For some patients, dental concerns crop up one at a time. Other patients need to address multiple oral health issues at once. Extensive dental work like this requires a dentist to assess the whole mouth rather than treat each problem separately. This process is known as full-mouth reconstruction.
Full mouth reconstruction involves rebuilding and restoring every tooth in your mouth through multiple procedures. This extensive work is done to improve your oral and overall health. It will reduce dental-related discomfort and improve your smile and confidence.
What Is Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
Restoring an entire mouth requires an intricate treatment plan. The plan might include several general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry procedures.
Full-mouth reconstruction must be carried out by a dentist with experience in both cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Sometimes the process includes dental specialists, like an oral surgeon, to complete complex extractions.
Your treatment plan may include several of these procedures:
- Root canal therapy
- Inlays or onlays
- Porcelain veneers
- Teeth whitening
- Crown lengthening
- Crowns and bridges
- Dental implants
- Bone or soft tissue graft
- Periodontal gum therapy
- Scaling and root planing
- Orthodontic treatment
- TMJ treatment
Some patients require corrective jaw surgery to reduce the discomfort they experience.
Who Is a Candidate for Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
If you only want to improve your smile’s aesthetics, you may not need the extensive work of a complete reconstruction. However, many procedures contribute to your overall health and function of the teeth.
A consultation with a skilled dentist will reveal whether you need cosmetic treatment only or will be a candidate for full-mouth reconstruction.
You may be a candidate if you experience the following symptoms:
- You’ve lost teeth due to decay or trauma
- You have fractured or injured teeth
- Your teeth are severely worn due to acid erosion
- You continually have jaw pain, muscle pain, or headaches
The treating dentist will create a customized plan to restore your teeth and oral health.
Length and Cost of Procedure
How long your full-mouth reconstruction takes depends on the condition of your oral health, the type of treatment, and the number of procedures. You and your dentist might decide to spread treatment across multiple appointments to make it more budget-friendly and maximize your dental insurance benefits.
Many dental insurance plans cover only some of the procedures. An exception is cosmetic dental procedures, like teeth whitening. How much your dental insurance covers depends on your policy, diagnosis, and treatment plan.
Full-Mouth Reconstruction Vs. Smile Makeover
A full-mouth reconstruction and a smile makeover are similar because they are customized and combine multiple treatments. However, they fulfill different needs.
A dentist might recommend a full-mouth reconstruction to restore your overall oral health. In contrast, a smile makeover is an elective procedure that improves the way your teeth look.
Free Consultations for Dental Treatment
If you need extensive dental treatment or a full-mouth reconstruction, call Diana Rodriguez & Associates. Our experience in many areas of dentistry makes us a premier choice to take care of your overall oral health needs.
We work with most PPO dental insurance plans and provide payment options through CareCredit, LendingClub, and Ally. These companies offer programs with 0% interest and low monthly payments