Full mouth rehabilitation, sometimes called full mouth reconstruction, is one of the most complex dental procedures available. If a patient’s dental damage is so extensive that they need a complete set of replacement teeth on the upper or lower jaw, restoration is the solution. Full mouth rehabilitation includes removing any remaining teeth and replacing them. It requires multiple appointments and may take several weeks or months to complete depending on the extensiveness of the damage being repaired.
Full mouth reconstruction must consider the entire oral system, including how you speak, eat, chew, and smile. Your overall health and the state of your jawbone are also considered to create a full mouth reconstruction plan that will give you the best possible results.
Full mouth rehab is not just a cosmetic procedure. While it does offer cosmetic benefits, including natural-looking teeth that are straight and stain-free, the primary goal of full mouth reconstruction is to restore proper form and function to your mouth so that you can eat, drink, and speak properly. It also protects your teeth and gums from future damage and prevents further deterioration of your teeth. Most full mouth rehab plans include both restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
WHO CAN GET FULL-MOUTH REHAB?
Full mouth rehab can restore function and esthetics if you suffer from significant oral health issues such as multiple missing teeth, severe gum disease, multiple failing fillings, cracked and broken teeth, and badly worn teeth. It is also an option for patients who have damage from facial trauma or who have congenital conditions such as Amelogenesis or Dentinogenetics.
If you are in good health and have sufficient jawbone to support implants, you can undergo full mouth reconstruction with dental implants. If the jawbone is insufficient to support the implants, you may need bone grafts first.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF FULL MOUTH REHABILITATION?
- Improved ability to speak
- Improved ability to eat and drink properly
- Improved appearance
- Improved oral health
- Reduced risk of infections
- Protects you from additional oral health issues
- Restores proper facial contours
- Restores correct jaw misalignment
At Smiles Design Los Angeles, we use the latest technologies to make the full mouth rehabilitation process smooth, painless, and quick. This includes being able to design and create crowns in-house, so you do not have to visit multiple dentists during the restoration process. Intra-oral scanners and CBCT scanners ensure the most precise fit for dental reconstruction.
We want to help you make an informed decision about what type of treatment path is right for you.
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