Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Having a smile that is straight, white and perfect is extremely important when it comes to your confidence and your willingness to let those teeth show. Restoring or rebuilding teeth in both the lower and upper jaws is a process that gives those who want to undergo a full mouth rehabilitation, or even just some minor adjustments, their confidence back.
These changes usually involve restorative or general treatments and procedures, such as implants or bridges, and is usually done because of the following;
- Teeth that have been fractured or injured, especially over a long period of time.
- Teeth that may have been lost due to trauma or decay from a cavity, for example, that went untreated for long periods of time.
- Teeth that have become worn out severely because of an acid erosion from acid reflux, foods beverages or grinding of the teeth long-term.
- Complains of headaches, muscle and jaw pain constantly because of adjustments that need to be made to the occlusion, or the bite.
There are various procedures that go into a full mouth rehabilitation process that can take multiple visits, depending on how severe your situation or what you’d like done. These procedures can include;
- Crown lengthening that will expose healthy tooth structure for bridges or crowns
- Prophylactic teeth cleaning or even periodontal care.
- Contouring the gum tissue to create harmony and balance overall in your smile.
- Orthognathic surgery for the jaw to ensure that it’s positioned correctly.
- Orthodontics, or braces, to move your teeth into the proper position for better and full reconstruction.
- Temporary restorations so you will be better accustomed to the feel and look of your new mouth, teeth or bite alignment.
- Implant restoration and placement to replace any missing teeth, or to anchor restorations with bridges.
- Permanent restorations in place, such as veeners or crowns, that are made from ceramic and metal.
- Soft tissue or bone grafting to enhance your mouth’s overall stability, especially your teeth, for proposed implants or other forms of rehabilitation or restorations.
The Difference Between a Full Mouth Rehabilitation and a Smile Makeover
Full mouth rehabilitation differs from a smile makeover because a rehabilitation is something that you will need, especially when it comes to implants, while smile makeovers are simple procedures, such as a teeth bleaching. Dentistry has come a long way and the new technologies add an easier solution for full-mouth rehabilitations, such as a filling that can be used for tooth decay that looks completely natural and will save the tooth without having to remove it and implant another one.
A smile makeover requires clinically proven materials and techniques for treatments, even though it is performed to primarily improve the appearance of a smile esthetically while a full mouth rehabilitation is for stability in the mouth for many years to come, if not forever with regular maintenance and small tweaks in the various procedures. Some of the techniques and the equipment that is used for rehabilitation can be used in smile makeovers, but they are doubled and more efficient in this case.
Once all of the necessary record requirements and procedures that need to be completed are in order, there are a couple of things that follow as preparation to see how severe all of the problems within the mouth are. This is conducted through X-rays, impressions of your lower and upper teeth, photographs or before and after shots, a model of your teeth that is made from taking an impression of your jaw and even a model of your bite. Once this step has been completed, a step-by-step procedure and treatment plan will be created to correct all of the problems that you are experiencing with your mouth and treatment can begin from there.