Full mouth rehabilitation is a combination of treatments co-ordinated when many or all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws are lost or damaged.
Full mouth rehabilitation can be a solution for weakened teeth that need protection to prevent the risk of fracture or further damage after becoming severely worn as a result of long-term acid erosion from harmful foods, beverages or acid reflux, or tooth grinding. It also may be suitable for patients with ongoing complaints of headaches and pain in the jaw and facial muscles who require an adjustment to their bite because they are suffering from what is known in dentistry as malocclusion.
The aim is to restore the mouth to full form and function, giving the patient comfort and improving their overall dental health.
A combination of calibrated treatments such as crowns, bridges, veneers and dental implants may be applied and other dental specialists within the clinic may be called upon such as Periodontists to treat gum problems, Oral surgeons, Orthodontists to manage tooth positioning, and an Endodontist to correct tooth pulp and nerve problems.
Full mouth rehabilitation done properly will last a long time because underlying problems such as tooth movement and gum infections are dealt with before major work commences.
Over 25 years experience working multi-disciplinary cases have allowed me to perform many cases such as this under one roof, with no need to refer patients elsewhere.
The full mouth rehabilitation process starts with a full clinical dental examination in which clinical records such as x-rays and photographs are taken and models of the teeth are created from impressions where necessary.
With these records we are able to meticulously plan, evaluate and develop a step-by-step guide to correct any problems in the mouth.