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Get to Know Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Author: Vikas Gowd
by Vikas Gowd
Posted: May 11, 2016

As other branches in medicine, dentistry aims to make oral life better by enhancing the life span of the dentition and make its job easier by doing appropriate corrective things to ensure better functionality. Therefore, full mouth rehabilitation has great significance.

Also known as full mouth restoration or reconstruction, full mouth rehabilitation is used to rebuild or restore the teeth in upper as well as lower jaws.

This procedure belongs to reconstructive dentistry and comprises procedures aided to repair damaged teeth, replacing missing tooth/teeth, treat damage to gums and jawbone, correct the deformity in jaw joints and faulty bites and so on. If there are multiple issues, full mouth reconstruction is advised.

Objective of mouth rehabilitation

The objective of mouth rehabilitation is to convert all elements that are not supportive into supportive elements. The aim of full mouth rehabilitation is the elements that are not supportive would bring back the function of the oral organs (teeth) to normal condition so that they can function normally.

Who can go for full mouth reconstruction?

This is highly custom treatment. It may widely vary from individual to individual. As it aims to boost the whole mouth performance - teeth, gums, and their function - biting, smiling and speaking. Therefore, it is important that the individual is a healthy normal one.

What is done in full mouth rehabilitation?

In this dental procedure, the dentist may take recourse to using dental crowns, veneers or bridges and there may be involvement of specialized dentists.

People seeking full mouth reconstruction should see dentist for complete examination. The dentists will examine oral health of the individual, and judge the severity of the problem and will advise for treatment option that can be done as corrective methods. The dentist would examine the parts in oral cavity:

Teeth condition

Teeth condition is important in guiding the dentist with regard to what reconstructive procedure may be done. These procedures include onlays or inlays, dental crowns, bridges or implants. The dentists would also check for existence of dental decay, cracks, short/long teeth, root canal and any looseness in teeth.

Gum condition

The gums should be healthy. Otherwise, you may need scaling and root planning to cure periodontal disease. A more intensive treatment may be needed from a periodontist, and make sure your reconstructed teeth have a strong footing. The treatment may include grafting soft tissue or bone to compensate your gums and the relevant jaw bones.

Enhancing the appearance

Teeth colour, shape, size and their proportion with regard to your mouth is important in enhancing smile. The appearance of these elements in the gums, lips, mouth, and face are important in determining if your need total moth reconstruction.

Examining your mouth

The test checks your mouth with the aid of X-ray photograph, and takes impressions of upper and lower jaws; s/he will take the models of your teeth and the impression of your bite. Further, the dentist may ask you to go to a specialist - periodontist, oral surgeon or orthodontist.

About the Author

Dr. Vikas Gowd has more than 16yrs of experience in Prosthodontics and immediate implants Hyderabad, his having undergone training internationally in Europe and America.

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