Using dental crowns, this comprehensive process can restore a healthy, functional mouth.
What Is Full Mouth Rehabilitation?
Full mouth rehabilitation is a process that rebuilds worn or damaged teeth to completely restore a mouth’s appearance and its ability to chew and speak normally. While there are multiple methods that can accomplish this, dental crowns are a popular and effective option.
What Are Dental Crowns?
These protective tooth-shaped caps completely enclose the afflicted teeth. Crown materials, such as porcelain, can mimic the appearance of a natural tooth, making them a visually appealing option for full mouth rehabilitation.
Who Is Eligible For Full Mouth Rehabilitation?
Candidates for full mouth rehabilitation have dental problems that affect the majority of their teeth. This can include multiple broken teeth, excessive wear, and widespread decay. These dental problems can hinder healthy functions and lead to more damage if left untreated.
Accomplishing full mouth rehabilitation through crown installation typically involves an assessment followed by two appointments – preparation and then installation. First, the teeth are filed down to make space for the crowns. For teeth with excessive damage or decay, a filling material may be used to provide more structural support. An impression of the teeth is then made and sent to a laboratory that will create your full set of dental crowns. Temporary crowns placed in the first visit will then be replaced by the custom-made set during your second visit. You can aid the longevity of your crowns by practicing good oral hygiene and avoiding habits that can wear down a crown, such as chewing ice or clenching and grinding your teeth.