Prosthodontic treatments such as dental implants, dental crowns, veneers, dental bridges, and implant supported dentures are often used as components of a full mouth restoration treatment. The types of prosthodontic treatments to be employed is determined by the condition of each tooth.
For example, missing teeth or teeth that are damaged or decayed beyond repair may be rebuilt with dental implants or dental bridges combined with dental crowns. A weakened tooth may only require a dental crown on its own, or teeth that have suffered only minor or cosmetic damage may be covered by veneers.
It is always best to save the natural tooth, and we always favor restoration over extraction whenever possible. Restorative procedures most often used in dental reconstruction treatments include root canal therapy, dental fillings, and periodontal treatment.
For any teeth with small cavities, dental fillings may be used while root canal therapy can treat decay that has progressed deeper. Periodontal treatment can also help restore the gum tissue and heal sensitivity while helping to prevent further decay and tooth loss.
There are several dental reconstruction procedures that involve oral surgery. Dental implants and root canal therapy have already been mentioned above. Other oral surgery procedures may include surgical tooth extractions and corrective jaw surgery.
Teeth may be extracted if they have been damaged beyond repair or are causing overcrowding, though the latter is uncommon in the case of full mouth restoration. Corrective jaw surgery may be required for structural and orthodontic purposes.
When do i need full mouth reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction is an extensive series of procedures that are used to treat patients with severe damage or deterioration to almost all teeth. By definition, all upper and lower teeth should require some kind of treatment.
Patients may present with teeth that have been lost due to extensive decay or trauma or damaged from injury or grinding, severe jaw alignment issues, various forms of gum disease, old restorations that have been damaged or have deteriorated over time, or a variety of other conditions that are affecting all of the upper and lower teeth.
Only your dentist can determine the treatment that is right for your oral condition. If full mouth restoration is required, a series of dental procedures will be crafted into a unique treatment plan to restore healthy function and pleasant appearance for your teeth and gums.
Regular visits to your dentist mean any signs of tooth decay can be caught early, allowing for simple treatment options. However, left untreated, tooth decay can spread to cause widespread damage and even tooth loss. If multiple teeth have suffered from severe decay, full mouth reconstruction may be necessary for complete restoration.
Periodontitis and gum disease is one of the leading causes of extensive tooth loss and damage. Full mouth reconstruction for patients with severe gum disease and related issues may require gum contouring, gum grafting, bone grafting, or other types of gum surgery before performing other treatment for lost or damaged teeth.
Oral trauma from sports injuries, car accidents, or other mishaps can result in knocked out, chipped, cracked, or broken teeth and in some severe cases, structural damage may occur. Our emergency dentistry services can take care of immediate needs, but in cases of extensive damage, full mouth reconstruction may be required to treat multiple issues.
Acid erosion from food, drink, or acid reflux, as well as grinding or clenching one’s teeth at night can all result in the teeth wearing down or even structural problems with the jaw and alignment. A series of restorative dental procedures may be required to bring the function and appearance of your teeth back to health and beauty.
What is involved in full mouth Reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction in the most literal sense refers to the restoration or replacement of every tooth in the mouth but can be extended to include comprehensive oral restoration work that involves a combination of several different dental procedures. Each treatment regime is highly customized for every patient depending on the type and extent of oral damage and therefore varies from case to case. Types of procedures can include prosthodontic treatment like dental implants or dentures, oral surgery procedures such as teeth extractions and root canals, various types of orthodontic treatment to reposition and align the jaw, cosmetic dentistry procedures including dental crowns and veneers, and periodontal treatments like gum contouring and bone or gum grafting.
When you visit our dental clinic for your full mouth restoration consultation, you can expect a thorough exam and full disclosure of your current oral status and treatment options, along with cost and insurance options. We are committed to ensuring our patients can make informed decisions based on their personal preferences and goals as well as knowledge of their options. Our dentists will work with you to create a unique treatment plan that is best suited for your case.
In most cases, you can expect the entire treatment plan to be administered over several stages and multiple appointments. This may occur over a period of several months depending on the types of dental proceduresinvolved.
full mouth reconstruction costs
Providing a general estimation of full mouth reconstruction costs is almost impossible as every case will require a different combination and extent of dental procedures. The best way to gauge your full mouth reconstruction costs will be to consult with your dentist to determine a treatment plan that is right for you. Some dental insurances may cover part of your treatment, depending on your diagnosis and treatment plan. The right dental coverage combined with working with a dental clinic that accepts your insurance and is highly knowledged on the various coverages will help keep your out of pocket costs to a minimum.
At our dental clinic, we desire that no patient should go without necessary dental care because of financial reasons. This is why we accept a comprehensive range of dental insurance plans including DentiCal (MediCal Dental) to ensure that lower income demographics don’t miss out on essential dental care.
Visit our dental clinic for a consultation, and our friendly and knowledgeable staff can determine if you qualify for coverage on your full mouth reconstruction.