Full mouth rehabilitation? What is that? Curious? Never heard of it? No problem. After reading through this blog, you will be having a fair idea about it and how you can benefit from it! Here we have answered the frequently asked questions about it and if you need more information, do not hesitate to contact us.
WHAT IS FULL MOUTH REHABILITATION?
Full mouth rehabilitation is the procedure which combines clinical dentistry and cosmetic dentistry to create a smile that is functional, comfortable and beautiful. All your dental problem like missing teeth, jaw alignment problem, crooked teeth etc. will be solved with the single goal of providing you a beautiful smile. The treatment may include only or a combination of solutions like implants, root canal treatments, crowns, braces etc. It aims to enhance the patient’s self-esteem, confidence and quality of life by restoring their smile.
WHY WILL FULL MOUTH REHABILITATION IMPROVE MY SMILE?
Full mouth reconstruction combines multiple restorative, neuromuscular and cosmetic procedures. The goal is to restore not only the look of your teeth but also the structure and function. Why? Each of these things affects the other. For example, a broken tooth can cause a problem with your bite. This can lead to difficulty chewing, which creates wear on your teeth. This wear can then lead to jaw and neck soreness, headaches, even migraines.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE COMMON REASONS WHY FULL MOUTH REHABILITATION MAY BE REQUIRED?
Some of the common problems that you may have which will be treated as part of your full mouth rehabilitation are
- damaged teeth due to tooth decay
- chipped or fractured teeth due to trauma
- crooked teeth due misalignment
- teeth grinding
- complaints due to misaligned teeth like headache, jaw pain etc.
- one or more missing teeth etc.
WHY ARE MISSING TEETH A PROBLEM AND WHAT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO REPLACE THEM?
There are several negative consequences of missing some or all your teeth. First, missing teeth will affect the esthetics of your face. Not only will your smile be affected by the gaps from missing teeth, but if you’re missing too many teeth, the skin around your mouth won’t be supported properly and will start to sag, making your appear older than you are. Additionally, missing teeth will make it more difficult to chew your food properly and may even affect the way you speak.
Finally, missing even one tooth may have emotional consequences; many people feel less confident about their smile when they are missing teeth.
Options available for those who have missing teeth
- Dental implant. A dental implant is a surgical procedure in which a replacement tooth root is placed and fused with the jawbone. Learn more about dental implant here.
- Fixed bridge.
- Removable partial denture.
- Removable complete denture.
WHY ARE X-RAYS REQUIRED?
The type of x-ray taken depends on the tooth being replaced, and on the clinical evaluation. X-rays can give an idea of the health of the bone in the area, the condition and position of the adjacent teeth, and the distance to adjacent structures (eg nerves, or the sinus).
WHAT DOES FULL MOUTH RECONSUTRUCTION INVOLVE?
Full mouth reconstruction, rehabilitation and restoration are terms often used interchangeably to describe the process of rebuilding or simultaneously restoring all the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. It involves a lot of individual restorations and each of those restorations will add up. There are various procedures that are part of a full mouth restorations.
Depending on your dental issues , after thorough investigations, your dentist will come up with a suitable treatment plan for you .Either a full mouth scan will be taken or in some cases impressions will be made with the goal that every individual tooth can get the work that it needs. The work may be implants or root canal treatment or braces etc.
IS A FULL MOUTH RECONSTRUCTION LIKE A SMILE MAKE OVER?
When multiple aesthetic issues are present, a smile makeover can address these issues and improve the overall appearance of the smile. Smile makeovers are not the only option for smile enhancement. Full mouth reconstruction can improve the appearance of the smile while restoring oral health.
I HAVE A HEALTH CONDITION THAT MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO SIT IN THE DENTAL CHAIR FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. CAN I STILL HAVE FULL MOUTH RECONSTRUCTION?
Discomfort in the dental chair is a common issue, but it can be easily overcome with medication. Nitrous oxide, oral sedation, or oral conscious sedation can help you remain comfortable.
HOW LONG WILL MY FULL MOUTH RECOSTRUCTION RESULTS LAST?
The longevity of treatment results will depend greatly upon your oral health, overall health, oral hygiene, and compliance with doctor’s instructions. Dental materials are also a factor. Porcelain veneers, for instance, may last two decades or more; dental bonding to correct the same issue may only last five to ten years.
CAN I REVIEW PREVIOUS CASES BEFORE MAKING MY DECISION?
THINGS TO CONSIDER FOR FULL MOUTH REHABILITATION
When selecting a dental clinic, one should consider the following: Not all dentists can undertake a full mouth rehabilitation as it involves a team of specialist’s dentists working together as a team. The following specialists may be required:
- General dentists (for performing procedure like root canal treatment, crowns, bridges and veneer}
- Periodontists (specializing in gums)
- Orthodontists (specializing in teeth positioning like braces)]
- Endodontists (specializing in the pulp of the teeth
- Oral surgeons etc.
So, one must choose a clinic which provides all dental specialists under one roof like Partha Dental to get their full mouth rehabilitation done.
HOW DO I SCHEDULE MY CONSULTATION?
Of course, you’ll have to be available for dental appointments, though many dentists will schedule procedures after regular office hours. If your work schedule is an issue, be sure to discuss it with your dentist. To start with a consultation, book your appointment online here at a clinic near you.