Full Mouth Reconstruction Timeline: What To Expect
Full mouth reconstruction helps patients achieve optimal oral health by addressing issues of the teeth, gums, and bite. What exactly this treatment process entails depends on the condition of the patient’s mouth. In many cases, all the teeth have to be replaced, but in others, only some require treatment.
At Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group in Boston, MA, we offer customized full mouth reconstruction plans to meet various patient needs. Our highly skilled and professional team is prepared to help you achieve optimal oral health as well as your aesthetic goals.
Though each patient’s treatment time is different, here is a general timeline for full mouth reconstruction:
1. Meet With Our Team
The first step to a healthy, beautiful smile is to schedule an initial consultation. During this appointment, one of our doctors will ask questions about your main concerns and personal smile goals. Our dentists will also review your dental and medical history, discuss any relevant lifestyle factors, and address your fears and anxieties.
Next, a comprehensive exam of your mouth, head, and neck will be performed. During the exam, our doctors will look at the condition of your teeth, gums, and bite. X-rays, photographs, and impressions may be taken.
Based on all of this information, your personalized full mouth reconstruction treatment plan will be created.
2. Customized Treatments
Your full mouth reconstruction treatment plan will include a combination of multiple restorative treatments, including:
- Inlays and Onlays
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Bridge
- Dental Implants
- Bone Grafting
- Sinus Lift
- Full Arch Restoration
- TMJ Treatment
In most cases, these treatments are available in our state-of-the-art dental practice. However, we may refer you to a specialist in the Boston area if necessary.
Some patients also request cosmetic treatments to enhance their results. Once the full mouth reconstruction is complete, veneers, whitening treatments, and other cosmetic procedures may be an option.
The length of your treatment time depends on three factors: (1) how many procedures your mouth requires, (2) which treatments are needed, and (3) how long it takes your mouth to heal after each treatment.
Our prosthodontists will provide you with a personalized and approximate timeline during your initial consultation so you know what to expect.
3. Enjoy Lasting Results
The entire full mouth reconstruction process could take up to nine months, but this is a small price to pay for a beautiful and fully functioning smile.
How long the results last depends greatly on the patient’s compliance with the doctor’s aftercare instructions, oral health and hygiene, and overall health. Longevity also depends on which treatments and materials were used. For example, implant-supported dentures are expected to last longer than traditional dentures.
Patients who undergo a full mouth reconstruction often feel more confident and capable in their everyday lives. Their oral and overall health may benefit as well.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation
Ready to explore your treatment options? Our skilled prosthodontists in Boston, MA are available to discuss your oral health and aesthetic goals. Contact our office today at (617) 523-5451 or fill out our contact form online to schedule your initial consultation.