A Full Mouth Rehabilitation, also known as full mouth reconstruction or restoration, is another term for a series of treatments performed to restore a patient’s full oral health after they have experienced severe decay, traumatic injury, acid erosion, teeth and gum damages or other issues that affect teeth, gum and jaw.
It is a combination of different restorative dental treatments to fix or rebuild all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws, thus getting the mouth back to its best possible health.
Full mouth reconstructions typically involves general or restorative dentists (performing procedures like crowns, bridges and veneers), and can incorporate dental specialists like periodontists (specializing in the gums), oral surgeons, orthodontists (specializing in tooth movements and positions) and endodontists (specializing in the tooth pulp treatment).
Whether you have lost your teeth to decay, periodontal disease or even an accident, you do not have to live without those teeth for the rest of your life, a full mouth rehab is the best solution.
The procedure requires high dental expertise to restore the dental health, the jaw structure, the mouth function and the natural look. It is called a full mouth rehabilitation because it includes more than one cosmetic dental procedure which could include:
Dental Crowns: Dental crowns repair and strengthen teeth affected by decay or damage. They offer additional structural support compared to porcelain veneers and are ideal for correcting imperfections of the teeth.
Dental Implants: An innovative solution for missing teeth, a dental implant can become a permanent part of your mouth. It has natural-looking aesthetics and supreme stability to efficiently restore lost form and function.
Gum Re-Contouring: Excessive gummy tissue contributes to a gummy smile, affecting the proportion of the gums and teeth. Re-contouring the gums removes excess gum tissue for a more balanced appearance of the smile.
Periodontal Care: Deep cleaning and root planning can eliminate or minimize the common symptoms of gum disease, including bleeding, redness, swelling, and discomfort.
Porcelain Veneers: Veneers are designed to conceal imperfections in the tooth like cracks, chips, discoloration, stains, and misalignment. A thin layer of porcelain is attached to the tooth to enhance its appearance.
TMD Treatment: To lessen the symptoms associated with the temporomandibular joint disorder, dentists will evaluate the balance of the jaw, head and neck movement, and force of the bite. A treatment plan is then made to meet your unique needs.
A Full Mouth Rehabilitation treats toothaches, missing teeth, muscle pain, jawbone pain, gum disease, and even headache.
The first step to full mouth rehabilitation begins with a consultation with the dentist. He/she will perform a thorough and comprehensive exam to determine how extensive of a rehab is needed to get your mouth back to its ultimate oral health.
This exam includes:
X-Rays: These will be used to see what is going on below the surface of the teeth as well as whether there is any decay to worry about. CBCT “3D” scans is needed to evaluate the bone condition in case dental implants are required.
Gum Health: Combined with perio charting, your dentist and hygienist should be able to determine whether you need periodontal root planning before your rehabilitation.
Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. You would not want to go through extensive treatment if the foundation of your teeth is weak. Root planning is required when there has been tartar and bacterial build up below the gum line, creating spaces between the teeth and the gums. In some cases, where the teeth are covered with the gum more than usual, the dentist needs to do a gum re-contouring in order to get better aesthetic result. This will all need to be considered before any other treatment is performed.
History: Your dentist will also go over your dental health history with you. Together, you can look at whether you have lost any teeth as well as what treatments you already have done in the past. If you are missing teeth, replacement is likely to be in your treatment plan.
Appearance: Beyond your oral health, if you are not happy with your smile, we can help with that. A rehabilitation will take into consideration the color, shape, and the size of your natural teeth and compare them with your ultimate goal of a perfect smile.
Jaw: If your teeth have been worn down or you experience jaw pain, rehabilitation might take into consideration what can be done to help your jaw heal properly.
1. You have teeth that are worn down.
2. You have certain types of chronic jaw or teeth pain.
3. You are missing teeth.
4. You have experienced dental trauma.
5. You have severe gum disease.
A full mouth rehabilitation is the process of replacing or rebuilding all the teeth in a patient's mouth.
While it may sound complicated, full mouth rehabilitation is merely a combination of restorative dental procedures designed to restore or rebuild your smile. It is not only our goal to help you smile again, but to strengthen and fortify your healthy oral tissues and tooth structures as well.
The term 'occlusal rehabilitation' refers to the restoration of the functional integrity of dental arches using inlays, onlays (also known as Table Tops), crowns, and bridges.
Crowns are an excellent way to restore damaged teeth when undergoing a full mouth reconstruction. They are cap-liked restorations of tooth-colored material that are placed over the existing teeth to improve size, shape and function.
In terms of full mouth rehabilitation treatments, there is no estimated cost because it depends on teeth numbers, crown types, as well as some patients may require root canals or dental implants.…etc.
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