If you have a number of dental concerns that are significantly affecting both the function and appearance of your teeth, a full mouth rehabilitation, also known as a full mouth reconstruction, can be an ideal option to address those concerns and completely revitalize your smile. Our restorative and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Uyen Thompson, and her dental team here at Thompson Center for Dentistry can create a customized full mouth rehabilitation treatment plan designed to help you meet your goals and enhance both the form and function of your teeth.
- What is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
- Full Mouth Reconstruction Benefits
- Full Mouth Reconstruction Treatment Options
- Full Mouth Reconstruction Steps
- Full Mouth Reconstruction Cost
What is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction is essentially defined as a comprehensive oral restoration that can address a wide range of dental concerns. This custom-designed procedure can repair damaged teeth, replace missing teeth, improve bite issues (occlusion), and dramatically rejuvenate smile aesthetics. Full mouth rehabilitation involves a combination of advanced dental treatments to fix a variety of issues that may be having a negative impact on the health of your teeth and/or your ability to chew and speak properly, not to mention the overall appearance of your teeth and gums.
What are the Benefits of a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
The benefits of full mouth reconstruction procedures can include improvement of concerns such as:
- Teeth that are fractured, broken, or chipped
- Decayed and damaged teeth
- Missing teeth
- Teeth that are misaligned and show signs of gaps or crowding
- Periodontal disease
- Teeth affected by injury and trauma
- Teeth affected by stains and discolorations
What are My Full Mouth Reconstruction Options?
Once you have met with one of our dentists and they determine that a full mouth rehabilitation is the best treatment for your needs, they will talk with you about the most ideal options to be included in the procedure. Since each patient has unique needs, full mouth rehabilitation treatments will involve different combinations for each individual. The options that are best for you will ultimately depend on your specific goals. With that in mind, there is a wide selection to choose from. Some of the more common options include:
- Porcelain dental veneers
- Dental crowns
- Dental implants
- Implant-supported dentures
- Bridges or full sets of dentures
- Teeth whitening
- Tooth-colored fillings
This advanced procedure combines some of the best elements of restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry to reconstruct a healthy new smile, and the results can be life-changing for many patients. While a full mouth reconstruction can seem a bit similar to a Smile Makeover in some respects, the procedure is primarily focused on treatments that can enhance and improve function in addition to aesthetics. During your initial consultation, our dentist can talk with you about whether a full mouth reconstruction or a Smile Makeover procedure is more ideal for your needs.
What are the Steps of a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
The first step in a full mouth reconstruction procedure is the initial consultation and oral evaluation. Our dentist will examine your oral structures, take x-rays from a variety of angles,and talk with you about the options that can best meet your goals, explaining each one in detail. Then, a full mouth rehabilitation treatment plan will be developed. This procedure can be performed in a single appointment or staged over a series of treatment sessions; the best option for you will depend on your individual needs, the type and number of treatments that are chosen as part of your full mouth reconstruction, and other factors. For more complex cases, and for patients who suffer from dental anxiety, our practice can add sedation dentistry techniques to your treatment plan so that you experience the procedure as comfortably as possible. When your treatment plan is developed, our dentist will talk more with you about what you can expect from the procedure and go over the step-by-step process that will enable you to renew the health, function, and appearance of your teeth.
How Much Does a Full Mouth Reconstruction Cost?
Full mouth reconstruction involves a number of procedures included as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Since the treatment program is customized based on each individual patient’s unique needs and goals, the cost of a full mouth reconstruction varies. Some of the factors that are taken into account include:
- The complexity of the treatment
- Materials utilized
- Dental laboratory fees
- The type and number of restorations that are necessary (i.e. dental implants, crowns, porcelain veneers, or other restorative treatments)
- Whether sedation dentistry techniques are utilized
- Whether adjunctive procedures such as bone grafting, tooth extraction, or others are necessary
A full mouth reconstruction is a long-term investment in both the function and appearance of your teeth. Our dental team fully understands that the cost of treatment is an important factor; that’s why we offer our patients a wide variety of payment options to help them bring restorative dental care into their budget. In addition to numerous accepted methods of payment, Thompson Center for Dentistry works with CareCredit®, one of the most popular health and dental care financing companies in the nation. CareCredit® offers many types of financing plans for qualified applicants who would like to pay for treatment over a monthly schedule. When your custom treatment plan is developed during the initial consultation, we will produce a total cost estimate and go over the details with you so you know what to expect before any treatment begins. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about how you can pay for your procedure in the most financially convenient way.
If you would like to learn more about full mouth rehabilitation, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with our dentist to talk about your options, please contact Thompson Center for Dentistry today.