Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Today, we are well versed with the fact that the Personality of an Individual is judged by the Outer Appearance or Looks. A Bad Smile or showing bad, yellow, stained, broken or worn teeth gives an impression of Bad Personality.
We are Social animals and we want to be accepted pleasingly by our society. So it is important to shift our focus to our outer appearance independent of our age. There is no age to look beautiful.
That time is gone when dentist were treated as a doctor of one or few teeth, now the trend is changing. The Full Mouth Reconstruction or Rehabilitation procedures enable the Dentist to be known as The Doctor Of The Mouth.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation is the Systematic Approach to reconstruct the mouth of the patient combining the Chairside Dental Technology with the Recent and Advanced Laboratory Techniques hence it is also called as Full Mouth Reconstruction.When we say Rehabilitation, we mean to Restore to Good Condition or to Restore to the Former Privilege. While Full Mouth Rehabilitation involves a very intensive and extensive restorative procedures whereby the relationship between the upper and the lower teeth is brought back to its original position or in a good condition.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation involves the Reconstruction or Restoration of the Teeth Occlusion. It includes the restoration of the relationship of the upper jaw with the lower jaw during function and at rest with the help of crowns, bridges, dentures, inlays and onlays. Occlusion in Dentistry means the contact between teeth. Technically, it is the relationship between the upper and the lower teeth when they approach each other while chewing or speaking or closing mouth or at rest. With the continuous use of teeth for decades, they are likely to wear off. Also, the probability to have broken teeth and missing teeth in the mouth also demands its restoration and replacement respectively.
Teeth Occlusion may be of following types:
- Static Dental Occlusion refers to the relationship between the upper and the lower teeth when at Rest or when the Jaw is Closed.
- Dynamic Dental Occlusion refers to the relationship of the upper and the lower teeth when the jaw is moving like while speaking, eating and yawning. Also known as Articulation.
- Centric Dental Occlusion is the relationship between the upper tooth touching the lower tooth for the first time. It may or may not coincide with the position when maximum upper and lower teeth touch each other.
The Need for Full Mouth Rehabilitation:
2. Functional – due to stress and strain
a. Teeth break down
- Excessive teeth wear
- With Limited or More Space Available
- With or Without Loss of Vertical Dimension of Occlusion or Bite
b. Supporting structures break down
- Gum disease
- Bone defects
- Temporomandibular joint disease
- Jaw problems
Allow us to plan and execute the intensive and extensive restorative procedures in a systematic manner as it demands thorough knowledge of the dental procedures, dental skill, knowledge of the advanced technologies available and intellectual. It is always the team of doctors to work together for such Full Mouth Rehabilitation cases as every doctor have their independent skill, knowledge and a different way to approach the case. After a detailed discussion in understanding the prognosis, durability, pros and cons of every procedure, other dental treatment options available, etc, a final treatment plan and its budget is given to the patient and relatives. The pros and cons of every step are borne in mind as the failure may be too costly to afford both for the patient and for the doctors.