If you have sustained severe dental damage, a full mouth reconstruction can restore your oral function and appearance. Full mouth reconstruction combines several carefully selected procedures. In this way, the treatment can repair damaged teeth and replace those that are missing.
A full mouth reconstruction is a serious commitment to your oral health. Before you begin treatment, Dr. Gary Horblitt will address all your concerns. He will also answer any questions you may have. He will only begin the process after creating a treatment plan specifically for you.
Below, we have answered some common questions about full mouth reconstruction. If you still have questions, contact our office. We are always happy to answer questions over the phone or during a one-on-one consultation.
How long does a full mouth reconstruction take?
Your exact treatment timeline will depend on the procedures included in your reconstruction. For instance, if you are going to receive dental implants, your jaw will need to heal. The implants will also need time to integrate with the bone tissue. This process typically takes between 3 and 6-and-a-half months.
If you have less severe dental damage, your reconstruction may only take a few weeks.
What’s the difference between a full mouth reconstruction and a smile makeover?
A full mouth reconstruction repairs damaged teeth. It also replaces missing teeth and restores dental function.
Like a reconstruction, a smile makeover combines several different treatments. However, a makeover corrects cosmetic concerns. It does not usually address functional issues.
How much does a full mouth reconstruction cost?
Just as the treatment time varies from patient to patient, so does the cost. Fortunately, dental insurance will usually cover a significant portion. If you have questions about which procedures are covered, we are happy to work with your insurance company.
Does full mouth reconstruction hurt?
Full mouth reconstruction is an extensive process. It often involves surgery. Nonetheless, thanks to Dr. Horblitt’s expertise, he can minimize discomfort and the impact to your mouth. Plus, we offer nitrous oxide sedation. Also known as laughing gas, it can help you relax during any extensive procedure.
Why choose a maxillofacial prosthodontist for your treatment?
A maxillofacial prosthodontist specializes in rehabilitation for patients with severe facial trauma. These doctors complete three years of advanced training in prosthetics and complex surgery.
Full mouth reconstruction is appropriate for many people. You do not need to be a victim of trauma or serious disease to undergo treatment. Nonetheless, you can still benefit from working with a maxillofacial prosthodontist. Dr. Horblitt has an intimate knowledge of jaw, head, and neck physiology. Thanks to this know-how, he can perform more accurate procedures. He can also restore the ideal force and balance of your bite.
Learn More about Full Mouth Reconstruction
If you still have questions about full mouth reconstruction or if you are ready to begin planning your treatment, contact Dr. Horblitt today.