Many of our patients come to our centre with re request to have their mercury fillings replaced and /or their root filled teeth removed. In some cases they present a long history of peace meal dentistry where restorations have been placed often only as a fix to a problem at the time and there was no regard for the overall functioning of the dental occlusion as a whole.
Teeth may have been missing for a long time and adjacent and opposite teeth may have drifted away from their correct position. When the “bite” or occlusion becomes unstable the teeth are at risk of fracturing and the malocclusion can cause strain on the functioning of the jaw joint and supporting tissues. A vicious circle of decline is then inevitable. Excessive wear of the teeth, loss of vertical dimension ( space between the chin and the nose) headache or migraine, vertigo and tinnitus, neck and spinal is alignments as well as poor digestion can be all debilitation side effects of a broken down dentition.
Full mouth rehabilitation is a highly individualised treatment. The aim of a full mouth reconstruction plan is not only to optimise the integrity of the teeth but extends to the health of the entire mouth, including the gums, the jaw bone and the bite. In many cases, it is required to restore every tooth in the mouth using a combination of dental techniques like filling, crowns, bridges, inlays, Implants or dentures.