Houston Dentistry Volume 1 Issue 3 The Texas Center for Occlusal Studies - Page 12

Minimally Invasive Full Mouth BioRejuvenation Dentistry
Patient Chief Complaint

SMILES in the SPOTLIGHT

Gregg ’ s chief concern was the noticeable wear of his teeth and his premature facial aging .
Gregg had been to several dentists in the San Diego area and all treatment plans consisted of full mouth crowns . While Gregg was not completely opposed to this , he had a desire to seek treatment that might salvage his teeth versus grinding them down . Gregg , who lives in San Diego , found Dr . Stewart via the internet when he searched ‘ conservative full mouth rehabilitation ’.
At Gregg ’ s initial consultation , Dr . Stewart explained that he could predictably and successfully treat his tooth wear by addressing his whole system and not just his teeth . Dr . Stewart explained that by centering his TMJ it would relax Gregg ’ s facial and neck muscles at the ideal position required to restore his bite and smile . This made perfect sense to Gregg as he had always thought that his problem lay deeper than just his teeth . Plus , the fact that Dr . Stewart could treat this minimally invasively made it even more appealing to him .
LEADERS IN NORTH TEXAS DENTISTRY CREATING UNFORGETTABLE SMILES

Minimally Invasive Full Mouth BioRejuvenation Dentistry

A NEW STANDARD OF CARE Introduction
Traditionally full mouth restoration means that the patient must go through the process of having all of their teeth prepped for crowns . Not only is this very expensive , making the reality of full mouth rehabilitation cost prohibitive , but it is extremely invasive .
Dr . Hal Stewart , Dr . Craig Herre , and Dan O ’ Rourke , CDT , founding partners of the Texas Center for Occlusal Studies , have dedicated themselves to teaching dentists the sound biologic principles of occlusion . They have developed technical procedures to restore and rehabilitate full mouth cases using minimally invasive techniques that are predictable , stable , and affordable for the average patient . This philosophy and technique is called BioRejuvenation Dentistry . The following case by Dr . Hal Stewart illustrates a typical BioRejuvenation Dentistry case .
Examination
The examination revealed generalized attrition of all of Gregg ’ s teeth resulting in a decreased vertical dimension of occlusion and a more aged look .
He was suffering from facial muscle tension and regular headaches .
Gregg had a few old crowns and an old lower right bridge which were in need of replacement . Other than these restorations , his remaining teeth had no caries or restorations in them .
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SMILES SPOTLIGHT in the LEADERS IN NORTH TEXAS DENTISTRY CREATING UNFORGETTABLE SMILES Patient Chief Complaint Gregg’s chief concern was the noticeable wear of his teeth and his premature facial aging. Gregg had been to several dentists in the San Diego area and all treatment plans consisted of full mouth crowns. While Gregg was not completely opposed to this, he had a desire to seek treatment that might salvage his teeth versus grinding them down. Gregg, who lives in San Diego, found Dr. Stewart via the internet when he searched ‘conservative full mouth rehabilitation’. At Gregg’s initial consultation, Dr. Stewart explained that he could predictably and successfully treat his tooth wear by addressing his whole system and not just his teeth. Dr. Stewart explained that by centering his TMJ it would relax Gregg’s facial and neck muscles at the ideal position required to restore his bite and smile. This made perfect sense to Gregg as he had always thought that his problem lay deeper than just his teeth. Plus, the fact that Dr. Stewart could treat this minimally invasively made it even more appealing to him. Minimally Invasive Full Mouth BioRejuvenation Dentistry A NEW STANDARD OF CARE Introduction Traditionally full mouth restoration means that the patient must go through the process of having all of their teeth prepped for crowns. Not only is this very expensive, making the reality of full mouth rehabilitation cost prohibitive, but it is extremely invasive. Dr. Hal Stewart, Dr. Craig Herre, and Dan O’Rourke, CDT, founding partners of the Texas Center for Occlusal Studies, have dedicated themselves to teaching dentists the sound biologic principles of occlusion. They have d ][YXX[Y\\\ܙH[ZX[]]B[[]\\\[Z[[X[H[\]HX\]Y\]\HYXXKXK[YܙXH܈H]\YH]Y[ \[B[X\]YH\[Y[ԙZ][][ۈ[\KH[\HB[]\[\]\H\X[[ԙZ][][ۈ[\H\K^[Z[][ۂH^[Z[][ۈ]X[Y[\[^Y]][ۈو[وܙY&\Y]\[[[HXܙX\Y\X[[Y[[ۈو\[ۈ[H[ܙBYY˂H\Y\[HXX[]\H[[ۈ[Y[\XYX\˂ܙYYH]ܛۜ[[\YYHX\B[YYو\X[Y[ \[\H\ܘ][ۜ\[XZ[[Y]Y\Y\܈\ܘ][ۜ[[KLTӈSTH˚\ۙ[\[XY^[KB