A full mouth rehabilitation is a broad term used to describe the process of reconstructing a patient’s entire set of teeth.
It is a combination of restorative and cosmetic dentistry techniques and is used to correct complex oral issues.
A full mouth reconstruction is a highly individualized treatment; hence, no two full mouth restorations are the same.
Benefits of Full Mouth Restoration
The aim of the treatment is generally any one or more of the following:
- Improve aesthetics and functionality.
- Correct any defects in the gum or the underlying bone.
- Create a better jaw alignment.
- Enhance gum health.
- Restore missing teeth with single or full mouth implants.
- Correct any anomalies of the teeth.
Conditions Addressed by Full Mouth Reconstruction
A wide variety of oral problems can be solved by a full mouth reconstruction:
- Severely worn teeth.
- Missing teeth.
- Broken or cracked teeth.
- Teeth grinding.
- Jaw pain and headaches due to bite problems.
Dental Procedures Involved in Full Mouth Rehabilitation
It is a highly customized treatment and the specific procedures needed vary from patient to patient. Multiple treatment options are available to address different kinds of problems.
The treatment is typically done in successive phases and requires multiple appointments. Here are some full mouth reconstruction steps:
- In the case of superficial damage, a simple cavity filling is done.
- In case of gum disease, scaling and root planing is done.
- Porcelain veneers are man-made tooth “shells” which are used to cover chipped or stained teeth. These can be used in the front teeth to fix your smile and appearance.
- In case the damage has extended to the pulp, a root canal treatment is required. The dentist removes the pulp and infection and fills the canal with a suitable material. A crown is then placed on top of the tooth which has been treated. This is essential to provide support to the weakened tooth structure.
- Crowns are tooth-shaped caps which are put on top of your teeth and then cemented into place.
- If the damage is extensive, the infected teeth will be extracted.
- Dental bridges can be used to replace missing teeth. The adjacent teeth are trimmed, and connecting crowns are placed on them. Bridges cover the gaps created by missing teeth.
- Dentures are another option to fill the gap of one missing tooth or several teeth. These can broadly be classified into three types: conventional, immediate or implant-supported dentures.
- In case of missing teeth, single or multiple dental implants are used. An implant is a screw-like object made of titanium which is drilled into the jawbone. The implant is topped with a crown or dentures. The number of implants depends on the number of missing teeth and their positions.
Various systems of multiple implants are available. These are All-on-4, All-on-6, and All-on-8 implants.
- In case you do not have enough jawbone left for implant surgery, a bone graft is done. These bone substitutes can be biological (natural) or synthetic.
- Corrective jaw surgery is performed to fix major skeletal and dental irregularities, including the misalignment of jaws and teeth. This surgery can improve chewing, speaking and breathing.
How Much Does Full Mouth Reconstruction Cost?
Full mouth reconstruction prices vary widely, depending on the treatments you get done and the location you choose.
In the United States and Canada, the cost of full mouth restoration varies from about $22,000 to $80,000, depending upon your needs. The average price is $50,000.
The cost of full mouth rehabilitation in Mexico begins from $8,765.
|Implants + Crown||$1,760||$4,000||$3,700|
In Australia, you have to shell out around $35,000 for a full mouth reconstruction. In the U.K., you will need to pay $25,747-64,367 for this procedure.
So, if you don’t want to pay a huge chunk out of your pocket, what are your options?
Full mouth restoration in Mexico, Costa Rica, Thailand, and India, and other prime dental tourism destinations is available for a fraction of the cost charged in the U.S., Canada, or Australia.
FAQs on Full Mouth Rehabilitation
1. Is the procedure painful?
With modern anesthetics and sedation, no dental procedure needs to be painful. You will be given appropriate level of medication for your comfort.
2. What type of dentist does a full mouth reconstruction?
Since it is a complex treatment, it may require multiple specialists. Typically, general, restorative, and cosmetic dentists can offer a full mouth reconstruction.
3. Are tooth extractions necessary?
It is a possibility that one or more teeth may need to be extracted during a full reconstruction of their mouth. This will be discussed with you at the time of your consultation, and a treatment plan will be made.
4. How long does a full mouth restoration take?
The length of this complex procedure depends on the specific procedures and treatments included. Usually, it takes at least several months to a year to complete all the steps.
5. When can I rejoin work?
Typically, after every significant dental procedure, a rest of 3-7 days is recommended.
6. Is a full mouth reconstruction the same as a smile makeover?
No. The main difference is that a smile makeover is mostly a cosmetic procedure. It is designed to rejuvenate the teeth and gums using cosmetic dentistry techniques.
A full mouth reconstruction, on the other hand, is intended to address not only the aesthetics but also the function or other oral concerns.
7. Can I get dental implants in the full mouth?
Yes. We have low-cost options for full mouth dental implants available in Mexico, Thailand, Costa Rica, and India.
8. How much does a full mouth implants cost in Mexico?
You get can full mouth dental implants from $2,550-11,280 in Mexico.
9. How long do the results last?
You can expect to see your results last for a long time if you follow your dentist’s instructions correctly and visit the dental clinic once every six months.
10. Does insurance cover full mouth reconstruction?
Depending on your specific dental insurance plan, you may be eligible for partial or full coverage of the procedure.
You need to keep in mind that insurance plans have limitations on what they do and do not cover.
For example, they may cover traditional dentures, and you might have to pay implant-retained dentures out of your pocket.
Contact us for more information on low-cost full mouth restoration abroad.