Geriatric Dentistry

What is full mouth rehabilitation?

When missing teeth are replaced or the imperfections are corrected it is referred to a "Full Mouth Rehabilitation" Or Full Mouth Reconstruction" Full Mouth rehabilitation is said to be and also considered, as one of the most difficult procedures, of dentistry and only a few doctors are fully qualified for this kind of treatment. The same procedure is done for every tooth which is missing.

This procedure starts with the help of examination of the muscle's function of the jaw, in both the stretched and relaxed positions, if there is an imbalance in the muscle function,then the dentist will consider two options,one of the options is to use an appliance which is used to artificially build up the patient bite to a comfortable and resting position,if the patient does not feel he needs to be treated by the appliances, then the dentist uses full mouth restoration.

A patient who uses, artificial appliance,for repositioning of the bite, might need to be under the dental care for either a month to about a year as the restoration of the bite requires much more time than as compared to full mouth restoration. If it is full mouth restoration, it takes only a few days to restore your bite, and give you a beautiful smile. With this patient's can expect recovery within a few days just like any other dental procedure.

How Do I know if i Am a candidate for full mouth rehabilitation if your, answer yes to any of the following:

  • Pain or soreness around the jaw and joints
  • Grating and clicking sounds in the jaw joints
  • Locking of jaw movements or limited jaw
  • TMJ Problems
  • Numbness in the fingers and arms
  • Congestion or stuffiness in the ears
  • Vertigo
  • Badly attrited (worn) or carious and broken down teeth

What are the Treatments offering for Full mouth rehabilitation?

There are several treatments today, which can restore the appearance and function of damaged teeth, however those who are unhappy with their smile, in this case a full mouth reconstruction may be just the answer. Full mouth reconstructions do include a combination or restorative or cosmetic dentistry treatments to return the teeth to their former health and beauty.

Full mouth reconstruction treatments, include purely cosmetic treatments, teeth whitening, and restorative treatments, like dental implants.

The types of treatments for full mouth rehabilitation are:

  • Dental Crowns:With teeth that suffers extensive damage, porcelain dental crowns are often viable restoration option , various reasons like cracked , or broken teeth or teeth weakened by large fillings generally benefit from dental crowns, dental crowns not only protect the teeth, from further damage, but help to restore the teeth to their prior beauty
  • Tooth-Coloured Fillings: To restore the appearance of teeth, tooth coloured fillings are a wonderful option,they are especially used to replace old metal fillings. The tooth coloured fillings are offered in composite resin or ceramic, considerably both these materials can be custom shaded to blend seamlessly with the surrounding teeth.
  • Dental Implants: Replacement of missing teeth can be done by dental implants, These dental implants,made of titanium which acts like a screw type posts, which are placed within the sockets of missing teeth. The different dental restorations can be attached to replace one or more teeth.
  • Implant-Supported Dentures: Are for those who need dentures or are already using dentures, implant-supported dentures which are a great option, these implant-supported dentures use dental implants to securely hold dentures in place all day without the need of messy adhesives.
  • Teeth Whitening: Is considered to be a professional, as well as most popular full mouth restoration treatment. It is most effective and a quick way to whiten teeth and also, to reveal a brighter, and a more youthful smile.

Is a professional treatment paired with other treatments,making it one of the most popular full mouth restoration treatments. Teeth whitening, is most effective and a quick way to whiten teeth and to reveal a brighter, and more youthful smile.

Gum Contouring: It is a procedure in which excess gum tissue is removed, usually done with a dental laser, gummy smiles can be corrected with gum contouring.

Porcelain Veneers: They improve your overall appearance of the front facing teeth using a thin, tooth-shaped shell to cover flaws and imperfections,these porcelain veneers are useful for improving the appearance of teeth with mild fractures or chips, discolouration or even closing gaps between teeth. Porcelain veneers can also be used for instant orthodontics to create even, straight smiles.

Dental Bonding:This can be used to improve on the size,shape colour of the teeth. Dental bonding treatment can be complete in a single dental visit and also provide immediate results.

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Sumit Dubey

BDS, M.D.S, FICOI (Prosthodontist & Implantologist)

Specialist in Oral Dental Implants, Maxillofacial Posthodontics

MBA (Healthcare &Hospital Administration)

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