Rehabilitating an entire mouth consists of a highly individual treatment plan. The goal of reconstruction is to optimize your entire oral health including teeth, gums, occlusion (bite) and overall harmony. Sometimes it's necessary to address the mouth as a whole to come up with the best plan for overall health.
Dr. Kivel has training in multiple disciplines and schools of thought to be able to pick and choose the best methodologies to match your goals. Due to an involvement of the upper and lower teeth as well as the jaw joint, usually most or all teeth are involved.
A full mouth restoration is a complex process and is often phased into multiple office visits over a period of time. Treatment can take 12 months or more to complete, depending on your unique needs and the extent of the rehab.
The following procedures that may be involved in a full mouth restoration:
- Prophylactic teeth cleaning and gum care
- Preparation of your natural tooth structure prior to placement of veneers or crowns
- Placing temporary restorations to get comfortable with your new teeth and the feel of your new bite
- Installing of permanent restorations
- Shaping of gum tissue to achieve balance in your smile
- Replacement of missing teeth with dental implants
- Crown lengthening
- Bone grafting to improve stability
- Orthodontic treatment