhances the appearance of the smile. Combining the science and technology of neuromuscular dentistry with the artistry of cosmetic dentistry, full mouth rehabilitation creates a smile that is functional, comfortable and beautiful.
Full mouth rehabilitation procedure seeks to properly align the jaw and rebuild damaged teeth and requires a highly qualified dentist to complete the treatment. Although the procedure can be extensive, the results are truly amazing.
With the help of neuromuscular dentistry techniques your dentist measures the jaw's muscle function in both stressed and relaxed positions by running computerized scans. Once determined, the jaw position is corrected with the use of a sophisticated, virtually invisible orthotic appliance that fits over the top of the lower teeth.
The orthotic has to be worn for several weeks to several months, during which the jaw naturally drops into its most comfortable position. Then the doctor can begin to restore the bite. With this correction, patients experience decreased or eliminated pain and discomfort, and better overall health.
Stimulation and relaxation of the jaw muscles utilizing Tens can be quite helpful in the full mouth rehabilitation procedure. The Tens is a low level electrical impulse machine that exercises the jaw muscles and releases the lactic acid buildup from muscle overuse in the wrong position.
In full mouth rehabilitation, the treatment also includes the application of dental restorations, including porcelain veneers, crowns or onlays. Depending on the patient, prosthesis may be used. As an added benefit, the restorations are exceptionally attractive and strong, enhancing the smile beautifully.
Patients who have their bite repositioned with the use of an orthotic have to be monitored on a regular basis and will have to be under the dentists care for up to 1 year.
Your dentist can determine if full mouth rehabilitation is appropriate for you. Don't hesitate to set an appointment with a qualified dentist today.