More than 35 million Americans have no remaining teeth, according to the American College of Prosthodontics.
Many more are missing some teeth, have cracked teeth, or have other major dental problems that warrant a full mouth reconstruction. Our La Mesa full mouth reconstruction process involves restoring the teeth on both the upper and lower jaw, totally transforming your smile.
Patients seek full mouth reconstruction for a variety of reasons. Anyone experiencing major, widespread damage to the teeth may be a good candidate for full mouth reconstruction. Some common issues for people seeking this procedure include:
You have many options when it comes to getting a dental restoration that impacts all of the teeth in your mouth.
The various treatments available will replace missing or damaged teeth and worn out dental work, correct gum damage, improperly seated jaw joints and faulty bites, improve your chewing efficiency and provide an all around smile makeover. Exactly what you will need to get done will depend upon your unique dental health situation and overall cosmetic goals. Your full mouth reconstruction may include:
The process begins with a thorough assessment of your dental situation. During your consultation for full mouth reconstruction La Mesa dentist, Dr. Feinberg, examines the condition of your teeth, noting decay, tooth movement, cracks, or other wear and tear. He will also assess the health of your gums, which form the base for reconstructed teeth.
Equally important is the examination of your jaw bone and muscles because problems in these areas can affect your bite.
Dr. Feinberg may use X-rays, photographs of your teeth, and impressions of your teeth to plan the full mouth reconstruction. He carefully considers the proportions of your lips, mouth, and face to ensure that your new smile matches perfectly. The process of full mouth reconstruction takes the dedicated work of a skilled dentist due to its complex and multi-stage process.
A full mouth reconstruction involves an initial consultation, the planning of the treatments to be done, the execution of the various procedures and continued checkup and maintenance after all the work has been completed.
Your evaluation begins with a consultation in which you will have an opportunity to discuss your concerns with your dentist. There are many questions to ponder such as the functionality of your teeth. Are your teeth sensitive to hot or cold beverages? Are you having problems when chewing food?
You will receive an examination of your teeth, including x-rays, to find the root of your dental problems and subsequently choose the best treatments for you. Dr. Feinberg will examine the condition of your teeth to determine what kind of restorative work needs to be done. He will also take a look at your gum tissues for any disease. Your bite is another issue that will be addressed. The goal is to find the best aesthetic approach specifically for you and your full mouth reconstruction.
A full mouth restoration involves several treatment options to correct various issues such as tooth decay and gum disease, all of which can have serious consequences if left untreated. Here are some of the improvements you can expect to receive with a full mouth reconstruction:
To restore your smile, there are a number of long-term solutions, including cosmetic dental bonding that can improve the color, shape and overall appearance of your teeth.
A dental crown can help replace or repair a missing or decayed tooth by being placed over an existing tooth while maintaining the look and functionality of your other natural teeth. Crowns can also go over dental implants and look just like your other natural teeth.
Gingival recontouring deals with uneven gum line and can improve the look of your smile. Porcelain veneers can restore damaged, discolored or misaligned teeth and integrates well with your natural teeth. Teeth whitening is one of the most common aesthetic dental services for a brighter and whiter smile.
It will take time to complete your full mouth reconstruction but it will all be worth it in the end. You will need to make some adjustments such as getting used to a new bite.
Your new teeth will also require time to heal so you may experience hot and cold sensitivity in your mouth. The important thing is to maintain a good oral health regiment by brushing and flossing every day.
Make sure to wear protective mouthguards when you play contact sports. And there are a number of things you should avoid, certain foods that can stain your new teeth, including sticky candies. If you are a smoker, now would be a good time to consider quitting and keep your teeth shiny and white.
The average cost of a full mouth reconstruction varies based on the specific procedures that are customized to the needs of an individual person.
There are many factors involved in the final cost, including the materials used for dental restorations, anesthesia and laboratory fees, the technology used by your dentist and if any specialists (like oral surgeons or orthodontists) are part of the process.
The average cost may be between $800 to $1,500 per tooth, which does not include any charges for oral surgery, crown lengthening, periodontal treatments, and other expenses. For a complete reconstruction, it can add up to more than $40,000 depending on how much work will be needed.
That really depends on your specific customized treatments. There are usually several procedures involved in the process with varying disciplines. To be determined is the extent of the damage needed to fix. A full mouth restoration can take up to a year, depending on what is necessary for all the treatments and exactly what you will need to get done.
You may be eligible for partial coverage for a full mouth reconstruction, depending on your specific dental insurance plan. There may be an option to pay fixed monthly payments once the full cost has been determined. Please talk to your insurance provider for all the details of what may be covered under your particular plan.
When it comes to full mouth reconstruction, it’s important to find the most experienced provider possible.
Dr. Richard Feinberg has been practicing as a prosthodontist and is an expert in dental prosthetics for more than 30 years. His wealth of experience has made him a leader in the area of full mouth reconstruction, one of Dr. Feinberg’s favorite clinical activities.
He takes the time to listen to patients’ needs and help them find a solution that restores their brilliant smiles. Full mouth reconstruction can be a tricky process to execute well but Dr. Feinberg’s experience and dedication sets him apart and makes him the best choice for your dental needs.
The first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment.
Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form. Our scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm your appointment.
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