This option is suited to you if:
- You have complex dental problems
- You have come to the end of the road and cannot find a solution to your dental problems
- Multiple failing teeth and gaps
In addition to routine care, we provide a comprehensive range of dental treatments for adult patients at our clinic. Our main focus is on full mouth rehabilitation using the disciplines of dentistry. What this means is that we assess your whole mouth and provide the care that is required by using a combination of restorative, prosthodontic and implant dentistry. By focusing our patients’ dental care in this way, it improves the smile and biting ability.
The full mouth rehabilitation process is a bit like planning to build a house. A builder can only build a house according to an architect’s plan. Similarly, the dentist will plan your treatment and write a report specific to your case to solve your dental problems. This accurate planning eliminates any guesswork and allows you to understand what is involved at each stage of treatment.
- If you have multiple problems and your treatment requires dedicated expertise and attention
- If your teeth have worn down considerably and require to be protected
- If your teeth are extensively decayed and require to be built up again
- If your teeth are loose and you are worried about losing them
- If you are thinking of having advanced cosmetic dentistry
- If you are thinking of having a smile design makeover with porcelain veneers
- If you require several implants
- If you wear dentures and wish to get rid of them
- A combination of any of the above
- Minimises the risk of dental emergencies
- Predictable long lasting dental care
- Teeth are protected
- Makes your bite stronger
- Enhances the appearance of your smile
- More efficient chewing ability
The dentist will take many records and assess the following elements:
- Your teeth and existing dental
- Your soft tissues and provide an oral cancer screen
- Gums, oral hygiene and periodontal health
- Your external facial features
- The amount of jaw bone scaffold remaining
- The way your teeth bite and their relationship when they contact each other during a side-to-side movement
- Photographs of your teeth
- Moulds of your teeth may be taken for study models analysis
- Discussion of your problem and treatment planning
A report will be written once you have agreed the preliminary plan. The report usually contains the following:
- An explanation of your problems
- What may have caused the damage
- Stages of treatment
- Financial outlay
- Benefits for treatment
- An outline of which stages take priority.
The report can take up to a few weeks to prepare until it is finally presented to you.
Your treatment will usually be in stages. These stages are usually outlined in your report, along with the fees. We usually start by getting the patient dentally fit and stabilising any major problems. This may include improving your basic oral health and rectifying any immediate problems. We can then evaluate how long to book you in for at each individual treatment stage.
It is difficult to ascertain as there will be many variables in the choice of treatment. We will only provide the care which will help to get your teeth in cosmetic and functional harmony. You will get a more indicative estimate once the report is written. Before the dentist writes your report, he will tell you of your options (e.g. dentures vs. implants) and approximate fees.
- You leave a deposit for each stage of the treatment. This is deducted from the final amount.
- Pay As You Go: card, cash, credit card (except American Express).
- Monthly payments can be arranged with an external company with a low-bearing interest or even 0% finance for certain treatments.
- Please keep your receipts if you need to give proof to your insurance company. It is best to send photocopies of your receipts to your insurance company.
We aim to complete “simple” full mouth rehabilitations in 3-6 weeks. But it all depends on the complexity of the case and what is required. If the diagnosis is complex and requires many stages then treatment can even take a few months to complete. We aim to plan your treatment so that you are not going without your front teeth and smile.
This option may be possible. Just tell your dentist at the start of the consultation. Sometimes, cosmetic improvement is a “by-product” of the full mouth rehabilitation. Cosmetic dentistry and functional dentistry go hand-in-hand with one another.
The treatment planning process is purely a thorough examination and investigative phase. No treatment is carried out (unless there are any acute problems that require fixing). We aim to do our best to provide your care gently, allowing enough time to carry out each procedure.
It is usually best to come in for an initial consultation so that the dentist can do a preliminary assessment and explain which treatments may benefit your dental health.
The above pictures show the patient on initial presentation. The teeth are worn down severely, there is failing dentistry, decay and teeth which need to be removed. The patient wanted all these issues addressed and also a nicer smile at the end of treatment.
Full diagnostic planning was done. Stone models, articulation (a machine which mimics jaw and teeth movements), diagnostic wax-up and vacuum stents were constructed. The final result was “transferred” to the patient’s mouth for a preview of what his smile could potentially look like. This was done before any dental treatment was carried out.
FINAL RESULT. Minimal intervention dentistry (minimal drilling of tooth) with a combination of porcelain and composite.