Full Mouth Rehabilitation

South Bay Prosthodontics

Prosthodontists located in Torrance, CA

If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, have had extensive decay, damage or wear, a full mouth rehabilitation can restore your chewing capabilities, confidence, and smile. At South Bay Prosthodontics in Torrance, California, MariaElena Rodriguez, DDS, Michelle Ikoma, DDS, and the team regularly perform full mouth rehabilitations to improve their patients’ quality of life. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of full mouth rehabilitation, make an appointment today by calling the office.

Full Mouth Rehabilitation

What is full mouth rehabilitation?

Full mouth rehabilitation, also known as full mouth reconstruction, is the process of rebuilding or restoring all of your teeth in your upper and lower jaw. 

If you’ve lost most or all of your teeth as the result of radiation treatment, gum disease, or a serious accident, full mouth rehabilitation can help restore your confidence, as well as your chewing and speaking abilities. 

Why would I need full mouth rehabilitation?

Full mouth rehabilitation is incredibly versatile. The team at South Bay Prosthodontics usually recommends this type of treatment for people who are missing most of their teeth, or have extensive decay, damage or wear due to bruxism or acid reflux, trauma or injury. 

How do I know if I’m a good candidate for full mouth rehabilitation?

The only way to determine if you’re a good candidate for full mouth rehabilitation is to schedule an appointment with the team at South Bay Prosthodontics. 

At your initial consultation, your dentist examines your mouth, reviews your medical history, and asks you about your aesthetic goals for treatment. 

During your exam, your dentist takes a series of X-rays to get a better look at your tooth roots, jawbone, and gum tissue. Next, they look at all aspects of your oral health, including your teeth, gums, temporomandibular joints, and bite pattern. 

Your dentist also examines the aesthetic appearance of your teeth and gums, noting any stains, damage or decay. They also evaluate your teeth in relation to your face to get the best aesthetic results possible.

Your South Bay Prosthodontics provider compiles all of this information and then develops a full-mouth restoration plan that aligns with your individual needs and desires.

What’s the difference between full mouth rehabilitation and a smile makeover?

The terms full mouth rehabilitation and smile makeover are similar, but they’re two different procedures. 

A smile makeover is an elective treatment, designed to address cosmetic issues like stained or crooked teeth, while a full mouth rehabilitation is a necessary procedure designed to improve your overall oral health. 

Full mouth rehabilitation and smile makeovers involve similar treatments and procedures, but the goals are entirely different. 

Thanks to modern treatments and innovative techniques, it’s possible to restore your smile. To see if you’re a candidate for full mouth rehabilitation, make an appointment at South Bay Prosthodontics by calling or clicking today.