Is your smile not what it used to be?
Are your teeth severely damaged (due to decay, injury, or excess wear from teeth grinding)?
Is a poorly aligned bite (malocclusion) causing you problems such as headaches or other pain in your jaw or mouth?
Whether your situation is a result of years of neglect or just plain bad luck, we can help with a Full Mouth Rejuvenation. Really Smile has helped many people in the Carmel, IN area restore their smile and dramatically improve their oral health. You only have one set of teeth; take care of them! If you wait too long, you might lose your opportunity to do something about it!
What is a Full Mouth Rejuvenation?
A Full Mouth Rejuvenation is exactly what it sounds like: it’s a total, planned overhaul of your teeth, gums, and bite, with the goal of restoring the health and appearance of your smile. Full Mouth Rejuvenation isn’t a single procedure; it’s made up of many different procedures, and which ones you get will depend on your specific needs.
As you might expect, a Full Mouth Rejuvenation takes place over several appointments, and requires a considerable investment of your time. Some Full Mouth Restorations aren’t complete for a year, or perhaps more. Getting a Full Mouth Rejuvenation is a major commitment!
How is a Full Mouth Rejuvenation Different from a Smile Makeover?
It’s important to recognize the difference between a Full Mouth Rejuvenation and a Smile Makeover. They may appear to be similar, but a Smile Makeover is elective. In other words, you don’t need a Smile Makeover, and most of the procedures you’ll undergo are entirely cosmetic. A Full Mouth Rejuvenation is something that you do need, usually because your oral health has declined so much that drastic measures are required to save your teeth (at least the ones that can be saved!). A Full Mouth Rejuvenation might involve some cosmetic procedures, but the main objective is getting your teeth, gums, and bite to a point where they are functional and to eliminate pain that’s caused by problems in your oral cavity.
What’s Usually Involved in a Full Mouth Restoration?
Each Full Mouth Restoration is unique to each person. To determine what procedures you require and to build your treatment plan, your dentist will give you a thorough examination. At Really Smile, we use some of the most advanced imaging technology available today to make sure your examination is as complete and comfortable as possible.
First, your dentist will examine your teeth to assess their level of damage. Your dentist will look for decay and cavities, and fractures and cracks in the surface of your teeth. Teeth that are longer (an indication of gum disease) or shorter (a “gummy smile”) are also of concern, as are of course any sign of infection that might need attention.
Procedures that you might require will include crowns, bridges, dental implants, and veneers.
Second, your dentist will check your gums for any sign of periodontal disease, usually either gingivitis or periodontitis. Early stage periodontal disease (gingivitis) can be reversed with cleaning and good oral hygiene, but more advanced cases (periodontitis) are much more serious and may require more aggressive treatment to control. Periodontitis is the destruction of the gums and bones that hold your teeth in place, and your dentist will check things like bone density to make an assessment of any problems with your gums. In very severe cases, tissue or bone grafts might be needed to restore the “foundation” of your teeth.
Third, your dentist will examine your bite (occlusion). A bite that is misaligned (malocclusion) can be the source of pain in the jaw and face, as well as headaches. Poorly aligned teeth also make chewing more difficult, and just like a broken part on your car can cause damage to other parts, malocclusion can do excess damage to your teeth. Your Really Smile dentist has specialized training in neuromuscular dentistry and possesses specialized understanding of problems relating to bite and how it is treated.
Finally, your dentist will make an assessment of how your teeth look and recommend cosmetic treatments to give your smile and appearance an improved look that will increase your confidence.
Once the examination is completed, your dentist will begin to work on a specialized treatment plan that is unique to you. Your dentist will want to include you in the planning process so that you fully understand what will take place, as well as to inform you of any risks that might be involved.
It doesn’t matter how your teeth ended up this way…
But what you do about it does. Remember, you’ve only got one set of teeth, and if you’re considering a Full Mouth Restoration, this might be your last good chance to repair them before they’re lost forever!
Call us now at 317-597-8748, or make an appointment online.
Time is of the essence! Your teeth are only going to get worse the longer you delay treatment. Get your best, healthiest smile with Really Smile!