he team at Perfect White Smile offers a wide range of general, cosmetic, and restorative dental services. These services can be provided alone or together. If several are combined, it may be considered a full mouth restoration.
This is often recommended for patients who have:
- Damaged/missing teeth due to trauma
- Extensive tooth decay/gum disease
- Congenital conditions that impact teeth
- Severe tooth wear due to acid reflux or bruxism
However, full-mouth restoration can be expensive. In this article, we will explain the average cost of this procedure and what impacts this cost.
What is full mouth restoration?
Full mouth restoration is a combination of two or more general, restorative, or cosmetic dental procedures. This process is designed to provide substantial aesthetic and functional improvements by rebuilding and/or replacing many or all of the natural teeth.
Since there are usually several procedures involved, the cost can be high.
Factors Affecting the Cost of Full Mouth Restoration
Several factors can impact the cost of a full mouth restoration, including:
Types of Restorations
The types of restorations have the most impact on the cost of this procedure:
On average, dental implants are about $5,000 per tooth. A full arch can be replaced with the All-on-4 system, which usually costs an average of about $12,000.
Crowns and Veneers
The cost of dental crowns and veneers is based primarily on the material of the restoration. On average, veneers range from around $400 to $2,500 per tooth, and dental crowns range from around $500 to $2,000 per tooth.
Dental fillings cost an average of $50 to $300 per tooth.
Orthodontic work may include traditional braces for an average cost of $3,000 to $8,000 or Invisalign clear aligners for an average cost of around $1,200 to $8,000.
The location of the dental clinic also plays a major role in the cost of treatments. Most of the time, a clinic located in a rural area will have lower fees than one in a major city. In addition, a clinic located at a dental school may offer lower fees since the services are performed by the students.
Dentist's Expertise and Reputation
The expertise and reputation of the dentist impact the cost of treatment. A dentist who has a good reputation and has been practicing for some time will have higher fees than one who has just graduated from dental school.
Common materials used in full-mouth restorations are porcelain or composite resin.
Porcelain restorations usually cost more because they are more natural-looking and have a longer life expectancy. Composite resin is often less expensive but may not offer as much of a natural appearance and usually must be replaced more often.
Additional Services and Treatments
Additional services and treatments will typically add to the cost of your full-mouth restoration. For example, most procedures are done with local anesthesia- but if you need sedation, you can expect to see an additional fee on your bill.
Average Costs of Full Mouth Restoration
Since full mouth reconstruction involves a variety of procedures, the cost varies based on your specific needs. Typically, a modest restoration may cost around $15,000, while a more comprehensive restoration may cost around $80,000.
Some procedures cost much more than others. For example, a dental implant can cost around $5,000 per tooth, while a dental crown may only cost around $1,500.
Financing and Insurance Options for Full Mouth Restoration
Dental insurance may cover a portion or more of a full mouth reconstruction based on the treatments that are included. Most insurance providers will not question medically necessary procedures such as gum disease treatment or root canal therapy. However, they may not be willing to cover cosmetic treatments such as tooth whitening or dental veneers.
Our friendly office staff will work with your insurance provider to determine your coverage limits. If you do not have dental insurance or if your insurance does not cover some or all of your treatments, we will be happy to explain our financing options.
Schedule Your Full Mouth Restoration at Perfect White Smiles in Beverly Hills Today
If you have concerns about the appearance and functionality of your teeth, schedule your consultation with the team at Perfect White Smiles today in Beverly Hills. We will examine your mouth to determine your needs and create a custom full-mouth restoration plan to restore your smile.
Full Mouth Restoration FAQs
The team at Perfect White Smiles in Beverly Hills has experience and expertise in a variety of dental services. If you have questions, feel free to ask them. We will be happy to help you understand. Below are some of the most common questions that we get:
Is full mouth restoration painful?
In the past, many of the procedures involved in full mouth restoration- such as root canal treatment- could be painful. However, thanks to advancements in dental technology and anesthesia, most patients only experience minor discomfort, which can be controlled with pain relievers and usually resolves within a few days.
How long does it take to heal a full mouth?
Healing depends on the procedures that you have done as well as your body’s ability to heal. Extensive treatments, such as dental implants take much longer to heal than root canal treatments.
How much is it to fix your entire mouth?
The cost of a full-mouth restoration depends on the procedures that you need. Some patients only need a minor restoration, while others need more extensive work. The average costs range from around $15,000 to $80,000.
Can a dentist fix all your teeth at once?
Full-mouth restoration takes some time. It is important to note that all procedures cannot be done at the same time.