f you need a lot of dental work, you may want to take a step back and consider full-mouth reconstruction instead of looking at one issue at a time. Full-mouth reconstruction may also be referred to as full-mouth restoration or full-mouth rehabilitation.
There are several reasons for doing this:
- To improve the oral and overall health
- Eliminate pain due to dental issues
- Improve the appearance of your smile
- Boost your confidence
- Save money
- Avoid unnecessary treatments
- Reduce the number of office visits required
The team at Perfect White Smiles can help with your full mouth reconstruction. Our dentists have the experience and expertise to give you the perfect smile that you’ve always dreamed of.
What Is Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
Full-mouth reconstruction is a combination of general, cosmetic, and/or restorative dental procedures designed to rebuild and restore your teeth and gums. Typically, full-mouth dental reconstruction is performed by a skilled dentist that has experience and expertise in cosmetic and restorative procedures. In some cases, a specialist such as an oral surgeon or a periodontist may also be involved.
Common Reasons For Full-Mouth Reconstruction
There are several reasons why you may want to consider full-mouth reconstruction, including:
- Damaged teeth due to dental trauma
- Tooth erosion
- Bad bite (malocclusion)
- Bad restorations
Who is the right candidate for full-mouth reconstruction?
Candidates for full-mouth dental reconstruction have a combination of the following symptoms:
- Dental/facial pain, including TMD (1)
- Gum/periodontal disease (2)
- Extensive tooth decay
- Missing teeth
- Damaged teeth (broken, chipped, cracked, worn down)
- Misaligned teeth
- Gaps/spaces between teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Dental trauma
- Root canal issues (3)
- Existing restorations that need to be replaced
Standard Procedure In Full-Mouth Reconstruction
When it comes to full-mouth reconstruction, there is no standard. The procedures involved vary from one patient to another, depending on your needs. The dentist will perform a comprehensive exam including x-rays and other necessary imaging to determine the procedures that you need. They will also discuss your needs and goals for treatment.
Some of the most common procedures include:
- Teeth whitening
- Dental fillings
- Dental veneers
- Crown lengthening
- Dental bonding
- Dental implants (single or multi-tooth replacements)
- Dental bridges
- Gum disease treatment/periodontal therapy
- Bone/gum graft
- TMJ treatment
- Corrective jaw surgery
Full-Mouth Reconstruction Procedure
Full-mouth reconstruction starts with the most invasive and ends with the least invasive.
Full-Mouth Reconstruction Before And After Photos
Below are some before and after photos from some of our clients:
Cost and Financing Options
The cost of full-mouth reconstruction depends on several factors. Some research indicates that the average cost per tooth ranges from around $800 to $1,500 or more. The best way to find out your actual full-mouth reconstruction cost is to schedule a consultation to determine which procedures you need.
Dental insurance may cover a portion of full-mouth reconstruction, depending on the procedures that you need. In most cases, restorative procedures will be covered while cosmetic procedures are not. Our friendly office staff will work with your insurance provider to determine coverage.
We accept a variety of payment options, including cash, check, credit card, FSA/HSA accounts, and third-party financing. We also work with third-party financing providers to help make your treatment more affordable.
Benefits of Full-Mouth Reconstruction
There are lots of benefits of full-mouth reconstruction. However, they all fall under one broad category: restore the appearance and functionality of your teeth.
- Replaces missing teeth
- Reduces pressure on jaw joints
- Improves ability to eat and speak
- Improves appearance and self-confidence
Why Choose Perfect White Smiles for Full-Mouth Reconstruction
A full-mouth reconstruction can change your entire life. It can eliminate your dental issues and improve the overall functionality and appearance of your smile. If you need full-mouth reconstruction or even just a few cosmetic and restorative procedures, you want to work with a dental professional that has the experience/expertise that you need.
The dental professionals at Perfect White Smiles in Beverly Hills can help. Our staff is highly trained in a variety of dental procedures. Schedule your consultation today to learn how we can help you!
We are located on Camden Drive in Beverly Hills. You can schedule your consultation from our website or by calling the office at (310) 276-4537.
FAQs On Full-Mouth Reconstruction
Full-mouth reconstruction is a serious commitment. The team at Perfect White Smiles in Beverly Hills wants to be sure that you understand this process. We will be more than happy to discuss your questions and/or concerns at any time. Below are some of the most common questions that we’ve gotten.
What is the difference between full-mouth rehabilitation and reconstruction?
While the two are just two terms for the same procedure, there are some slight differences between full-mouth reconstruction and full-mouth rehabilitation.
A full-mouth reconstruction focuses on improving your oral health to improve your confidence, diet, and lifestyle. A full-mouth rehabilitation addresses everything about your smile from the structure of your teeth to gum tissue.
How much does a full mouth restoration cost in the US?
Full-mouth restoration cost in the United States depends on a variety of factors including:
- Procedures required
- Training of the dental professional
- Location of the dental clinic
- Dental insurance coverage
The best way to find out the actual cost for your full-mouth reconstruction is to schedule a consultation to determine what you need to have done to get your smile back.
How long does a full mouth rehabilitation take?
This entirely depends on the procedures that you need and your body’s ability to heal. In some cases, procedures can overlap- but in other cases, your mouth will need to heal before another procedure can be done.
In addition, you and your dentist may choose to spread treatments out over time in a more budget-friendly way.
Is full mouth restoration painful?
In the past, many of the procedures involved in full-mouth restoration could be somewhat painful. This is why so many people ignored their dental issues. However, thanks to advancements in dental technology and anesthesia, you should not have any pain during the procedures. You may feel some pressure, but it should not be painful. However, we do have sedation options if you are concerned about discomfort.
When the anesthesia wears off and throughout the healing process, you may experience some discomfort- but this should resolve fairly quickly. Typically, any discomfort can be treated with OTC pain relievers.
What is the difference between a smile makeover and a full mouth reconstruction?
A smile makeover is an elective procedure. The primary focus of a smile makeover is the appearance of your smile. The procedures included in a smile makeover are typically cosmetic.
A full-mouth reconstruction is needed. A full-mouth reconstruction, on the other hand, focuses both on appearance and functionality. The procedures involved in this process improve your diet, lifestyle, and confidence.
What is full mouth restoration treatment?
Full-mouth restoration is the process of using a combination of general, cosmetic, and restorative procedures to improve the appearance and functionality of your smile. This may include dental fillings, dental implants, gum disease treatment, and a variety of other procedures.