When you have several dental conditions that need to be addressed, full mouth rehabilitation is required. We at Auburn Dental Group treat multiple dental issues with great precision and care. Full mouth rehabilitation treats restorative, orthodontic, cosmetic, and periodontal issues.
What are the procedures provided under full mouth rehabilitation?
1. Composite Fillings
Composite fillings are made from a mixture of powdered glass and acrylic resin. They are used to fix teeth that are chipped, cracked, decayed, worn-out, fractured, and discolored and for closing gaps between two teeth. The greatest advantage of composite fillings is that unlike amalgam fillings, they are tooth-colored. Being tooth-colored, composite fillings blend in really well with the surrounding teeth and look natural. As a result, they have become a popular choice among people looking for cosmetic enhancements.
People with missing teeth experience a lot of problems. They lose their confidence and self-esteem to gaps left by missing teeth, face problems while chewing and speaking and also suffer from bone loss. Dentures are used to solve these problems. Dentures consist of a gum-colored base which carries artificial teeth to cover the gaps left by missing teeth. The gum-colored acrylic base fits snugly over the gums. The base of the upper denture blankets the roof of your mouth, while a U-shaped lower denture accommodates your tongue. Dentures replace a few or all the teeth on a dental arch. They are made using impressions of your teeth and look and function like natural teeth. Also, they can be taken out and put back into your mouth at your own convenience.
3. Tooth Extraction
Tooth extraction is a dental procedure performed to remove damaged or loose teeth from their sockets. Performed by an oral surgeon, the procedure uproots teeth using dental elevators and forceps. The extraction site is numbed using a general anesthetic to avoid any kind of discomfort. There are two types of tooth extraction procedures:
A simple extraction is performed when the tooth extraction does not involve complications like broken tooth structure, impacted teeth or teeth with long and twisted roots.
A surgical extraction is performed when the tooth extraction procedure involves complications like broken tooth structure, impacted teeth or teeth with long and twisted roots. An incision is made in the gums to give the tooth a better exposure and the tooth is pulled out after removing the underlying bone tissues.
Invisalign aligners provide an aesthetic alternative to traditional metal braces. It consists of virtually invisible clear aligners which slowly straighten crooked teeth by applying constant pressure. With Invisalign, you can undergo orthodontic treatment without cosmetic hindrances like sporting a metallic smile. Invisalign has revolutionized the way teeth were straightened in the past. Its cosmetic appeal is drawing more and more adults towards a straighter and beautiful smile.
5. Dental Veneers
Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain that are bonded to the topical surface of teeth to improve their color, shape, and size. They also fix teeth with cracks, fractures, and chips. About 0.5 mm of the enamel is drilled out to make room for the dental veneer and a dental adhesive used to bond it in place. Dental veneers are tooth colored and custom-made. They easily blend in with the neighboring teeth and look natural.
6. Dental Implants
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically implanted into the jawbone below the gums. These artificial roots provide a secure base for fixed or removable replacement teeth. There are two types of dental implants:
Endosteal implants are surgically positioned in the jawbone. They integrate with the bone and become a part of it. A second surgery is performed to attach an abutment to the implant. The abutment connects the implant to a crown or bridge.
Subperiosteal implants connect a metal frame to the jawbone below the gum tissue. Over time, the frame becomes permanently secured to the jawbone. Titanium posts are attached to the metal frame and protrude through the gums. They are then connected to a crown or bridge.
7. Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are prosthetic devices that are used to cover damaged or decayed teeth to provide protection, support, and aesthetic appeal. Crowns can fix teeth with chips, cracks, fractures, discoloration, and decay. They are also connected to dental implants and teeth that have undergone a root canal treatment in order to restore their full functionality. They are custom-made using your mouth's impressions and snugly fit over teeth, mimicking their natural color, shape, and size.
At Auburn Dental Center, we use the latest technology like digital X rays and 3 D imaging to provide top-notch dental solutions to our patients. We aim to provide safe, comfortable, and painless procedures that suit one's dental needs. For further queries, book an appointment with us at (661) 327-2189 or visit us at 5603 Auburn Street Suite B Bakersfield, CA 93306.
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