The term “full-mouth rehabilitation” may sound unfamiliar and even a little intimidating, but once you learn what it’s all about, you’ll probably wish you’d known about it sooner!
If you have multiple dental concerns that need attention, it could take several visits over several months to address them all. And if your dentist doesn’t specialize in all the needed procedures, you may get referred to other providers. Coordinating the work to be done and the order in which to do it can get complicated.
Dr. AnnMarie Olson and her experienced dental team at AnnMarie Olson DDS PA care for all your dental needs in one place. They get to know you and your unique set of circumstances, understanding that no two people or patients are alike. The team designs a comprehensive, customized treatment plan called full-mouth rehabilitation that will efficiently address each condition in the best possible way.
Here are the top five reasons you should consider full-mouth rehabilitation.
1. Gives you a radiant smile
The most obvious reason to fix your teeth is that your teeth will be fixed. A ragged smile, such as discolored or missing teeth, is the first thing you see when you look in the mirror. It’s the first thing other people see, too.
Without saying a word, you may be communicating that you don’t care about hygiene, that you’re not worth hiring, or that you’re not ready for a relationship. None of those things may be true, but that won’t stop people from judging and jumping to conclusions.
You can put a stop to all that with full-mouth rehabilitation. Most people who’ve been through the process say they have much more confidence and self-esteem than ever before.
2. Improves your oral health and protects your overall health
There’s a difference between a smile makeover and full-mouth rehabilitation — the first is cosmetic and the second is necessary. When you have crooked, cracked, discolored, and/or missing teeth, your health hazards are twofold.
Crooked teeth are hard to clean, which leads to bacteria and plaque buildup, and eventually gum disease. Crooked teeth can also misalign your bite, creating excess wear and tear on your teeth and leading to jaw pain.
Missing teeth leave spaces that allow neighboring teeth to drift over and fill the vacancy. Those teeth end up at odd angles and cause problems with your bite. Missing teeth also lead to loss of jawbone if left untreated.
Cracked and broken teeth invite infection, and discolored teeth are likely already infected.
A misaligned bite often leads to headaches linked to your jaw. Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) takes on too much pressure when your bite is off and it radiates pain throughout your head. Some people even get migraines from TMJ disorder. Straightening your teeth solves the problem in your jaw and your head.
Because your mouth is the gateway to your respiratory and digestive systems, any infections and bacteria in your mouth work their way to other parts of your body. Poor oral health has been linked to diabetes, pneumonia, heart disease, and stroke.
3. Rejuvenates your facial features
The look of your face depends on the structure beneath it. Your skull, cheekbones, jaw, and teeth all support your muscles and skin. If you’re missing teeth or have worn yours down to nubs, your cheeks and lips will begin to sink and sag.
One of the most recognizable signs of aging is sagging, sunken facial skin. With full-mouth rehabilitation, you reestablish the structure of your mouth and regain volume you’ve lost in your face, cheeks, and lips.
4. Makes eating, talking, drinking, and laughing more enjoyable
When it hurts to chew, you automatically find ways to skirt the pain. It may mean chewing food on only one side of your mouth or eating only soft foods. If you’re avoiding certain foods, you’re putting yourself at risk for malnutrition.
Full-mouth rehabilitation fixes all the problems in your mouth so you can eat and drink anything you want without pain, speak without hindrance, and smile and laugh with confidence.
5. Convenience and peace of mind from a comprehensive plan
The best thing about full-mouth rehabilitation is that it’s like one-stop shopping. Although full-mouth rehab may take more than one visit, you can rest assured it’s as efficient as possible and will get you to your goal faster, more safely, and more efficiently than taking each dental problem one by one.
Dr. Olson and her team offers you the most personal treatment imaginable and the most advanced technology available. If you have a mouthful of dental issues, but the huge task ahead seems overwhelming, full-mouth rehabilitation could be your answer. Call us today at 512-212-5231 or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule your consultation online.