Full Mouth Rehabilitation corrects imperfections in bite position and enhances the appearance of the smile. Anyone with short, worn teeth or those that are chipped and broken throughout the mouth would be an excellent candidate.
Combining the science of Neuromuscular Dentistry with the artistry of Cosmetic Dentistry, Full Mouth Rehabilitation creates a smile that is functional, comfortable and beautiful.
If you answer yes to any of the following statements, you are a candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction:
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.
Full-mouth reconstruction, by its very nature can be extremely complex. Dental techniques and technologies have come a long way in the past 30 years and patients are often surprised by what can be done. Correct diagnosis and analysis is important to identify and address the causes of the problems in the treatment plan. Treatment is often a non-surgical, comprehensive approach to getting the upper and lower jaws in proper alignment, removing all decay, repairing all chipped, weakened, and broken teeth, and ultimately, creating a healthy, attractive smile that will last for many years.
Once this treatment is completed you can expect a mouth that looks great, feels comfortable, and gives you the confidence to smile. If you are experiencing bite-related problems, feel that your teeth or gums have been allowed to deteriorate or feel your mouth is in poor condition, a full-mouth reconstruction may be the appropriate solution.
Our patient here chose a non-surgical option for personal reasons. The patient presented with inadequately fitting upper partial denture and an incorrectly instituted treatment plan resulting over a period of time: multiple loss of teeth that resulted in loss of jaw bone and facial height resulting in an accelerated ageing appearance. We solved the problem by improving the facial height (raising the bite), improving the upper smile line using a combination of porcelain veneers, upper and lower precision milled, highly aesthetic and firm partial dentures to restore the following:
Tooth Replacement Options
Some of the general advantages and disadvantages of single to multiple tooth replacement options are listed below.
|Removable partial dentures||Removable – good access for cleaning
Very minor tooth reduction required
Possible clasp display
Gaps visible on removal
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
The goal of treatment is to properly align the jaw and rebuild damaged teeth.. Teeth are restored with veneers, crowns, or onlays. Depending on the patient, a prosthesis may be used. The result is an attractively enhanced smile using urable materials that will stand the tests of time.
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 confident you.