How Long Does a Full Mouth Reconstruction Take?

If you are dealing with a lot of dental problems and the dentist says you may need a full mouth reconstruction, you likely have lots of questions about the process.

Hearing “full mouth reconstruction” can make lots of people feel nervous since it’s a rather significant procedure. However, remember that by the end, you’ll have a brand new healthy and happy smile you will enjoy for decades to come!

So if you need a full dental reconstruction, here’s everything you need to know about it:

Full Dental Reconstruction: Procedure Length

A full dental reconstruction will be a lot different from patient to patient. When you go in for a consultation, based on an assessment of your current oral health, your dentist may be able to provide a rough estimate of the procedure length.

But in general, the timeline will depend on what interventions you will need in order to restore your oral health, as well as any other co-occurring dental health issues that may need to be addressed before you can move on to the reconstruction process.

For instance, if you will need dental implants for the reconstitution, then you are likely looking at a timeline that spans at least six months. Dental implants need more time for the jaw bone to heal and fuse to the new metal root. If you also need additional procedures such as bone grafts, they can have their own healing timeline, which will postpone the reconstruction even further.

How Do Full Dental Reconstructions Work?

Full dental reconstruction will use specific dental procedures to help restore both the health and appearance of your teeth:

  • Dental implants - If you have missing teeth or badly damaged teeth that need to be extracted, dental implants are likely the optimal choice for you;
  • Dental crowns - If the tooth’s root is intact and healthy, but the natural tooth’s crown is damaged, then the dentist can apply a ceramic dental crown on top to restore its full function;
  • Veneers - These are a thin layer of porcelain that gets bonded to the tooth’s front surface to change its appearance. Veneers are a popular choice for people dealing with specific cosmetic issues such as stained teeth, irregular-sized teeth, or even minor cracks or chips.

Depending on your needs, there may also be other dental services required for your full mouth reconstruction:

  • Root canals
  • Gum disease therapy
  • Tooth extractions, etc.

We Can Help You Get the Smile You’ve Always Wanted

If you’re interested in full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Yoni and Dr. Bean are here to guide you through the process and devise the best treatment plan to restore both the health and appearance of your smile!

To get started, book an appointment at Green Leaf Dental online and stop by for a consultation.

You can also call us at (206) 316-2351 to learn more about our services.

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