Full mouth Rehabilitation
Our teeth are doing a lot of work for us every day of our lives. Neglect, incorrect bite patterns or a combination of these can induce further wear and tear of our teeth. This may Manifest as
- Difficulty in chewing
- Teeth start to look shorter
- Pain in the jaws
- Chipping of teeth
- Sensitivity in the teeth
- Shortened Face height
- Darkening of teeth
- Headache, Back and neck pain
- Clicking or popping sounds in the Jaw joint
As the name suggests, a Full mouth Rehabilitation is complete reconstruction of the teeth which usually involves rebuilding or restoring some or all the teeth so that the incorrect bite patterns are corrected and further progression and damage to the teeth is prevented by placing a cover (Dental Crown) over the damaged teeth.
- What is a full mouth reconstruction?
There is a balance between the different parts of our mouth, including the teeth, the gums, and the jawbone. A full mouth reconstruction seeks to harmonize all the different aspects to your dental health that you may suffer from such as tooth decay, tooth loss, and gum disease and uses dental treatments and procedures to restore the structure and function of your teeth, gums and jaw. It improves the appearance & function of your mouth, ensures proper oral hygiene and improves your overall health significantly.
- What are the procedures carried out in a full mouth reconstruction?
There are a number of different procedures carried out in a full mouth reconstruction, depending on the dental problems you are facing.
Some of these procedures are:
a) Veneers – a layer of material is used to protect the already damaged surface of the toothSedation dentistry techniques may be used to help speed up the process. These techniques are pain-free and often patients feel like they are sleeping through the procedure.
b) Crowns – a cap for either a tooth damaged by a large cavity or for a dental implant.
c) Endodontic treatment – this refers to fillings for cavities and root canal treatment.
d) Dental Implants– a completely safe and life-long replacement for the root of a missing tooth.
e) Dental bridges– a partial denture that replaces a missing tooth (teeth) by adhering it to adjacent teeth or implants.
- Who all are candidates for full mouth reconstruction?
There are a number of people who have dental problems throughout their mouths that must be treated comprehensively with a vision of a final result that improves both function and esthetics. They may exhibit multiple missing teeth, numerous teeth with large fillings that are failing or exhibiting decay, cracked or broken teeth, or badly worn teeth due to bruxism (teeth grinding) or other habits. This can only be validated after a thorough consultation process involving very high resolution Dental Photographs, Radiographs and detailed dental records and small simple tests which help us and help you understand the problem.
- Can My back pain and neck pain be associated with my teeth?
Yes!!! A dental interference or a bite related issue can a go a long way in disrupting our lifestyles causing chronic headaches, neck and back pains. Dr Harianawala can do small and simple tests which can alleviate your symptoms. Once confirmed by these tests your bite can be reconfigured such that these pains are gone forever. Dr Harianawala has cured many such people who were clueless about their aches and pains despite Medications from neurophysicians, orthopaedics and undergoing physiotherapy.
- I need a full mouth reconstruction. What next?
a) You will need to go through a thorough examination to begin with.
b) All the necessary procedures are determined, discussed and planned for your teeth. If your teeth are decayed our endodontist Dr. Farhath may be needed to to remove the decay and treat your tooth to make it healthy again. The worn out teeth will need to be shaped by Dr. Harianawala to allow the teeth to receive veneers or crowns or bridges.
c) You will receive a temporary set of Crowns at all visits so that you don’t have to walk out of the clinic at any point ashamed to smile. These temporary crowns made as per the corrected new bite protect your natural teeth and help you get used to your new bite. This will also aid in keeping activities such as eating and talking normal over the time it takes between procedures to get the final crowns made and fixed.
- what are the benefits of a full mouth reconstruction?
You will have a Healthy oral condition: The treatment will help to maintain healthy teeth. Your teeth will be cleaned in the process. Any decay or damage of the teeth will be treated.
It will boost your self-esteem: All your teeth will be revamped and pains eliminated, improving your smile and self confidence.
Most people needing full mouth reconstructions have headaches, neck and back pains which they’re unable to identify the cause. These Headaches, Neck and Back Pains get completely eliminated.
- How long does it take?
The amount of time needed would depend on the extent of the dental problems. It can range from 7 days to a maximum of 6 months. If the situation is such that there is a need for excessive grafting procedures with few or no teeth in the mouth it could take 2- 6 months with the help of dental implants.
- What is the cost for a full mouth reconstruction?
The cost would also depend on the extent of the dental problems. A very Comprehensive evaluation would be done to evaluate if you’re a candidate who would benefit from a full mouth Rehabilitation. A full mouth rehabilitation Usually costs 250,000 Rupees Onwards
- What investigations do I need to get to know if I’m a candidate for a full mouth rehabilitation?
Simple Radiographs do help us understand better of your condition and the severity of the situation. This can only be validated after a thorough consultation process involving very high resolution Dental Photographs, Radiographs, detailed dental records and small simple tests which help us and help you understand the problem.