Full Mouth Rehabilitation
What is Full Mouth Rehabilitation?
Full Mouth Rehabilitation is a highly individualized treatment which often involves the replacement or reconstruction of every tooth in the mouth.
Why is a Full Mouth Rehabilitation Necessary?
Teeth can be damaged or be lost due to disease and trauma. Patients may present with multiple missing or badly damaged teeth. These conditions include cracked teeth or severely worn-down teeth from acid erosion and teeth grinding (see section on Bruxism). It is also not uncommon to encounter a case of a failed restored dentition, where existing restorations have undergone irreversible wear and tear, and requires replacement. Due to the extensive damage to the entire set of teeth, patients may experience difficulty in chewing and speaking. A concurrent negative effect on cosmetic appearance and even jaw and muscle discomfort could affect one’s self esteem and overall quality of life.
With a full mouth rehabilitation plan, the health of the entire mouth, including the teeth, the gums and the bite can be optimized. The result from this extensive treatment, which often involves multi-disciplinary procedures, is a completely functioning mouth and long-lasting oral health.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation – The Procedure
If you are considering full mouth rehabilitation, the first step is to visit us and consult with our prosthodontist. The complexity of the treatment requires an extensive and comprehensive amount of planning. This will include high-definition X-rays and scans, and a treatment conference with our specialist team. Without a thorough diagnosis, there can be no treatment.
After a thorough diagnosis and discussion with you (and many times with family as well), a customized treatment plan with a sequence of treatment will be crafted, according to your convenience of time, finances and psychological comfort. In many cases, it is necessary to replace or restore almost every tooth in the mouth, using a combination of treatments such as dental crowns, bridges, implants, veneers or even removable dentures.
A full mouth rehabilitation usually requires several appointments, due to complexity of this treatment modality. In severely complex cases, treatments may take up to years.
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