When oral health is compromised, dentist Rancho Bernardo from Hekmat Dental Care in San Diego recommends a full mouth rehabilitation procedure. It is a life-changing procedure.
What’s a full mouth rejuvenation treatment?
Restorative, cosmetic, and neuromuscular procedures are used in full mouth rehab treatment. Teeth restoration repairs chronic dental problems and enhances oral health. It makes you feel confident about the smile you covered with both hands in public. Healthy teeth make you smile wide and bright!
Full mouth reconstruction involves dental procedures like –
- Permanent restorations of dental bridges, implants, or crowns
- Missing teeth restoration
- Orthodontic braces for teeth alignment
- Gum tissue contouring
- Soft or bone tissue grafting for teeth stability
- Orthognathic surgery for jaw repositioning
- Periodontal care
Full mouth restoration includes restoration of smile, function, and oral health.
Who is the best candidate for full mouth reconstruction?
Patients with several dental issues require a full mouth rehabilitation treatment. The oral issues include –
- Multiple missing teeth
- Excessive worn out teeth
- Broken or cracked teeth
- Ground down teeth because of bruxism
- Gum disease
- Severe acid reflux
- Severe decay
- Tempromandibular joint pain
- Misaligned bite
- Damages due to dental repairs
- Loss of jawbone density
If patient experiences tooth loss, severe pain, toxicity because of synthetic materials used in a dental procedure, and difficulty in eating can choose the full mouth rehab technique.
Benefits of full mouth rehabilitation
- Addresses tooth decay
- Comfortable chewing ability
- Reinstated facial support
- Enhances speech ability
- Protects teeth from extra damage, wear, and cracking
- Restored lip support
- Smile makeover
- Increased gum health
- Boosted self-confidence
- Improved life quality
- Better oral & overall health
What mouth parts does the dentist examine?
The mouth is more than only teeth. So, to understand the oral situation and customize dental restoration Rancho Bernardo dentist will require a mouth checkup.
- Bite – Misaligned bite or Malocclusion can cause chewing issues, shifting teeth, and biting cheeks or tongue. You will need a nightguard or orthodontic treatment to align teeth and adjust the bite.
- Gum tissues – For enhancing gum health and averting periodontal disease there is a need for scaling, root planning, or bone grafting process. Unhealthy gums increase the likelihood of tooth loss and jaw damage. Patients looking to enhance facial appearance and smile can opt for gum contouring.
- Teeth – cavities, decay, cracks, and wear & tear can compromise oral health. The full mouth rehabilitation process takes care of all or any of these problems. Treatment options are dental implants, crowns, bridges, and root canals.
- TMJ – Temporomandibular joints issue and jaw pain associated with bite problems are treated. Botox is used to resolve the headaches and jaw pains root cause.
- Aesthetics – During full mouth rehab the teeth’ proportion, color, and shape are crucial for appearance. Porcelain veneers, inlays, and teeth whitening are options for new teeth design.
Steps were taken for full mouth rehabilitation treatment
To support full mouth rehabilitation, you will need a healthy mouth. The time taken for the procedure can be a couple of sessions to almost 12 months. It will depend on the number of cosmetic changes and restorative techniques, which differs from one person to another.
The best dentist Rancho Bernado from Hekmat Dental Care takes the following steps for lasting reform –
During consultations expect the following questions –
- Is there any medical history we should know? – Talk clearly about any medications, smoking habits, dental anxiety, severe acid reflux, or immune disease. The team gets an idea of how to create a suitable treatment plan.
- Is there any pain in teeth/neck/jaw or issues in chewing food? – It indicates TMJ, cavities, or airway problems that the dentist needs to handle while reconstruction.
- Do you have any specific needs? – You can give input about a smile you would like or ask questions about sedation options, their experience, length, and cost.
Records & impressions
Besides, visual checkups some oral cavity records including teeth impressions, X-ray scans, and images are taken. Intraoral images reveal those mouth areas invisible to the human eye.
The dentist builds a digital design based on the teeth’s current position. It shows where to make changes and with digital scanning technology, the patient can test mockup restoration. It offers a preview of how the smile looks and feels. Feedback from mockups is used to modify final restorations.
Create treatment plan
The dentist will use the visual examination results, records, and mockups to create a treatment plan. The treatment plan will focus on building a healthy, functional, and aesthetically pleasing mouth, which improves your oral health and confidence.
Old dentistry removal
Old dental work leads to shrinking and moves away from the tooth causing space for decays, so it is removed. The dental works may have used toxic metals, so may need removal. Removing old dentistry ensures that after full mouth rehabilitation, your teeth are safe, clean, and include biocompatible materials.
Removal of decay
Unaddressed tooth decay is addressed because if left untreated the stability and endurance of full mouth reconstruction are compromised.
Treating periodontal disease
Unhealthy gums can cause teeth loss and hinder overall healthy. Treating pockets, scaling, and root planning is essential before full mouth rehabilitation.
Preparation of foundation
After the underlying issues and root causes are addressed, the dentist prepares to work on the smile.
Takes teeth impression
Teeth impressions are taken to design the implants, veneers, inlays, and crowns perfectly.
Finally, custom new teeth restorations are created & placed!