What to expect during a full mouth rehabilitation by an Abbeville area cosmetic dentist
Many patients want a beautiful smile that gives them pride and confidence. Depending on dental history or natural imperfections, they may need extensive work to achieve desired results. To deliver those dream smiles, Dr. Christopher Griffin brings full mouth rehabilitation to residents of the Abbeville, South Carolina area.
Full mouth rehabilitation is a restorative program that addresses an entire arch of teeth – upper, lower, or both. Aesthetics can be completely rejuvenated with a “smile makeover,” through the use of one or more dental procedures. The severity of the dental problems determines which treatments are required. Dr. Griffin creates a customized smile makeover plan to address the patient’s cosmetic and functional concerns, utilizing services such as:
- Oral extractions
- Periodontal care
- Full and partial dentures
- Dental crowns and bridges
- Dental implants
A combination of treatments is often used to restore a smile. Dr. Griffin works closely with patients to determine the best plan for treatment. He encourages them to consider procedures with which they are comfortable and that best fit their budgets and goals.
The full mouth reconstruction process starts with scheduling a consultation appointment and full examination with Dr. Griffin. This includes both a physical oral exam and x-rays. Patients discuss their cosmetic concerns while Dr. Griffin checks for proper jaw and bite alignment. For example, unusual wear on the teeth may signify an underlying issue such as temporomandibular joint disorder which can be addressed with oral appliance therapy. A thorough assessment allows Dr. Griffin to suggest the most beneficial treatments.
Impressions are taken for the creation of restorations, and several follow up appointments are usually needed. If patients are undergoing extensive dental work, it may be broken into several different visits, or done all at once, depending on the patient’s immediate need and comfort level. Before embarking on a full mouth restoration, a patient must understand the importance of attending all appointments to complete the program. It takes a bit of perseverance in some case, but when the work is done, the patient has a brand new smile to show off to the world!
Dr. Griffin has over 16 years of experience. He encourages patients to explore the variety of services he provides to really grasp how a smile can be improved. Dr. Griffin strives for perfection and settles for nothing less than excellence.