Full Mouth Reconstruction

It refers to rebuilding or replacing all the damaged and problematic teeth in the mouth with revised and augmented restorations or prosthesis, which results in fully functional and aesthetically pleasing teeth, gums and jaws.

A full mouth reconstruction is indicated when there are multiple dental problems like poor facial appearance, lack of functionality and speech hindrances. Apart from difficulty in eating and speaking, poor oral health also brings social embarrassment. Full mouth reconstruction is indicated when there are one or more of the dental issues like multiple missing teeth, trauma to the mouth , worn and torn out teeth , multiple decayed teeth, dislodged or fractured fillings, weak or discoloured teeth, misaligned teeth, gummy smile or in case of extensive gum infections.

Full mouth reconstruction needs personalized care. Our team of highly qualified and skilful dentists will suggest a best suited treatment plan which addresses all your major concern after thorough examination and legitimate evaluation. This is a complex procedure and requires an artistic vision to restore your smile to full health and beauty. The consultation will include clinical examination, radiographic analysis, cast analysis, and photographic analysis. An award winning Teeth Care Centre® is equipped with latest technology which provides rapid, accurate diagnosis and treatment with high level comfort.  A precise diagnosis forms the base of your treatment. The success rate of treatment is directly influenced by the diagnosis and treatment planning. Our doctors having years of experience down reached knowledge of their subject work towards providing high calibre treatments.

Generally we choose painless non-invasive procedures whenever possible. Following are some of the treatment options enlisted we consider for full mouth reconstruction.

Routine procedures: first step in full mouth reconstruction is routine procedures like filling, teeth whitening, teeth cleaning, flap surgery, and root canal treatment.

Crowns and bridges: Crowns and bridges are fixed prosthesis that is cemented on the existing teeth, implants or root canal treated teeth. They are used to entirely cover or ‘cap’ a damaged tooth or to cover an implant. Besides strengthening the damaged tooth, crowns also improve aesthetics, shape, alignment and occlusion of the tooth. After loss of a tooth, the rest of the teeth move and create a space, which hinders the normal dental occlusion, causing a bad bite. Fabrication of crowns and bridges help prevent the development of bad bite. Good quality crowns like Zirconia or E-Max crowns live for decades without giving you any discomforts.

Veneers : These are custom made, wafer thin layers of tooth coloured material placed on the front surface of a chipped, stained, abnormally placed or crooked tooth to improve the colour, shade, size and overall appearance of the tooth and to protect the tooth from damage. Veneers are impervious to staining so you’ll always have your pearly whites being white as ever.

Braces and aligners: Correction of malocclusion is of critical importance when it comes to full mouth restorations. Apart from bestowing our patients with a precious smile, teeth alignment brings back the teeth to their spatial positions. When the teeth are finally where they are supposed to be, the patient will be relieved of many dental problems, main being correction of the bite.

Implant:  Implant is a replacement for root of the tooth which is embedded into the jawbone beneath the gums in order to replace missing tooth in the oral cavity. It provides support for the artificial teeth as well as dental bridges and dentures owing to its stability. Implants are great alternatives for people who aren’t ideal candidates for ordinary bridges and dentures due to poor ridges, gagging or sore spots.

Temporo-Mandibular Disorder

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TMJ is the Temporomandibular joint which connects jaw to the skull. This joint is responsible for opening and closing of the mouth as well as side to side movements of the jaw. Any group of disorders that cause disruption in the chewing system including the teeth, jaw muscles, jaw joint or the jaw bone are termed as temporomandibular joint disorders.

Difficulty in opening and closing of mouth, pain or tenderness during jaw movement, difficulty in chewing, pain in and around the ear, facial pain, muscle spasms around the jawline, deviation on opening, crepitus, limited opening, painful opening, locking of the joint or popping sound on mouth opening are some of the symptoms indicative of temporomandibular joint dysfunction.

There are number of treatment options available for TMJ pain relief ranging from certain medications in case of mild cases to surgery for extremely severe cases. Some of the treatment options used for mild to moderate cases are as follows:

Over the counter Medication: Certain non-steroidal anti-inflammatory can provide relief from muscle pain and swelling.

Application of moist heat or ice packs: Application of moist heat using a warm washcloth or ice pack on the side of the face where the pain is felt can reduce the swelling and relief from the jaw pain.

Splint or night guard: These are custom made plastic trays which fit over your upper and lower teeth in order to prevent them from coming in contact. Thus, they make it difficult for you to clench or grind your teeth and thereby help to treat patients with TMD.

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS): This treatment uses low-level of electrical currents to relaxing the jaw joint and facial muscles, thereby relieving the pain.

Biostimulation: This procedure uses laser which is found to provide temporary relief from the jaw pain. We have incorporated the latest laser BIOLASE into our clinic. This laser penetrates deep into the tissues and provides therapeutic warmth to cease the minor pain and discomfort in the joint.

Trigger-point or Botox injections: Anaesthesia is injected into facial muscles called “trigger points” while botox is injected into the jaw muscles used for chewing to relieve the jaw pain.

Surgery is often the last resort when other treatment options fail. It is used to treat severe cases of temporo-mandibular joint disorders, which are not resolved using the above treatment options. At Teeth Care Centre®, we have highly qualified and skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is well versed with temporo-mandibular joint disorders and only deal with TMD treatment. Our dental professionals do the thorough diagnosis of your case using temporo-mandibular joint arthroscopy (Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure performed using an arthroscope, which has a lens light and video screen attached to it). This enables us to examine your joint and design a suitable treatment plan. Following are some of the surgical approaches undertaken to treat severe cases of temporo-mandibular joint disorders.

Arthrocentesis:  It is the procedure used in cases of locked jaw wherein needle are inserted into the joint in order to irrigate the jaw joint and flush out debris and inflammatory products.

Open-joint arthroplasty: It is a surgical procedure used to repair, reposition, replace, or remove parts of temporo-mandibular joint. Open joint arthroplasty is done in situations when the jaw pain doesn’t resolve with other treatment approaches.

Total joint replacement: In case of severe joint deterioration of TMJ commonly observed in arthritis, more extensive surgical process is needed to treat the condition. In this surgery joint is replaced with pre-fabricated or customised TMJ prosthesis called total joint replacement.

Mouth Guards and Splints

When certain terms are used interchangeably, it does not necessarily mean that they mean the same, such as the case with mouth guards and splints. Therefore it is imperative to know the difference between the two. Mouth guards are designed to protect your teeth from harmful blows while the splints are used to prevent unwanted teeth grinding or clenching.

Mouth Splints: It is a removable dental appliance designed to fit the biting surfaces of upper or lower teeth in order to reduce the grinding pressure transmitted on the teeth. It is used for the following purposes:

Temporomandibular joint Disorders: Splint therapy is one of the main options followed to provide relief from temporomandibular joint disorders. Occlusal splint therapy help in maintaining balance between neuromuscular system and the masticatory system. These splints protect TMJ discs from dysfunctional forces which lead to permanent displacements and damage, thereby helping to create a balanced occlusion. Occluding and non-occluding are the two main types of splinting. Occluding splints, also called stabilization splints which aid in improving the alignment between upper and lower teeth. Non-occluding splints on the other hand open the jaw, and prevent clenching of teeth.

Bruxism:  Bruxism is the habit of constantly grinding or clenching of the teeth. In bruxism, splint is mostly used during the night when the chances of undetected teeth grinding are high. It prevents teeth clenching and provides relief from the associated jaw pain, wear of teeth and soreness.

Sleep Apnea: Mandibular advancement splints work wonders in treating sleep apnea. They are designed to slightly push the lower jaw forward in order to keep airway open during the sleep.

Full mouth Rehabilitation: The Kois Deprogramming splint prevents interlocking of the teeth and therefore allows the patient’s lower jaw to gradually relax and settle into an ideal position with relation to the teeth. The Kois Deprogramming splint is a removable, plastic appliance that covers the hard palate and creates a single point of contact between the lower central incisor and the anterior bite plane. Used for evaluating the stability of a patient’s bite, the Kois Deprogramming splint is used to locate a patient’s optimal jaw position in full mouth rehabilitation.

Mouth Guards:  Mouth guards are the custom fitted dental appliances designed for mouth, in order to protect teeth, gums and lips. It prevents injury during contact sports and exercises.

Find out how our experienced dentist can help you to solve your concern.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is the sleeping disorder caused due to partial or complete obstruction of upper respiratory tract during sleep. The obstruction of upper respiratory tract occurs when the muscles at the back of throat intermittently relax and collapse during sleep, thereby obstructing the airway. This intermittent relaxation of throat muscles causes breathing to frequently stop and start during the sleep.

Obstructive sleep apnea is most commonly characterized by loud snoring, in an attempt to breathe with an obstructive air passage. Moreover daytime drowsiness, morning headaches, high blood pressure, depression, irritability and extreme fatigue are some of the other symptoms indicative of sleep apnea. If left untreated, obstructive sleep apnea can be potentially serious leading to chronic heart disease, heart failure, stroke, diabetes and depression due to reduction in supply of oxygenated blood to the heart.

We treat obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliances like Tongue Retaining Devices which when worn during sleep, can prevent the collapse of tongue onto the air passage and provides an uninterrupted pathway for air to flow. We also provide oral appliances like Mandibular Advancement Devices to slightly push the lower jaw forward in order to keep airway open during sleep.

These appliances work wonders in treating sleep apnea so that it helps you and your partner in getting the sound sleep you deserve.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screening refers to the examination performed by a dentist or doctor using simple tests to check for the signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in your mouth. Oral cancer kills thousands of people every year and for saving valuable life early diagnosis plays a very crucial role. This is where oral screening can make a difference by identifying mouth cancer at an early stage.

An early diagnosis can literally save lives. Recognizing possible warning signs of cancer and taking prompt action leads to early diagnosis. This increases the chances of successful treatment. Early diagnosis prevents further spread of cancer to other organs and it leads to high survival rate.

Oral Cancer is the abnormal, uncontrolled and aggressive cell growth seen at lip, inside lining of lip and cheeks, tongue, bottom of mouth, and the bony roof of the mouth, or hard palate. At Teeth Care Centre®, we have a team of highly qualified dental professionals who examine your mouth to check for presence of possible signs of cancer like white or red patches, mouth sores, etc. In case of any doubt, we have early detection kits to check it and in case of further need, an onco pathologist will take biopsy sample from the suspected oral site for more investigation. Biopsy investigation is the best method to determine the presence or absence of cancer.

Through regular checkups and periodic oral cancer screening, one can possibly curb this fatal disease before it spreads.

Stem Cell Banking

Stem cell banking can be a life saving decision for the entire family. Due to sedentary life style habits there has been an incline in number of ailments across the world. Secondly, it is impossible for mankind to prevent or heal all disorders, so it is crucial to preserve stem cell. Hence, stem cell banking is the ultimate saviour for future worries.

Stem cells are the master cells which can differentiate to form the similar cells, which replaces the cells that are worn out or damaged. Moreover, it can also adapt into varied forms such as brain cells, blood cells etc.

They are capable of treating various disorders such as:
-Blood cell disorders-Anaemia, Leukemia etc.
-Alzheimer’s disease
-Parkinson’s disease
-Muscular dystrophy
-Rheumatoid Arthritis
-Spinal cord injuries
-Healing of wound
-Skin disorders
-Cardiovascular diseases
-Liver disease
-Kidney disease
-Eye disorders
-Crohn’s disease
-Cerebral Palsy
-Tooth and Bone repair

They can be collected from various sites such as Dental pulp, Bone marrow, Umbilical cord tissue and Adipose tissue.

We at Teeth Care Centre® have established a junction with renowned stem cell bank so that we can facilitate all our patients with the extraction of stem cells from the dental pulp of milk teeth and/or from the pulp of the wisdom teeth.

If you have missed a chance to preserve cells during your birth, then tooth stem cell banking is the alternative for you.