A full mouth reconstruction is a procedure that can make a dramatic difference in your quality of life. It’s also a procedure that requires a great deal of commitment—it typically involves multiple treatments and a lot of time in the dentist’s chair. If you need a full mouth reconstruction, it’s natural to feel anxious and uncertain, but we believe the best remedy for this anxiety is knowledge. Here’s what you can expect if you’re undergoing a full mouth reconstruction.
What Is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Unlike a bridge or a denture, there’s no one-size-fits-all definition of a full mouth reconstruction. It’s something that is different for every patient, based on their unique needs. There are usually two or more procedures involved, depending on your treatment goals and budget. The ultimate goal of a full mouth reconstruction is to treat all dental problems comprehensively in order to restore health and appearance to your smile.
A full mouth reconstruction may include any combination of the following treatments:
- Dental crowns
- Dental implants
- Partial dentures
- Dental bridges
- Dental veneers
- Inlays and onlays
- Bone grafting
- Periodontal procedures
Cosmetic treatments like whitening and bonding.
What Kind of Dentist Performs a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
There are often more than one dental professionals involved in a full mouth reconstruction, although this depends on what procedures are needed. An advantage of choosing Bella Dental for your treatment is that we offer a wide range of dental procedures all under one roof, making your treatment more efficient. This means coordinating, scheduling, and paying for your procedures is a less stressful process.
When Is a Full Mouth Reconstruction Recommended?
There are many reasons for a full mouth reconstruction. Some of the most common include:
- Tooth damage, decay, and loss
- Oral cancer
- Facial trauma
- Birth defects
Survivors of oral cancer may need a full mouth reconstruction to restore their ability to eat, speak, and swallow. If there are structural issues in the jaw, these too can be addressed during the process.
How Long Does a Full Mouth Reconstruction Take?
The answer to this question depends both on the number treatments you need to complete the process as well as the treatments needed—dental implants, for example, take more time than fabricating a partial denture. Some full mouth restorations may require only two visits, while others may take a year or more to complete, especially when bone grafts are needed.
We know that when you need extensive dental work, you just want to get it done with; it can be discouraging to wait, but know that when it’s all said and done, you’ll be glad you did it. We can usually provide temporary replacements for any missing teeth while your reconstruction is in process.
Learn More About Full Mouth Reconstruction
We create beautiful smiles at Bella Dental and there’s nothing more gratifying for our doctors than restoring a patient’s confidence by giving them a dramatic dental makeover. Contact us to schedule an appointment for a consultation at one of our three New Jersey locations.