Full mouth rehabilitation
What is Full Mouth Rehabilitation?
Full mouth rehabilitation is a process which restores the functional integrity of the entire mouth which includes teeth, gums tissue or gingiva, the bite and smile as well.
This process is a highly individualised procedure of treatment with the primary focus on the complete full mouth reconstruction which optimises the overall oral health of the individual undergoing the treatment. In some of the cases of full mouth rehabilitation, it might be required to restore or replace each and every tooth in the mouth with the help of the perfect combination of a number of dental services.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation Procedures Included
When a patient undergoes a full mouth rehabilitation a number of procedures might be involved in the completion of the process which includes a wide range of restorative dentistry and Cosmetic Dentistry services. These services are as listed below.
- Dental Bridges – This is basically a fixed dental restoration used as a replacement of one or more than one missing tooth. This is done by the joining of an artificial tooth conclusively to the dental implants or to the adjacent teeth.
- Dental Crowns – Dental crowns are nothing but caps that have the shape of a tooth and are placed over the tooth to cover it for the restoration of its shape, size, strength and for an overall improvement in the appearance of the tooth.
- Dental Implants – These are made of titanium and are surgically installed in the jaw bone (upper or lower) to help replace missing teeth with a dental prosthesis or for playing the role of an orthodontic anchor.
- Inlays or Onlays – These are used at the time when the large old dental fillings require a removal or replacement. Inlay can be made of gold, composite or ceramic.
- Porcelain Veneers – These are layers of material which are placed over the surface of the tooth for the improvement of aesthetics of a smile or protection of the surface of the tooth from getting damaged or both in some cases.
- Professional Grade Teeth Whitening – As indicated by the name, this is a process of removal of all the stains and pigmentation from the surface of the tooth so that it can be brought back to its original white colour.
- Fillings – Dental filling is a treatment for the restoration, integrity and as well as the morphology of the missing structure of the tooth.
Reasons to go for Full Mouth Rehabilitation
There are a number of reasons when a full mouth rehabilitation may be essential.
- First and foremost, going for a full mouth rehabilitation will allow you to maintain an overall good health of the periodontal tissues.
- Secondly, it may be recommended if you have a disturbance with the temporomandibular joint.
- Full mouth rehabilitation is also useful when you are in need of an extensive dentistry.
- For an overall maintenance of aesthetics, this procedure is essential.
Apart from these, there might arise a number of reasons where full mouth rehabilitation would be the most effective procedure of treatment for the overall maintenance of good oral health, hygiene and aesthetics at the same time.