Full Mouth Restoration & Rehabilitation
Whether it’s through years of neglect, or because circumstances kept them from seeking treatment, sometimes patients who visit Dr. Hamiltion require full mouth reconstruction, full mouth restoration or full mouth rehabilitation.
These patients may exhibit several missing or cracked teeth, gum disease in varying degrees, badly worn teeth through bruxism (grinding) or other habits that have undermined the health of their entire mouth. Other patients may be born with conditions such as ectodermal dysplasia, amelogenesis or dentinogenesis which all require an extensive restoration of their teeth. Other patients may suffer from oral cancer or similar diseases which require a unique approach that involves not only replacing teeth but possibly jaw and gum tissues as well.
As the names imply, a full mouth restoration requires a comprehensive approach to solving a variety of dental problems, leading to a final result that will greatly enhance a personal aesthetic, health and functional use of their teeth, gums and mouth.
Dr. Hamilton can use a variety of treatments to help resolve these issues, including crowns, bridges, veneers, dental implants or dentures when teeth are involved. If gums are also affected, she will most likely need to do scaling and root planning to treat periodontal disease. Patients with advanced maladies may also be referred to a periodontist to ensure any new or restored teeth have the solid foundation they need. As part of a possible treatment plan, Dr. Hamilton may also consider doing soft tissue or bone grafts to help build up the underlying jaw bone.
One of the goals of full mouth restoration is to ensure that you have a stable bite, meaning that you are not in pain or that when you chew, there is no wear and tear on your teeth that could lead them to deteriorate. Sometimes, this means that occlusal issues must be taken into account as well. To resolve these types of issues, a patient may be required to wear orthodontics, a night guard or some form of an appliance that helps to reprogram their bite.
A full mouth reconstruction is not a simple process that can be solved in a matter of a visit or two. But having a healthy mouth, teeth and gums are vital to your overall health and that’s why it is important to seek out Dr. Hamilton to help you craft a plan that leads to full dental health.
Comfort Zone for Dentistry serves patients in Sugar Land and other nearby Texas communities.