Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Smile makeovers, when involving the full mouth, are often referred to as full mouth rehabilitation or reconstruction or restoration. The procedure involves restoration of all teeth in both the arches and can also involve the surrounding soft (gum and face) and hard (jaws) tissues. You can now say goodbye to the removable dentures and enjoy the fixed artificial dentition that looks, feels and functions as normal.
Most commonly, full mouth rehabilitation uses multiple dental implants and/or crowns, bridges or veneers on your remaining healthy teeth to reconstruct the bite that not only improves the esthetics of your smile but also enhances its functionality.
Depending on the extent and type of the treatment needed, you’re full mouth rehabilitation may be carried out solely by our experienced dentists at Prakhya Dental or a team with dentists and specialist from different areas of dentistry, such as oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, orthodontics and prosthodontics. This usually involves multiple treatments that are completed over a number of visits.
Upon thorough examination and assessment of your case, we will provide you a comprehensive treatment plan to help reinstate, if not improvise, the form and function of your mouth. Thus restoring your smile and confidence.
Based on your situation, your full mouth restoration may involve one or more of the following treatments:
Dental Implants are titanium root like posts that are placed in your jaws, over which porcelain or zirconia crowns are placed, thereby replacing the missing tooth or teeth. Depending on the bone mass, our experienced dentists will advise the need of bone grafting to bolster the implants’ support.
Crown and Bridge is a fixed replacement to the gaps between your remaining healthy teeth or dental implants. They restore the look, feel and function that of your natural teeth.
Veneers are thin strips of porcelain or composite resin that are placed over the front of your teeth to mask any discrepancies in the teeth’s size, shape, color and alignment (to a certain extent). Thus enhancing the esthetics of your front teeth.
Orthodontics comes into picture when your teeth are not in proper alignment and this is to be addressed before any reconstruction is planned. Most of the orthodontic cases can be effectively treated with clear aligners. Depending on the level of severity, we can provide orthodontic treatment in-house or refer you to a specialist.
Surgery could also be involved in full mouth reconstruction, may it be minor gum to major jaw surgery. If you have a gummy smile with short teeth, your dentist can reposition the gum thus showing more teeth. During trauma management or orthodontic treatments, jaw surgery may be needed to reshape, reposition or rebuild the jaw bone. In case of a major surgical work, our dentists will refer you to the designated specialist team to do the needful.
ALL ON 4 IMPLANT TREATMENT
If you’re missing multiple teeth and the remaining ones are also compromised, your dentist may suggest options such as “All-on-4” implant treatment. Here 4 implants are used to hold the full arch bridge that makes it to be a fixed reconstruction for each dental arch.
Upon thorough assessment and treatment planning, the full arch bridge (usually made of Zirconia) is first lab fabricated. The dental implants are placed in the designated spots in your jaws and the prosthesis is screwed onto the implants immediately unlike the conventional implants.
Mini implants are also used to aid in better retention for full dentures.