A full mouth rehabilitation is very common in modern dentistry. It is a combination of many prosthodontic treatments when you’ve many or all the teeth in both the upper and lower jaw are damaged or lost.
A full mouth restoration is also a solution to protect the already weak teeth from being further damaged or fractured. There are several reasons behind your teeth becoming weak, which include teeth grinding and longtime acid erosion from harmful foods and beverages.
The treatment is also suitable for people, who suffer from chronic headaches and pain in the jaw and the facial muscles. These are the typical symptoms of malocclusion and those people need a bite adjustment to resolve all their problems.
The aim of Full Mouth Restoration is to restore the optimum functionality of the mouth and improving the overall oral health of these individuals. The treatment also resolves their problems of chronic headaches and other issues.
Who’s a suitable candidate for a full-mouth reconstruction?
As mentioned earlier, full mouth restoration encompasses many different oral health treatments and disciplines. Thus, it is suitable for anyone. Irrespective of your problems, a customised treatment plan for a full mouth restoration can be designed to address your unique needs.
What are the procedures involved in a full mouth rehabilitation?
Full mouth reconstruction requires customised treatment plans depending upon the specific needs of a patient. Only your prosthodontic and his/her team can determine the particular procedures that are required in your case.
Most reconstructions are done in phases and require multiple visits to the practice. In complex cases, the treatment may continue for 12 months and beyond.
Some of the procedures that are usually included in the reconstruction job include:
Lengthening of the crown to expose sound and healthy tooth structure for undergoing crowns and bridges in future.
Prophylaxis cleaning of the teeth along with optimum periodontal care.
Orthographic surgery to facilitate jaw repositioning.
Gum tissue contouring to strike both balance and harmony in your smile.
Preparation (reduction) of your natural tooth structure to facilitate the proper placement of crowns, bridges or veneers upon them.
Temporary restorations are placed to make you used to your new teeth and the feel of your new mouth or bite alignment.
Placing permanent restorations like veneers, crowns, bridges, inlays and onlays, which are made from ceramic, ceramic-supported metal or a combination of the two.
Orthodontic braces to facilitate the movement of your teeth into the optimal position for perfect reconstruction.
Placing implants and restorations to fill up the gaps left by missing teeth and anchor bridge restorations.
Bone or soft tissue grafting to facilitate the stability of your teeth, implants and other restorations.
What benefits does a full mouth reconstruction offer?
Full mouth restoration includes several dental treatment procedures across multiple disciplines to provide your mouth and its supporting structures a comprehensive reconstruction. This provides a wide range of benefits ranging from your overall health improvement, teeth positioning, smile improvement to providing comfort to your head and neck region.
Full mouth restoration improves your smile and boosts your self-confidence.
It caters to the overall improvement of your oral health. Chances of developing gingivitis, plaque, decayed teeth, periodontitis and other oral health issues are further narrowed down. As your oral health improves the chances of harmful bacteria in the mouth mixing with your bloodstream also diminishes. Problems related to jaw joint and bite misalignment get resolved too as a result.
A healthy mouth boosts your overall health by reducing the chances of a heart attack, diabetes and other ailments that are related to oral health. It also resolves your chewing difficulty and bad breath problem.
Full mouth reconstruction also facilitates your weight loss.
The comprehensive prosthodontic treatment improves the quality of sleep.
It facilitates greater ability to concentrate. As a result, you stand better chances to excel in both academics and professional life.
Full mouth restoration uplifts your overall feeling of wellbeing.