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What Goes into a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Posted on 1/11/2021 by Dr. Michael Allard
A smile makeover, or full mouth reconstruction, takes time. However, it is time well-spent, as it will improve your appearance and dental functioning.
What Is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction involves rebuilding and/or replacing the teeth using prosthetics and the latest advances in the dental field. Patients who benefit from this type of dental process include individuals with multiple missing teeth or a large number of teeth with large fillings. Other candidates may suffer from extensive decay or broken or cracked teeth. Some patients who benefit from a full mouth reconstruction may have a condition, such as Dentinogenesis Imperfecta or Ectodermal Dysplasia, both which require comprehensive dental restorations.
What Are the Treatment Options?
Typically, any dental process that impacts all the teeth in the mouth is referred to as a full mouth rehabilitation or full mouth reconstruction. In the case of oral cancer patients, a full mouth reconstruction may be advised if missing teeth must be replaced along with missing structures of the oral cavity. Restorations may be made in the form of crowns, bridges, veneers, onlays, dentures, or dental implants. All these restorations not only improve esthetics, they also support a patient's ability to chew or speak. In some cases, orthodontics may be used to achieve the best results. All these treatment combinations may take from 6 months to as long as 2 years. Dental insurance may pay for some restorations, or you can finance the dental work and pay installments.
Do you believe you are a good candidate for a full-mouth reconstruction? If so, contact us for further information and details. Every patient is different, so this type of treatment can vary significantly from one patient to the next. Therefore, each full mouth reconstruction is designed for a patient's specific preferences and dental needs. What course you choose to take will be based on your budget, wishes, and overall dental goals. Contact us for further details today.