Full Mouth Reconstruction

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Millions of women and men suffer from multiple damaged and/or missing teeth. In fact, one out of every four people who are 65 and older have lost all of their teeth. For individuals experiencing these dental concerns, a customized full mouth reconstruction can often provide an excellent and comprehensive tooth replacement/restoration solution.

What Is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Also referred to as full mouth restoration or full mouth rehabilitation, full mouth reconstruction is the term used to describe a custom combination of treatments designed to restore the health, form, and function of a patient’s teeth and gums. Based on an individual’s needs and smile goals, this personalized procedure can include various tooth replacement or restoration options, periodontal therapies, and even cosmetic dentistry solutions.

What Are My Procedure Options for Full Mouth Restoration?

Known as two of the top dentists in Bethesda, Dr. Deb and Dr. Rob provide a complete array of dental care options that can help you rebuild your smile and achieve optimal oral health. For a full mouth reconstruction in which all teeth are replaced, the premier solution is generally implant-supported dentures. In addition to offering incredibly natural-looking and functioning results, this advanced restoration method is one of the most—if not the most—durable and cost-effective techniques available for full arch replacement. Other procedures also commonly used and/or combined as part of a full mouth restoration plan include:

Along with these options, Dr. Rob and Dr. Deb offer advanced sedation dentistry techniques such as IV sedation, oral sedation, and nitrous oxide to help significantly improve the comfort and efficiency of treatment.

What Are the Steps of a Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Though every patient’s experience may be slightly different, the following are typical steps of the full mouth restoration process at Bethesda Sedation Dentistry:

Step 1: Dental Health Exam & Diagnosis

The initial step of a full mouth reconstruction is a dental health exam performed by Dr. Deb or Dr. Rob. Using advanced technology—such as the CS 9300 3D imaging system—your dentist will thoroughly assess the health and overall condition of your teeth and gums, as well as identify any underlying problems that need to be resolved prior to addressing more noticeable concerns.

Step 2: Treatment Planning

Once all areas of concern have been identified, your dentist will detail the dental services that would be most effective for your unique needs and desires. Dr. Rob and Dr. Deb want you to be fully informed about all your choices prior to making any decisions, so you will be encouraged to ask questions or voice any concerns that come to mind until you have a comprehensive understanding of your options. When the two of you have agreed upon the particular procedures to employ, your dentist will move forward with creating a personalized treatment plan that will also be discussed with you in complete detail to ensure you are satisfied with the proposed approach.

Step 3: Improvement of Oral Wellness / Preparation for Tooth Restorations

Step three of the full mouth restoration process involves improving oral wellness and/or preparing the mouth for tooth restorations, if necessary. Based on the specifics of your treatment plan, this may include periodontal therapy to treat gum disease, tooth extraction to remove any damaged or remaining teeth, or bone grafting to improve the foundation for dental implants. In some instances, a preparation step is not needed for full mouth reconstruction cases, though this is rare.

Step 4: Smile Restoration

The final phase of treatment consists of the restorative and/or cosmetic treatment(s) selected by you and your dentist—all of which can be performed right here in our office for optimal comfort and convenience. Depending on the particular procedure(s), this step may be completed in one visit or over the course of several appointments. Sedation dentistry often allows Dr. Rob and Dr. Deb to perform numerous treatments during a single procedure, though certain restorative options may still require multiple visits before final results are achieved.

How Much Does a Full Mouth Reconstruction Cost?

The cost of a full mouth restoration varies from patient to patient due to the high level of customization involved with treatment. Some of the most notable factors that influence pricing include the patient’s initial oral health, the specific restorations and/or cosmetic treatments selected, quality of materials used, complexity of the case, whether or not sedation is utilized, the experience and skill of the dentist, and the geographic location of the practice.

To obtain a personalized price quote for full mouth reconstruction, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Deb or Dr. Rob. After reviewing your dental needs and goals, your dentist can provide a breakdown of all expenses associated with your unique treatment plan. If you are interested in financial aid, a member of our staff would be pleased to introduce you to dental financing through CareCredit®—a third-party healthcare lender that offers several affordable payment plan options designed to work with virtually any budget.

Contact Bethesda Sedation Dentistry

If you have more questions about full mouth reconstruction, or if you are interested in treatment and wish to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, please feel free to contact us online or by telephone at 301-530-2434 today.