As I begin my 20th year in the field of dentistry, I am always encouraged that most people will keep their teeth for the rest of their lives. This wasn’t always the case, but thanks to modern dentistry and full mouth rehabilitation this dream is now a reality for many people.
Some patients are lucky enough to not need any rehabilitation. However, I see many patients where rehabilitation of worn teeth is essential to keeping all of their teeth for the rest of their lives.
My practice philosophy is “function over aesthetics”. By addressing the function we will accomplish a beautiful smile.
Most cases that I address involve orthodontics with Invisalign followed by restoring the teeth to the original shape with crowns to complete the rehabilitation. The need for the restoration is based on the delicate anatomy of a tooth.
The outer part of the tooth is made of enamel. It is one of the hardest substances in the body and is vital to the long term survival of a tooth. The second layer is dentin. It is about 10 times softer than enamel and wears much faster than the enamel. When teeth wear down, it causes more biting force on the other teeth which results in the wearing down of those teeth. 10 to 20 years of this pattern of tooth wear will then lead to tooth loss and fracture. Therefore, it is very important to address the issue of worn teeth.
The crowns in the rehabilitation are simply a beautiful long term solution to protect and restore a tooth to its ideal function.
Our smile gallery on the Concern32 website has pictures that display beautiful rehabilitations. We have several cases in process and encourage you to please check back as we add more pictures of these amazing results.
Full mouth rehabilitation, also called full mouth restoration or restoration, is a relatively extreme measure when it comes to dental care. As the name implies, it involves restoring the functions of an entire set of teeth. This ambitious scope of treatment distinguishes it from other dental operations. For full mouth rehabilitation, only the best will do. If you are in Gurgaon, you want the best dentist in Gurgaon. If you are in New Delhi, you want to the best dentist in New Delhi. Professionals such as Dr. Soumyojeet Bagchi & Dr. Neetika Jain fit the bill, with their practice being an example in positive references, solid education and extensive experience. Make sure your dentist and every associated specialist is similarly qualified since full mouth rehabilitation is most definitely not a “small” procedure.
The need for such extensive dental work can arise from trauma or impact, long-term neglect or inadequate dental care and worsening effects of an improper bite profile. It should be noted that while full mouth restoration has an aesthetic dimension, it is a necessary procedure, not one within the scope of purely cosmetic dentistry.
Full mouth restoration incorporates various dental specialists. This is not surprising since the extensive timeframe and fields of expertise needed to perform full mouth restoration are very unlikely to be satisfied by one dental professional. Aspects of full mouth restoration include teeth strengthening or reinforcement, alignment, periodontal disease evaluations and treatments, jawbone strengthening where needed, aesthetic considerations and bite analysis to ensure there are no unnecessary stresses applied to teeth, jawbone or gum tissues.
Upon deciding on the need for full mouth restoration, patients should know that preliminary evaluations are extensive and will not be quick. Given the scope of full mouth restoration, this is understandable. Restorations will vary, depending on each patient’s needs, but will generally include any of veneers, fillings, teeth whitening, implants, bridges and crowns.
There is no getting around the fact that full mouth restoration costs a pretty penny. However, patients might have some relief in knowing that payment is not expected all at once, especially if the restoration encounters complications or additional steps or monitoring to ensure success.
The benefits of full mouth restoration are as substantial as the procedure itself. Upon completion, assuming success, full mouth restoration can give a dazzling smile and optimal chewing function in place of pain, social awkwardness and anxiety about oral health. It also bears mentioning that full mouth restoration is intended to be a permanent fix for extensive tooth and/or gum problems. This means that the payment discussed previously will likely be a one-time occurrence instead of a repeating expense.
Having said that, it must be emphasized that oral surgery such as full mouth restoration must be maintained by diligent cleaning, both at the dentist’s office and at home. Brushing and flossing do not become a lower priority.