What is full-mouth reconstruction?
Reconstruction of the whole mouth may enhance the health, appearance, and function of your gums, teeth, and jawbone for better chewing and speaking, as well as create a more attractive smile. Full-mouth restoration at Riley Dental may involve (but isn't limited to) inlays, onlays, bridges, crowns, porcelain veneers, dental implants, and dentures. As an experienced dentist, Dr. Luke Riley offers full-mouth restoration at his dental practice in Haslet, TX that may help improve both your oral health and the overall look of your smile. He will listen to your concerns and goals prior to creating your personal full-mouth restoration treatment program.
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am i a candidate for a full-mouth reconstruction?
You may require full-mouth reconstruction if you've lost some teeth or have many teeth with large fillings that need replacement. You might also have teeth with widespread decay or that are cracked, broken, or badly worn down because of bruxism (persistent teeth grinding). You may have dental ailments or even a hereditary disorder like ectodermal dysplasia (teeth that never develop), amelogenesis imperfecta (abnormally small teeth), or dentinogenesis imperfecta (stained or translucent teeth), which require extensive treatment. You might choose to replace older crowns or just want to enhance your mouth for better comfort or health. In more complex cases, your degraded gums and teeth might have caused a visible facial deformity, like sunken cheeks. Full-mouth reconstruction may revive the whole face once the ideal number of teeth are in place.
how is full-mouth reconstruction performed?
Following a complete examination of your gums, teeth, and jaw, Dr. Riley might suggest full-mouth reconstruction. Your personalized treatment program will be generated depending on the condition of your own teeth, gums, TMJ (temporomandibular joints), facial muscles, and dental bite. Dr. Riley will discuss your therapy and sedation alternatives, as well as his own recommendations, at your appointment to make sure your treatment strategy fits your wants and goals. As soon as your treatment program is made, he will discuss exactly what to expect in your full-mouth reconstruction and schedule your procedures.
A full-mouth reconstruction will require a few visits to Riley Dental. Typically, Dr. Riley will first take impressions of your upper and lower jaws to use in creating your new bite with temporary materials. After he places the temporary new elements of your bite in your mouth, you will have them for about six months, visiting Dr. Riley every two months for minor adjustments. At that point, he will begin strategically replacing the temporary elements with long-lasting, bonded, porcelain restorations until your bite is completely restored. Dr. Riley will schedule your treatments with breaks in between to let you recover until the next step is started.
how long is recovery after full mouth reconstruction?
After every treatment in your full-mouth reconstruction treatment program, Dr. Riley will describe what to expect and how to look after your mouth. He can write a prescription for antibiotics or pain medicine, which might need to be filled prior to your treatment. You will feel some swelling or discomfort following certain processes, such as implant placement, that will make it hard to eat, so a soft or liquid food diet could be most suitable for you. After your full-mouth reconstruction is finished, you must maintain your oral health with good flossing and brushing in your home. Yearly dental examinations and twice-yearly cleanings at Riley Dental will also be helpful. Throughout your examinations, Dr. Riley can track the health of your restorations and natural gums, teeth, and jaw.
does insurance cover full-mouth reconstruction?
In your initial consultation, Dr. Riley can create your personal treatment strategy according to your objectives, needs, and budget. He will offer you various choices to ensure that your full-mouth reconstruction is easy to afford. Riley Dental takes multiple payment types and offers many payment plans. If you've got dental insurance, we will contact your supplier to validate your coverage and calculate your personal costs.
Full-Mouth Reconstruction FAQ
Is a full-mouth reconstruction painful?
No, most people don't find the procedures of a full-mouth reconstruction painful. For more involved procedures, Dr. Riley will completely numb the treatment area with a local anesthetic. If anxiety is a concern, Dr. Riley also offers nitrous oxide sedation providing extra help to keep you relaxed and comfortable during the entire procedure.
How much does a full-mouth reconstruction usually cost?
The number and type of treatment(s) to achieve your full-mouth reconstruction will determine costs. During your consultation with Dr. Riley, he will listen to your concerns and goals to help create a personalized full-mouth reconstruction treatment plan. Once your plan is created, we can estimate your costs and explore financing options.
How long does it take to get a full-mouth reconstruction?
Just like estimating costs, how long it will take to get a full-mouth reconstruction will be determined by the number and type of procedures needed to achieve your new smile. Most patients will need multiple office visits to complete their reconstruction, with the typical office visit lasting around 45 – 90 minutes.
Is a full-mouth reconstruction like a smile makeover?
Both treatments help you achieve a stronger, healthier, and more beautiful smile. The difference between the two is that a full-mouth reconstruction focuses more on restoring the health and function of your teeth and gums. A smile makeover often focuses more on cosmetic procedures to improve the overall appearance of your smile.
Get a brand new beautiful smile
If you're looking for a solution to your complicated dental problems, a full-mouth reconstruction might be a great option for you. Schedule an appointment at Riley Dental in Haslet, TX, and Dr. Riley will make your distinctive treatment plan to meet your wants and goals. He can help improve your mouth so that you can have a gorgeous, healthy smile.