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mouth re·ha·bil·i·ta·tion

restoration of the form and function of the masticatory apparatus to as nearly a normal condition as possible.


(re?ha-bil?i-ta'shon) [L. rehabilitare, to restore]
1. The treatment and education that help the disabled to attain maximum function, a sense of well-being, and a personally satisfying level of independence. Rehabilitation may be necessitated by any disease or injury that causes mental or physical impairment serious enough to result in functional limitation or disability. The postmyocardial infarction patient, the post-trauma patient, patients with psychological illnesses, and the postsurgical patient need and can benefit from rehabilitation efforts. The combined efforts of the patient, family, friends, medical, nursing, allied health personnel, and community resources are essential to making rehabilitation possible. Synonym: restorative care
2. In dentistry, the methods for restoring dentition to its optimal functional condition. It may involve restoration of teeth by fillings, crowns, or bridgework; adjustment of occlusal surfaces by selective grinding; orthodontic realignment of teeth; or surgical correction of diseased or malaligned parts. It may be done to improve chewing, to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the face and teeth, to enhance speech, or to preserve the dentition and supporting tissues. Synonym: mouth rehabilitation; occlusal rehabilitation; oral rehabilitation

aquatic rehabilitation

Aquatic therapy.

aural rehabilitation

Any treatment used to improve the hearing or expressiveness of a hearing-impaired person.

cardiac rehabilitation

A structured, interdisciplinary program of progressive exercise, psychological support, nutritional counseling, and patient education to enable attainment of maximum functional capacity by patients who have experienced a myocardial infarction.

cognitive rehabilitation

Cognitive retraining.

driver rehabilitation

Specialized assistance provided to those who need to develop or improve their skills and abilities to enable greater safety or independence in driving because of physical, cognitive, or perceptual deficits. Services typically include clinical assessment, assistance with seating and positioning, simulated driving practice, on-road evaluation and training, passenger car evaluation, and recommendations for vehicle modifications. See: driver rehabilitation therapist

mouth rehabilitation

Rehabilitation (2).

occlusal rehabilitation

Rehabilitation (2).

oral rehabilitation

Rehabilitation (2).

neurological rehabilitation

A supervised program of formal training to restore function to patients who have neurodegenerative diseases, spinal cord injuries, strokes, or traumatic brain injury.

nutritional rehabilitation

A comprehensive nutritional program for patients with especially grave nutritional deficits, such as those caused by severe eating disorders or malabsorption syndrome.

penile rehabilitation

Any technique or medication that improves erectile function after radical prostatectomy.

pool rehabilitation

Aquatic therapy.

psychiatric rehabilitation

Any intervention that helps people with psychiatric or psychological restrictions to participate successfully in school or work, the management of their own homes, and relationships with others.
Synonym: psychosocial rehabilitation

psychosocial rehabilitation

Psychiatric rehabilitation.

pulmonary rehabilitation

A structured program of activity, progressive breathing and conditioning exercises, and patient education designed to return patients with pulmonary disease to maximum function.

mouth re·ha·bil·i·ta·tion

(mowth rēhă-bili-tāshŭn)
Restoration of form and function of masticatory apparatus as close to normal as possible.
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Full mouth rehabilitation should be achieved by restoring patient's mouth back to its natural ap- pearance with normal vertical dimension.
Full mouth rehabilitation is a challenging treatment modality that enhances the appearance of the patient and corrects imperfections in the occlusion.
After reviewing the various occlusal concepts, we are of the opinion that it is best to achieve posterior disocclusion in full mouth rehabilitation to avoid harmful lateral forces.
When after using the splint for 6weeks, the patient reported of no discomfort, a Reorganized approach to the full mouth rehabilitation with individual porcelain fused to metal crowns and a PFM bridge in relation to 23, 24 25 and Group function occlusal scheme through a simultaneous full arch technique was planned.
2 The concept of complete mouth rehabilitation is dependent basically upon three proved and accepted principles.
It should be pointed out that orthodontic treatment, whether it is for the adult or the child patient, is actually a type of mouth rehabilitation.
The Fixed department fabricates all inlays, onlays, post & cores, crowns, bridges, full mouth rehabilitations and implants.