At Rice Dentistry, we’re happy when we can maintain our patients’ smiles with routine care and perhaps a little teeth whitening to help their smile stay brilliant.

However, we’re prepared to deal with the most severe cases of dental damage, wear, and aging through our comprehensive full mouth rejuvenation procedure. This procedure can restore several or all teeth that are badly damaged, including those that have previously been restored. But how do you know when you might benefit from this procedure? Here are seven signs that you might benefit from this comprehensive procedure. If several of these apply to you, then a full mouth rejuvenation might be right for you.

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You Have Several Complaints about Your Smile

Full mouth rejuvenation is not a procedure for dealing with a simple problem with your smile. If you just want to correct discolored teeth, teeth whitening can work for you. Crooked teeth can easily be corrected with Invisalign or other orthodontic methods.

But full mouth rejuvenation works best when you have multiple concerns about your smile. We’ll talk about several of them below.

Your Natural Teeth Are Damaged

One thing that full mouth rejuvenation can do is repair your damaged teeth. It’s a great approach if you have multiple teeth that are damaged. They might be chipped, cracked, or just worn down by years of biting and chewing.

The full mouth rejuvenation procedure can restore all these teeth at once, giving you a beautifully restored smile.

Your Restorations Don’t Look Good Anymore

But full mouth rejuvenation isn’t just about fixing natural teeth. It can also fix old dental restorations like crowns or veneers that might not look good anymore.

Cosmetic dentistry gives long-lasting results, but after a few decades, even the best cosmetic dentistry can lose its luster. And sometimes it’s not the dentistry itself that’s the problem: maybe it looks as good as ever, but your style is changed, and it no longer looks good to you. With a full mouth rejuvenation, we can spruce up all your restorations.

Your Restorations Don’t Match

Another problem could be that over time you’ve gotten multiple different types of restorations and these have aged differently. Perhaps you have some old metal fillings or crowns. Maybe you even have some composite crowns. Or perhaps you have all-ceramic crowns that used to match your teeth and each other, but now are all subtly different shades.

With full mouth rejuvenation, we can give you a complete set of matching restorations to help your smile look its best.

Toothaches in Multiple Teeth

Full mouth rejuvenation isn’t just a cosmetic procedure. It can also help address health problems, such as dealing with toothaches. If just one tooth is hurting, we will address that individually, but if multiple teeth experience pain and you have other problems, maybe a full mouth rejuvenation procedure will be the right choice for you. In some cases, the right solution might be removing one or more teeth and replacing them with dental implants.

Restorations Failed or Failing

Just as with natural teeth, full mouth rejuvenation can address functional problems with restorations as well as cosmetic problems. If you have multiple restorations that are failing or have failed, a full mouth rejuvenation might be the right choice for you.

As with natural teeth, sometimes failing restorations have to be addressed by removing teeth and replacing them with dental implants.

You Have Bite Problems

We don’t normally recommend full mouth rejuvenation just for bite problems, but it can be part of the solution. The truth is that if you have badly damaged teeth and mismatched or poorly fitted old restorations, it might contribute to bite problems. In the process of fixing all these other issues, we might be able to correct some bite issues, including temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ).

Are You Ready to Restore Your Smile in Orange County?

If several of the above problems describe your situation, then it might be time to get a full mouth rejuvenation. Of course, we can’t know for sure until we do a comprehensive exam. To learn what cosmetic dentistry procedure is best for you, please call (949) 551-5902 today for an appointment with an Orange County cosmetic dentist at Rice Dentistry in Irvine.