What is Rehabilitation Dentistry?
Rehabilitation dentistry or a full mouth reconstruction are terms used to describe the process of restoring or rebuilding all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws.
Rehabilitation dentistry aims to optimise the health and aesthetics of the entire mouth; this includes the teeth, gums, and the bite. In some cases, it is necessary to replace every tooth in the mouth using a variety of dental services. A full mouth rehabilitation is a highly individualised treatment that is created to suit the needs of patients.
Do I need rehabilitation dentistry?
If you have extensive dental problems throughout your mouth, then a full mouth rehabilitation may be an excellent option for you. Patients that have numerous missing teeth, teeth that are badly decayed, cracked, broken or worn out due to bruxism (teeth grinding) can benefit from a full reconstruction.
At LinksField Dentist, we provide an assessment of your mouth to determine if you qualify for rehabilitation dentistry and which treatments will best suit your needs. This includes an evaluation of the current state of tooth wear, taking x-rays, and reviewing your medical history.
A full mouth rehabilitation may include a combination of the following services:
- Dental crowns
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
- Inlays or onlays
- Porcelain veneers
- Professional-grade teeth whitening
- Tooth-coloured composite or traditional metal fillings
A full mouth rehabilitation usually require extensive work over multiple appointments, but the result is excellent oral health and a fully functioning mouth that can last for decades-making it well worth the time and effort.