What Is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
If you have more than one dental concern you would like to address, full mouth reconstruction is a customizable procedure that can correct multiple functional issues in one treatment plan. If you suffer from missing teeth, chips, gaps, cracks, misalignment, or other problems, our Buxton dentists can evaluate your concerns, develop a personalized program, and help you achieve a healthier smile you feel confident showing off. Full mouth reconstruction typically emphasizes restorative treatments; however, if you would like to improve the appearance of your smile as well, we will be happy to integrate aesthetic techniques into your treatment plan.
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What Are My Full Mouth Reconstruction Options?
We develop each treatment to best suit your individual needs and goals. When you arrive at the office, our extensively trained dentists will discuss your concerns, evaluate your oral structures, and discuss your desired outcome. With this information we can determine which procedures can effectively enhance your oral health. Some of the most common treatments used in a full mouth reconstruction include:
Dental implants can improve the appearance and functionality of a patient’s smile by replacing missing teeth. With natural-looking results, implants can create a beautiful new smile and restore a patient’s ability to speak, bite, and chew.
By concealing cracks, chips, stains, and other tooth imperfections, porcelain veneers can strengthen teeth and enhance the appearance of a patient’s smile. Veneers are thin, durable sheets of high-quality dental ceramic that are bonded to the fronts and sides of the teeth for comprehensive aesthetic rejuvenation.
An innovative and popular treatment, Invisalign® helps straighten teeth with clear, removable aligners. As an alternative to metal braces, Invisalign® can comfortably and discreetly enhance a patient’s smile and confidence without the need for aesthetically disruptive brackets and wires.
Implant-supported dentures are an innovative alternative to traditional removable dentures that can provide patients missing all or most of their teeth with enhanced comfort and aesthetics. By anchoring the denture appliance(s) securely in the mouth using dental implants, patients can obtain a total smile transformation that looks, feels, and functions more like natural teeth.
All-on-4™ is an implant-supported denture technique that offers full mouth restoration using as few as 4-6 dental implants per arch. With this advanced technique, our implant dentists can help patients obtain lasting smile rejuvenation that looks and feels natural.
Additionally, we offer other cosmetic treatments that can be appended to your program to make your smile as healthy and beautiful as you’d like. Any two or more techniques can be combined and considered a full mouth reconstruction, so you should simply talk to us about your areas of interest and we will guide you from there.
What Are the Steps of a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Step 1: Consultation and Dental Assessment
The first step of the full mouth reconstruction process will be to schedule a consultation to address your personal needs and cosmetic goals. Our dentists will assess the work that needs to be done and the current state of your dental health.
Step 2: Treatment Plan Development
The next step is developing an individualized treatment plan, at which point the timeline and costs associated with your full mouth reconstruction can be broken down in detail. Since every program is tailored to the patient’s unique dental goals, these factors can vary significantly.
We want you to feel as comfortable and confident throughout the treatment process as possible. Our dentists take the time to explain each procedure and educate you about what you can expect from each step. Some procedures can be completed in a single office visit, while others will require extended care. If you ever have questions about your progress or the next steps, we welcome your calls. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to help.
Step 3: Procedure Preparation and Oral Improvements
To ensure your mouth is ready to successfully accommodate cosmetic and restorative dental work, we recommend preparing accordingly. Oral health optimization needs can vary from patient to patient. For example, a patient with a damaged tooth may need to have it extracted, whereas a patient who is switching from traditional dentures to implant dentures may require bone grafting in order to rebuild their jawbone density.
Common preparatory treatments may include:
- Periodontal (gum) therapy
- Tooth extraction
- Bone grafting
Step 4: Smile Restoration
The final step of a full mouth reconstruction is performing the specified procedures from your treatment plan. This may occur during one or multiple office visits, depending on the patient’s goals and the specific procedures included in the full mouth restoration plan. As needed, sedation dentistry techniques can be employed to help make the treatment process as comfortable as possible. Once your desired results have been achieved, the treatment can be considered complete.
How Much Does a Full Mouth Reconstruction Cost?
Since every treatment plan is customized, the price of full mouth reconstruction will range depending on which techniques are utilized. Other factors, such as the complexity of your program, can play a role in the final cost. During your initial consultation, we will review your plan, discuss the estimated cost, and go over your dental insurance coverage, if applicable. We want you to be well-informed and confident in the process, and we welcome any questions you have. Additionally, we offer dental financing options to make the cost of treatment accessible on virtually any budget.
Learn more about full mouth reconstruction by contacting our practice and scheduling a consultation with one of our dentists.