A person’s smile is one of the first aspects that the world notices about them. It is a way people communicate with the world and ooze exuberance. However, with time, the brightness and the vibrancy of the smile can fade. There are multiple reasons that can cause a person’s smile to become a reason for their embarrassment. Tooth discoloration, cavities, periodontal problems, excessive grinding are some of them. However, there are several ways to restore your smile to its original glory. The patient may require a single procedure to restore their smile or go through a combination of them. The whole process of using cosmetic procedures to restore a person’s smile is known as a smile makeover.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Full mouth rehabilitation, also known as full mouth reconstruction or restoration, is an elaborate process which aims to restore one’s mouth with severe gum and teeth problems to its original state of functionality while enhancing the aesthetics and providing a beautiful smile. While a smile makeover focuses on providing a patient with an aesthetically pleasing smile, full mouth restoration aims to prevent the growth of chronic diseases and to restore the mouth to its original state of functionality.
Who requires a full mouth rehabilitation?
Here are the following reasons when full mouth rehabilitation may become necessary:
- Chronic cavities, periodontal diseases or tooth decay.
- Fractured or broken tooth due to injury.
- Incorrect bite, jaw pain, muscle pain, and tension due to misalignment of teeth.
- Gum diseases that result in gum recession and decay of tissues.
The procedure involved in full mouth rehabilitation
The first step involved in full mouth reconstruction is an elaborate diagnosis. The dentist uses X-rays of the mouth to determine the extent and severity of diseases that plague a patient’s mouth.
The next step is the development of a custom plan for each patient based on the diagnosis. The plan combines multiple procedures to restore the mouth to its previous state of functionality.
Treatment for smile makeover and full mouth rehabilitation
Here is a list of procedures that restore the mouth to its original state of functionality while providing an aesthetically pleasing smile.
Crowns are artificial restorations set in place over a worn out or severely decayed tooth. A crown helps restore a tooth’s shape, appearance, and strength. They are manufactured using porcelain or metal and improve both the aesthetics and functionality.
Dental implants are surgically installed metal replacements for artificial tooth crowns to be placed on. These are used when a person is missing one or multiple teeth. Implants are the most preferred restorations to missing teeth as they are strong, durable, long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing.
A bridge is an artificial tooth that replaces teeth that have fallen off or had to be extracted due to severe periodontal diseases. A bridge enhances the patient’s smile while correcting their bite and enabling them to speak, chew, and talk with ease.
Dentures are a complete set of artificial teeth set on a gum-colored acrylic base that can be inserted and removed when the patient wishes. Complete dentures are used when patients have lost all of their teeth. After the removal of the teeth, the gums are allowed to heal and then dentures are used to serve as a replacement to the original teeth. Dentures provide an aesthetically pleasing smile while restoring complete functionality of the mouth.
Partial dentures are used when a certain number of teeth still remain in the mouth. They offer a removable alternative to bridges, which once placed cannot be removed. The whole setup is supported on a metal/plastic framework that connects it to the natural teeth.
Invisalign treatment or Braces.
Misaligned teeth can be treated using invisible aligners or braces. Both aligners and braces function by applying force on the teeth to move them into position. The altered position of teeth ensures an aesthetic smile while correcting the bite and enabling the patient to speak and chew easily.
A dental veneer is a thin shell of tooth-colored porcelain material placed on the surface of a tooth to hide cracks, chips, spaces, uneven alignment or worn out surfaces. Veneers help to provide the patient with a vibrant, bright smile while protecting the underlying teeth.
Bonding, teeth contouring, gum grafting, composite filling, and teeth whitening are the other procedures that aid in both a smile makeover and a full mouth rehabilitation.
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