Full mouth rehabilitation, also known as full mouth reconstruction, refers to treatments that work to repair or replace teeth, resolve issues such as gum disease and uneven bites. Full mouth rehabilitation can include procedures such as the repair of fillings, crows, and bridges, as well as implant dentistry whereby implants are used to replace missing or severely damaged teeth. Full mouth reconstruction can also include cosmetic dentistry in the form of teeth whitening procedures, gum-recontouring, dental bonding and the application of porcelain veneers. In some cases, neuromuscular dentistry is required in full mouth rehabilitation in order to treat issues associated with the temporomandibular joints and the bite. Treatments to resolve teeth grinding, as well as orthodontic treatments to fit braces and retainers; oral surgery including root canal therapy, tissue grafting and tooth removals; as well as periodontal treatments like scaling can all be conducted as part of a full mouth rehabilitation.
Do I need it?
If you have several oral health problems and most of your teeth and surrounding tissue is affected, your dentist may recommend full mouth rehabilitation.
What are the benefits?
There are a variety of benefits associated with full mouth rehabilitation, the most obvious of which is the amazing visual improvement. Besides this, the procedure helps to lower the risk of oral infections that often occur as a result of severe tooth damage and tooth loss. The procedure treats all oral health problems, so any tooth decay and gum disease you have will be eliminated. Every procedure is slightly different based on each patient’s specific needs, so your dentist will customise your treatment so that each of your issues is resolved during the procedure, leaving you with a healthy – and very beautiful – smile!