Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Full mouth rehabilitation cases are one of the most difficult cases to manage in dental practice. This is because such cases involve not only replacement of the lost tooth structure but also restoring the lost vertical dimensions.

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Full mouth reconstruction is basically a set of procedures that are aimed at correcting an improper bite position as well as restoring chipped or worn out teeth. Improper jaw position is implicated in various neuro-muscular disorders as well as in headache and neck ache. Correcting the jaw position not only restores proper function, but also helps in enhancing the cosmetic appearance of the patient.

Am I a candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction?

If you answer yes to any of the following statements, you are a candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction:

  • TMJ problem (temporomandibular joint syndrome)
  • headaches or migraines
  • tooth loss
  • teeth are worn, broken, chipped or cracked
  • pain or soreness around my jaw joints
  • facial, neck, shoulder and/or back pain
  • clicking or grating sounds in jaw joints
  • experience limited jaw movement or have locking jaw
  • unexplained numbness in my fingers and arms
  • unexplained congestion or stuffiness in my ears
  • vertigo

Full mouth rehabilitation utilizes current technologies to reshape and rebuild one’s teeth, gums and surrounding areas. One or several procedures may be necessary to obtain the effects desired. The end result is an enhanced appearance that allows the patient to enjoy the confidence and attractiveness you have always desired.

Our dentists will help you decide an appropriate treatment plan. This is where the full mouth rehabilitation specialist really shines. Though the specific techniques may vary depending on your needs, our dentist will ensure that the end result is the same-a lovely smile and a more

Patients, who have many missing teeth or severe deterioration of most teeth, may require a full mouth reconstruction using a combination of restorations, veneers, crowns, bridges, dental implants or partial dentures. The oral cavity is a dynamic environment where changes constantly occur, sometimes quickly but more often slowly over time. Changes can be due to a traumatic accident, periodontal disease, shifting teeth, a lifetime of neglect, a destructive habit such as grinding, or a lifetime of dentistry focusing on one tooth at a time and leaving the mouth resembling a patchwork quilt.

Some of the general advantages and disadvantages of single to multiple tooth replacement options are listed below.

Advantages Disadvantages
Removable partial dentures
  • Removable – good access for cleaning
  • Cost effective
  • Very minor tooth reduction required
  • Reduced comfort
  • Possible clasp display
  • Gaps visible on removal
  • Patient intolerance
  • Food traps, if not properly maintained, can cause dental caries
Implant replacement
  • No tooth reduction required
  • Access for cleaning similar to natural teeth
  • Failure can mean just loss of the implant ,and attached crown or bridge can mean further tissue loss
  • Minimal biological intervention compared to bridgework where adjacent teeth require preparation
  • Requires minimal surgical intervention, similar to normal tooth removal
  • More expensive, however compared to bridgework it is cheaper in the long term both financially and biologically as all bridges fail at one point affecting one or more of the retaining teeth, complicating future treatments
  • Areas of large bone loss may require bone augmentation-grafting to improve ridge anatomy/shape for better tooth emergence, function and aesthetics
Fixed bridgework
  • Good where adjacent teeth would benefit from crowns
  • Requires considerable tooth reduction (irreversible loss of usually all enamel and supporting teeth) and risk of pulp death requiring root canal therapy.
  • More difficult access for cleaning (risk of gum infection and tooth decay)
  • Failure can mean considerable damage to supporting structures
  • Similar cost to implants initially, however high biological cost

CHANDAK Dental Care Center can totally rejuvenate your mouth, creating a healthy, beautiful smile in as few as two visits. This process is so successful that others cannot distinguish the real teeth from the restored teeth.

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