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Full Mouth Reconstruction (Dental Makeover)

What is Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Full Mouth Reconstruction refers to the process of combining cosmetic and functiona dentistry to restore your teeth both aesthetically and from a functional/restrorative point of view.

Over the years, cavaties, decay, and other forms of deterioration could take a huge toll on your teeth. This may result in gaps, breakage, stains in your teeth or even a missing tooth or two.

Even if you have a good oral hygine routine, something as simple as excessive grinding could leave your teeth beaten down and unpleasing to look at.

That’s where full mouth restoration comes in. In simple terms, it’s the art of rectifying 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 complication(s).

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Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedure

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. This may include:

  • Periodontists (gum specialist)
  • Orthodontists (tooth positions and movements specialist)
  • Endodontists (tooth pulp specialist)
  • Oral surgeons

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 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:

  • Orthodontic braces to shift the teeth into most favorable position for reconstruction
  • Expose healthy tooth structure for possible bridges or crowns (Crown lengthening)
  • Anchor bridge restorations through implant placement and restoration
  • Permanent restorations, such as like ceramic crowns, veneers, inlays
  • Replace missing teeth through implant placement and restoration
  • Reposition the jaw (Orthognathic surgery)
  • Soft Tissue or Bone grafting
  • Prophylactic teeth cleaning
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Before and After – Full mouth restoration

Neuromuscular Dentistry – An Overview

You may have come across the term ‘Neuromuscular dentistry’ while digging out information on full mouth restoration. So, in case, you’re wondering, ‘what is neuromuscular dentistry?’ this section is for you. It is possible that your dentist would utilize it while perorming a full mouth restoration on you.

This branch of dentistry 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. The latter, on the other hand, works towards solving the root of the misalignment complications by understanding the muscles, soft tissues, and nerves.

The dentist typically takes multiple impressions of your gums, which ultimately results in a highly accurate acccurate impression.

Additionally, a TENS unit may be used while capturing said impressions. This is done to mildly electrially stimulate your oral muscles to make them twitch.

Ultimately, these twitched muscles help capture even the minute indentations in your muscles. This helps in making implants or dentures do their job stably, even as you’re indulging your oral muscles while eating or talking.

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 the U.S. is very expensive. The costs can run from anywhere between $47,000 and $60,000 depending on the extent of the medical treatment.

On the other hand, in medical tourism destinations, it isn’t nearly as much. For isntance, you have to pay only US $10,900 for a full mouth restoration in Costa Rica.

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.

Price is not the only determinant: treatment in these countries is very competitive compared to U.S. and U.K. Additionally, all the hospitals under our network, use only certified quality materials and equipment and trained staff.

Moreover, the hospital 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.

There are excellent doctors, many of them with international experience. With us, you have the option of travelling to Mexico, Costa Rica, India, Thailand, El Salvador, Vietnam or Colombia for your dental needs.

Contact us now for more information on full mouth restoration in Mexico.

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