What is Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Full mouth reconstruction, full mouth rehabilitation and full mouth restoration are terms often used interchangeably to describe the process of rebuilding or simultaneously restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws.

Full mouth reconstruction typically involves general or restorative dentists (performing procedures like crowns, bridges and veneers), and can incorporate dental specialists like periodontists, oral surgeons, orthodontists and endodontists

When you may require full mouth rehabilitation

  1. Teeth that have been lost due to decay or trauma.
  2. Teeth that have been injured or fractured.
  3. Teeth that have become severely worn as a result of long-term acid erosion (foods, beverages, acid reflux) or tooth grinding.
  4. full mouth rehabilitation may be required to overcome some other condition and diseases such as:
    • Frequent headaches or migraines.
    • Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome
    • Pain in teeth that seems to move around full mouth.
    • Facial, neck, shoulder and/or back pain.
    • Jaw locking problem or feeling limited movement of jaws.
    • Feeling congestion or stuffiness in ears.
    • Hearing sound of clicking or grating from the jaw joints.

How the Full Mouth Reconstruction Process Begins

Full mouth reconstruction involves the following steps

  1. Before we actually start your full mouth rehabilitation, we take a detailed history of your present and past dental problems and also about your general health. This helps us in ascertaining the cause of your problem and also in future treatment planning.
  2. Extra oral and intra oral examination to know the status of your
    • Teeth: The condition of your teeth will determine what restorative procedures may be needed, such as porcelain veneers or full-coverage crowns, inlays or onlays, bridges or implants restored with a crown. In particular, we will make note of any cavities and decay, tooth wear, cracks, short/long teeth, root canal issues and any tooth movement.
    • Periodontal (gum) tissues: If your gums are not healthy, you will most likely need scaling and root planing to treat periodontal disease. You may require more intensive treatments from a periodontist to ensure that your newly reconstructed teeth will have a solid foundation. Such treatments could involve soft tissue or bone grafts to build up your gums and underlying jaw bone. we will look for deep pockets, excessive or insufficient gum tissue, periodontal disease and bone density irregularities.
    • Temporomandibular joints, jaw muscles and occlusion: A stable bite – one in which you are not in pain when you close your mouth or chew and one that does not cause wear or destruction of your teeth – is important to your overall oral health. Occlusal changes need to be taken into consideration when we plans your restorations. In fact, you may require orthodontics (dental braces) or some other type of treatment (night guard or bite reprogramming orthotic) to correct occlusion before additional restorative procedures can be performed. We check the way your teeth contact in centric relation and during various movements of your lower jaw like protrusive movement, right and left lateral movement
    • Esthetics: The color, shape, size and proportion of your teeth, and how they appear in relation to your gums, lips, mouth, side profile and face, are also important factors in full mouth reconstruction treatment.
  3. We might recommend you to get certain radiographic like I.O.P.A x ray ,O.P.G., C.B.C.T and pathological test done.
  4. Intra oral and extra oral photographs are taken to keep a record of your teeth ,gums, bite and esthetics
  5. All other required treatments like extractions, oral prophylaxis, gum treatment. R.C.T., restorations are carried out
  6. Impressions of your upper and lower jaws are made to construct the study and working models

Once your bite has been corrected and re-aligned, the dentist will consider cosmetic procedures to complete the full mouth reconstruction. Sometimes these are more than simply cosmetic and will repair cracked or broken teeth that have been causation pain. These final procedures may include:

  • Porcelain veneers
  • Dental bonding
  • Dental implants
  • Laser tooth whitening
  • Porcelain crowns

In summation, we could say that full mouth rehabilitation is the combination of dental occlusion, dental balance and functionality, with dental esthetics's. But in reality, in order to accomplish a proper and healthy dental occlusion and esthetics, it has to include the following dental specialties:Preventative Dentistry

  • Dental Anatomy
  • Basic Dental Rehabilitation
  • Dental Prosthodontics which includes Porcelain Veneers, Crowns and Bridges, Dentures & Partials
  • Endodontics or Root Canals and Posts
  • Periodontics or Gum Disease treatments
  • Dental Occlusion
  • Dental Implants and Oral Surgery and Bone Grafts
  • Cosmetic Dentistry / Smile Makeovers including Teeth Whitening / Bleaching
  • Orthodontics or Braces
  • Dental Laser

With a fix full mouth rehabilitation, patients appearance, functionality and comfort typically change dramatically for the better. Not only are they able to chew better, but the body™s natural ability to extract food™s nutritional elements more efficiently is enhanced, due to the fact that the food is more broken down (masticated) and the diet is not limited to softer foods. Remember that nutrition starts at the mouth with mastication; a healthy mouth will enhance a healthy body and a healthy mind.

"Smile better, look better"

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