Full mouth reconstruction process is the art of returning your overall bite to a healthy and intact environment that promotes comfortable biting, chewing, and speaking (along with addressing any underlying aesthetic needs).
It may be that you have multiple teeth that need to be replaced, or several that are worn down to the point that you’re developing TMJ disorder. During your restorative process, Tsawwassen cosmetic dentist Dr. Jan Roberts will map out a particular plan.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Process: A Comprehensive Exam and Imaging
Every full mouth reconstruction case begins with a complete exam, any necessary X-rays and additional impressions or photos of your teeth to help us assess their overall relationship.
During the exam, we’ll evaluate things such as:
- Areas of decay
- Bone loss
- Aging dental work
- Biting relationships (occlusion)
- Pain and infection
- Underlying gum disease
- Missing teeth
- Teeth that need to be removed
Full Mouth Reconstruction Process: Determining Your Short & Long-Term Goals
What are you hoping to achieve from your full mouth reconstruction experience? Do you want to remove your teeth and replace them with dentures, or would you rather restore the ones that can be saved while opting for long-term options (such as dental implants) for the teeth that need to be extracted? Your vision is a key part of the process! Dr. Roberts devotes the proper time to discover your underlying desires.
Weighing Restorative Choices & Treatment Planning
Your treatment plan will be a tooth-by-tooth map of which specific procedures are needed and in what order they will be completed. In most cases, underlying issues such as periodontitis will need to be addressed first, so that your mouth is healthy enough to support new or updated restorations.
From there, we typically start with the “biggest” problems, such as large cavities, broken teeth, or replacing missing ones.
To prevent active decay from spreading, it’s important that existing cavities are treated in a timely manner, so as to reduce the overall cost of the full mouth reconstruction process.
In most cases, your treatment plan will combine a variety of options such as porcelain crowns, dental implants, bridges, white fillings, or even whitening (so that new restorations can be matched to a brighter colour smile). It’s vital that we carefully map out the entire experience, so that all of the teeth fit together properly. Through a “whole mouth” approach, we can assist our Tsawwassen, BC patients achieve better overall oral health and improved end result, as opposed to only treating one or two teeth at a time.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Process: Budget & Treatment Phases
When your treatment plan is mapped out, you’ll have an idea of how much each procedure will cost (including what is estimated to be covered by your dental insurance) along with the number of appointments necessary. Once you have this information, we can also discuss options involving monthly financing and payment plans.
Is your smile keeping you from living life to the fullest? Are missing teeth making it too difficult to maintain a healthy diet, interfering with your social life or affecting your appearance? Call Roberts Dental and Facial Rejuvenation today at 604-943-3343 to schedule an exam and full mouth reconstruction consultation with Tsawwassen dentist Dr. Jan Roberts or book online now.