Full Mouth Reconstruction
Missing, cracked, and chipped teeth are just a few of the problems that can negatively affect our appearance and overall well being. When it comes to the point that a full set of teeth on the upper and lower jaw is what is required to restore a smile, full mouth restoration may be the best solution. At Prosthodontics of Texas, we provide safe, comfortable, and thorough treatments.
What conditions can be corrected with a full mouth reconstruction?
Full Mouth Reconstruction is a combination of restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures that we use to correct complex oral problems. Some of the issues that can be resolved by full mouth reconstruction include:
- Missing teeth
- Injured or fractured teeth
- Teeth damaged by grinding
- Jaw, muscle, and/or headache pain due to bite problems
What dental treatments are used for full mouth reconstruction?
When it comes to full mouth reconstruction, there is no set formula of required dental services. We know that every patient and case is unique, so during your consultation, your doctor will thoroughly examine your oral health, needs, and goals to determine the best combination of procedures for you. These treatments may include:
- Bone or soft tissue grafting
- Dental implants
- Permanent restorations – crowns, veneers, inlays/onlays, bridges
- Temporary restorations
- Reduction of natural tooth structure to prepare for restorations
- Contouring of gum tissue
- Orthognathic surgery
- Crown lengthening
- Teeth cleaning
Multiple visits and sufficient healing time are typical for most full mouth reconstruction. Our prosthodontists partner with other specialists, such as oral surgeons, orthodontists, and endodontists (specializing in root canals), to ensure you receive the most comprehensive care possible.
Placement of dental implants
Dental implants are used to replace an entire tooth. A titanium post is used in your jawbone which acts as root as it fuses with the bone. Once the integration has taken place, the implant is topped with a crown, connecting the two with a supporting post. Dental implants are used to anchor bridges, crowns, or even denture appliances.
Full mouth reconstruction process and cost
If you think you might be a candidate for full mouth reconstruction, we recommend you come in for a comprehensive examination. Our doctors begin with an in-depth evaluation in which they conduct a complete assessment of all oral health issues, using x-rays and impressions of your teeth in addition to a physical examination. Our doctors closely examine the anatomy of your teeth, lips, jaw and other facial features so they can design your perfect smile. After the evaluation, we create a treatment plan for your full mouth reconstruction.
We customize full mouth reconstruction according to the needs of each individual case, and cost depends on your diagnosis and treatment plan as well as your dental insurance coverage. Dental insurance usually covers some costs associated with full mouth reconstruction. We offer a variety of financial plan options to our patients to ensure that you get the care you need.