Full Mouth Rehabilitation is a multi disciplinary dental treatment methodology to create the correct relationship between gums, bones, muscles, and teeth. The mouth is a complex machine; without a proper bite, chewing can become impaired, teeth can become worn, the jaw and neck can become sore, and even migraines can occur. Porcelain veneers and crowns, dental implants, and teeth whitening are all potential procedures used in a full mouth reconstruction. The result is not only a pain relief, improved dental functionality and health but also a perfect smile!The need for full mouth reconstruction may result from:
• Crowded teeth, poor dental care and the age of your teeth
• Teeth that have been lost due to decay or trauma.
• Teeth that have been injured or fractured.
• Teeth that have become severely worn as a result of long-term acid erosion (foods, beverages, acid reflux) or tooth grinding.
• Ongoing complaints of jaw & neck muscle pain and headaches requiring adjustments to the bite (occlusion).
What is involved in Full Mouth Reconstruction?
If you think you need full mouth restoration or reconstruction, schedule an appointment. At 32Strong we will examine your mouth to determine the extent of the problem and the treatment options that can be used to correct it. In particular, we will examine the health of following:
• Teeth: The condition of your teeth will determine what restorative procedures may be needed, such as porcelain veneers or full-coverage crowns, inlays or onlays, bridges or implants restored with a crown. In particular, we will make note of any cavities and decay, tooth wear, cracks, short/long teeth, root canal issues and any tooth movement.
• Periodontal (gum) tissues: If your gums are not healthy, you will most likely need scaling and root planing to treat periodontal disease. You may require more intensive treatments from our specialist periodontist to ensure that your newly reconstructed teeth will have a solid foundation.
• Temporomandibular joints, jaw muscles and occlusion: A stable bite – one in which you are not in pain when you close your mouth or chew and one that does not cause wear or destruction of your teeth – is important to your overall oral health. Occlusal changes need to be taken into consideration when we do your restorations. In fact, you may require orthodontics (dental braces) or some other type of treatment (night guard or bite reprogramming orthotic) to correct occlusion before additional restorative procedures can be performed.
• Esthetics: The color, shape, size and proportion of your teeth, and how they appear in relation to your gums, lips, mouth, side profile and face, are also important factors in full mouth reconstruction treatment.
Only our dentist and the team of specialists working on your full mouth reconstruction can determine what procedures are needed for your specific case. Other treatments may also be available, so ask us about all possible procedures that might be required for your case and under what circumstances. If required we can also give a detailed breakup of cost involved in various procedures. Most full mouth reconstructions involve multiple phases and office visits.