Full mouth rehabilitation, or full mouth rehab for short, is a procedure used to restore your smile and your bite after significant damage has been done to your mouth, often by dental trauma or years of neglecting your oral health. If your teeth are causing you pain and you don’t like how your teeth look, Dr. Kory Kirkegaard can help you make a change at your local Overland Park dentist. Call today to schedule an appointment at The Art of Dentistry or stop by our office located at 7550 W 160th Street, Overland Park, KS 66085.
Full-mouth rehabilitation often uses both cosmetic and restorative treatments to restore the natural appearance and function of your smile. With treatment at our office, you can eat and chew without pain, and feel proud of how you look once again
To begin the process, Dr. Kirkegaard will perform a comprehensive oral exam and provide you with a full mouth rehabilitation consultation. You’ll discuss the challenges you’re facing and your past dental history, and Dr. Kirkegaard will help you explore your options for restoring your smile.
Each patient will need a different plan. For example, if you have multiple missing teeth, severe stains, and some misshapen teeth, Dr. Kirkegaard may recommend dental implants to replace the teeth, as well as teeth whitening and veneers to cover up the cosmetic flaws in your smile. You will work with Dr. Kirkegaard to build a plan that fits your needs and your budget.
Next, you’ll just need to schedule your dental treatments at The Art of Dentistry. Usually, you will begin by getting restorative care and orthodontic care, and your cosmetic treatments will be done as the final step in your treatment. This may vary depending on your case, however.
Once you’ve received your full mouth rehabilitation from Dr. Kory Kirkegaard, you’ll be able to smile proudly, chew without pain, and live your day-to-day life without worrying about painful, unappealing, and damaged teeth.
There are a few reasons you may be a candidate for full mouth rehabilitation. For example, if you have extensive, untreated tooth decay or serious periodontal disease due to neglecting your oral health, a full-mouth reconstruction may be necessary to extract and replace the teeth that can’t be saved.
Other chronic oral health issues that may lead to the need for full mouth rehabilitation include teeth grinding (bruxism), and gastric reflux, which can both wear down your teeth, damage them, and increase your risk of other issues like cavities and infected teeth.Full-mouth rehabilitation may also be needed due to dental trauma. For example, if you are involved in a car accident that damages or destroys most of your teeth, full-mouth rehabilitation will be needed to restore your smile.
About 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth and nearly 40 million Americans have lost all their teeth.
This depends entirely on your situation, the extent of the damage to your mouth, and the treatments you choose to restore your smile. For example, it may take only a few weeks to cover up a few damaged teeth with crowns, and a month or two to build a set of partial dentures to replace a couple of missing teeth.
In contrast, it may take up to 7 months to get dental implants, and if you still have unhealthy teeth in your mouth, you may need additional treatments like tooth extractions, and bone grafts may be required to strengthen your jaw before you can get implants, which adds more time to your treatment.
Dr. Kory Kirkegaard will discuss your schedule and overall treatment length with you at our office, and help you choose the right treatments for your preferences. Remember, though, that full mouth rehabilitation is a life-long investment. It’s definitely worth taking the time to do things right to ensure a natural, functional, and long-lasting smile.
Again, no two patients are the same. The cost of full mouth rehabilitation is different for everyone, since every treatment plan is fully customized for every patient at the dentist in Overland Park.
However, we understand that the cost of full mouth rehabilitation can be a significant concern if you’re looking to restore your smile. So we do our best to keep costs under control to ensure you can afford the treatment you need.
In addition, we work with many insurance companies like Aetna, Cigna, BlueCross/BlueShield KS, and Delta Dental, to name just a few. We also offer financing options for qualified patients at The Art of Dentistry through CareCredit and Lending Club.
For more information and to get an estimate of how much your full mouth rehabilitation may cost in Overland Park, just contact The Art of Dentistry to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kirkegaard. He can discuss all of your options to ensure you have a full understanding of what your treatment plan may look like if you choose to work with The Art of Dentistry to restore your smile.
This depends on your case, but most patients will require some kind of oral surgery to get full mouth rehabilitation. For example, if you’re getting full-mouth dentures, you will need to have any remaining healthy teeth pulled before you can be fitted for dentures.
Or, if you choose dental implants, you may need surgeries like tooth extractions, bone ridge smoothing (alveoloplasty) or bone grafting to prepare for dental implants, and you’ll still need to go through the dental implant surgery itself.
Don’t be intimidated, though. At The Art of Dentistry, we use the latest tools, sedation techniques, and best practices to minimize complications and speed up your recovery time after oral surgery. You can trust Dr. Kirkegaard and our team to take great care of you.
Absolutely. That’s the entire goal of the full mouth rehabilitation procedure. Dr. Kirkegaard will build a plan that will provide you with a beautiful smile that functions perfectly and looks natural when you smile, speak, or laugh.
If you’d like to see some examples of our past work, just schedule a consultation at our office. Dr. Kirkegaard can show you some “before and afters” of our past patients in Overland Park, and give you some more insights into the process and the results you can expect if you choose your dentist in Overland Park, KS for your full mouth rehabilitation.
Dental implants are the only restorative option that preserves and stimulates your natural bone structure.