At Parkway Dentistry, the many cases we treat are for patients that have multiple oral problems and areas of breakdown within their mouth happening at the same time. This includes missing teeth, teeth that are weak from being heavily restored, gum disease issues, or from having a root canal treatment done in the past – we frequently see teeth that are wearing, chipping down and smiles that are unaesthetic and have been neglected.
If this is happening to your mouth we understand your concern and we want to help you turn things around by providing you with a full mouth rehabilitation treatment where we’ll be able to provide you with an array of dental treatment options that will tackle the problems head on and rejuvenate your smile once again.
But in order to accurately figure out how to solve these issues, we first need to study how things are breaking down inside of your mouth and put together a profile which will tell us where problems are rooted in and what actions we can take to stop them.
Developing Your Dental Profile
There are several stages to developing your dental profile, and they include generating digital impressions of your teeth, getting precise and accurate jaw records with your jaw joints positioned in the healthy seated joint position; a series of specific photos will be required, and an updated periodontal examination including any previous or current x-rays may need to be taken.
3-D printed models are created from the digital impressions and then mounted using the records taken onto an articulator (bite machine). This allows us to study how your teeth fit together and contact in all jaw movements.
Using The Data To Determine The Best Treatment Options
Using data we’ve obtained and the photos taken, we will plug this information into analysis software called the Dawson Diagnostic Wizard which is an advanced digital diagnosis and treatment planning tool.
Using this software along with your set of mounted models allows us to develop a more specific and customized treatment plan for optimally restoring your smile and teeth and how to optimize your overall jaw function.
Potential Treatment Options
Your treatment options may include dental implants to replace missing teeth, crowns for heavily restored and weakened teeth or cosmetic veneers to facilitate restoring your beautiful smile.
Blueprints with specific measurements and designed contours for your teeth are created and relayed to a dental laboratory where they in turn will use these blueprints to make a diagnostic wax impression of your teeth on the set of mounted models.
This wax-up will be used throughout your treatment as a template to help develop temporary restorations to match.
Temporary Restoration Prototypes
These temporary restorations are the prototypes that we are testing to make sure your smile, speech and bite are in optimal condition. Once we all have approved these restorations, digital impressions will be taken of them and the dental lab will use them as a template for making the final porcelain restorations.
When the porcelain restorations are permanently cemented, your bite will be balanced and in harmony with how your jaw wants to work.
Before we proceed with any treatment it is important that we discuss with you the findings of our analysis and that you have understood what treatment options would benefit you the most.
You will be in charge of deciding which treatment options you choose wish to proceed with in relation to your personal timeline and budget and when you want the treatment to be done.
If you would like to set up an examination to determine whether you’re a candidate for a full mouth restoration, feel free to call our office today at 519-720-9119, or set up an appointment. We’d love to hear from you and help make you smile proudly again.