Full Mouth Rehabilitation
What is a Full Mouth Rehabilitation?
- “Full mouth reconstruction, rehabilitation, and restoration are terms often used interchangeably to describe the process of rebuilding or simultaneously restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. Full mouth reconstruction typically involves general or restorative dentists (performing procedures like crowns, bridges, and veneers), and can incorporate dental specialists like periodontists (specializing in the gums), oral surgeons, orthodontists (specializing in tooth movements and positions) and endodontists (specializing in the tooth pulp).”
Clearly, full mouth rehabilitation means what it says. This is a complete change, a full reconstruction of the mouth, of all of the teeth, everything. A full mouth restoration is not an entirely common process, but when it is needed, it is valuable to have a dental team that can provide these services for you and your family.
Why Would Someone Need Full Mouth Rehabilitation?
- One can have a set of teeth which have deteriorated over time due to long-time acid erosion from acid reflux or other gastrointestinal issues.
- One can have a set of teeth which are weakened and damaged due to years of poor dental hygiene.
- One might also have a bad set of teeth due to genetically inherited weak enamel, poor tooth construction, etc.
- Behavioral implications fit in here too. Years of drug use can and do completely ruin a set of teeth, requiring dental rehabilitation.
There are also individuals with specific medical conditions that lead to rapid and universal deterioration of the teeth and gums. According to a direct quote from the American College of Prosthodontists:
- “There is also a group of patients who were born with conditions such as Ectodermal Dysplasia, Ameliogenesis, or Dentinogenisis Imperfecta that will need extensive restoration of their teeth. These patients may be candidates for a full mouth reconstruction.”
We are fortunate enough to live in a time period where dental science and technology has advanced so much that these techniques are even available to us. It is truly a miracle that we live in a world where a patient can take a mouth full of missing teeth, chipped, cracked, and broken teeth, root canal infections, cavities, stained and damaged gums, and fully restore the entire scene.
What Does a Full Mouth Rehabilitation Entail?
But when all is said and done, the process is absolutely worth it. One walks away with a fresh and clean mouth, fully reconstructed, as though time was erased and none of the damage or decay was ever there. It’s a fresh slate so to speak, and it's one that is very worth the investment. One now has a brand new mouth that, if they take good care of it, will last them for the rest of their lives.
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