Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Full mouth reconstruction, also known as full mouth rehabilitation or full mouth restoration is a comprehensive form of dental treatment which could combine all dental specialties to reconstruct and restore all the damaged teeth in both upper and lower jaws. This also helps to correct a variety of complaints, such as improper bite position and chipped, worn down or broken teeth.
Typically, the treatment involves the application of white fillings, dental bridges, Dental Implants, crowns and veneers to multiple damaged teeth in the mouth. While it requires a huge amount of effort on the part of a team of skilled dental professionals, it is widely considered to be preferable to offering patients removable dental restorations such as dentures.
Anyone considering a full mouth reconstruction should first consult with one of our experienced dentists at Belmore Dental Studio, who will perform a comprehensive examination to see if the treatment is the best course of action.
In particular, the dentist will look at whether or not the teeth show any signs of decay or cavities as well as root canal problems and potential movement.
Periodontal issues – complaints related to the gums – will also be taken into consideration, as treatment may be needed before full mouth reconstruction is started. Then to ensure that the newly-reconstructed teeth have a firm foundation and do not move around, grafting soft tissue or bone grafting to build up the jaw bone and gums for dental implants may be required.
Aesthetics – namely the colour, shape, size and proportion of the teeth will be a major consideration throughout your treatment– and whether or not you have a stable bite when deciding if we should proceed with full mouth reconstruction.
During this thorough examination process, detailed records of the mouth – including X-rays, photographs, study models and impressions of the upper and lower teeth – will be taken to ensure that nothing important is missed. When all the relevant information has been gathered, we will draw up a written treatment plan detailing how we intend to go about correcting all of the mouth-related complaints that you have.
If at any stage you feel that you do not fully understand the procedure, it is important to ask us for more explanations and further description of the work we plan to carry out. We will also provide you with a written consent form that will detail your treatment at length.
Once full mouth rehabilitation treatment is complete, those who have opted for reconstruction will typically find the appearance of their teeth is far better, while their functionality and overall comfort should also have greatly improved.
Furthermore, the work could have a number of less obvious health benefits. For instance, the ability to chew more effectively means that food can be more easily digested as it travels through the body, helping you to make the most of your meals' nutritional elements.
In this way, a healthy mouth can help to enhance the body, allowing patients who have undergone full mouth reconstruction work to gain a new, positive outlook on life.
The need for a full mouth reconstruction may arise for the following reasons:
- Several or many missing teeth that require replacement
- Many weakened teeth that require protection in the form of crowns to prevent the risk of fracture or further damage to the teeth
- Teeth that have become severely worn as a result of long-term acid erosion (foods, beverages, acid reflux) or tooth grinding
- Ongoing complaints of jaw, muscle and headache pain requiring adjustments to the bite (occlusion)
Benefits of the full mouth rehabilitation
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- Minimises the risk of dental emergencies
- Predictable long lasting dental care
- Teeth are protected
- Makes your bite stronger
- Enhances the appearance of your smile
- More efficient chewing ability