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Full Mouth Rehabilitation/Smile Design in Clifton NJ

Full mouth rehab / smile design in Clifton NJ

Full Mouth Rehabilitation/Smile Makeover

 What is Full Mouth Rehabilitation?


Full mouth rehabilitation is the dental restorative procedures aimed at rehabilitating the functionality and esthetic of your TMJ and oral cavity: teeth, jaws, gums, and lips. This could include multiple procedures like: photos and record, filling and cleanings, braces and implants, and so forth. However, the ability to eat and speak is not the only concern of the patient; we understand that esthetics, "your smile", is also very important to you. With a smile rehabilitation, we restore confidence and smiles.

What is Smile Design?

A smile design is a component of full mouth rehabilitation in which cosmetic restorative options like teeth whitening, porcelain veneers or crowns, gum reshaping and dental implants are used to enhance your smile and facial appearance. The best thing about a smile design at Clifton Advanced Dentistry, is that you actively participate in your treatment planning, and you decide how you will look like after your treatment.

When is Full Mouth Rehabilitation Required?

A full mouth rehabilitation may be suitable for you if you have any of the following problems:

  • Multiple Missing Teeth – one of the major objectives of a full mouth rehabilitation is the replacement of missing teeth

  • Extensive Teeth Cavities – when there are widespread teeth cavities in the oral cavity, they not only affect the smile and facial esthetics but also make the teeth weak. As a result, these teeth start fracturing or chipping spontaneously. A full mouth rehabilitation can fix this issue.

  • Trauma – full mouth rehabilitation is also indicated in case of a trauma where there is extensive damage to the teeth, gums and the lips, resulting in compromised chewing and eating efficiency and negatively affecting the smile.

  • Advances Periodontal Problems – our natural teeth are held in position by the underlying jaw bone and the gums. Periodontal infections tend to seriously affect the density of bone surrounding the teeth. As a result, if left untreated, the teeth become mobile and fall-off eventually.

  • Tooth Wear – excessive teeth grinding and clenching can lead to severe wear of the teeth, which not only makes your teeth sensitive to hot or cold fluids but also make them more prone to getting cavities or fracture. In addition, as a result of wear, the height of the teeth is reduced (small teeth) which puts excessive pressure on the TMJ (jaw joints) when the mouth is closed. A full mouth rehabilitation procedure will restore the height and function of the teeth.

How is a Full Mouth Rehabilitation Performed?

Restoring the bite requires a team effort. This is performed by a team of dental professionals who has the experience in dental rehabilitation. Depending on each individual case, this can includes but not limited to professionals like: general dentist, orthodontist (braces), maxillofacial surgeon, dental lab technician, and so forth. Your dentist will make a detailed clinical examination and prepare a treatment plan that is customized according to your dental needs.

Tooth Restoration – crooked or chipped teeth are restored by using tooth-colored resin fillings, or porcelain Inlays or Onlays. In cases where there is extensive damage, a crown may be placed to reinforce the remaining tooth structure.

  • Missing Tooth Replacement – missing teeth are replaced by using implant-supported prostheses like all-on-four, overdentures and porcelain bridges. The choice of a prosthesis will depend on the location and number of missing teeth as well as your aesthetic and budgetary concerns.

  • Bone Grafts – bone grafts are used when there is extensive damage to the underlying bone as a result of a periodontal infection. These natural or synthetic bone grafts restore the height and density of the jaw bone, reduce tooth mobility and improve chewing efficiency. A bone graft may also be required when there is an insufficient bone for the placement of an implant.

  • Maxillofacial Surgery – surgical intervention is required when there is a misalignment between the teeth or jaw bones. Surgery may also be performed for cosmetic reasons to improve smile and facial esthetics.

  • Gum Recontouring – as a part of smile designing, surgical reshaping of excessively large or very small gums is performed so that they have a natural appearance. In some cases, gum bleaching may also be performed to reduce the dark shade of gums.

  • Orthodontics – for misaligned teeth, Invisalign clear aligners or braces are used to reposition the teeth in their natural position, and to restore tooth function and dental esthetics.

Full Mouth Rehabilitation Versus Smile Design

The main objective of full mouth rehabilitation, at Clifton Advanced Dentistry located in Clifton Nj, is to restore optimal function oral health. That is why a full mouth rehabilitation and smile design are performed together. The former is aimed at restoring function while the latter is geared towards enhancing esthetics.


A healthier smile means that you smile. 

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