Full Mouth Reconstruction in rockford, dixon and janesville
Patients who have lost most of their teeth or who require significant rehabilitation to restore the health and functionality of their entire set of teeth may require full mouth reconstruction. There can be a variety of underlying reasons why a patient’s oral health has diminished to the point where full mouth reconstruction is necessary, such as severe periodontal disease, poor nutrition or a highly acidic diet, or bruxism. In addition to lifestyle habits, full mouth reconstruction may also be necessary following intense physical trauma. Regardless of the reason, full mouth reconstruction is a complicated, multi-step process, and every procedure and step takes into consideration the patients bite, smile, jaw joints, and facial support.
Every patient will have unique needs when it comes to their full mouth reconstruction process, but typical procedures that are performed as part of the process include:
- Dental implants
- Permanent restorations, including inlays/onlays, veneers, bridges, and crowns
- Temporary restorations
- Bone graft
- Soft tissue graft
- Crown lengthening
- Periodontal maintenance
Benefits of Full Mouth Reconstruction
Although it is a very involved and time-consuming process, patients who undergo full mouth reconstruction will enjoy numerous benefits, including the following:
- Improved oral health
- Restored facial and lip support
- Improved ability to chew and enjoy foods
- Teeth protected from sustaining additional unnecessary wear and damage
- More comfortable bite
- Aesthetically pleasing smile, which often results in increased self-confidence
- Speech improvement
What to Expect During Full Mouth Reconstruction
Prior to performing the full mouth reconstruction process, we will conduct an in depth dental and medical health history review to determine the underlying reason why full mouth reconstruction is necessary. This process will include an examination of your bite and for any indications of loose teeth, bone loss, TMJ, oral cancer, or signs of periodontal disease. Following this examination, it will likely be necessary to take diagnostic exams (CT scan and X-Rays) to determine a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. Once this plan is developed, we will provide an overview of available and recommended treatment options and anticipated costs and answer any questions you may have. Once a plan has been determined, we will schedule an appointment to begin the full mouth reconstruction process.
Aftercare Following Full Mouth Reconstruction
Undergoing the full mouth reconstruction process will involve several procedures, which in turn will require several rounds of aftercare. For less severe cases, aftercare may only take a few weeks, whereas more significant cases may require months or even over one year to complete. To minimize post-procedural risks and ensure a speedy recovery, follow these and any additional post-operative instructions provided by your periodontist.
- To reduce pain or discomfort, take the recommended dosage of prescribed painkillers and/or over-the counter medication.
- To reduce swelling, apply an ice bag over the area for ten to fifteen minutes at a time.
- Avoid intense physical activity and rest as much as possible following the procedure.
- Do not floss any dental implants that are placed. Moving forward, you should consider alternative flossing options for your dental implants, such as interdental brushes or oral irrigation.
- Eat soft foods such as applesauce, yogurt, pudding, or soup following more invasive procedures, slowly reintroducing harder foods as the healing process progresses.
By following these instructions and continuing to keep your teeth and gums clean, you will enjoy a fast healing process and can return to your normal routine as quickly as possible.
Cost of Full Mouth Reconstruction
The cost of full mouth will vary greatly, depending upon what type of treatments are needed, how many separate appointments are required, what type of dental sedation is used, and your dental insurance plan. At Featherstone Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we are committed to providing you with high-quality, comprehensive periodontal services, which is why we provide you with flexible payment options to ensure that you receive the care you require.
If you are covered under a dental insurance plan, we do ask that you bring your insurance cards and any necessary forms with you to your appointment. We are happy to provide a pre-estimate of dental benefits prior to treatment, and will submit any receipts, forms, or other information required by your insurance company. Once insurance payment has been received, the remaining balance will be mailed to you.
Please note: our office does offer a 5% reduction in fee for full payment at the time services are provided (contingent on treatment type). We also offer extended payment plans through GreenSky Patient Solutions or Care Credit. For your convenience, we accept cash, personal check, Visa, Discover, MasterCard or American Express.
To learn more about clinic policies or schedule an appointment for full mouth reconstruction, contact our Rockford office at 815.261.1739, our Dixon office at 815.261.1739, or our Janesville office at 608.208.1576.