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Full-mouth reconstruction is a process where the oral cavity i.e teeth and the supporting structures are restored back to the normal functional way. Full mouth reconstruction is often used to describe the process of rebuilding or simultaneously restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws.

This is reconstructing mouths that have been worn down through years of clenching, grinding, and other processes.

Restoration of the severely worn out teeth is one of the most challenging procedures in dentistry. In order to successfully restore and maintain the teeth, dentist must have an insight into how the teeth arrived at this state of destruction. Tooth wear can result from wrong brushing technique, severe acidity problems. Research has shown that these wear mechanisms rarely act alone, and there is nearly always a combination of the processes. . Emphasis must be placed on the evaluation of problems in the occlusion of the teeth preventing jaw problems. Behavioral factors that may lead to parafunctional habits and night grinding of teeth which are also important to understand and manage in order to successfully restore and maintain a healthier set of teeth. Once a complete understanding of the etiology of the teeth present state is appreciated by the dentist, a treatment plan can be formulated, taking into account the number of teeth to be treated, relation of the jaws, space availability, the vertical dimension of the teeth in a bite and the choice of restorative material.

While all occlusions wear to some degree over the lifetime of the patient, normal physiological wear usually does not require correction. Severe or excessive wear and tear of teeth refers to tooth destruction that requires restorative intervention. Severe wear on the surface of the teeth can result from occlusal prematurities that prevent functional or parafunctional movements of the jaw. Restoration of the worn anterior teeth then becomes a challenge as the availability of space for prosthetics becomes limited.

Benefits of full mouth rehabilitation

  • Restore impaired teeth function
  • Maintain healthy gum conditions
  • Eliminate pain and discomfort of teeth and surrounding structures.

When does one need full mouth rehabilitation ?

When tooth loss occurs due to decay

When tooth loss occurs due to trauma

When there has been severe destruction of teeth due to wear and tear of teeth or as a result of some stomach disorders like acidity

When patient complain of muscle pain or jaw pain which leads to destruction of the teeth as well.