Did you know that your teeth were created to last only about 40-50 years? It’s not as crazy as it sounds, because it wasn’t very long ago that the mortality rate was above 50 years. Today, the average mortality rate surpasses your tooth’s life span by decades!
As you age, you start having to deal with more – and more comprehensive – dental problems from root canals to tooth replacements and bite problems.
What is Full Mouth Reconstruction / Rehabilitation?
Prosthodontic reconstruction of most or all of the teeth. Replacement of missing teeth, or a jaw alignment problem. These can be solved with a combination of techniques such as crowns, and fixed bridges, removable partial dentures, full dentures and implant-supported dentures and sometimes orthodontic treatment (braces) in conjunction with these procedures.. Combining the science of Neuromuscular Dentistry with the art of Cosmetic Dentistry, luckily, a full mouth rehab allows each of these obstacles to be corrected to create a smile that is functional, comfortable and beautiful.
Some common reasons why Full Mouth Rehabilitation may be required are:
- Missing Teeth due to decay or trauma
- Chipped, Injured or Fractured Teeth
- Decaying or Worn out Teeth as a result of long-term acid erosion (food, beverages, acid reflux) or tooth grinding
- Ongoing complaints of headaches, muscle and jaw pain needing adjustments to the bite (occlusion)
- Multiple Dental Difficulties
- Multiple missing teeth
What Is The Process Like?
A dental practitioner will not promise to improve your dental health in one appointment. There are various procedures that are a part of a full mouth rehabilitation. This is how the procedure normally works:
First, your dentist will investigate your present jaw and dental health. X-rays and lab diagnostics will help determine where what needs to be treated, and how every tooth is currently set in your mouth.
This will most likely take one full appointment, and it may be a couple of days or a week before your doctor shares with you the best course of action for your full mouth restoration.
Depending on your dental issues, your dental practitioner may come up with a suitable treatment plan for you and help to re frame your bite. However, if they discover that your mouth can be restored through individual tooth restoration alone, your dental specialist will begin those procedures on your second visit.
All of the current Crowns, bridges and other dental work will be removed so the Dentist has a clean slate to treat your full smiles with new restorations. Either a full mouth scan will be taken or in some cases impressions will be made with the goal that every individual tooth can get the work that it needs. If required, you may be given temporary restorations while the scan / impressions will be used to make your permanent restorations.
Once your basic health of teeth has been restored, the new restorations will be put in, using specific dental procedures based on what is best for your mouth.
Things to Consider
Full mouth rehabilitation is a comparatively quick way to fix your entire mouth and enjoy a healthy smile for many years to come. It’s important to consider these aspects, before you make your appointment:
Cost: A Full mouth rehabilitation involves a lot of individual restorations, and each of those restorations will add up. Though full mouth rehabilitation can be expensive, it would really increase the life span of your present natural dentition and you would enjoy eating with your natural teeth for really long time. Also if you have multiple teeth problems then you might eventually loose you natural teeth and probably pay the same amount of money or even more for artificial teeth.
The Costs also differ as per the requirements of the patient. We, at Creative Smiles, will work with you to help you understand the costs of various procedures and fit them with your budget. There are a lot of varieties of treatment options available with us, so that we can design a specific treatment plan to suit your needs as well as your budget. Many payment options are available to ensure that your rehab goes smoothly with a happy recovery.
Each case is unique and requires a comprehensive plan. Not all dentists can undertake a full mouth rehab, so make sure to do your homework and find the right dentist for your specific needs. A Full mouth rehabilitation may involve
- General or Restorative Dentists (performing procedures like crowns, bridges and veneers),
- Dental Specialists like Periodontists (specialising in the gums),
- Oral Surgeons,
- Orthodontists (specialising in tooth movements and positions) and
- Endodontists (specialising in the tooth pulp)
If you have more than four decayed / bad teeth or multiple missing teeth, full mouth rehabilitation may seem like the best option. However, differing from person to person it may vary. Full mouth rehabilitation works best to conserve your natural dentition. Also lot of options available to get completely fixed teeth in case you have no natural teeth left in your mouth and you dont wish to go for removable dentures.
On the other hand, if only a few scattered teeth are affecting your bite, it may be easier to isolate those few teeth and get implants or bridges. To put it simply, a complete overhaul may not be necessary if most of your teeth are healthy and strong.
We have an experienced team of professionals at the multi-specialty Dental Health Care Center – Creative Smiles with Dr. Veejay Deshpandey, Dental Surgeon and Implantologist and an innovator in the field of Implant Dentistry heading the team. At Creative Smiles, we offer the most advanced dental services at very affordable prices.
A full mouth reconstruction can help safeguard your oral health by comprehensively treating various issues that can compromise your dental well being, which include tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss, and extensively damaged teeth. Creative Smiles, in Thane, Mumbai can bring the sparkle back to your smile and help you attain a smile you’ll be proud to show off. To learn more about the benefits of full mouth rehabilitation, contact us to schedule your no-obligation consultation today!