What is Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
Full-mouth reconstruction is a comprehensive treatment strategy performed to improve the function, health, and appearance of patients with multiple oral health needs. This process often combines two or more dental services to repair issues involving the teeth, gums, and jaw for improved biting, chewing, and speaking abilities and restored self-confidence. Our highly skilled general dentists offer custom full-mouth reconstruction at Advanced Dentistry of Centre County that may include dental fillings and prosthodontics, like crowns, veneers, bridges, dental implants, and dentures. Certain reconstruction procedures may also include gum or bone grafting or root canal therapy. If you have several areas of your mouth that require dental care, we invite you to schedule a visit at our State College, PA office to learn how full-mouth reconstruction can improve your oral health and the appearance of your smile.
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Who is a candidate for Full-Mouth dental care?
Full-mouth restoration in our State College, PA office may be ideal if you have complex or multiple dental needs or have been putting off dental care for some time. You may be an excellent candidate for full-mouth reconstruction if you have one or more of the following oral health concerns:
- Tooth loss in any amount
- Widespread tooth decay
- Broken, cracked, or badly worn teeth
- Jawbone loss or a receding gumline
- Large fillings or old restorations
- Hereditary disorders, like ectodermal dysplasia (teeth absent since birth), amelogenesis imperfecta (very small teeth), or dentinogenesis imperfecta (stained or translucent teeth)
In more advanced cases, loss of bone in the jaw due to tooth loss or other causes might have caused sunken cheeks or changes in facial profile and appearance. Full-mouth reconstruction is customized to each individual and can restore your teeth, gums, and jaw to their former shape, size, and appeal. Whatever your comprehensive treatment needs might be, full mouth treatment for dental reconstruction can revive your appearance, function, oral health, and quality of life when performed in the skilled hands of an expert, like our dentists at Advanced Dentistry of Centre County.
how Is the Treatment Process FOR RECONSTRUCTION?
After a complete examination of your gums, teeth, and jaw, our State College, PA, dentists will help you determine if full-mouth reconstruction is right for you. Your personalized treatment plan will be made based on the state of your own teeth, gums, temporomandibular joints (TMJ), facial muscles, and bite. Our dentists will review your options for care to make sure your treatment strategy meets your needs and goals. Once your treatment program is created, our team will go over exactly what to expect throughout your full-mouth reconstruction and schedule your procedures. To enhance your comfort, sedation dentistry techniques can be paired with your visits as needed. In general, a full-mouth reconstruction may be completed over the course of a couple of weeks to several months, depending on your unique plan. We will schedule your treatments with time in between to let your mouth recover before moving forward with the next step in your plan.
What happens after Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
After every procedure in your full-mouth reconstruction treatment plan, our dentists and team in State College, PA, will describe what to expect and how to take care of your mouth. You might experience minor swelling or discomfort after certain procedures, like implant placement, that may make it tough to chew. In these instances, we may suggest eating a soft food diet and taking over-the-counter pain relievers to improve your post-treatment comfort. Keeping up with proper brushing and flossing each day and regular dental cleanings and checkups during and after your care can help you maintain your renewed oral health, function, and appearance for many years to come.
Does dental Insurance Cover full-mouth reconstruction?
At your consultation, our dentists in State College, PA will design your personal treatment strategy according to your objectives, needs, and budget for your full mouth treatment. We will then review your insurance benefits and assist you in maximizing your coverage — so you understand the total mouth reconstruction cost before it is completed. Advanced Dentistry is a provider for the Nittany Dental Network and a number of other plans. Our practice also accepts several payment methods, including flexible financing through CareCredit®, to help make any uncovered portion of your care fit easily within your budget.
Full-Mouth Reconstruction FAQ
Does total mouth reconstruction hurt?
A majority of our patients don't experience discomfort with their full-mouth dental implant restoration. We numb the area that's treated beforehand to make sure you are unable to feel pain. In the case that you're concerned about pain or have dental anxiety, we can discuss the available sedation options with you.
Does full-mouth treatment work like a smile makeover?
Full-mouth dental implant restoration is similar to a smile makeover. However, each of these treatments is performed for different reasons. A total mouth reconstruction is done to optimize your dental wellness to restore function to the mouth. A smile makeover is a cosmetic treatment that improves your smile's appearance.
What type of therapies are involved with full-mouth treatment?
The various procedures needed will vary from patient to patient. When you undergo a complete mouth rehabilitation, you can often expect the following:
Root canal therapy
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder treatment
Corrective jaw surgery
Restore Your Quality of Living
If you are searching for a dental solution to complex dental needs, schedule a consultation at Advanced Dentistry of Centre County in State College, PA, and learn about your options for full-mouth dental implant restoration. Our dentists can create your unique treatment plan to fit your needs and goals and help you enjoy the quality of life benefits offered by a beautiful, healthy smile.