What is full mouth reconstruction?

Full mouth reconstruction is the process of addressing issues in the entire mouth rather than fixing one tooth at a time.

Who would be a candidate for full mouth reconstruction?

A candidate for full mouth reconstruction may be someone who is missing multiple teeth, wears dentures or partials, or has significant wear and tear on their teeth. This is especially relevant for individuals who tend to eat using their front teeth due to missing teeth.

What would disqualify someone from being a candidate for full mouth reconstruction?

Someone with completely healthy teeth and no significant dental issues would not require full mouth reconstruction.

What are the different treatment options for full mouth reconstruction?

Full mouth reconstruction depends on the specific issues that need addressing. For example, individuals who wear full dentures but want a more secure solution due to frequent looseness are excellent candidates for full mouth implants. The same applies to those who wear partial dentures and are dissatisfied with them; we can incorporate implants to enhance stability and improve their bite. Additionally, individuals with severe tooth wear resulting in extremely short teeth may experience problems like TMJ pain and difficulty eating properly. In such cases, full mouth crowns can be utilized to address these issues. Various treatment options are available for full mouth reconstruction, each tailored to individual needs.

The primary goal of full mouth reconstruction is to restore the proper form, shape, function, and strength of your teeth and bite. This ensures that you can eat and smile with confidence, eliminating concerns about loose dentures. This comprehensive approach to dental care is a fundamental aspect of our practice.

Is a general dentist qualified to perform a full mouth reconstruction?

Yes, a general dentist is qualified to perform full mouth reconstruction, as they receive comprehensive training and stay updated on the latest knowledge and technology.

What is the process for going through a full mouth reconstruction?

The process involves gathering diagnostic data, including x-rays, scans, and photos, to create a treatment plan with different phases.

How long does a full mouth reconstruction take?

The duration of a full mouth reconstruction varies. For implants, it could take several months due to the healing process. Basic procedures like crowns and bridges may require only a few appointments.

What anesthesia options will be available during the full mouth reconstruction process?

Local anesthesia is always used to ensure patients don't feel any pain. In more extensive cases, IV sedation may also be an option.

How long does it take to heal from a full mouth reconstruction?

The healing time depends on the specific procedures. Implants may take several months to fully heal, while procedures like crowns typically involve minimal healing.

Are there special care instructions following a full mouth reconstruction?

For implants, regular brushing and flossing are essential. Periodic check-ups are also recommended to ensure everything is functioning correctly.

Will full mouth reconstruction last for the rest of my life?

Once implants have integrated into the mouth, they typically last a lifetime with minimal failures.

Will dental insurance cover the cost of full mouth reconstruction?

Dental insurance usually doesn't cover much of the cost of full mouth reconstruction due to its complexity. Payment plans and financing options are often available.

Are financing options available to help me pay for a full mouth reconstruction?

Yes, financing options are available to assist with the cost of full mouth reconstruction, which is essential for maintaining your oral health.

How can I schedule an appointment to talk about full mouth reconstruction options?

To schedule an appointment, simply call our office at 805-499-7676. We will gather diagnostic data, conduct a consultation, and present a treatment plan during your appointment.