Full Mouth Rehabilitation?

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Full mouth rehabilitation, also known as complete mouth reconstruction is a procedure that involves replacing your missing teeth and restoring your broken in both your jaws, so as to provide you with a fully functional set of teeth and an adorable smile.

When is Full Mouth Rehabilitation Required?

You may require full mouth rehabilitation, if you have any of the following problems with your teeth:

  • Extensive Teeth Cavities – extensive teeth cavities not only raise a cosmetic dental issue, but also weaken the tooth structure and may result in fracture or chipping of teeth. A full mouth rehabilitation procedure may be helpful in restoring generalized teeth cavities.
  • Tooth Wear – excessive teeth grinding or abnormal jaw relations can result in wear of the upper and lower teeth, resulting in teeth sensitivity and cavities. The height of teeth affected due to excessive wear can be restored with the help of complete mouth rehabilitation.
  • Dental Trauma – sometimes people lose or fracture their teeth as a result of a dental trauma. In these cases, the patients are provided with a full set of teeth through full mouth rehabilitation.
  • Generalized Periodontal Problems – gingival or periodontal problems not only cause considerable pain and inconvenience, but they can also result in rapid loss of teeth. A full mouth rehabilitation may require in these cases to treat the infection and restore the teeth.
How is Full Mouth Rehabilitation Performed?

Full mouth rehabilitation requires team effort and is usually carried out by a team of dentists specializing in various fields, such as periodontics, restorative, orthodontics and prosthodontics. Before the starting the treatment, your dental team will perform a thorough dental examination, including various blood tests and radiographs, so as to prepare a comprehensive treatment plan for you.

What Procedures are done in Full Mouth Rehabilitation?

Full mouth rehabilitation is carried out in several steps and may require multiple visits to the dental office. Your dentist may be able to guide you about the treatment procedures that you need for a complete mouth rehabilitation.

  • Dental Prophylaxis – this is one of the most common procedures that are performed in full mouth rehabilitation. During prophylaxis, your dentist will perform a thorough cleaning of your teeth and gums, so as to get rid of any underlying gingival or periodontal problems.
  • Jaw Surgery – sometimes, the jaws need to be surgically re-positioned or re-aligned before a full mouth restoration treatment is undertaken.
  • Fixed Prosthodontics – teeth that have undergone excessive wear or those that have weakened due to cavities are reinforced by placing crowns or bridges over them. Alternatively, lost teeth are restored with the help of dental implants.
  • Bone Grafts – in case you have lost a lot jaw bone tissue, your teeth can be made stable again with the help of a bone grafting procedure.
  • Gingival Surgery – gingival surgery is performed during full mouth rehabilitation in order to remove excessive gum tissue or to restore the shape and contour of the gums affected with an inflammation or infection.
  • Orthodontics – Full mouth rehabilitation sometimes also requires moving the teeth into their appropriate position by using removable or fixed prosthodontics.
What is the Difference between a Full Mouth Rehabilitation and Complete Smile Design?

Full mouth rehabilitation and complete smile design are essentially different from each other. While a smile design is performed for esthetic reasons, a full mouth rehabilitation is usually a necessity and is performed to restore the structure and function of your teeth.

Want to live life to its fullest? The first step is to get your teeth back! contact your dentist today and discuss the possibility of getting a full mouth rehabilitation.

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