A full mouth reconstruction refers to the process of entirely transforming your smile. Depending on your smile concerns, the procedure will include different treatments. Since in modern times having a perfect smile can really affect your professional and personal lives, full mouth reconstructions are generally becoming a trend.
Unlike a smile makeover, a full mouth reconstruction is usually for very severe cases. It is more like something you need rather than just want.
Because insurance typically does not cover dental procedures and those can be very expensive, people are resorting to dental tourism. Turkey is growing as an international hotspot for health tourists who are after affordable dental care that doesn’t compromise on quality.
What Is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
People who have an infection, gum disease, or oral cavities may benefit from a full mouth reconstruction. The procedure combines various dental treatments to restore a patient’s smile. So you have, crowns, dental implants, veneers, and so on.
During the procedure, your dentist will try to restore or replace the teeth with severe damage. The goal of this comprehensive treatment is not purely aesthetic. Instead, a full mouth reconstruction aims to improve the health and function of your mouth.
What Happens in a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
A full mouth reconstruction is an extensive procedure that requires a number of steps. We will try to break the procedure down into a number of steps.
Step 1: Consultation
Any dental or medical procedure has to always begin with a consultation. If you believe that you need a full mouth construction, then you need to get in touch with specialists in the field.
The dentist will discuss the primary concerns and treatment goals during the appointment with you. They will evaluate whether you really need the treatment or if there are more suitable alternatives.
To determine the severity of the problem and the necessary treatments, your dentist will perform an extensive oral, neck, and head examination. They’ll consider the following:
- The state of the teeth
- Condition of the gums
- Bite position
- The way the teeth look
The dentist will ask about your dental health, medical history, and any relevant lifestyle factors like smoking or current medications. You can also voice your own concerns regarding sedation and anesthesia that might potentially make the procedure tough for you.
Step 2: Imaging and Impressions
Aside from the visual examination, your dentist will request x-ray scans and possibly take an impression of your teeth. X-rays and intraoral photographs of the oral cavity will reveal issues and areas of the mouth that are not visible to the naked eye. The dentist will also photograph the teeth for future reference after the procedure is completed if you consent to it.
Step 3: Smile Design
This is the stage at which your dentist creates a digital design of the teeth’s current position and where they are expected to be after treatment. The dentist can create a 3D model of potential dental restorations or prosthetics using digital scanning technology.
The patient will be able to try on the mockup restoration to get a sense of how it will look and feel. This test is necessary so that patients can provide valuable feedback on the mockups, which will be used to fine-tune the final restorations.
Step 4: Treatment Plan
Your dentist will explain in detail the optimal combination of dental procedures and treatments to help the patient achieve excellent dental health and a full set of healthy teeth using the results of the visual examination, records, and models. Any of the following procedures could be part of your full mouth reconstruction treatment plan:
- Orthodontic therapy
- Tooth extraction for damaged or infected teeth
- Root canal treatment
- Periodontal therapy
- Dental crowns, veneers, or implants are installed.
- TMJ therapy
- Jaw correction surgery
- Implant-supported denture insertion
The patient will be given a copy of the treatment plan to review and decide how to proceed. They will also be given a cost estimate for full mouth reconstruction.
Step 5: Treatment
Full mouth reconstruction occurs in stages and requires multiple office visits. Due to the timeline and cost of some dental procedures, the dentist may spread out the treatments over several months. Dental implant placement, for example, necessitates some healing time before the final restoration is placed. The dentist will most likely collaborate with a dental lab to create dental restorations during the full mouth reconstruction.
Your smile can be completely restored to health using full mouth reconstruction therapy. For a consultation, if you have any additional inquiries about the operation, get in touch with Dentakay.