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Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Do you struggle with pain and/or difficulty chewing due to missing teeth, swollen gums, or extensive decay? We understand that, for any number of reasons, patients may have had trouble keeping up with their oral care throughout the years and now must contend with issues affecting the function and appearance of their smile. Full mouth rehabilitation is a comprehensive treatment plan that focuses on restoring a healthy mouth along with complete function of your teeth and bite. The multispecialty dental team at Scripps Center for Dental Care includes an array of dental specialists who will work together to rehabilitate your oral health while rebuilding a brand new smile. With close collaboration among our cosmetic dentists, orthodontists, periodontists, prosthodontists, and oral surgeons, our team can address your concerns and provide you with the compassionate care you deserve.

What is Full Mouth Rehabilitation?

Full mouth rehabilitation is a series of treatments designed to address more restorative dental needs, such as decay, cracked or missing teeth, and oral injuries. Patients who may benefit from full mouth rehabilitation include individuals who cannot chew properly, who experience oral pain, or those who have multiple dental concerns they would like to correct at once. We devise your full mouth rehabilitation plan according to a thorough evaluation of your mouth and oral health, allowing us to provide truly personalized care.

What Can Be Accomplished with Full Mouth Rehabilitation?

The goal of full mouth rehabilitation is to recover the health and appearance of your teeth for a beautiful smile transformation, ideally increasing your confidence and improving your quality of life. Using a variety of restorative dentistry techniques, full mouth rehabilitation can treat:

  • Individual or multiple missing teeth
  • Lost teeth in an entire dental arch
  • Chips, cracks, and fissures in the enamel
  • Widespread decay
  • Gum disease and gum recession 
  • Tooth and gum infections
  • Malocclusion or a misaligned bite
  • Pain and/or difficulty chewing

A transparent consultation with our dentist can give you insight into whether this all-encompassing treatment plan is the best approach to address your concerns. For some issues that may be more cosmetic in nature, a smile makeover may be a more beneficial treatment to achieve your goals. 

What are My Options For Full Mouth Rehabilitation?

Our team will work with you to determine the most ideal treatments to include in your full mouth rehabilitation. Services that are commonly incorporated include:

We will always consider your needs and goals for the outcome when tailoring your treatment plan. If you struggle with dental anxiety or a phobia has previously affected your ability to visit the dentist, we can utilize an appropriate sedation dentistry technique to provide you with the care you need while helping you enjoy a more comfortable experience.

What is the Full Mouth Rehabilitation Process Like?

Before treatment, you will meet with our dentist to discuss your concerns, needs, and goals for outcome. Digital impressions and intraoral imaging may be taken to better understand the positioning of your teeth and gums as well as the location of your oral structures. You will even be able to see a preview of your potential results with our digital smile design technology, which allows our team to see the expected outcome and refine your treatment plan as necessary.

Depending on which treatments are included in your full mouth rehabilitation, the entire process may take place during one appointment or in multiple stages. Each patient’s dental plan will differ based on their unique needs, and your dentist will explain what you can expect with your personal treatment timeline. Services like treatment for periodontal disease and gum recession can often be completed in one appointment, while replacing missing teeth and orthodontics may take months to achieve the desired result. Our various dental professionals will work together to determine the best possible approach for your concerns, and you can feel confident that you are receiving experienced and specialized care.

When Will I See My New Smile?

The timeline of when you will be able to enjoy a healthy, fully functional smile differs from patient to patient based on the details of their treatment plan. Some cases of full mouth rehabilitation take place in stages, while others can be completed after one or two appointments. If you have missing teeth that require replacing, the process generally takes longer than dental plans consisting of less invasive procedures, such as gum disease treatment and dental crown placement. With most treatments, you will be able to start seeing improvements in your teeth and gums relatively soon after your appointment. In general, you can expect to achieve the final outcome a few weeks after the completion of your treatment plan once any swelling or tenderness subsides.

How Long Will My Smile Last After Full Mouth Rehabilitation?

When reconstructing your smile, the goal is to achieve long-term results that stand the test of time. We strive to give you a fully functional smile that you can enjoy for a lifetime. The best way to ensure the longevity of your smile is to take good care of your teeth through good oral hygiene, consistent dental exams, and semi-annual professional cleanings. This is usually all that’s necessary to maintain a clean, healthy mouth and a strong bite. We also recommend wearing a custom-fitted sports guard when playing sports or other recreational activities to avoid potential mouth injuries. Similarly, wearing a night guard can help prevent unnecessary wear on the teeth for individuals who are prone to grinding and clenching their jaw while asleep.

Full Mouth Rehabilitation vs. Smile Makeover

Full mouth rehabilitation and a smile makeover are both options for patients who would like to completely revitalize their smile by correcting multiple dental issues at the same time. However, a smile makeover is generally designed to improve aesthetic concerns, such as yellow teeth and minor chips in the enamel. On the other hand, full mouth rehabilitation is a treatment plan that aims to address more extensive problems, including loss of proper biting function, missing teeth, infections, and tooth damage. Some treatments—like orthodontics and porcelain crowns—may overlap between the two, but full mouth rehabilitation and smile makeovers generally differ in the severity of concerns they seek to address.

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How Much Does Full Mouth Rehabilitation Cost?

The cost of full mouth rehabilitation is assessed based on which services are included in your treatment plan, the extent of your concerns, and your overall dental goals. Our patient care coordinator will be able to provide a complete breakdown of the anticipated costs during your consultation so you are well-informed of potential expenses. We firmly believe that you should not have to sacrifice necessary dental work due to the price of treatment, which is why Scripps Center for Dental Care also accepts dental financing plans from leading healthcare lending companies like CareCredit® and Lending Club®. With the low- to no-interest arrangements offered by these trusted institutions, qualified patients can pursue treatment right away while accommodating any budgetary concerns. Please don’t hesitate to contact our practice for more information about the cost of full mouth rehabilitation, or to speak with a friendly member of our office team.

Full mouth rehabilitation from our highly experienced dental team can give you the smile you never thought possible. Contact Scripps Center for Dental Care today to schedule your initial consultation and learn how we can help you achieve your goals.

Who Should Perform Full Mouth Rehabilitation?

Reconstructing the form and function of your smile requires a personalized treatment plan developed by a well-qualified dentist. Since multiple concerns are being addressed with full mouth rehabilitation, it’s crucially important to select the right dentist for your unique needs. In researching the best dental provider to repair your smile, make sure you choose a practice equipped with:

A multispecialty team of dentists:
When you’re under the care of a team composed of several different dental professionals, you can be confident you’re getting the best possible care from individuals at the top of their field. By receiving treatment from an in-house team of dental specialists, we are proud to offer patients a more convenient, efficient experience and a seamless continuity of care.

Modern dental technology:
In most cases, cutting-edge dental technology like Digital Smile Design technology, digital impressions, and laser dentistry can enhance comfort during your full mouth rehabilitation. At Scripps, we offer these advanced technologies at our La Jolla office, as well as sedation techniques, digital x-rays, and highly precise dental microscopes, among other state-of-the-art equipment.

High standards for patient care:
We understand that every patient who visits our practice has different needs, and provide an unmatched quality of care tailored for each person. Be sure to read online dentist reviews from a prospective provider to get an idea of the levels of patient satisfaction after treatment.

A comprehensive gallery of beautiful results:
Before-and-after photos provide a very telling indication of the types of results you can expect after your full mouth rehabilitation. We encourage patients to explore their dentist’s patient gallery to help ensure the results showcased match their expectations.

At your consultation, your prospective dentist should patiently answer all of your questions about the treatment process, and make you feel confident entrusting him/her with your care. Whether you only have moderate signs of gum disease or struggle with multiple missing teeth, our team’s top priority is helping you achieve your smile goals with the gentleness and expertise you deserve.

Full mouth rehabilitation from our highly experienced dental team can give you the smile you never thought possible. Contact Scripps Center for Dental Care today to schedule your initial consultation and learn how we can help you achieve your goals.