Full Mouth Rehabilitation
What Is Full Mouth Rehabilitation?
Full mouth rehabilitation, also referred to as full mouth reconstruction or restoration, involves reconstruction of all teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. This procedure combines both aesthetic appearances with the health benefits of restorative dentistry, allowing improved health and function with visibly beautiful results. Veneers, Crowns, Bridges, and Dentures can all be used to complete this treatment. Missing or damaged teeth should be treated right away to preserve your overall oral health. After full mouth rehabilitation, the full function will be restored to your mouth allowing you to eat and speak with ease.
Ideal candidates for Dental Restoration
Dr. Nancy Gill and Dr. Dallas Kenson may recommend full mouth restoration when someone has missing or severely damaged teeth, causing both aesthetic and functional issues. Common causes for include:
- Injury or fracture
- Acid erosion
- Tooth grinding
Missing teeth should be addressed right away, as this can cause difficulty eating and speaking. If missing teeth are not replaced, this may lead to more serious dental problems in the future. It is important to seek restorative treatment for any missing or damaged teeth, and full mouth rehabilitation may be needed when most or all of the teeth are damaged or lost.
Full Mouth Restoration Options
The Full Mouth Reconstruction procedure is needed when a patient is missing most of all of their teeth and requires multiple dental treatments to bring beauty and function back to their smile. This procedure involves multiple different treatment options, from veneers or crowns to implants or dentures. Depending on your needs, they may replace individual teeth, a few teeth or all of the teeth at one time. Drs. Gill and Kenson will review your options and choose the best treatment plan that helps you achieve your desired results as well as restore your oral health. Some of your restorative options include:
Crowns can be used to restore the strength of a tooth, the appearance of a tooth, or anchor a bridge for multiple teeth. At our practice in Golden, CO, our doctors use crowns made from porcelain to provide a natural looking and feeling replacement. Crowns are made to precisely fit your tooth and match the color of your adjacent teeth. You may choose to whiten your teeth prior to placing your crowns. Crowns are strong and sturdy, while also providing an aesthetically pleasing replacement able to withstand the same pressures as a regular tooth. Patients will be able to enjoy the convenience of eating, speaking and smiling without any problems. Porcelain crowns can last up to two decades as long as they are properly cared for.
Dental bridges do just as their name implies, they bridge the gap between teeth due to a missing tooth/teeth. These bridges rely on the strength of surrounding teeth to help stabilize the bite. If the missing tooth is not replaced, the surrounding teeth could shift into the open space. Bridges can be permanent or removable depending on your specific needed.
If you have lost many or all of your teeth, Dentures may be an appropriate option to replace these missing teeth. Dentures can be removable or fixed depending on your preference, and they may be partial or full depending on how many teeth are lost. Dentures can be treated just like natural teeth, however, special care and adjustment is required if the dentures are removable.
Dental implants are another option to replace missing teeth. Single or multiple teeth can be replaced at one time, as we offer both regular implants and full-arch implants at our office. Dental Implants are small titanium screws that are drilled into the jaw bone which are then covered by a crown, bridge or dentures. The implant is first placed into the jaw and then allowed to fuse with the bone before the chosen prosthetic is placed on top. Dental Implants provide support that is long-lasting. These implants most commonly replicate the individual strength and stability of natural teeth.
What to expect From Restorative Dentistry
Before Full Mouth Rehabilitation