What You Should Know About Full-Mouth Reconstruction Treatment

What You Should Know About Full-Mouth Reconstruction Treatment

May 07, 2021

For minor dental issues, patients typically visit the dentist to have a single procedure done. Teeth damaged beyond the repair of a single procedure call for a full-mouth restoration. This involves a complete reconstruction or overhaul of the patients’ teeth.

In some instances, a full-mouth restoration may consist of fixing or replacing only severely damaged teeth, leaving the healthy ones alone. In other instances, it may involve replacing all of the patient’s teeth. Full mouth reconstruction typically involves the use of multiple dental techniques simultaneously to restore your teeth and mouth.

A full mouth restoration comes with additional benefits, such as an improvement in overall facial structure and appearance. It can drastically enhance the way you look, giving you an extra boost of confidence. After the process is complete, you will get a healthy and natural-looking smile.

If you need a complete mouth rehabilitation, you should schedule an appointment with a facility that offers restorative dental services, like Great Neck Dental Associates. Our dentist will examine and discuss the objectives of the treatment with you during your consultation.

What Necessitates Full Dental Reconstruction?

Dental problems differ among patients. While some patients may only need partial treatment, others may require comprehensive treatment. Some instances that may necessitate dental reconstruction include:

  • Extensive tooth decay.
  • Numerous missing teeth that affect your bite (occlusion).
  • Worn out teeth due to cracking, bruxism, or broken teeth.
  • Poor teeth alignment.
  • Injured or fractured teeth.
  • Completely damaged teeth structure, often caused by periodontal diseases.
  • Problems with the temporomandibular joints.

Children born with problems with their dental systems such as Dentinogenesis Imperfecta, Amelogenesis, or Ectodermal Dysplasia are also candidates for complete mouth restoration.

Treatment Plan

We will inquire about your dental health, medical history, and current medication or lifestyle factors such as smoking.

After the consultation, the dentist conducts an extensive mouth, neck, and head examination to ascertain the extent of damage and determine the level of treatment needed. The state of the gums, bite alignment, teeth’s appearance, and teeth conditions are some of the aspects that the dentist checks.

The dentist will come up with a digital design of your smile with the help of x-rays and intra-oral images of the mouth. Then a treatment plan will be developed.

Treatment Procedure

Given the complexity of the procedure, it happens in several stages, which require multiple office visits. The different phases may be spread out across various months due to the costs and the timeline of some procedures. The treatment plan is exhaustive, and thus it may involve many combinations of dental procedures.

They include:

  • Orthodontic treatment – This involves aligning and straightening teeth to enhance their appearance.
  • Elimination of the spoiled/injured teeth – This involves removing all the damaged teeth (tooth wear, cracks, cavities & decay).
  • Root canal therapy – This is performed on partially damaged teeth.
  • Periodontal treatment – If you have underlying gum disease, it’ll be first treated to avoid problems later on. This treatment may involve bone or tissue graft.
  • Temporomandibular joints – This involves treating occlusion before the main procedure is conducted.
  • Corrective jaw surgery – This aims to reconstruct the jawbones.
  • Installing dental crowns, implants, implant-supported dentures, or veneers – This aims to improve the appearance of the smile.

Costs

Due to the intricacy of the procedures involved, the costs depend on several aspects. It all depends on the anesthesia fees, the number of trips needed, the treatment plan, and the materials used.

Although it varies from patient to patient, the overall cost can be high due to the numerous procedures involved. The costs can, however, be lowered through insurance. You can rest assured that the final smile you get will be worth every penny for the treatment.

Conclusion

Full mouth rehabilitation gives you a new appearance and smile. Contrary to popular belief, complete mouth rehabilitation is a necessity, not an option, if you have badly damaged teeth.

Book a consultation with the Great Neck Dental Associates today and start your entire dental restoration journey.

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