What is Full Mouth Rehabilitation?
Full mouth rehabilitation is a method used to improve the smile by using a combination of restorative dentistry procedures. Before having a full mouth reconstruction, it’s important to know exactly what procedures you’ll need.
Even though it appears to be complex, it is quite simple. When you come in for a consultation, we’ll go over all of your dental concerns, and determine the best course of action to restore your smile.
1. Occlusal Rehabilitation:
It is the restoration of the functional integrity of the arches by means of inlays, crowns, bridges, and partial dentures.
2. Mouth Rehabilitation:
It is used to restore the form and functions of the masticatory apparatus to as close as possible, to their original state.
Who Needs Full Mouth Rehabilitation?
It is imperative that people with disorder across their mouths have complete treatment with the objective of improving both function as well as aesthetics.
In these circumstances, patients may have a significant number of missing teeth, numerous teeth with significant fillings decaying. Displaying signs of deterioration, cracked, shattered teeth, or worn teeth, may also be present as a result of bruxism (teeth grinding), or other habits.
Patients who were born with diseases like Ectodermal Dysplasia, Amelogenesis Imperfecta, or Dentinogenetic Imperfecta will require substantial dental restoration, with a few of these patients being good candidates for a complete repair of the mouth.
What Are The Signs That Indicate You Need Full-Mouth Rehabilitation?
The following signs indicate full mouth rehabilitation is needed.
1. Worn Teeth:
This is common, and inevitable overtime, but not natural. With bruxism (teeth grinding), chewing and crushing, hard foods, along with dental diseases, all contribute to premature tooth wear . Overtime leading to a mall-aligned bite, a bacterial infection in the pulp of your teeth, and other significant problems if your teeth wear too much.
The treatment options available here range from simple fillings to full-mouth reconstruction.
2. Chronic Pain:
Do your jaw muscles get sore or tired all the time? The sides of your head are most likely to be affected by headaches. If this is the case, you may be suffering from a condition known as temporomandibular disorder (TMD). TMD refers to issues with the temporomandibular (jaw) joints (TMJs) e.g. teeth grinding, which might cause your TMJs to become inflamed, irritable, or even arthritic. Causing more than just pain, the alignment of your bite , and the range of motion of your jaw may be compromised if you are suffering from this.
TMD can be treated with night splints, orthodontics, and other methods.
3. Missing Teeth:
Moreover, a quarter of the population in the United States is missing at least one of its natural teeth due to injury or disease. In either case, you should not live with absent teeth, especially with the numerous possibilities for tooth replacement in modern dentistry. An attractive bridge, partial denture, and dental implants can be provided to you , as well as the finest alternative for smile restoration, dental implants. This is due to their long-lasting, stable, nature which cannot be distinguished from your natural teeth. It is also possible to get dental implants that last a lifetime and give you a beautiful, and functional smile.
4. Dental Trauma:
It occurs when your teeth get damaged in an accident or a sports injury, or in any other traumatic event that occurs in the course of daily life. No matter what happened to your tooth, full-mouth rehabilitation can help it get back to its original position, whether it’s chipped teeth, replacement of missing teeth, or even teeth alignment.
In addition to restoring your once-beautiful smile, dental work including dental crowns, implants, bridges and orthodontics, ensures that you have an optimum bite, with pain-free speech and chewing.
5. Severe Gum Disease:
People in the USA are suffering from an epidemic of gum disease without even realizing it. Gum disease that has progressed to an advanced stage can lead to tooth loss, oral infection or even systemic diseases such as diabetes and sepsis. If present, your gums will be red, swollen, bleeding, or infected, or if you have abscesses in your mouth. As a result, if you have periodontal disease, you’ll need periodontal therapy as part of your full-mouth rehabilitation. Scaling and root planning, as well as laser therapy, are examples of these procedures. The dentist will be able to perform any necessary dental operations after successfully treating your gum disease, so that you can have a healthy mouth for the rest of your life.
What Are Treatment Options For A Full Mouth Rehabilitation?
The term “full mouth reconstruction” or “full mouth rehabilitation” refers to any dental procedure that involves the replacement of all of the teeth in the mouth. Full mouth reconstruction may be required as part of several therapeutic approaches for oral cancer, which may include replacing missing teeth as well as potentially repairing other tissues that have been damaged. These treatments can include ;
1. Inlays, onlays and overlays
2. Dental Crowns
6. Dental Implants
7. Metal Braces or Invisible Clear Aligners
All of these treatment solutions aim to improve the patient’s chewing efficiency as well as their “smile makeover.” Depending on the patient’s needs, other specializations, such as orthodontics, may also be engaged.
What Are The Contra Indications For Full Mouth Rehabilitation?
In cases where the mouth does not require extensive dentistry and there are no joint problems, it is advisable to leave your mouth alone. Unless there is clear evidence of tissue deterioration, full mouth rehabilitation must not be prescribed as preventive treatments.
In a nutshell, it may be said that
No Pathology – No Treatment