Full-mouth reconstruction, full-mouth rehabilitation, and full-mouth restoration are terms often used interchangeably to describe the process of rebuilding or restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws simultaneously. Dr. Guifang Cai, who has years of experience rehabilitating smiles in Safety Harbor, FL, will develop a plan that addresses all your needs and will leave you with a perfect smile, ideal bite, and optimal function.
Full-mouth rehabilitation is a process that requires several appointments due to its complex nature. To begin your full-mouth rehabilitation, Dr. Cai will perform a comprehensive exam and consultation, during which he will:
- Review your dental and medical history
- Examine your head and neck, and screen for oral cancer
- Examine each tooth and your soft tissue for health and aesthetics
- Evaluate your periodontal (gum and supporting bone) health
- Take panoramic radiographs, a full-mouth series of X-rays, and intraoral photos
- Evaluate your TMJ/occlusal health (way in which teeth/joints come together)
During your second appointment at our Safety Harbor dental office, Dr. Cai will go over all the findings from your initial consultation and answer any questions you have about your oral health. If necessary, he will take more diagnostic records, including full-mouth and portrait photographs. Impressions will also be made of your upper and lower teeth to ensure proper bite registration. Tooth shade, contour, and dimensions will be incorporated into the diagnostic wax model.
Using all the information gathered, Dr. Cai will present your final treatment plan for approval. He may recommend crowns, bridges, dentures, veneers, or implants to restore your smile to its best possible condition. He will also address the state of your gum tissue, as the health of your gums may impact the type of restorations you receive.
To learn more about full-mouth rehabilitation and the restorative services offered by Dr. Cai, feel free to contact our Safety Harbor dental office and schedule an appointment.