If you are suffering from serious oral health concerns that affect your appearance and your dental function, you may be a candidate for full mouth reconstruction at our Seaford or Wilmington offices. When you opt for full mouth reconstruction, Drs. Paul E. Brown, Christopher S. Baran, or Mark B. Brown of Brown and Baran Family Dentistry will create a highly personalized treatment plan.
Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, your dentist will combine several restorative procedures so that you can enjoy dramatically improved oral health and a brighter, more youthful smile. This combination of treatments can address issues including fractured or missing teeth, periodontal disease, and more.
Dental implants may be placed to restore missing teeth as part of you full mouth reconstruction.
What Is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
At Brown and Baran Family Dentistry, full mouth reconstruction is designed to address your specific needs, including current oral health concerns, cosmetic goals, and budget. Note that full mouth reconstruction and smile makeovers are different. Though both will combine various treatments in a multi-stage process, smile makeovers are primarily intended to enhance the aesthetics of your smile.
In contrast, while full mouth reconstruction will also improve your appearance, its primary purpose is restorative. Your dentist will choose treatments to repair dental damage and renew oral function.
Are You a Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction?
If you are struggling with any of the following issues, you are likely a candidate for full mouth reconstruction:
- Numerous missing teeth
- Multiple weakened or cracked teeth
- Widespread decay
- Tooth erosion
- Jawbone recession
Before beginning restorative therapy, your dentist will need to address any current gum disease. If this condition goes unchecked, it will compromise your restorations and lead to further tooth loss.
What Is Involved in the Reconstruction Process?
Full mouth reconstruction can vary widely: your dentist may include any number of procedures, performed in different stages.
Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, your dentist will combine several restorative procedures so that you can enjoy dramatically improved oral health and a brighter, more youthful smile.
In many cases, you can choose to address your most pressing concerns, such as missing teeth, first. Additionally, there are often several different treatment options for each issue. Your practitioner will design your full mouth reconstruction plan to fit within your budget and meet your health goals.
Full mouth reconstruction may involve a variety of procedures, including:
- Dental crowns: Custom-crafted, tooth-shaped crowns can repair cracked, weakened, or severely decayed teeth. Often, we can provide same-day crowns thanks to our latest technology.
- Dental bridges: Dental bridges are a trusted option to replace between one and three teeth. Two crowns are placed over teeth on either side of the gap, and restorations replace missing teeth in between.
- Dentures: Traditional dentures can replace all or most of your teeth. These removable prosthetics have a naturally colored plastic base that will blend with your gum tissue.
- Dental implants: All of our restorations appear realistic and fit securely. However, for the most stable fit possible, we recommend dental implants. Surgically placed in your jaw, the implants replace tooth roots, and can support your crown, bridge, or denture. Often, we can provide Same Day Teeth® to restore your smile in a single appointment.
- Bone grafting: Before you can receive dental implants, you must have a strong jaw. If you have suffered bone recession as a result of tooth loss, your dentist can replace the tissue during bone grafting surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
The amount of time it takes to complete a full mouth reconstruction can vary depending on whatever dental issues are being addressed and the treatments required. It may take several months or more to finish the entire process. Your dentist will be able to give you an accurate treatment timeline when creating your personalized treatment plan.
The treatments included in a full mouth reconstruction can vary depending on the patient’s individual needs. Common treatments may include dental implants, crowns and bridges, inlays and onlays, orthodontics, and teeth whitening. Whatever treatments are included in your smile’s reconstruction may depend on the issues your dentist may find during your consultation.
If you have extensive dental issues and are seeking a comprehensive solution to restore your oral health and improve the appearance of your smile, full mouth reconstruction may be a good option for you. Schedule an initial consultation with your dentist to discuss your individual needs and determine the best course of treatment. They’ll be able to conduct a full examination and take your smile’s issues into account to develop a proper plan of action.
A full mouth reconstruction may be partially or fully covered by dental insurance. However, coverage can vary depending on the individual’s insurance plan and whatever procedures are needed. It’s recommended that you reach out to your insurance provider to get a more accurate understanding of your coverage. Your dentist may also offer financing options to help with any out-of-pocket expenses.
Reconstruct Your Oral Health Today!
Are severe oral health issues holding your smile back? Restore your teeth with a full mouth reconstruction so that you can get back to living life to its fullest. Our dentists are dedicated to helping you and your oral health so that you can have something to smile about for years. Call our Wilmington office at (302) 999-3100 or our Seaford office at (302) 536-7589. You can also complete our convenient contact form below. We proudly serve patients residing in Pike Creek, Marshallton, and Stanton, DE.