If most—or all—of your teeth are crooked, broken or decayed, you may have given up hope for a healthy, beautiful smile. You may want nothing more than to eat a variety of foods, from chewy to crunchy, hot to cold, with no discomfort and no worry ... and to smile and laugh with no embarrassment.
Dr. Yankowskas has good news for you. It's called a total smile makeover, also known as full-mouth rehabilitation. Combining the best technology, materials and techniques with decades of advanced clinical training and experience, Dr. Yankowskas can "rebuild" your teeth to create the smile of your dreams.
Why do people of all ages seek full-mouth rehabilitation? There are many reasons, including inherited dental problems, such as a bad bite; traumatic injuries from car accidents or sports; or chronic illnesses. Tooth-grinding, acid reflux, bulimia and drug and alcohol abuse may also inflict severe damage on the teeth.
Full-mouth rehabilitation can be used to solve a variety of dental problems, including:
- pain or soreness in the teeth, gums or jaw
- missing teeth
- loose teeth
- decay in most or all teeth
- bad breath
- severely worn, shortened teeth
- severe erosion of the enamel
- extremely sensitive teeth
- teeth that are cracked, chipped or broken
- crowns or bridges that crack, chip or break
- an overbite or protruding jaw
- crooked or misshapen teeth
- discolored teeth
- a narrow or a "gummy" smile
- ear congestion and/or dizziness
- headaches or migraines
Dr. Yankowskas brings the very best in dental science and aesthetics to each full-mouth rehabilitation he performs. That includes a comprehensive evaluation of each patient's dental anatomy, including teeth, gums and jaw. He uses state-of-the-art technology to measure the patient's bite at various points in the mouth, calculate his or her ideal bite pressure and engineer the restorations necessary to create that ideal bite.
In a full-mouth rehabilitation, restorations might include porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays and/or dental implants. Dr. Yankowskas might also use invisible braces, dental orthotics, night guards and other removable options to gently adjust the shape of a patient's mouth and bite.
If you choose to undergo full-mouth rehabilitation, your teeth will be healthy, fully functional...and great-looking. Dr. Yankowskas will work with you to design a beautiful, natural-looking smile that fits the shape of your face, gums and lips and the tone of your skin. Most important, he will thoroughly explain each step in the process as he creates a treatment plan that fits your schedule and your needs.
Full-mouth rehabilitation is extremely complex. Only the most experienced restorative and cosmetic dentists are qualified to rebuild a full set of teeth that will last a lifetime.