Who Needs Full Mouth Rehab?
Have you ever thought that you would change everything about your smile: the shape, color, size, and functionality? This is considered a full mouth reconstruction. Teeth that are decayed or worn down for whatever reason can lead to cases like this that need for virtually every tooth to be crowned in order to regain full chewing and speaking functionality.
In this scenario, the patient was a heavy clencher and grinder for many years. Clenching and grinding your teeth can have serious repercussions on your teeth. After years or even a lifetime of grinding teeth back and forth, the outside layer of your teeth, called enamel, starts to wear away. As you can see in the “Before” picture, teeth become shorter and flat causing the jaw to over-close which can cause issues with the TMJ joint down the road as well as causing you to appear older.
What Do You Do?
This patient also wasn’t happy with the color of her teeth. Dr. Dave decided a Full Mouth Rehab would be most beneficial to the patient, and she agreed! She was ready to have her dream smile back.
Working hand-in-hand with a lab, Dr. Dave and the patient decided together on a shape and color for her new smile and how to open up her smile to make it appear more youthful again. The dental lab meticulously worked for 3 weeks perfecting her new teeth, one by one. Working with different colors, shapes, and translucencies the lab hand-stacked porcelain until the teeth look as natural as real tooth.
Finally, her smile was ready! In one short visit, the patient’s smile was transformed! Temporaries removed, and her crowns glued on, the patient had a new aura about her.
If you think you may be a candidate for a smile make-over, call our office today! (208) 402-1040