Also known as “full-mouth reconstruction,” and “full-mouth restoration,” the procedure is usually needed by people whose:
- teeth have gone through decay or injury.
- teeth have become weak from acid erosion (from certain acidic foods and drinks over time).
- teeth have become weak from clenching and grinding (bruxism).
- bite causes frequent jaw pain, muscle pain, and headaches.
For a Full-Mouth Rehabilitation, the dentist will examine teeth to see if crowns are needed, or dental implants, for example; signs of cavities and root canals will also be taken into account.
Periodontal health will be looked into. Gums will be studied. The dentist will make note of how much gum tissue there is, and if periodontal disease needs to be treated, among other things.
Jaw muscles, teeth bite, and temporomandibular joints will also be looked at. Lastly, the general esthetics of the teeth will be studied, including color, size, and overall appearance.
Because of the intensity of the procedure, a Full-Mouth Rehabilitation can take more than one office visit, and sometimes over 12 months to treat, depending on the case.