Toronto Full Mouth Rehabilitation is when the majority of the teeth in a patients mouth are restored to create a stunning new smile. The Toronto Full Mouth Rehabilitation is an opportunity to start again new after your mouth has been destroyed by cavities, gum disease, accidents or bite problems. This dental treatment often involves a combination of crowns, veneers, dental implants, onlays and fixed bridgework. This treatment uses a combination of all of the skills Dr. Phelan has learned through many years of advanced continuing dental education and training.
One of the most important aspects of a successful Toronto Full Mouth Rehabilitation is obtaining the correct bite and TMJ (jaw joint) position. Dr. Phelan has trained with leaders in this field including Drs. Peter Dawson, John Kois, and Frank Spear to develop a predictable method of finding and recording the ideal bite position.
Another very important aspect of a successful full mouth rehabilitation is the creation of an accurate diagnostic wax-up and the fabrication of excellent prototype (temporary) restorations. Dr. Stephen Phelan has developed a detailed communication tool for the dentist and ceramist to use in creating an ideal diagnostic wax-up. The Diagnostic Wax-Up Instructions and Planning guide allows the dentist to communicate the patient′s desires and goals as well as the requirements to create the optimal bite for each individual patient.
The goal of the diagnostic wax-up is to recreate the patient′s new bite and smile in wax so that this can then be transferred to the temporary restorations. Creating excellent temporary restorations is a key step in the full mouth rehabilitation because they allow Dr. Phelan and the patient to evaluate the smile, bite and jaw position and determine if any changes need to be made BEFORE the final restorations are made.
If you would like to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Stephen Phelan, please call our office at 905.827.1619 or toll free at 1.888.560.9727.