What is full mouth reconstruction?

Full mouth reconstruction is a procedure that we do typically when a lot of teeth are missing or a lot of teeth have missed some of their structure, like they have been worn down, fractured, decayed – whenever we need to restore function in the mouth, restore a bite, restore the cosmetics, and we’re touching pretty much every tooth and every space. That’s pretty much a full mouth reconstruction.

What are the different treatment options for full mouth reconstruction?

The different treatment options for full mouth reconstruction vary from patient to patient. We can have it all on implants, all on natural teeth, even everything on dentures or a combination of everything else. Also, all teeth with crowns, veneers, or a combination of both, combination of implants and crowns – there’s just a lot of variations!

What is the process for going through a full mouth reconstruction?

The process of a full mouth reconstruction involves, first of all, making sure that we do a full comprehensive exam on you, and then after that, we take impressions of your teeth, we talk to our dental technician to make sure we’re shaping the teeth the way we want it, and also designing your bite to ideal. After that, we make sure you’re fully comfortable before we start working on you, and it can take half a day, a full day, depending on what we’re doing, the number of teeth we’re working on, and after that we usually seat the permanent restorations.

How long does a full mouth reconstruction take?

A full mouth reconstruction can take anywhere from one month, three months, six months, even more if sometimes implants are involved.

What anesthesia options will be available during the full mouth reconstruction process?

We have several anesthesia options for the full mouth reconstruction process. The first one is where we get you nice and numb just with our local anesthetic. To that, we can always add the laughing gas, what we call nitrous, and then we also offer the option of oral sedation.

How long does it take to heal from a full mouth reconstruction?

The healing times from a full mouth reconstruction vary from patient to patient and what is planned. It can take just a week, two weeks, a month, or more if implants are involved.

Are there special care instructions following a full mouth reconstruction?

Special care instructions following a full mouth reconstruction involves making sure that we see you at least twice a year for your cleanings and yearly x-rays to make sure that everything we worked on is still working well for you.

Will a full mouth reconstruction last for the rest of my life?

A full mouth reconstruction is designed to last for as long as possible. Of course, it will all depend on how well the patient takes care of it, making sure that you brush, you floss, and you come and see us at least twice per year, and also that you are following all the instructions given at the time of the delivery of the prosthesis.

Will dental insurance cover the cost of full mouth reconstruction?

Dental insurance in reality covers very little of a full mouth reconstruction because you’re looking at a multi-thousand dollar procedure, and dental insurances usually cover anywhere between $1,000 and $3,000 a year. So don’t expect dental insurances to cover this lengthy and extensive procedure.

Are financing options available to help me pay for a full mouth reconstruction?

Financing options are absolutely available to help you pay for a full mouth reconstruction. Ask one of our team members and we’ll be happy to go over our options.

How can I schedule an appointment to talk about full mouth reconstruction?

You can schedule an appointment to talk about full mouth reconstruction options by calling at (850) 629-5959 here at Tallahassee Dental Specialists. You can also visit our website, https://www.tallydentalpros.com. Call us today!