Full Mouth Reconstruction | How long does it last?

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Full Mouth Reconstruction

Full mouth restoration is done to replace all the teeth in your mouth, whether they’re missing or damaged. This can be helpful if you’ve lost teeth due to injury, disease, or tooth decay and want to have them replaced. These types of procedures can also help prevent other issues from occurring in the future, like worn-down teeth that could need root canals or cavities because of receding gums. But how long does it last? The short answer: it depends on you!

History of full mouth reconstructions

Full mouth reconstruction is a practice that has been in use for many years. Like so many other dental practices, full mouth reconstructions have evolved significantly since their invention. Today, technology and a greater understanding of proper tooth positioning have made full mouth reconstructions more successful than ever before. Patients can even have full mouth restorations completed in only one visit!

Full-mouth rehabilitation techniques

There are several full-mouth rehabilitation techniques that can be performed to restore severely damaged teeth. For example, multiple implants and an overdenture may be used to replace missing teeth and a gum graft or flap procedure may be required to reconstruct severely recessed tissue. In addition, implants can stabilize surrounding teeth, allowing them to remain in place despite being damaged.

As with any surgery, there is always a risk of complications; therefore, seeking out a board-certified oral surgeon can help ensure proper treatment and reduce your risk of complications from a full-mouth reconstruction procedure. The duration of each treatment varies depending on how many procedures need to be performed; however, these procedures typically require at least two visits per week for two weeks for a total of about six weeks in length for most patients.

Immediate vs. delayed treatment

The main difference between immediate and delayed treatment is that immediate restoration is completed on a single day, whereas delayed restoration refers to multiple visits. It’s possible to restore a patient’s entire mouth with one appointment, but there are some pros and cons to an immediate or delayed approach. Immediate treatment offers several benefits: patients have fewer appointments overall, they experience less discomfort during each visit, and results are visible right away. Delayed treatment requires multiple appointments, which could mean more time spent in your dentist’s chair or at home without your usual dentures. The main benefit of delayed treatment is that patients don’t need to switch their dentures every time they receive another new set of teeth.

Who can get full-mouth rehabilitation

If you have several teeth missing, either because of disease or injury, it is possible to replace them all with dental implants. Full-mouth rehabilitation is also an option for people who have severe overbite and crowded teeth. If you are in need of full-mouth reconstruction, Dr. Guthrie will discuss what your options are in consultation. The best way to get results that look natural and last as long as possible is by following a dental care routine and having regular checkups with Dr. Guthrie so that problems can be identified early on before they become major issues.

When to consider full-mouth rehabilitation

Most people assume that if they just have some work done to their teeth, then they can avoid dentures. While we applaud anyone who wants to do what they can to preserve their natural teeth, let’s be clear about one thing: Dental implants and bridges are not a full-mouth solution for most people. If you’re an active person or a frequent smile-er—tooth loss is inevitable in our profession—then you’ll want to look into getting all of your teeth replaced with dental implants.

Getting back to eating normally after full-mouth rehabilitation

A full-mouth reconstruction is a major surgical procedure that takes a lot of time and rehabilitation. It can be difficult to go back to eating normally after your jaw has been completely wired shut for 3 weeks, so don’t expect a full mouth rehabilitation to cure all of your ills overnight. Many of our patients return to work after 10 days, while others prefer taking up to 3 weeks off. During your recovery period, you should have someone prepare all your meals for you, if possible. If that’s not possible, plan ahead and prep as many meals as you can before you leave for treatment.

Costs associated with a full-mouth restoration

According to an article published in Dentistry Today, full-mouth reconstruction costs between $15,000 and $25,000. That is just an average, however; prices vary depending on where you live, what type of dentist you use (general or cosmetic), and how much customization is required. For example, if your dentist needs to remove a tooth that he didn’t plan for when he started working on your mouth — say a wisdom tooth has grown sideways — that can add hundreds of dollars to your cost.