Full Mouth Rehabilitation
Full Mouth Rehabilitation is the systematic approach for restoring all of your teeth at the same time. There are multiple reasons why one would need Full Mouth Rehabilitation.
Some of the reasons can be severely worn down teeth, multiple missing teeth, gross decay in all or most of the teeth, severe erosion of the enamel, Temporo-mandibular joint pain or disorder, congenital disorders that cause missing teeth, traumatic injury to the mouth/teeth. In severe cases, sometimes they even cause headaches, tingling in the hand, neck pain, or even back pain!
As the name suggests, a Full mouth Rehabilitation is a complete reconstruction of the teeth which usually involves rebuilding or restoring some or all the teeth to correct the bite patterns to achieve harmony in the stomatognathic system.
At NxtDent Dental Clinic, we have an expert team of dental specialists which allows us to comprehensively take care of a patient. We can transform your bite into the beautiful functional smile that you’ve always dreamed of. Whether it is surgical with implants or needing root canals or taking care of your periodontal needs, we have got dental experts who can take care of that. Having all those in one place, allows the communication of all those people to give you the best result and the best service as well. And above all, it gives you the convenience of having it in one place.
Neuromuscular dentistry - Connection of occlusal disease with Posture
Jaw joints, muscles, supporting structures (gums and bones), and teeth work in harmony with each other for the function of eating, biting, swallowing, and speaking! Their synchronised working gets disturbed typically during parafunction like clenching and grinding or due to bad bite.
Other reasons may include an injury to the jaw joint, hyperacidity, GERD with acid refluxes, emotional stress, or arthritis. Sometimes it is self-invited by the patient like e.g. neglecting replacing a missing tooth or bulimia. Can you imagine even a delay in replacing a single missing tooth or poorly positioned wisdom tooth can invite this serious issue!
This dynamic entity of our body is subjected to continuous wear and tear leading to TM joint Disorder (TMD). In short, the teeth, jaw joint and the muscles around must function in harmony and any situation creating imbalance leads to serious consequences.
A Surprising Bidirectional Link: The Dental Connection with Headache, Neck – Back Pain
The relation of the jaw joint with the neck, back, and shoulder muscles is bidirectional.
If the teeth are missing, severely worn out, or poorly aligned, they force the jaw to shift position and the neighbouring muscles to work harder. Repetitive faulty closing of the jaw creates constant muscle tension in the back, neck, and shoulder which leads to fatigue, spasm, and pain. Even a small interference like poorly positioned wisdom teeth or a bad bite can go a long way in disrupting our lifestyles causing chronic headaches, and neck and back pains. The symptoms could range from ringing ears, and tingling hands to even sleep disturbances which make life frustrating.
Similarly, poor posture can also affect the function of the jaw joints and cause TM Joint Disorder (TMD). When the body is properly aligned, the head balances over the shoulders over the hips, which keeps the spine in alignment. When the head moves forward in front of the shoulder joint, such as when staring at a computer screen or long-term use of mobile phones; the jaw, neck, and shoulder muscles must work overtime to hold the head upright.
The jaw then loses its ability to move smoothly and freely, often causing pain, locking, stiffness, and over time TM Joint Disorder. Usually, the patients are always clueless about such aches and pains despite Medications from neuro physicians, orthopaedics, and undergoing physiotherapy. Most of the time symptoms reduce on rehabilitating your full mouth bite. Have you ever experienced such pains? Tell us about your experiences during consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
A lot of patients are kept on Painkillers or antidepressants. Patients often visit Orthopaedics, Physiotherapists, Neuro physicians, and sometimes even Psychiatrists but the cause is dental!!! By now the patient gets extremely annoyed and loses his faith in medicine. You may need to consider a well-trained dentist too.
We have been blessed to change our patient’s lives since 2014. First, we will gather data about your bite pattern. We will observe your TMD signs and symptoms, and take radiographs of your teeth and jaw. With detailed history and thorough examination, muscle deprogramming is done with splint therapy which can give you relief from your symptoms in 48-72 hours. Later, a full mouth rehabilitation plan is customised which may require a multidisciplinary approach.
Treatment Modalities may include multiple root canals, dental crowns, or implants. The goal is to bring back neuromuscular harmony by correcting the bad bite. In many cases, one may need some physiotherapy sessions and splint therapy too. Don’t worry, we have your back.
The exact cost would also depend on the extent of the dental problems and the selection of the materials. A very comprehensive evaluation would be done to evaluate if you’re a candidate who would benefit from a full mouth Rehabilitation. A full mouth rehabilitation usually costs between 4.5 - 7.5 lakhs Indian rupees. It may even increase in case of having multiple missing teeth.
The amount of time needed would depend on the extent of the dental problems. It can range from 1 week to a maximum of 9 months. The last case we completed took around 3 months of time. You may need to come multiple times as and when you are called. Your bite will be corrected and stabilised with the temporary set of Crowns so that you don’t have to walk out of the clinic at any point ashamed to smile. This will also aid in keeping activities such as eating and talking normal till you get the final crowns made and fixed.
Leave your worries about the pain as we make the procedure virtually painless! As we understand the age factor and their specific needs, we will work with you and treat you based on your unique history. With the anaesthesia, laughing gas sedation and helpful instructions for home care, many people report that they feel better than anticipated. Often, they return to work and daily activities the same day or the next day. While there may be some discomfort and swelling, this typically lasts only a short time.
For many of our patients, it was life-changing and the most satisfactory decision made so far! Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment and start the process of restoring your confidence today!