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Full Mouth Rehabilitation

For situations where many teeth are missing or damaged, full mouth rehabilitation will be necessary to restore the mouth to proper form and function. Sometimes multiple teeth have been lost from years of ongoing decay, resulting in extractions. Other times trauma, such as car accidents or sports injuries, will cause a number of teeth to be fractured and non-restorable. In cases of severe grinding, teeth are worn down to a point the that bite is collapsed and needs to be rebuilt to relieve sensitivity and joint pain issues. Regardless of the reason, full mouth rehabilitation requires careful planning and excellent execution by a board certified prosthodontist like Dr. Bagheri, who has experience restoring many difficult full mouth cases with beautiful results.

When Do You Need Full Mouth Rehabilitation?

When there is lost teeth due to decay or trauma, many fractured or decayed and injured teeth, severely damaged teeth from bruxism, clenching of teeth together or maybe erosion from acid reflux. A necessity to increase the occlusal bite after severe attrition of teeth, leaving no room for restoration phase. If there is any occlusal interferences and adjustments needed for a better-balanced occlusion and stable temporomandibular joint.

How Do You Follow A Systematic Approach?

From where to start….. A comprehensive examination is needed as a start, your dentist will know the amount and degree of damage. The treatment plan will be discussed depending on the clinical examinations, dental records of your mouth as intraoral and extra-oral photos, full dental models interpretations and x-rays. A treatment plan will be conducted sometimes with the help of another specialty consultant depending on:

1- Teeth

The situation of your teeth will define what restorative measures may be required. Different dental restorations as veneers or crowns, bridges, inlays, and onlays can be all considered. Any teeth direct tooth colored restorations have to be done first, followed by endodontic treatment if there is any pulp involvement.

2- Periodontal (Gum) Tissues

One of the most important considerations when you are going through full mouth rehabilitation. Pink aesthetics is to be considered the same as white aesthetics. Teeth scaling and deep curettage will be needed. In a lot of cases, intensive surgeries and gum reconstruction will be needed, for superior results.

3- Temporomandibular Joints, Jaw Muscles and Occlusion

Stable occlusion, with no pain on biting, no tender muscles and no destruction of teeth are all signs of healthy and stable temporomandibular joint, and occlusion. Occlusal alterations usually are needed, to design your restorations. Patients with bad habits such as bruxism will require habit breaking device as the night guard for teeth and restoration protection.

4- Esthetics

The look of the teeth, in relation to the face, lips, and mouth, their size, color and proportion, are one of the fundamentals factors in the success of full mouth rehabilitation cases.

Full mouth reconstruction comprises general or restorative dentists, and include dental professionals like Periodontists, Oral Surgeons, Orthodontists, and Endodontists.

What Are The Treatment Phases Needed?

The look of the teeth, in relation to the face, lips, and mouth, their size, color and proportion, are one of the fundamentals factors in the success of full mouth rehabilitation cases.

These dental procedures may be involved, dependent on the condition:

  • Teeth professional cleaning and periodontal maintenance.
  • Crown lengthening to uncover healthy tooth for crowns and bridges construction.
  • Orthodontic repositioning of teeth and or maybe in severe cases orthognathic surgeries.
  • Gum contouring for pink aesthetics.
  • Porcelain Veneers, crowns, inlays, onlays, and bridges.
  • Restoration of any cavities.
  • Restoration of endodntically treated teeth.
  • Implant placement as a way to replace missing teeth and preserve the remaining bone structure and better aesthetics.
  • Temporary restorations for new occlusal bite accommodation and relief of temporary mandibular joint.
  • Soft tissue and bone graft could be needed for support in some cases that needs reconstruction and massive defects.

Does Full Mouth Rehabilitation Differ From Smile Makeover?

A smile makeover is a reconstruction but to some degree, you choose to have it done, however, a full mouth rehabilitation is an essential procedure that you need. The increasing demand for an aesthetically beautiful and natural looking smile increased the smile makeover procedure in dental clinics. It is also significant to remind that a smile makeover, although done mainly to develop the aesthetic look of the smile, yet, it needs the usage of clinically demonstrated dental materials and procedures. Also, it has to be based on knowledge and experience along with dentist skills.

There is plenty of procedures and approaches to smile makeover are part of the full mouth rehabilitation system, so actually, they are connected at the end to guarantee the accomplishment and long-term success of the treatments.

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