Whole Mouth Rehabilitation

Whole Mouth Rehabilitation

If you have complex oral health problems, a coordinated whole mouth rehabilitation will dramatically improve your quality of life. Dr. Wisdom Akpaka can restore your chewing function, oral health and smile by combining several treatments to meet your individual needs. We will work with you to maximize your insurance benefits, and a whole mouth rehabilitation can be achieved in affordable phases or with CareCredit financing.

Our Complimentary Initial Consultation

Ave Maria Dental offers a complimentary (free) initial consultation so you can discuss your oral health goals with our dentists. At that consult, Dr. Wisdom will do a quick evaluation of your needs and tell you what is possible to achieve. They will explain in detail the life-changing benefits you can receive:

  • Preservation of your healthy teeth
  • Replacement of missing teeth
  • Elimination of dental decay
  • Elimination of gum disease
  • Restoration of cracked and worn teeth to optimal functional form
  • Treatment of dental enamel erosion
  • Elimination of dental pain
  • Elimination of TMJ muscle pain
  • Ability to eat all of your favorite foods and improve your nutrition
  • Improved alignment of teeth for both aesthetics and occlusion
  • Correction of occlusal contacts to remove the damaging force of tooth-on-tooth interferences
  • Restoration of gum tissue
  • Correction of cosmetic problems:
  • Crooked teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Irregular tooth size
  • Irregular tooth shape
  • Stained teeth
  • Excessive gum tissue
  • Irregular gum contours
  • And, more!

If you want to proceed with a comprehensive examination, including x-rays, our dentists will be able to create an individualized treatment plan to meet all of your needs and objectives. In a second consultation, they will discuss with you the procedures that would be involved if you accept treatment. Even if you choose to achieve your comprehensive restoration over a long period of time, each procedure will take you a step closer to your goals, improving your health, comfort, function and appearance.

Treatment Planning for Your Whole Mouth Rehabilitation

Dr. Wisdom believes quality dentistry should be made as affordable as possible for their patients. Ave Maria Dental participates with over 30 dental benefits plans and offers CareCredit financing. Once a comprehensive treatment plan has been developed, you and your dentist may decide that excellent results can be achieved over extended time by doing the dentistry in affordable phases.

Remember: quality, lasting results are what you are after. You want value for your dental investment and the least expensive immediate solutions may result in the need for more extensive dentistry down the road. A dentist focused on what is best for your needs can advise you well. Dr. Wisdom will only recommend treatment that is in your best interest to meet your oral health goals. They take pride in the highest professional ethics and compassion for the patients they serve.

Treatment Planning for Your Whole Mouth Rehabilitation

A whole mouth rehabilitation combines multiple restorative treatments to address your specific areas of concern. These procedures could include:

  • Composite fillings: A filling is typically the most effective and least invasive way to treat a cavity. Our tooth-colored composite restorations do not contain mercury, and they will be color matched to your natural tooth enamel to maintain the natural color of your smile.
  • Porcelain crowns: A crown will go right on top of a damage tooth. Made to match your natural teeth, a crown can strengthen your tooth, repair a cracked tooth, or cover a large cavity. We proudly offer nickel-free crowns of the highest quality. These restorations are durable and lifelike, and they eliminate the health risks associated with metal crowns.
  • Root canal therapy: If you have an infected tooth or a large crack that extends down to your dental root, you may require a root canal. During this treatment, your dentist will clean your tooth, fill it with a soft rubber compound, and place a custom-fabricated dental crown.
  • Dental bridges: Traditional dental bridges will replace one or more missing teeth. Like our crowns, our bridges are made from advanced dental porcelain, and they will blend seamlessly with your smile. Dental bridges are very affordable, and they can prevent your other teeth from shifting out of alignment.
  • Dental implants: Dental implants are the most advanced and stable form of tooth replacement. Dr. Wisdom works with a preferred implant surgeon who will place these small titanium posts inside your jaw bone. As your bone heals, the implants will become a fixed part of your oral structure. Then, your dentist can attach a custom-made crown, bridge, or denture.
  • Dental bonding: Many times, low-cost tooth colored dental composite can be bonded to the tooth surface to restore a tooth that does not require a crown, filling or veneer. Bonding can be used to modify the shape of a tooth, cover stains, repair fine cracks in tooth enamel and more.
  • Porcelain veneers: Dental veneers are strong, wafer-thin, porcelain shells that can be bonded to the front of teeth to conservatively correct for a variety of problems, including enamel erosion, discoloration, a slight gap, and irregular tooth size or shape. This is a preferred treatment for front teeth because the porcelain has greater translucency and looks more like natural tooth enamel than bonded dental composite.

For optimal results you may require orthodontics to align your teeth into better position and teeth whitening to remove stains. Teeth whitening will give your natural teeth a sparkling, younger appearance, and your dental restorations can be matched to this lighter, brighter shade.

Contact Ave Maria Dental for Your Complimentary Initial Consultation

To learn more about whole mouth rehabilitation and what this could involve for your individual circumstances, schedule a free consultation. Ave Maria Dental serves families and individual patients residing in Ave Maria and the surrounding area. We welcome new patients. Give us a call today!

Words From Dr. Wisdom

Wisdom D. Akpaka

“I am passionate about providing quality care in a gentle environment that is comfortable for patients of all ages and experiences. I take pride in helping patients who fear going to the dentist and patients who have worries about their oral health. I am committed to lifelong learning and providing the best of care whether you are in due for a cleaning and checkup, have a tooth that is painful, suspect you need a filling or crown, want to replace a missing tooth, want a smile makeover, or are suffering from a complex of multiple oral health problems. I also strive to make dental care as affordable as possible for the families and individuals I am privileged to serve. At Ave Maria Dental, our mission is to provide exceptional care and exceptional service in a friendly and compassionate environment. Let us help you achieve optimal oral health and a confident smile.”