Full mouth rehabilitation is required by patients who have a much compromised dentition. It is a process where combinations of procedures are required to correct the dental condition and restore the teeth.
The procedures include dental implants, Implant crowns or bridges, root canal treatments, porcelain crowns, veneers or bridges, extractions, implant supported dentures, gum surgeries, bite raise etc.
Dentures are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth. When a tooth or teeth are so badly damaged that it is not possible to salvage them they have to be extracted. If not replaced in time the adjacent teeth drift into the space leading to chewing problems. So it is essential to replace missing teeth.
Different types of Dentures.
Complete Dentures: These are made when natural teeth are missing or removed. They can be conventional or immediate.Conventional dentures can be made about 8 – 12 weeks after the teeth have been extracted.
Implant supported Dentures: Lower dentures are usually ill fitting because of the movements of the tongue and lips. Also in cases when the bone condition is there is not enough, implant supported dentures are made. Implants are placed in the jaw bone and semi fixed dentures are made on them.
o Partial dentures: When one or more teeth are missing partial dentures are made they are removable and have to be removed at night and for cleaning.
Usually a complete denture takes a minimum of 5 – 7 Visits.