Full Mouth Reconstruction (Dental
Costa Rica [Dental Clinic with 90% clients from Abroad]
El Salvador [US Board-Certified Dental Surgeon & Implantologist]
India [US JCI-Accredited hospital & a Clinic run by Board-Certified Dentist]
Mexico [Reputed Dentist in Various Locations]
Thailand [Board Certified Dentists]
Across the world, there are many people who dream to have a better set of teeth; desire to repair the serious deterioration and breakdown of their bite; wish to rid the annoying gaps between their teeth; yearn to stop their clenching and grinding of their teeth that is wearing it down.
The solution for this is a combination of cosmetic and dentist procedures known as full mouth reconstruction. It is a procedure to rectify the relationship between bone, gums, teeth and muscles. It is performed either on some or all of the patient's teeth, depending on the severity of the complications.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedure
Full Mouth Restoration is also known as neuromuscular dentistry which endeavors to place the jaw into its best possible position. This relieves the symptoms associated with TMJ (temporomandibular joint or jaw joint). The difference between traditional dentistry and neuromuscular dentistry is that the former deals primarily with the teeth, gums and bones, while the latter works towards solving the root of the misalignment complications by understanding the muscles, soft tissues, and nerves.
Full mouth reconstruction addresses the issues of the health, functionality, and the look of the gums and teeth. It typically requires the involvement of general or restorative dentists and can incorporate specialists dental professionals like periodontists (gum specialist), orthodontists (tooth positions and movements specialist), oral surgeons, and endodontists (tooth pulp specialist).
The procedure begins with the examination of the teeth to determine the extent of the complication and the proper treatment that can be used to rectify it. The examination will include:
- Teeth: root canal, cavities, decays etc are noted to help what kind of restorative procedures must be used
- Temporomandibular joints, jaw muscles and bite: to determine if bite needs to be reprogrammed before restorative procedures
- Gum tissues: to determine if the gums are strong enough to be a solid foundation to the newly reconstructed teeth
- Color, size, shape, and proportion of the teeth: to determine the relationship with gums, mouth, lips, side profile and face
Typically the examination requires photographs and X-rays, impressions of both teeth, teeth models that are made from the impressions and a model of the patient's bite. Depending on the results the dentists will draw up a plan of the full mouth restoration.
Full mouth restoration involves multiple stages and follows the treatment plan strictly. It can include all or a combination of any of the following:
- Permanent restorations, such as like ceramic crowns, veneers, inlays
- Orthodontic braces to shift the teeth into most favorable position for reconstruction
- Reposition the jaw (Orthognathic surgery)
- Expose healthy tooth structure for possible bridges or crowns (Crown lengthening)
- Replace missing teeth through implant placement and restoration
- Anchor bridge restorations through implant placement and restoration
- Soft Tissue or Bone grafting
- Prophylactic teeth cleaning
Full Mouth Reconstruction vs. Smile Makeover
Full mouth rehabilitation is not the same as smile makeover. The fundamental difference is the former is a need while latter is a want. Although some of the equipment and techniques used for full mouth reconstruction are also used in full mouth restoration are also used in smile makeover, the latter is still done to improve the appearance of the person rather than treat a medical complication. With the increasing consumer demands it is beginning to be hard to draw a line between the two procedures.
Mouth Rehabilitation Trends
There are 75 million people in United States alone who suffer from the chronic Tempromandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). Then there are as many people with misaligned bite, broken fillings etc who are increasingly turning towards full mouth restoration abroad. There is a body of research dedicated to this procedure and has shown that mouth rehabilitation is effective in treating patients with various complications leading to head and neck pain. The latest trends in computer technology also affect full mouth restoration as it combines computer technology with dentistry to undertake a complex process.
Low Cost Full Mouth Rehabilitation Abroad
A full mouth reconstruction in U.S. is very expensive and the costs can run from anywhere between $40,000 and $60,000 depending on the extent of the medical treatment.
Low cost full mouth restoration is available in cost effective countries like El Salvador, Belgium, Mexico, Thailand and India for a fraction of the cost of U.S. and U.K. Typical mouth restoration charges occur between $18,000 and $25,000.
Price is not the only determinant: treatment in these countries is very competitive compared to U.S. and U.K., although the quality remains the same. Or instance, all the hospitals under Medical Tourism Corporation's network, use only certified quality materials and equipment and trained staff to provide a durable, functional and clinically sound treatment.
Full mouth restoration abroad has many benefits apart from typical savings of 70% of treatment cost that can run into anywhere between $7,000 to $30,000 and quality of care. The quality of equipment & facilities is exceptional and there is prompt access to treatment as the waiting lists are virtually non-existent.
The hospitals premises are top class as with excellent hygiene standards and the treatment is always complete and comprehensive. Every hospital has a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere and dedicated nursing staff exhibits a high degree of professionalism. In addition, the travel arrangements are easy and relatively cheap.
There are excellent doctors, many of them with international experience. For instance, Medical Tourism Corporation has dentists in India, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Belgium. All of these dentists are recognized in their respective countries and there are many international patients on their client lists. They hold MDS degrees and have contributed to the fields of dentistry in the academic sphere as well.
Patients suffering from various complications looking to go for full mouth restoration but unable to meet the high expenses can rejoice as high quality professional full mouth restoration is available just a short flight away in India, Thailand, Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Belgium.
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