Full Mouth Rehabilitation

What does full mouth rehabilitation involve

Full mouth rehabilitation involves the reconstruction of the entire mouth to improve upon smile, bite, jaw joint health, speech and facial support. In cases where the entire set of teeth are compromised through wearing, decay, diseases and other oral conditions. This is achieved by restoring and/or replacing all of the patients teeth. The highly specialised combination of functional and aesthetic dentistry considers the importance of how the health, appearance and purpose of the teeth, gums and jaw work together to maintain the good oral health that is crucial in sustaining a comfortable life. As the name suggests, because of the extensive amount of work that is required to preform a full mouth rehabilitation, the treatment and procedure schedule is lengthy and will happen over the course of many appointments to reach final completion. It requires dedication and commitment to keep your oral health on track.

What type of procedures are involved in full mouth rehabilitation

The specific procedures needed to complete a full mouth rehabilitation vary largely from patient to patient and are dependant upon the functionality needs and visual expectations of the patient. The end goal is the combine the silence behind the utilitarian purpose of the teeth and jaw with the beauty that is a balanced and bright smile.
While there is no set formula of required dental procedures, before long term – permanent restorative treatments can begin there  is often a need for immediate, provisional restorations to protect restorable teeth from further damage. These procedures may include:

What are the benefits of having full mouth treatment?

There a boundless ways a patient suffering from extensive tooth decay, gum disease, occlusal bone degeneration and any of the other symptoms that make them a candidate for a full mouth rehabilitation could benefit from this level of treatment. Having exhausted all other treatment options means that the patients mouth is in a state where they would be experiencing difficulty and possibly pain in all aspects of mouth function, from eating and drinking to speech and self esteem.
A total restoration not only addresses all of these concerns and returns the patient to healthy everyday function it provides relief and protection from future issues that may arise such as:

Who can be suitable candidate for full mouth rehabilitation

When looking at candidates for a full mouth rehabilitation service, patients can fall into either of two categories
1- Patients who are genetically predisposed to oral diseases and conditions that work against the health of the teeth and gums,  conditions such as:

Or

2- Patients who are experiencing large scale tooth loss, dental erosion and decay, malocclusion, dental disease (gingivitis) and pain. Through trauma to face or prolonged poor oral hygiene.

What kind of treatment involved in the full mouth rehabilitation

Full mouth reconstruction is a complex treatment process that is individually tailored to address the specific visual and functional concerns of each patient. Below are treatment that your dentist may recommend when combining many branches of dentistry to incorporate aesthetics  and practical necessities to build a new smile.

Dental implants

the strongest and most permanent method for replacing missing and beyond repair teeth, due to their titanium rod ‘root’ system, this reconstructive method offers the most natural feel and function.

Dentures

Full or Partial upper and lower. A removable and less expensive option to dental implants for replacing lost teeth.

Dental Crowns

are a restorative option for natural teeth that have a strong foundation but may have been damaged by fractures or through decay. They are available in many differing materials for differing needs.

Dental Bridges

are used to replace a series of missing ‘neighbour teeth’ secured with crown to stable teeth either side of the gap. An attractive solution to restoring even bite distribution

Veneers

available in porcelain and composite materials. They are a suitable option for stable front teeth that are misaligned or discoloured.

Orthodontic Treatments

Braces or Clear aligners to straighten teeth.

Bone or soft tissue grafting

Recontouring of gum tissue- the adding or removal of gum tissue around the teeth to improve the health and appearance of the smile.

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