When do i need full mouth reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction may be required in a variety of circumstances including those with numerous missing teeth, extensive tooth decay or gum disease, multiple cracked or broken teeth, badly worn teeth, or severe jaw alignment issues. A series of dental procedures can help restore healthy function and pleasant appearance for the patient’s 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.
Periodontal 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 disease treatment like gum contouring and bone or gum grafting.
full mouth reconstruction costs
Providing a general estimation of full mouth reconstruction costs is almost impossible as every case will require a different combination 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.
Our dental clinic accepts a wide range of insurances including Medicare dental and DentiCal (i.e. MediCal dental), and our staff are highly trained on the intricacies of insurance coverages to ensure our patients receive top quality care at the best possible value.