Full Mouth Reconstruction: Costs, Goals, and Care Considerations – 2022
Full mouth reconstruction combines cosmetic aesthetics and restorative dentistry to rebuild or replace all the teeth in your mouth. Complete restoration aims to restore your natural oral function and smile. The procedure restores the natural look, feel, and operation of your teeth while improving the visual appearance of your smile.
Learn everything you need to know about a total reconstruction of your mouth. Discover the goals, costs, and care considerations of treatment that Warren Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center offers. And find out if reconstructive oral surgery is the proper treatment for you.
Why see an oral surgeon for a full mouth reconstruction procedure?
Patients that have multiple missing teeth or decayed teeth may benefit from going to an oral surgeon for their full mouth reconstructions. Oral surgeons are experienced in performing surgical procedures. As dental implants and dental bone grafts are common procedures that are performed during the full mouth reconstruction process, all of which require oral surgery, oral surgeons are a great resource for performing in-depth full mouth reconstructions.
Are you a candidate for full mouth rehabilitation?
A full mouth rehabilitation surgery may be right for you if you are experiencing any of the following recurring symptoms:
- Multiple missing, cracked, or chipped teeth
- Decaying or worn-down teeth
- Extreme jawbone loss
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD)
- Oral trauma
- Gum problems
- Root exposure
- Tooth or jaw misalignment
- Oral prosthetics in need of replacement
What treatments are included in a full mouth reconstruction procedure?
Full mouth reconstructive surgery can involve many different treatments to improve the function and aesthetics of your teeth and mouth depending on the patient’s needs. This may include deep cleaning, dental implants, bone grafting, tooth extractions, root canal therapy, and many more. Your oral surgeon will assess your situation and develop a plan that meets your specific needs.
A full mouth reconstruction procedure involves rebuilding or replacing the missing teeth on your upper or lower jaw. If most or all of your teeth are missing or have severe damage or decay, you might need reconstructive oral surgery to restore your natural ability to speak, eat, and breathe without restriction. A complete reconstruction might include bone grafting if your jawbone has suffered resorption due to tooth loss or root rot.
Traditional dentures are notorious for slippage and tedious maintenance, whereas implant overdentures look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. Implant overdentures replace a full row of teeth and are supported by four to six dental implants in your upper or lower jaw. The implants support your bite force and ensure healthy jawbone growth. Implant overdentures snap and lock into implants, so you can easily take the prosthetic out of your mouth for cleaning and maintenance.
A hybrid implant denture is a permanent dental restoration that replaces most or all of your teeth. A hybrid implant denture is a permanent full-arch prosthetic supported by four dental implants in the jawbone. Hybrid implant dentures, unlike implant overdentures, are not removable.
Aftercare Process Following Reconstruction Surgery
Your aftercare is just as crucial to the success of your procedure as reconstructive surgery. After your oral reconstruction procedure, we will provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure your recovery is swift and without complications. You will schedule a follow-up appointment with your doctor within two weeks following your procedure. To ensure your aftercare is successful:
- Take off sufficient time from work (ere on the side of more time than you think is necessary)
- Avoid physical exertion
- Follow your prescription medication instructions
- Use ice packs to minimize swelling (20 minutes on, 20 minutes off)
- Adhere to a soft food diet following the first 24 to 48 hours
- Eat a liquid diet for the first day or two of aftercare recovery
Costs and Goals of Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth rehabilitation surgery costs vary by each patient’s case and needs. For instance, bone grafting incurs additional expenses but is not always necessary. Another factor affecting the cost of a full mouth procedure is how you and your oral surgeon decide to restore your teeth.
Your oral surgeon will work with your general dentist to recommend a permanent full-mouth denture, dental implant tooth replacements, or a combination of implant-supported bridges and single-tooth restorations.
Even though the costs associated with a full mouth rehabilitation procedure are not cheap, it is less than the cost of doing nothing or allowing your oral health to deteriorate further. Inaction often results in higher medical expenses and more severe complications in the future. A complete oral reconstruction procedure aims to eliminate the risk of further health degradation and restore your quality of life.
We encourage you to consider your goals and the outcomes you desire from your procedure. Your oral surgeon will recommend a treatment plan based on your individual needs and wishes.
Call our Warren. New Jersey office to schedule your full mouth reconstruction consultation and determine the best treatment plan for you.
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