“Areas of expertise & years of experience”
There are a number of people who have dental problems throughout their mouths that must be treated comprehensively with a vision of a final result that improves both function and esthetics. These patients may exhibit multiple missing teeth, numerous teeth with large fillings that are failing or exhibiting decay, cracked or broken teeth, or badly worn teeth due to bruxism (teeth grinding) or other habits. There is also a group of patients who were born with conditions such as Ectodermal Dysplasia, Amelogenesis Imperfecta, or Dentinogenisis Imperfecta that will need extensive restoration of their teeth. These patients may be candidates for a full mouth reconstruction. As the name implies, full mouth reconstruction refers to rebuilding and/or replacing all of the teeth in a patient’s mouth. Full mouth reconstructions combine esthetics with the science of restorative dentistry to improve the health, function, and beauty of the mouth.
Full Arch Bridge Work
Dr. Deepak Nakra has a lot of experience in doing full mouth rehabilitation for the patients. Many treatments are done at the same time. The treatments can include crowns, bridges, implants, dentures to replace missing teeth. Patients may also need multiple dental fillings and endodontic treatment for some teeth. Periodontal treatment is also necessary sometimes to improve gum health of the patient.
Full arch dental implant teeth are done when there are no existing teeth on the arch. Oral rehabilitation for a patient with severe loss of alveolar bone and soft tissue resulting from severe periodontitis presents a challenge to clinicians. Replacing loosening natural teeth with fixed prostheses supported by dental implants often requires either gingival surgery or bone grafting There are various options of full mouth rehabilitation with the help of implants:
Dental Implant supported Over-dentures:
For dental implant teeth with bar or ball and over dentures, the dental implant posts act as anchor supports in retaining the over dentures in place relative to having conventional full dentures that tend to slip and slide when chewing and talking. Dental implant teeth with bar/ball and over dentures are implant teeth options whereby the over denture may be removed and cleaned.
Dental Implant supported Dental Bridges/Crowns:
For dental implants teeth with dental bridges, the dental implant posts act as new tooth roots with a fixed dental bridges over the teeth implants. With this dental implant teeth option, it is similar to having a new set of teeth on implant posts.
Dental implant supported fixed hybrid prosthesis:
An implant-supported hybrid prosthesis is an acrylic resin complete fixed dental prosthesis and supported by implants might be a solution in extreme cases that the need of the restoration for esthetics, function, lip support, and speech. The main objective in implant therapy is either to avoid complete removable dentures by placement of implant-supported fixed prostheses or to improve the retention and stability of removable complete dentures. Implant supported metal-acrylic resin complete fixed dental prosthesis, originally referred to as a hybrid prosthesis was introduced to address the problems caused by unstable and uncomfortable mandibular dentures.