Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Worn or damaged teeth cause difficulty in chewing, headaches, pains, poor nutrition, and gastrointestinal problems. They also make you look unattractive. Full-mouth rehabilitation is the complete restoration of the mouth that involves every tooth in the top and/or bottom arch. If your teeth are excessively worn down, missing or damaged, full mouth rehabilitation is the perfect option. People who have problems with their temporomandibular joint (TMJ) can also go in for this .If you are suffering pain or displeasure with the appearance of your smile; you may also be a candidate for full mouth restoration. The following are some additional signs and symptoms that might indicate you require full mouth rehabilitation:

  • TMJ disorder with frequent headaches or migraines
  • Unexplained loose teeth
  • Dental restorations that chip, crack, or break frequently
  • Short and flat teeth
  • The absence of teeth showing when you smile
  • Constant sores and deep wrinkle in the corner of your mouth

Full mouth rehabilitation includes a variety of veneers and laminates, crowns, bridges, on lays, or implants, and is usually accomplished in two to four visits. Prior to the first treatment visit, there are two consultation visits which is required.

During the first consultation visit the dentist gathers the following records:

  • Full mouth x-rays
  • History of dental problems
  • Study models of both arches
  • Facial analysis
  • Photos
  • Patient intent

The second consultation visit addresses the smile design and also goals of the treatment.

Full mouth rehabilitation may also require consultation with an oral surgeon, periodontist, and/or orthodontist in order to provide you the optimal dental health service.

During the first treatment visit, the decayed teeth and any old dental work is removed. Impressions of the healthy tooth structure are taken. Temporary teeth are hand sculpted from the proposed design. This is placed in your mouth to allow a preview of the design. The impressions are then sent to the laboratory and the master ceramist meticulously builds the design in about three to four weeks. Once the restorations are shaped and polished the natural-looking restorations is bonded to your teeth.

Full mouth restoration can help to restore teeth and muscles to their original health thereby improving your biting and chewing.

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