Full Mouth Reconstruction commonly refers to the restoration or rebuilding of all one’s teeth in the upper and lower jaw. Full mouth reconstruction does not only apply with one who is completely edentulous (missing all teeth) and in need of full dentures. Full mouth reconstruction will allow the dentist to repair multiple problems in the mouth at one time.
Patients do not need to worry since we will sit down with each patient and go over all of the details with that specific patient’s procedure. With full mouth reconstruction, each patient will need a treatment that is slightly different than another. By customizing the treatment to each individual, the dentists at Pitt St Dental Centre can help ensure that the patient is completely satisfied with the result. There are multiple reasons as to why a patient may need full mouth reconstruction, including trauma, infection and long-term wear.
What is a Full Mouth Restoration?
A full mouth restoration, also known as full mouth rehabilitation, bundles multiple dental treatments into one tailored package.
The goal of a restoration plan is to rebuild your confidence, brighten your smile and treat any underlying oral health concerns.
Depending on your personal needs, your dentist may combine cosmetic dentistry treatments with orthodontic procedures to address underlying issues and aesthetics together.
At Pitt St Dental Centre in Sydney, we will ensure that each patient receives the best full mouth reconstruction for his or her needs. We can reconstruct a mouth with a variety of dental tools and options at our disposal. The tools, options and restorations for a full mouth reconstruction include:
The look of the teeth, in relation to the face, lips, and mouth, their size, color and proportion, are one of the fundamentals factors in the success of full mouth rehabilitation cases.
These dental procedures may be involved, dependent on the condition:
- Teeth professional cleaning and periodontal maintenance.
- Crown lengthening to uncover healthy tooth for crowns and bridges construction.
- Orthodontic repositioning of teeth and or maybe in severe cases orthognathic surgeries.
- Gum contouring for pink aesthetics.
- Porcelain Veneers, crowns, inlays, onlays, and bridges.
- Restoration of any cavities.
- Restoration of endodntically treated teeth.
- Implant placement as a way to replace missing teeth and preserve the remaining bone structure and better aesthetics.
- Temporary restorations for new occlusal bite accommodation and relief of temporary mandibular joint.
- Soft tissue and bone graft could be needed for support in some cases that needs reconstruction and massive defects.
These are only a few of the possible treatment options. The difference between a full mouth reconstruction and cosmetic dental care is that a full mouth reconstruction is a necessity and not a choice. Our team is skilled in full mouth reconstructions and will make sure the final product is to the patient’s liking.
Some patients may have concerns over the price of full mouth reconstructions and avoid the necessary treatment. The longer one goes without the necessary treatment, the great the pain and risk. For instance, an adult who loses a tooth and does not seek treatment will allow the jaw to weaken over time. If the jaw weakens enough, then there will not be a way to install a dental implant in the gap.
In other cases, a gap can become infected just as a tooth can; especially if the individual does not keep it clean. The full mouth reconstruction process will take multiple appointments to customize the restoration and then install it. However, it will be worth it since the restoration will give back complete functionality of the teeth. We will be careful and precise during the installation process, making sure that each restoration is complete to perfection.
Who is a good candidate for a full mouth restoration?
Your dentist might recommend a full mouth rehabilitation plan for many different reasons. In general, if you have overlapping cosmetic and general dentistry needs, you could be a candidate for a comprehensive restoration plan:
- Missing teeth due to gum disease or trauma
- Worn-down teeth
- Decay or enamel breakdown
- Misaligned and miscoloured teeth
- Chronic jaw pain or headaches
- Damage to multiple teeth
- Gum health concerns
There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to restoring your smile. Instead, we prioritise your needs to tailor a suitable treatment plan.
How to Choose a Dentist for Full Mouth Reconstruction in Sydney
Full mouth reconstruction is an extensive treatment, you must select a dentist or dental practice with the experience and technology needed to carry out your treatment plan successfully.
Here are a few questions to consider when narrowing down your options and identifying the best dental care team:
- Does the dental practice have extensive knowledge and experience in periodontics, implantology, restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry? Your choice must have the capabilities to coordinate and integrate these disciplines for successful full mouth dental reconstruction.
- Is it a reputable practice?
- Does the dental office have proper diagnostic equipment and modern technology? The right tools ensure your dental team can accurately assess your oral health and diagnose dental issues.
What are the Steps Involved in a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
While the exact steps of each full mouth reconstruction plan vary by patient, treatment can usually be broken down into this simplified outline:
Consultation & Assessment
The full mouth restoration process begins with a thorough assessment of your needs and goals. During this initial stage, your prosthodontist will complete a comprehensive examination and any necessary diagnostic imaging to detect all oral health concerns. Our facility is equipped with conventional and 3D digital imaging technology for optimal diagnostic analysis.
The consultation will also concentrate on reviewing your medical and dental records, discussing your desired outcome, and identifying treatment objectives. Once all relevant information has been collected, the treatment planning process can begin.
Improving Oral & Dental Health
The first treatment objective is always to address disease, decay, and damage that may be affecting the health of your gums, teeth, bone tissue, and body. Establishing good overall periodontal and dental health is the foundation for successful reconstructive, restorative, and/or cosmetic procedures performed later in your treatment plan.
Reconstruction & Restoration
When disease is no longer present in your bone tissue, gums, and/or teeth, the reconstructive and restorative dental work included in your treatment plan can begin. Depending upon the specific procedures you are undergoing, this phase of treatment can require just a few visits or a series of appointments. At Pitt St Dental Centre, our focus is always on performing the highest quality work possible, from bone grafting and implant surgery to the precise design and fabrication of restorations.
For the majority of patients, all procedures can be performed in-house by our highly trained and experienced dentists. Furthermore, world renowned dental technicians and ceramists help make this phase of treatment incredibly convenient and efficient. Our lab offers a wide range of options and materials—from traditional to state-of-the-art—which helps us custom-tailor your restorations to suit your dental needs, budget, and aesthetic goals.
Completing your New Smile
When your final restorations are ready, your dentists will check the fit and appearance before completing the final steps of your treatment. If there are last minute adjustments that need to be made, your prosthodontist can walk over to the lab and consult with one of the ceramists to discuss any changes. It is not uncommon for these revisions to be made quickly while you are still in the chair.
Whether you are having your final restorations cemented in place, fixed to your healed dental implants, or snapped into position—your health, comfort, satisfaction, and appearance are our top priorities.
How Much Does Full Mouth Reconstruction Cost?
The overall price for full mouth reconstruction depends on the specific details of each individual’s custom treatment plan and the expense of all restorations. These factors can cause the cost of full mouth rehabilitation to vary widely from patient to patient, making it important to schedule a personal consultation with one of our Sydney’s leading dentists to receive an accurate price estimate.
When you are choosing a dentist to perform a full mouth restoration, we urge you not to decide based on who offers the lowest price. Rather, we encourage you to choose based on qualifications, experience, results, reputation, and, most importantly, trust. We welcome complex cases and take pride in our facility, which houses everything we need to deliver premium care from start to finish.
If you have dental insurance, your plan may cover a portion of your full mouth restoration treatment. The members of our friendly office team are happy with your payment options. Many of our patients opt to set up a payment plan agreement. Our hope is that we can help make the quality dental care you need more accessible, convenient, and affordable.
Ready to Restore your Smile?
Here at Pitt Street Dental Centre, we focus on our patients’ comfort. If you believe you might need a full mouth restoration or simply want more information, book a consultation with our wonderful Sydney dentist.
We’ll give you the confidence to crack a smile every single day.
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