WHAT IS FULL ARCH REHABILITATION?
Due to reasons such as tooth deficiencies, abrasion of teeth over time, displacement of teeth, our jaw relationships, bite plane and joint position may deteriorate. In order to treat these deteriorations, the treatment protocol in which we intervene in one jaw or both jaws and treat all teeth is called Full Arch Rehabilitation.
IN WHICH CASES DO WE NEED FULL ARCH REHABILITATION?
We apply this treatment protocol in order to restore the old facial height, especially in our patients whose facial height has decreased due to reasons such as decay and abrasion in the teeth. In addition, we need this treatment in patients who have a lot of crowding and do not want orthodontic treatment, and in patients with joint problems due to bite disorders.
HOW IS FULL ARCH REHABILITATION TREATMENT APPLIED?
This treatment protocol is planned individually for each patient and includes many concepts. If we talk about a few of them, we complete the treatment by making occlusal lamina restorations only on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth that we apply to our patients who do not have much damage in the general condition of the teeth and who do not have space for an aesthetic treatment in the anterior region because they have a low vertical dimension. Or, in patients with fractures, cracks and decay throughout the teeth, we have a treatment aimed at protecting the teeth from being affected by external factors by gaining the old facial height by feeling the need to crown all teeth. In the treatment of some joint disorders, we first prepare temporary prostheses within the planning, follow an adaptation process and then start to make permanent prostheses.
In this way, it will be possible to give the most accurate information during the examination about how the protocol, which includes many applications, is actually planned and explained specifically according to the relationship between the teeth and jaws of each patient.
WHAT DO WE AIM WITH FULL ARCH REHABILITATION?
With this treatment, we aim to protect our teeth by making restorations that will be a barrier between the damage to the teeth and external factors, to protect our jaw joint by creating correct and balanced bite relationships, and to prevent our patients from looking older by increasing the fallen face height.
HOW IS THE ADAPTATION PROCESS AFTER FULL ARCH REHABILITATION?
Since concepts such as jaw relationships, closing contact points and facial height will change in such treatments, our patients may think that they have problems with adaptation, especially in the first few days. However, in a short time, our joints, muscles and brain adapt to this new closure and with regular controls, our treatment can be maintained for many years without any problems.