Did you know that fixing your bite might fix your pain?

  • Stabilize your bite and prevent future wear and breakage
  • Aim to reduce the amount of body and head pain
  • Creates a youthful and confident appearance
  • Permanent white smile
  • Creates good biting function for long term stability

About Full Mouth Rehab

Most patients with occlusal disease tend to involuntarily clench and grind causing extensive damage to the teeth or to existing fillings or crowns. If too much tooth is worn and broken down, the inside layer of the tooth becomes exposed and is now susceptible to decay, sensitivity and can lead to root canals. Wear down in the teeth can also cause loss of height in the mouth therefore the lower third of the face can appear short and “squished”. Most clients with occlusal disease find that they appear much older and that their skin and face are aging faster. Loss of height can also cause the muscles in the jaw, neck and head to spasm leading to headaches, migraines and other muscle and body pains.

FAQ

I have lots of chipping and fractures on my teeth, why is this happening?

Many people are blessed with an optimal chewing system allowing them to function and chew in a natural way. There are many of us who don’t have an ideal chewing system, and therefore often causing different levels of breakdown to our teeth such as fractures, chipping, wear down and even bone loss. This condition can be known as “Occlusal Disease” or “Bite Disease.”

What is “Occlusal Disease” or “Bite Disease?”

Occlusal condition is when the teeth do not come together in harmony with the facial muscles and the jaw joints, therefore potentially causing permanent damage to the teeth and jaw joint.

Can “Occlusal Diesase” also lead to other symptoms?

Yes, Poor occlusion can also lead to headaches, migraines, neck, back and facial pain, facial asymmetry and other body pains. There are many people suffering from these aches and pains and are unaware that their mouth could be causing these symptoms.

I clench and grind my teeth, is this a bad thing?

Most patients with occlusal disease tend to involuntarily clench and grind causing extensive damage to the teeth or to existing fillings or crowns. If too much tooth is worn and broken down, the inside layer of the tooth becomes exposed and is now susceptible to decay, sensitivity and can lead to root canals.

I have occlusal disease and look older than I am, is this related to my condition?

Wear down in the teeth can also cause loss of height in the mouth therefore the lower third of the face can appear short and “squished”. Most clients with occlusal disease find that they appear much older and that their skin and face are aging faster. Loss of height can also cause the muscles in the jaw, neck and head to spasm leading to headaches, migraines and other muscle and body pains.

I eat and drink lots of acidic foods and beverages, how does this affect my teeth?

Excessive wear down and loss of height/length in the teeth can also be caused by acid erosion. Acid reflux, medical conditions causing vomiting, and even excessive consumption of acidic fruits or drinks can cause the enamel (protective layer) on the teeth to dissolve exposing the inner layer of the tooth.

I am interested in having my mouth fully rehabilitated, how long is the treatment process?

The process for rehabilitation can last anywhere from 2-6 months on average. Records are taken initially to determine the best course of treatment for you personally.

What is the Full Mouth Rehab process?

Initially you are given a temporary build up or splint to make your teeth “higher” thus opening your bite up vertically. This splint is in place until you start to feel that that your bite is comfortable and some people even get relief from their headaches and other symptoms, and start to notice a longer more youthful face. Once the bite is stable, we then restore the teeth to match the muscles, joints and bite. This restoration process happens in phases with porcelain crowns and veneers on all the teeth.

Can I restore my teeth without opening the bite?

Yes, teeth can be restored and cavities and cracks can be repaired without fixing the bite, however, those restorations are likely to fail and not last and ideal length of time. When the bite, teeth and muscles are restored to their natural architecture and ideal height, good function is returned to the teeth to keep the mouth, face and body healthy, young and vital.

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