Dental Rehab

Benefits of Dental Rehabilitation

Do you desire a healthy smile and good oral health? Dental rehabilitation might just be the answer! Whether you’re dealing with missing teeth, damaged enamel, or other oral health issues, dental rehabilitation can help restore and rejuvenate your smile. In this blog post, we’ll explore what dental rehabilitation is all about and how it can benefit you. So let’s dive in and discover the secrets to achieving a picture-perfect smile through multiple procedures and excellent oral health maintenance!

What is dental rehabilitation?

Dental rehabilitation is a comprehensive approach to restoring and improving the overall health, function, and appearance of your teeth and gums. It involves multiple procedures aimed at addressing various dental issues that may be affecting your oral health.

One common aspect of dental rehabilitation is replacing missing teeth. This can be done through options like dental implants, bridges, or dentures. These treatments not only fill in gaps but also help maintain proper jaw alignment and prevent further tooth loss.

Another component of dental rehabilitation is repairing damaged or decayed teeth. This may involve procedures such as fillings, root canals, or crowns to restore strength and functionality to compromised teeth.

In addition to addressing individual dental problems, dental rehabilitation also focuses on improving the overall aesthetics of your smile. Cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening, veneers, or orthodontics can enhance the appearance of your teeth for a more confident smile.

By combining these different procedures tailored to your specific needs, dental rehabilitation aims to achieve optimal oral health while giving you a beautiful smile you’ll be proud to show off!

Ready for the next step? Let’s explore how you can determine if you need dental rehabilitation!

How do I know if I need it?

Are you experiencing dental issues that are affecting your oral health and overall well-being? Dental rehabilitation might be the solution you need. But how do you know if it’s necessary for you?

Pay attention to any persistent dental pain or discomfort. If you’re constantly dealing with toothaches, sensitivity to hot or cold food and drinks, or jaw pain, these could be signs that dental rehabilitation is needed.

Take a look at the appearance of your teeth. Are they crooked, chipped, or missing altogether? Do you have gaps between them? These cosmetic concerns can not only impact your self-confidence but also affect proper chewing and speaking abilities.

Furthermore, consider the functionality of your mouth. Difficulty in biting and chewing food properly may indicate underlying issues that require intervention through dental rehabilitation.

Don’t forget about the importance of regular check-ups with the professionals at Etheridge Family Dentistry. They will assess your oral health and identify any potential problems that may warrant dental rehabilitation.

Remember, prevention is key when it comes to maintaining healthy smiles! So if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms or concerns regarding your oral health, consult with Dr Ty Etheridge and his team who can guide you on whether dental rehabilitation is necessary for improving both function and aesthetics.

How is it Performed?

How is dental rehabilitation performed? Let’s delve into the process and understand how this transformative procedure can help restore your oral health and give you a beautiful, confident smile.

Dental rehabilitation involves multiple procedures that are tailored to address specific issues in your mouth. These could include treatments such as dental implants, crowns, bridges, or orthodontic work. The exact plan will depend on your unique needs and goals.

The process typically begins with a comprehensive examination of your teeth and gums by the Etheridge Dental team. They will assess the condition of your oral health and discuss any concerns or desired outcomes with you. X-rays may be taken to get a detailed look at the underlying structures.

Based on this evaluation, a personalized treatment plan will be developed. This may involve several stages spread out over time depending on the complexity of your case. Dr Etheridge will explain each step involved so you know exactly what to expect throughout the process.

During the actual treatment phase, various techniques and materials may be used depending on the procedures being performed. These could include tooth-colored fillings for cavities, custom-made prosthetics like crowns or dentures for missing teeth, or braces for alignment issues.

It’s important to note that dental rehabilitation requires skillful execution and the team at Etheridge Family Dentistry specializes in restorative dentistry. This ensures optimal results both functionally and aesthetically.

In conclusion, dental rehabilitation is an intricate process that combines multiple procedures to improve your oral health and enhance your smile. By working closely with Etheridge Family Dentistry who understands your unique needs, you can achieve healthy smiles through this transformative journey!

What are next steps?

Now that you understand the benefits of dental rehabilitation and how it can improve your oral health and give you a healthy smile, you may be wondering what the next steps are. The first thing you should do is schedule an appointment with Dr Ty Etheridge and his office to review your situation. 

During your initial consultation, we will assess your oral health and discuss any concerns or issues you have. Next our team will then develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to address your specific needs. This plan may involve multiple procedures, such as fillings, crowns, bridges, implants, or even orthodontic treatments like braces or Invisalign.

Once the treatment plan is finalized, the actual dental rehabilitation process can begin. This may require several visits to complete all necessary procedures based on the complexity of your case. Throughout this process, it’s important to follow any post-treatment instructions provided by our team for optimal healing and long-lasting results.

After completing dental rehabilitation, maintaining good oral hygiene practices is crucial. Regular brushing and flossing along with routine check-ups and cleanings will help preserve the work done during rehabilitation and prevent future dental issues.

Remember that each person’s journey towards dental rehabilitation may vary depending on their unique circumstances. It’s essential to consult with our team who can guide you through this process effectively.

So why wait? Take control of your oral health today by considering dental rehabilitation! Achieve a beautiful smile while ensuring lasting oral well-being – because everyone deserves to feel confident about their teeth!

If you’re ready to learn more about getting the smile you deserve, contact Etheridge Family Dentistry today for an appointment!

rehab Before/after gallery


case #1

Results: The patient was exuberantly thrilled at the end of the journey and proudly (could) smile (and confidently eat again.)

Details: When I met the patient, they were under the care of a periodontist and a dentist for about ten years. They had a number of implants fail and was told “he could not grow bone and had been wearing temporaries on all their teeth during all these years. They had lost all hope and figured they would never be able to eat meat again. Our team designed a plan to help our patient achieve their dream of having a healthy stable mouth. We rebuilt their mouth with a total of 16 implants that spanned individual teeth along with bridging many missing tooth areas.


case #2

Results: The patient was utterly shocked and ecstatic with how this transformed the way they presented herself when speaking and smiling. 

Details: This patient came to me for a second opinion after already starting orthodontics and dental care with another team. The orthodontist wanted more guidance on how to help this patient get their desired results due to the complexity of care needed. After meeting the patient, myself, and the orthodontist we established a plan to help the patient achieve their goals. Working together closely, we made the process as easy as possible for the patient. 

Once the teeth were in position, I could add bonded composite, I then bonded to the upper teeth to guide the orthodontist to the final position for my restorative work. Additionally, we knew the patient was not happy with how much tissue they showed when they smiled, so we sent them to the periodontist for “esthetic crown lengthening” for all the upper arches, reducing their gummy smile.

This process is significantly one of the coolest things I see in dentistry as it is life changing in every way. This case was selected by the American Academy of Periodontics for Comprehensive Dental Care and Teamwork. We presented how a team can masterfully work together to successfully accomplish the patients desires along with achieving each clinician’s goal too. 


case #3

Results: The patient was totally thrilled to not have a removable piece anymore and loved how everything turned out. 

Details: This patient was tired of wearing an upper partial denture and wanted to have something more permanent. This individual had a significant amount of bone and tissue loss due to not having teeth in the area for over two decades.

Options we discussed were to build back some of the deficiency and or add pink porcelain in this area and place two implants for a long-spanned bridge. Rather than opting to go through a bigger surgery to build back bone and tissue, this patient wanted to only do implants.

So, we built a bridge utilizing pink porcelain and added appropriately sized teeth for ideal aesthetics.


case #4

Results: The patient was thrilled that all the work was finally finished and appreciated the comprehensive care taken to give them the beautiful smile they always wanted. 

Details: This patient presented with very crowded upper teeth and had many missing teeth on the bottom. Years prior they had a benign tumor in their lower right jawbone which resulted in the loss of 3 (three) teeth not including the wisdom teeth. 

Her case was comprehensively worked up with a team including myself, an orthodontist, and a periodontist. While the teeth were positioned the implants were placed and I at one point added composite to the teeth for guiding the orthodontist better to the final position. The final solution to this case was restoring the upper teeth with 10 (ten) veneers and completing the implants with final crowns. 


case #5

Results: We accomplished the patient’s goals and desires in achieving a new youthful smile.

Details: For this patient they wanted to rejuvenate their smile as they had severe wear and damage to teeth. 

To accomplish this, we worked up the restorative plan which included reestablishing the appropriate presents of the upper front teeth, creating proper function of the teeth, and giving the patient balance, harmony, and the ideal aesthetics. 

This case required us to do a full mouth rehab that included restoring (almost) every tooth in the mouth.


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