Full Mouth Reconstruction Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Common Questions About Full Mouth Reconstruction

What does a full mouth reconstruction consist of?
Who is a candidate for full mouth reconstruction?
How long does a full mouth reconstruction take?
How long does a full-mouth restoration last?
How much does a full-mouth restoration cost?
Is it possible to have a full mouth of dental implants?

What does a full mouth reconstruction consist of?

 A full mouth reconstruction refers to replacing or rebuilding all of your teeth. The reconstruction treatment blends state-of-the-art restorative dental surgery with careful attention to esthetics to give you a functional, healthy, and attractive smile and teeth.

 The procedure varies from one patient to another based on the extent of damage and the patient’s needs. Among the treatments that may be part of your mouth reconstruction are root canals, tooth extractions, root planing, bone grafting, dental implants, orthodontics, and, in extreme cases, corrective jaw surgery.

Who is a candidate for full mouth reconstruction?

Patients with multiple missing or damaged teeth, broken teeth, or a mouthful of fillings that need replacing are candidates for full mouth reconstruction. Some people who grind their teeth or have worn them down from chewing ice or other habits may also choose full mouth reconstruction. A few diseases damage or destroy teeth and may lead to severe periodontal disease, including Amelogenesis, Ectodermal Dysplasia, or Dentinogenesis Imperfecta. Full mouth reconstruction can improve their oral health and restore their ability to speak and eat comfortably.

How long does a full mouth reconstruction take?

Expect to commit anywhere from a few months to more than a year if you consider full-mouth restorations. Some procedures, including implants and teeth extractions, have to heal completely before taking the next step. The type of restoration procedures will also impact the completion timeline.

How long does a full-mouth restoration last?

With proper oral hygiene and regular dental checkups, your restoration can last a lifetime.

How much does a full-mouth restoration cost?

The cost of a full mouth restoration cannot be estimated without a full dental exam, imaging, and a discussion of what your end goals are for your restoration. Dr. Lee will evaluate your dental issues and recommend the best solution, which may include several treatment options. If multiple procedures are involved over several months, you can plan ahead and spread out your payments for better budgeting. Your insurance coverage will also have an impact on the final cost.

Is it possible to have a full mouth of dental implants?

One form of full mouth restoration is dental implants. Implant-supported dentures or bridges are often used because you don’t need as many implants put in place. It is possible to have every tooth individually replaced with an implant and crown. This may require bone grafting and is the most expensive option for full mouth restoration.

There are many options available for full mouth restoration. Contact our office at (317) 527-0066 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Lee is happy to review your options with you and suggest the most appropriate plan for you.