Do I need mouth rehabilitation?
Not all patients need mouth rehabilitation. Quite often, mouth rehabilitation is recommended for patients who:
- Have lost teeth due to decay or trauma
- Have teeth that have been fractured or injured
- Have severely worn-down teeth due to long-term acid erosion and/or teeth grinding
- Have ongoing complaints of jaw, muscle and head pain due to their bite (Bruxism)
- Have periodontal disease.
What is involved in full-mouth dental rehabilitation in Lake Haven?
Full oral rehabilitation can often be completed by your usual dentist alongside a team of oral surgeons specialising in orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, and tooth restoration (if required). The treatment is usually carried out over several appointments and can involve multiple procedures.
The process starts with a standard examination so that we can diagnose any dental problems and create a personalised treatment plan for you. This may involve dental x-rays or taking an impression of your mouth to make implants, crowns and other prosthetic devices.
We will walk you through your treatment plan and explain each step in detail, so you are fully aware of the process and the desired results. We are always conscious of your budget and will offer affordable solutions if the cost is an issue.
Depending on your dental health, we may use one or more of the following dental services:
FAQs about mouth rehabilitation in Lake Haven
+ Can we get started with my treatment straight away?
Because mouth rehabilitation is so extensive, we may not start the treatments until your mouth is healthier. We want to give your smile the best chance of success! With this in mind, we will examine your teeth, gums and jaw in our initial consultation and provide dental hygiene advice and diet recommendations to help improve your dental health.
+ Is mouth rehabilitation in Lake Haven expensive?
Yes, it can be. However, we always keep your budget in mind and will provide affordable treatment options to ensure you can achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
Some private health funds will cover part of the treatment, so be sure to check in with your health fund once we have provided you with a treatment plan.
+ How long does mouth rehabilitation take?
It depends on the number of procedures we need to complete to achieve our desired results. It could take anywhere from a few weeks to a couple of years to complete the treatment.
+ Who will complete my treatment for me?
We have multiple dentists who have expertise in mouth rehabilitation at our dental practice. Dr Scott Speirs, for example, holds a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Melbourne and has extensive experience in orthodontics and oral surgery. We also have Dr Arjun Jeganathan, who holds a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide and has a special interest in prosthodontics and implantology.
Alternatively, you may be paired with Dr James Michael El-Khoury, who holds a Bachelor of Dentistry from the University of Sydney and specialises in orthodontics and dental implants.
+ Is mouth rehabilitation painful?
No, we will ensure the procedures and treatments are comfortable for you, whether you have dental anxiety or sensitive teeth and gums. We offer pain-free dental care for all our patients and can offer general anaesthesia or sedation dentistry, depending on the procedure.
+ Can children have full-mouth dental rehabilitation in Lake Haven?
No, we do not offer full-mouth dental rehabilitation for children unless absolutely necessary. Young people’s teeth and jaws won’t finish developing until the age of around 21. If any misalignments or problems are detected in childhood, we may recommend braces, Invisalign or another form of treatment.