Full mouth rehabilitation – Case 1
Restoring the entire dentition is referred to as “Full mouth reconstruction or rehabilitation” and it requires extensive postgraduate training and knowledge regarding TMJ, occlusion, dental materials, and sound principles of fixed prosthodontics. Prosthodontists’ extensive education and training, as well as ongoing continuing education , are more than capable of treating such case with the utmost confidence and predictable outcome.
This retired female patient said she had neglected her teeth for years, but finally decided to take care of herself. This case was treatment planned for splint therapy and TMJs evaluation, selective extractions, multiple implant placement (Nobel Biocare), Atlantis custom abutments, followed by full mouth rehabilitation.
Most phases of the treatment including all the laboratory steps were performed by Dr. Noohi.
Full mouth rehabilitation – Case 2
The slides below present a female patient who came to me with chief complaint that, “Doctor! I used to show a lot of my teeth, but for the past few years I show less and less teeth. I think my bite is changing”.
After a clinical evaluation it was evident that loosing her back teeth had caused her bite to collapse. Bite collapse causes over-closing and significant wear, excessive shortening of teeth, migration of teeth and occasionally periodontal disease. Restoring her entire dentition to compensate for the loss of vertical dimension of occlusion (Bite) was recommended to her.
At that time she was not ready to have a couple of dental implants to replace her lost lower molars but she was motivated to do that in the future.