What You Should Know About Full Mouth Reconstruction

What You Should Know About Full Mouth Reconstruction

If you are unhappy with the size, color, positioning, health, or shape of all or most of your teeth, you may require a full mouth reconstruction. A full mouth reconstruction is a drastic procedure that is capable of completely altering the way your mouth looks. For any procedure of this scale, it is essential for you to become well-informed on the ins and outs of a full mouth reconstruction. 

At University Dental in San Diego, we specialize in full mouth reconstruction. Below, our team of expert dental specialists provide you with what you need to know about full mouth reconstruction. If you would like to learn more about full mouth reconstruction or would like to schedule a consultation to determine if the procedure is right for you, contact University Dental today by calling (619) 582-4224.

1. Full Mouth Reconstruction Is Only for People Who Need It

There is a difference between needing something and wanting something. You need food, water, and shelter, and you want vacations, luxury items, and decadent meals. Full mouth reconstruction is a procedure that is best reserved for people who need it. The procedure is expensive and takes a lot of time to complete and recover from. Therefore, if you do not need a full mouth reconstruction, there are more minor procedures that can give you the results you desire.

2. Who is a Good Candidate for Full Mouth Reconstruction?

All candidates for full mouth reconstruction need to be in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the results of the procedure. Good candidates also should have teeth that cannot be saved or salvaged. The best-case scenario is to save as many of your natural teeth as possible, but if the teeth are impossible to save then you may be a good candidate for a full mouth reconstruction. 

3. How Much Does a Full Mouth Reconstruction Cost?

Since a full mouth reconstruction is such a drastic procedure, it can be quite pricey. A full mouth reconstruction can cost anywhere from $20,000 – $50,000. In some cases, the procedure can be covered by dental insurance. If your insurance does not cover a full mouth reconstruction, you might want to consider dental financing plans.

4. What Type of Full Mouth Reconstruction Do You Need?

There are various different types of full mouth reconstructions. The two most popular are full mouth reconstruction that restores existing teeth or a full mouth implant restoration.  When restoring existing teeth, your dentist will use a combination of crowns, fillings, dental bridges, dental implants, and root canals to address any and all issues with your teeth. If the teeth cannot be salvaged, all of your teeth will be removed and replaced with either overdentures or dental implants.

5. Specify the Size, Shape, and Color of Your Teeth

Dentists are able to give you the teeth of your dreams, so be specific about the desired size, shape, and color for your teeth. If you are unhappy with the color of your teeth, make clear to your dentist the desired shade of your teeth. The same goes for teeth that have an unideal shape or size.

Schedule a Full Mouth Restoration Consultation in San Diego

If you look at your teeth and mouth and are unhappy with most or all of your teeth, you might want to consider a full mouth restoration. If the poor health of your teeth makes eating and chewing a chore, then you need a full mouth restoration as soon as possible! Regardless of what ails you, University Dental can help.

While other dentists may suggest a full mouth restoration for minor issues to help pad their pockets, the team at University Dental always puts the patient first. During a full mouth restoration consultation, we will examine your teeth and dental history to determine the next best course of action. If you are interested in learning more about a full mouth restoration or would like to schedule a consultation, contact University Dental in San Diego today by calling (619) 582-4224.