If you’ve been told you need a full mouth reconstruction, you probably have a lot of questions about the procedure. Needing extensive dental work can be intimidating, but with a skilled professional by your side, you can feel confident that the results will be truly life-changing. These are some common questions we receive from patients about full mouth reconstruction, along with our answers.
What is a full mouth reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. Instead, every patient’s treatment plan is unique to their needs and their budget. In a nutshell, a full mouth reconstruction treats all dental problems in the mouth comprehensively, with a plan in place to restore function to the mouth as well as appearance.
There are a number of different dental procedures that may be included in a full mouth reconstruction plan:
- Dental crowns
- Dental implants
- Dental Bridges
- Dental veneers
- Inlays and onlays
- Bone grafts to rebuild the jaw
Most full mouth reconstructions involve multiple procedures coordinated between dentists and dental laboratory technicians to restore a natural looking smile.
When is a full mouth reconstruction needed?
There are many reasons why a patient may need a full mouth reconstruction. The most common reason we see is simply extensive damage, decay, and tooth loss. When dental problems are severe and present throughout the entire mouth, reconstruction is usually needed.
Patients who have had oral cancer also often need full mouth reconstruction to restore their abilities to speak, chew, and swallow. A skilled team of professionals can address structural issues within the jaw, tooth loss, and other changes to the mouth as a result of cancer treatment. Patients with other conditions and birth defects may also be candidates for full mouth reconstruction.
How long does a full mouth reconstruction take?
This is another question that has a different answer for almost every patient. Simple restorations, like dentures, may only require a few visits to our office, while more extensive treatment plans could take a year or two to fully implement. While work is ongoing, we can often offer you temporary solutions for any teeth that are missing.
How much does a full mouth reconstruction cost?
Because each treatment plan is unique, we cannot provide you with an accurate estimate before seeing you in our office. Depending on the procedures you need, your dental insurance may cover at least some of the cost of your full mouth reconstruction. Our office also offers financing through CareCredit.
What kind of dentist performs a full mouth reconstruction?
There are times when one of our dentists can perform the entire full mouth reconstruction in our New York City office; in other situations, your dentist may need to work with an oral surgeon or other medical and dental professionals to collaborate on a treatment plan.
Find Out More About Full Mouth Reconstruction in NYC
If you’re looking for a dentist to perform full mouth reconstruction in NYC, contact West 10th Dental at 212-982-5883 to schedule an appointment to evaluate your dental needs. We look forward to meeting with you!