What is Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
At Made Ya Smile Dental, our skilled team of dentists takes a whole-mouth approach to restoring the health and wellness of our patients. A full-mouth reconstruction is a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses the function, appearance, and overall health of your smile. With this type of care, we can enhance your biting, chewing, and speaking abilities while creating an attractive, confident smile. Full-mouth reconstruction treatment plans may include procedures, like crowns, bridges, dentures, implants, veneers, and teeth whitening. Some patients may also require tooth extractions or gum grafting. Whatever your comprehensive treatment needs may be, our team is ready to help you regain a better quality of living with experienced and personalized care. Schedule a visit today with one of our friendly Houston, TX family dental practices and learn if full-mouth reconstruction is right for your smile.
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Who is a Candidate for Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
Full-mouth reconstruction treatment plans vary among patients and are created to meet individual needs. You may be an ideal candidate for full-mouth reconstruction if you have experienced tooth loss, extensive tooth decay, broken or cracked teeth, or severely worn teeth due to chemical or mechanical erosion. Full-mouth reconstruction may also be beneficial if you have certain genetic dental disorders, including abnormally small or misshapen teeth, mottled or translucent teeth, or teeth that never fully developed. You may have crowns, fillings, and other restorations that were placed years ago that are breaking down or failing to support your oral health and require replacement. Even more complex needs, like bone loss in the jaw or full-mouth dental implant restoration, can be addressed by our skilled, multi-specialty team with a comprehensive full-mouth treatment plan.
What to Expect During Full-Mouth Reconstruction
Your input and preferences are important to your treatment outcomes. During your consultation, our team will talk with you and listen closely to your dental concerns and goals. To determine the best treatment options for your full-mouth reconstruction, we will perform a comprehensive exam that includes digital x-rays, 3D cone beam scans, and study models of your teeth. Our doctors will evaluate how your upper and lower teeth fit together and check the function and health of your jaw joints (TMJ), jawbone, and facial muscles.
Once we have collected all of the necessary information, our team will present treatment options and help you determine the best plan for meeting your needs and goals. We can also discuss sedation solutions for your procedures to ensure your comfort throughout the process. Full-mouth reconstruction may be completed in stages and could include a single or several procedures to fully restore your dental wellness. We will keep you informed every step of the way and are always here to answer any questions you may have.
Full-mouth reconstruction treatment plans are a compilation of the treatments necessary to bring health, comfort, appearance, and function back to your smile. These treatments may include but are not limited to procedures, such as:
- Crowns or bridges
- Inlays or onlays
- Porcelain veneers or bonding
- Gum or bone grafting
- Dental implants
- Tooth extractions
- Root canal therapy
- Periodontal treatment
- TMJ therapy
- Teeth whitening
Recovery After Full-Mouth Reconstruction
Following each stage of your care, our dentists and caring team will discuss any post-op instructions and let you know what to expect next. We will also provide tips and suggestions on how to care for your mouth throughout your full-mouth reconstruction. Depending on your treatments and needs, you may experience some swelling or minor discomfort following a procedure. Using over-the-counter pain relievers, cold compresses, and eating a soft food diet may be best to enhance your comfort during the recovery phase of care. Once your full-mouth construction and new smile are complete, it is important to keep up with routine dental cleaning and exam visits at Made Ya Smile Dental and maintain proper daily home care to keep your teeth and gums healthy between visits. This also gives us a chance to monitor the health and integrity of your gums, jawbone, teeth, and new restorations.
Does Insurance Cover Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
Your total mouth reconstruction cost will depend on your treatment plan, as well as your insurance coverage. Before beginning your full-mouth reconstruction plan, we will contact your dental insurance provider to review your coverage benefits. Our team works with you to plan the treatment options best suited to your needs, goals, and budget. At Made Ya Smile Dental, we want all our patients to get the care they need without financial worry. We offer several convenient payment options and can provide information on convenient financing through our third-party partner, CareCredit®.
Full-Mouth Reconstruction FAQ
What does full-mouth reconstruction involve?
Depending on your needs, the treatments involved will vary from person to person. When receiving a full-mouth treatment at Made Ya Smile, you can often include:
- Root canal therapy
- Bone grafting
- Corrective jaw surgery
- Gum recontouring
- Tooth extractions
- Dental restorations (dental crowns, veneers, fillings, inlays, onlays, dental bridges, dentures, or dental implants)
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder treatment
- Crown lengthening
Is a full-mouth reconstruction like a smile makeover?
A full-mouth reconstruction is similar to a smile makeover in the sense that they are both customizable and combine a variety of treatments. Where they differ is that they are performed for different reasons. A smile makeover is a cosmetic procedure used to improve the appearance of your teeth, while a full-mouth reconstruction is used to improve your oral health and restore function to your mouth.
How long does total mouth reconstruction take?
The length of your appointment will depend on the type of services that are being performed. Typically, it will take 1 – 2 hours, but healing can take a few months. For more information, contact our office to schedule an appointment.
Even if you have extensive treatment needs, a beautiful, confident, and healthy smile is still within your reach. Full-mouth reconstruction treatment plans address comprehensive needs to restore health, function, and wellness to your mouth and an attractive appearance to your smile. Get started with your full-mouth reconstruction today by scheduling a personalized consultation at Made Ya Smile Dental in Houston, TX.