Tooth Restoration vs. Full-Mouth Rehabilitation

With the right restorative dentistry treatment, your tooth can successfully recover from most issues such as a crack, fracture, progressive cavity, and more. However, when you have several teeth that need to be restored, or your compromised tooth is coupled with bite misalignment or other issues, then you may require more than a single restoration. Full-mouth rehabilitation is a custom-designed, highly personalized treatment plan to correct all of your smile’s issues in a conservative and effective manner. Each plan is comprised of a combination of restorative and/or cosmetic treatments to address each patient’s unique needs and preferences, and your dentist will work closely with you to determine what your treatment plan should entail.

Restoring a Single Tooth

When a tooth is compromised by structural damage or tooth decay, it can lose its ability to function properly and comfortably. In the case of tooth decay, the infection in your tooth can also spread, eventually threatening the tooth’s sensitive inner tissues. Restorations like tooth fillings, root canal treatment, and dental crowns can often be customized according to each tooth’s needs. Yet, performing multiple restorative procedures one at a time may not be the best way to rehabilitate a smile that suffers from multiple oral health concerns.

Rehabilitating Your Entire Smile

With a focus on keeping every treatment convenient and time-efficient, your dentist will help you design your full-mouth rehabilitation to achieve optimal results with as few treatments as possible. For instance, if you have several teeth that are worn and/or cracked, then your dentist may be able to reestablish their healthy structures with a series of porcelain veneers, rather than placing dental crowns on each tooth.

Ask Your Dentist if You Need Full-Mouth Rehabilitation

If you have more than just a damaged tooth to deal with, then your dentist might recommend a customized full-mouth rehabilitation plan to restore your bite’s function and your smile’s appearance. To learn more, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling Syosset Dental in Syosset, NY today at 516-433-2211 or 516-921-1678.