Rehabilitative Dental Services

Your mouth is an important part of your entire body, and when it’s not at its best, you’re not at your best. Rehabilitative dental services rebuild and restore the teeth in the upper and lower jaws, bringing your mouth and smile back to their original beauty.

Is it a smile makeover?

While we want all smiles to be naturally beautiful, rehabilitative dental is not a smile makeover. A smile makeover is elected by an individual intent on making his/her smile the best it can be with aesthetic and cosmetic services.

Rehabilitative dentistry, while employing a number of different dental services (dental implants, crowns, dentures, etc.), is not necessarily an elected dental process. It’s needed in order to return the mouth back to a place of good health. Services may focus on just one or two teeth or the entire mouth as a whole, and it can include a number of visits over a certain amount of time.

Do I need rehabilitative services?

Rehabilitative dental services are not for every mouth. If you currently experience any of the below symptoms, you may need rehab services:

  • Teeth that are injured or fractured
  • Lost teeth due to decay or trauma
  • Severely worn teeth due to acid erosion or grinding
  • Ongoing complaints of jaw, muscle or headache pain attributed to the bite

Rehabilitative Services at Minnehaha

Bite Splints

Tooth, jaw or facial muscle pain are frequent side effects from grinding or clenching of the teeth. A bite splint is a hard plastic wafer that is designed to fit over the upper teeth.  This can help offset those effects and protect your teeth from daily wear and tear.

Root Canal Therapy or Endodontics

Endodontic therapy or root canal therapy is a sequence of treatment for the infected pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and the protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion.

Treatment for TMJ / TMD

We provide various treatments for temporomandibular disorders (aka TMD). TMD is an issue that is caused when there are problems with your temporomandibular joint (aka TMJ) – a hinge that connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull, which are in front of each ear. TMJ lets you move your jaw up and down and side to side, so you can talk, chew, and yawn.

Extractions

Tooth extractions involve a removal of decayed teeth. We take great care in making this a smooth and safe procedure.

Feel Confident with Rehab Dental Services at Minnehaha

Confidence is important when it comes to the professionals that work on your teeth. At Minnehaha Family Dental, we are experienced in rehabilitative dental services and know the ins and outs of the smile. Rehab dental services might seem intimidating, but we are here to make it as painless as possible.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us for more information about our rehabilitative dental procedures.