A full mouth rehabilitation typically combines general and cosmetic dentistry to take care of aesthetic and functional aspects of a patient's mouth. For most dentists, full mouth rehabilitation is one of the most complicated procedures. That's because it involves more than one procedure and often requires the work from multiple dentists each with a certain area of speciality.
The procedure happens when the patient is in danger of losing all of their teeth or when they already lost them. For instance, if a patient is involved in a car accident and suffers a trauma that leaves them with a broken jaw and toothless, full mouth rehabilitation will be necessary.
Patients that lose all of their teeth due to illness like paradentosis may also require mouth rehabilitation treatment. Besides treating the teeth, full mouth reconstruction also involves gum treatment, ensuring optimal oral health.
You might be wondering, what procedures are included in a full mouth rehabilitation? The short answer is, many. Some of the more-often used include:
How long does it take to recover from a full mouth rehabilitation procedure? It really depends on the extent of your damage. Complicated procedures require more rehabilitation time. Some patients need multiple operations before they look and feel completely healthy. Recovery, in that case, takes months.
Most implants require at least 2 visits to be fitted properly. Depending on the severity of the problem, the patient can wait anywhere from a few days to a couple of months between the insertion and fitting. The only way to truly know this is to talk to your dentist.
Having worked with so many patients over the years, Dr. Brittany and Dr. Yoni know how long the patient will need to recover as soon as the full mouth rehabilitation plan is designed. They also give the patient detailed instructions that will allow the patient to speed up the rehabilitation process.