When you think of dentistry, teeth generally come to mind. But a healthy mouth is about much more — it includes healthy gums, the jaw and its muscles, the nerves inside the teeth, and facial muscles. Kerri M. Hill, DDS, of Art of Dental Wellness in Beverly Hills, California, is expertly trained to address all issues related to your oral health, including full mouth rehabilitation. Call today for an appointment or book online.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation Q & A
What kinds of procedures are included in full mouth rehabilitation?
Full mouth rehabilitation treatment plans are customized to address the individual issues affecting the healthy operation and aesthetics of your mouth’s ecosystem.
Examples of treatments include:
- TMJ treatments
- Treatment of worn-down teeth resulting from tooth grinding
- Gum disease treatment
- Porcelain crowns and veneers to replace broken, weakened, cracked, or damaged teeth
- Teeth whitening for stained teeth
- Orthodontic treatments like Invisalign® to remedy bite and alignment issues
- Dental bridges and implants to replace missing teeth
Why is oral health important?
It’s natural to think about appearance and aesthetics when you think of healthy teeth, but oral health is much more than mere appearance. That’s why someone getting a transplant or heart surgery needs a clean bill of dental health. The main culprit is oral bacteria, which can build up and turn into tooth decay and gum disease. If left unchecked, these infections can also affect other body systems.
Research suggests a connection between oral health and the following conditions:
- Heart disease
- Premature birth and low birth weight in infants
Dr. Hill suggests that patients who have multiple or complex dental issues may want to consider full mouth as a holistic approach to addressing multiple issues at once.
What are my options for replacing missing teeth?
For many years, dentures were the only option for replacing missing teeth. Today, patients who don’t want to or can’t wear dentures have an option that’s the next best thing to your natural teeth — dental implants.
Dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone and are permanent artificial teeth that look and act like natural teeth. Dr. Hill performs both traditional dental implants as well as a cutting-edge procedure called All-on-4®: dental implants that replace a full set of upper or lower arches with just four implants. The process allows Dr. Hill to complete teeth replacements with one unit in one day.
Dr. Hill meets with you to discuss your goals and medical background to design the appropriate treatment plan for your missing teeth.
If you have multiple, complex dental issues, Dr. Hill is expertly trained in developing and executing complex treatment plans for your oral health and cosmetic issues. She walks you through the entire process with the professional and personal attention you deserve.
Call today or book online to start your journey to a healthier smile.