Full mouth rehabilitation is for individuals who have lost all their teeth. An implant-supported full bridge or full denture can replace both the lost natural teeth and some of the roots.
Full Mouth Rehabilitation Procedure
As all teeth are to be replaced, the process often completes over 3-4 visits:
Consultation and planning: Firstly, patient is thoroughly examined by the Implantologist and his detailed dental and medical history is taken. If required, imaging of teeth is done before making a treatment plan.
Placement of the dental implants: Implant is placed in the jawbone so that a strong and stable foundation is prepared for the replacement teeth. It can fuse with the bone and tissue.
Placement of the abutment: Abutment is a small extension that acts as connector between implant and replacement teeth. It is placed over the implant after it has healed properly.
Placement of implant-supported bridge or denture: Finally a full bridge or full denture is created and attached to the abutments. This completes the process of restoration to give a confident smile and better ability to chew and speak.
Advantages of implant-supported bridges and implant-supported dentures for Full mouth rehabilitation
Is a permanent solution for tooth loss problem
Gives a more robust and aesthetic solution to removable dentures and bridges
Is much more comfortable and stable
Looks and feel just like natural teeth
Maintains the integrity of the facial structure
Restores natural biting and chewing capacity
Replace teeth without support from adjacent natural teeth