Full Mouth Rehabilitation

What is a full mouth rehabilitation?

Full mouth reconstruction, rehabilitation or restoration are used interchangeably to describe the process of rebuilding or restoring all of the teeth in the upper and lower jaws.

 

If you have many broken, decayed worn and/or multiple missing teeth, then full mouth rehabilitation may be required.

 

Your dentist will remove all of your old dental work and replace them with new dental work designed to create a new bite. This treatment will clean up any tooth decay or infection and improve your oral health.

 

This will often require most teeth to be restored with a combination of different dental procedures, including crowns, bridges, implants, dentures and fillings.

 

At Dental Sense we have the experience and expertise to bring together the various dental disciplines required to create full mouth reconstructions that not only look great, but will function correctly, are healthy and will last for many years to come.

 

Why may I need full mouth rehabilitation?

Patients that have missing teeth, or that have already had a lot of dentistry in the past have a good reason to get their entire mouth reconstructed.

 

Over the years all of your dental work will have been done at different times, which means that it was not necessarily designed in harmony. This type of tooth-by-tooth dentistry does not allow the dentist to improve your bite position, as they must respect the existing conditions.

 

What is bite reconstruction?

A bite reconstruction would mean that the dentist assesses your bite in its current state and visualises the original bite and then formulates a plan to get you back to that bite.

 

At Dental Sense we will assess your case and bite and provide you with several options. We will always try to utilise the least invasive treatment so we preserve as much of your own tooth structure as possible.

 

Bite rehabilitation is generally done in stages or sections so that your jaw and surrounding muscles can get used to the new bite. 

 

Many people notice that bite reconstruction makes their face appear younger as their soft tissues are better supported by their teeth.

 

How the process begins

If you think you need rehabilitation you dentist will carry out a thorough examination and determine the extent of the problems and the options available.

 

The examination process requires records of your mouth, such as X-rays and photographs and models of your teeth.

 

Once your dentist has obtained all of the relevant information they will develop a comprehensive, step-by-step treatment plan to correct all of the problems in your mouth to complete your reconstruction.

 

What procedures are needed?

Only your dentist can determine what procedures are needed for your specific case.

 

Most reconstructions involve multiple visits and take around one year to complete.

 

The most commonly used procedures are crowns, bridges, dentures, implants, root canal therapy, hygiene treatments and fillings.

Last Updated September 2019

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