Full mouth rehabilitation involves the replacement of one or all missing teeth, and the restoration of affected teeth to provide optimum function and esthetics to the patient.
This procedure is called ‘Full-Mouth’ because it is an extensive rehabilitation of teeth and associated structures and may involve replacement/restoration of all the teeth in your mouth with crowns and bridges or implant supported teeth.
What are the dental conditions that call for ‘full-mouth’ rehabilation?
- Complete edentulism (total loss of teeth)
- Broken down teeth
- Heavily-stained teeth
- Mal-positioned teeth (within limitations)
- Spacing between teeth
- Teeth lost due to gum disease (periodontal disease)
What is done in Full-mouth rehabilation?
Natural teeth present are used as anchors for the replacement of lost teeth. They may also be used to provide support for Removal Metal-based or Acrylic Dentures.
In some cases, where there are no natural teeth, dental implants (titanium screws) can be used as anchors in the jawbone for the replacement of lost teeth. Through this, even patients who have lost all their teeth can still avail a fixed replacement of all lost teeth, with chewing efficiency compatible to natural teeth. This benefit was impossible before the advent of dental implants. Dental implants
can also be used as anchors for advanced forms of removal metal (or) acrylic dental prosthesis, which provides increased stability, retention and support for improved chewing efficiency.