Full Mouth Rehabilitation
There are symptoms that are clear indicators that a full-mouth rehabilitation may be in order.
Continuous pain in the jaw, muscle or headache pain when biting (occlusion).
Injured or fractured teeth
Tooth grinding or severely eroded teeth
Tooth loss due to decay or trauma
What constitutes full mouth rehabilitation?
First and foremost schedule an appointment with the doctor for a consultation and full comprehensive examination. The doctor will evaluate the following then proceed with an x-ray examination to review all available information.
The condition of your teeth will determine what restorative procedures may be needed, such as porcelain veneers or full-coverage crowns, inlays or onlays, bridges or implants restored with a crown. In particular, your dentist will make note of any cavities and decay, tooth wear, cracks, short/long teeth, root canal issues and any tooth movement.
Periodontal (gum) tissues :
This evaluation will determine the health of your gums. Treatments may be necessary to determine your new teeth have the necessary foundation to house these new teeth. Gum tissue will be evaluated to determine if it is sufficient or insufficient, if there are any bone density irregularities, the need for bone grafts to build up your gums or jaw bone.
Temporomandibular joints, jaw muscles and occlusion :
The Doctor will examine your bite to establish if you feel any sort of pain. This is a critical evaluation before beginning any mouth rehabilitation to ensure correct occlusion before additional restorative procedures can be performed.
The color, shape, size and proportion of your teeth, and how they appear in relation to your gums, lips, mouth, side profile and face, are also important factors in full mouth reconstruction treatment.