Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Creating a beautiful smile for a patient is extremely rewarding for the dentist as well as for the team, and this should never be taken for granted. We are blessed with the ability to change someone’s self-esteem, confidence and, possibly, the course of their life.
What is full mouth rehabilitation?
Replacing all the teeth or correcting the imperfections in bite position is referred as full mouth rehabilitation or full mouth reconstruction. Full mouth rehabilitation is one of the most difficult procedures of dentistry and a few doctors are fully qualified for this treatment. Restoration or the recreation of every tooth in your mouth is done in this procedure.
Full Mouth rehabilitation procedure starts with the examination of the muscle’s function of jaw using computer scan in both stretched and relaxed positions. If the dentists find the imbalance in the muscle’s functions then there are two options, one is to use the orthotic appliance which is used to artificially builds up the patients bite to a comfortable and resting position. But if the patient doesn’t want to be treated by orthotic then the mouth is fixed for the full mouth restoration.
The patient who chooses the artificial orthotic for the repositioning of their bite might be needed to be under the dentist care for up to one year because artificial orthotic restores the bite much slowly as compared to full mouth restoration. On the other hand, full dental restoration takes only a few days to restore your bite and give you a beautiful smile. Full mouth restoration patients can expect the recovery within few days just like as other dental procedure.
When you may require full mouth rehabilitation
This procedure is not only for those who want their bite to be restored or the teeth are replaced, but full mouth rehabilitation may be required to overcome some other condition and diseases such as:
- Frequent headaches or migraines.
- Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome or TMJ.
- Pain in teeth that seems to move around the full mouth.
- Facial, neck, shoulder and/or back pain.
- Jaw locking problem or feeling the limited movement of jaws.
- Feeling congestion or stuffiness in ears.
- The hearing sound of clicking or grating from the jaw joints.