Full Mouth Reconstruction Cairns
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If you have suffered multiple tooth loss, you may require a full mouth reconstruction. This treatment is an all-encompassing treatment that refers to the process of rebuilding or restoring all of the teeth in both the upper and lower jaws.
The need for full mouth reconstruction may result from:
- Teeth that have been lost due to decay or trauma
- Teeth that have been injured or fractured
- Teeth that have become severely worn as a result of long-term acid erosion (foods, beverages, acid reflux) or tooth grinding
- Ongoing complaints of jaw, muscle and headache pain requiring adjustments to the bite (occlusion)
- Those people who, for various reasons, feel their teeth may just be too far gone to even save quite often can have a full mouth rehab to restore an attractive smile and a good set of teeth with which they can chew and eat any food they choose.
Full mouth reconstruction typically involves restorative procedures like crowns and bridges which are based around dental implants. Before dental implants, patients were left with dentures as their only option. Nowadays, dental implants are the best solution for multiple missing teeth as they allow patients to regain a permanent smile rather than settle for a removable denture that is hard to clean, eat with and even speak with in some situations.
Treatment includes the precise placement of titanium implants in the mouth that serve as anchors for a full dental bridge. Generally, implants will be used on each arch – commonly 6 in the upper jaw and 5 on the lower jaw. The custom-made full arch restoration – the bridge – will then be permanently fixed to your four dental implants once they have fused with your jawbone. Alternatively, a removable over-denture may be fitted to 2 to 6 implants.
(Frequently there are still a number of teeth that can be saved, and a combination of services including bonding, crowns, bridges, implants, veneers, white fillings and even removable partial dentures can resurrect a failing oral status.