Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full mouth reconstruction can be an excellent option for patients with a variety of oral health needs, helping to restore a functional, healthy smile. This procedure helps to resolve many issues, such as missing teeth due to tooth decay, an uncomfortable bite, bone loss in the jaw, and more.
If you’re interested in this procedure, our oral health professionals at Omaha Oral Surgery & Council Bluffs Oral Surgery will consult with you and devise a customized treatment plan that will meet your specific needs. Once complete, you’ll have a full mouth restoration that gives you the teeth and smile you want.
Reasons for Full Mouth Restoration
Why consider having a full mouth restoration? Some reasons to consider this treatment include:
- Facial trauma. Facial trauma from an accident may result in a broken jaw, other broken facial bones, chipped or cracked teeth, or tooth loss. In these cases, extensive reconstruction is needed to restore the appearance and functionality of your teeth and smile.
- Missing teeth. If teeth are missing, or compromised by tooth decay or trauma, you may require a full mouth restoration. Gaps caused by lost teeth can lead to bone loss, speaking problems and difficulty chewing.
- Difficulty biting or chewing. If tooth loss or tooth decay has led to biting or chewing issues, it can significantly affect your ability to eat. The digestive process begins in the mouth; if you can’t chew well, it’s more difficult for your body to break down food and get the nutrition it needs.
- Teeth worn due to grinding. If you grind your teeth, they can get worn down over time — until they don’t function properly. If teeth are severely worn, you may need to have a complete mouth restoration.
- Extensive bone loss in the jaw. Patients with extensive bone loss in the jaw often need a full mouth reconstruction because many traditional treatments for tooth loss — such as a partial or traditional implants — will not work.
- Severe tooth decay and gum disease. Severe tooth decay and gum disease can leave multiple teeth in bad condition, which may require multiple procedures and a full reconstruction to restore your mouth’s function.
- Eroded tooth enamel. Tooth enamel helps protect teeth from daily use — such as crunching, biting and chewing. It also keeps teeth insulated from extreme temperatures. When tooth enamel erodes, your teeth no longer have the protection they need, leaving them more susceptible to decay, chipping and breaking. Severely eroded tooth enamel may leave your teeth in such bad shape that they need to be replaced via full mouth reconstruction.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Options
At Omaha Oral Surgery & Council Bluffs Oral Surgery, we also offer the following reconstruction options:
Overdentures lock onto dental implants and are easy to remove for cleaning, without the assistance of a dentist.
Hybrid implant dentures:
Hybrid implant dentures lock into place, so you won’t be able to remove them yourself. However, your dentist can do so for routine cleanings.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Cost
The cost of full mouth restoration can vary greatly depending on a patient’s needs and the procedures required to restore the mouth. To learn more about full mouth reconstruction cost, request an estimate so you’re aware of the complete cost of treatment.
If you’re interested in learning more about full mouth restoration, common procedures or an expected recovery time, we’re here to answer your questions. Contact us today for more information or to set up a consultation.
We're Here To Help
Whether you have questions about full mouth reconstruction or any other procedure, we're here to help.
Give us a call at Omaha: 402.934.8999 or Council Bluffs: 712.309.0480 where our specialists are happy to help you with any of your oral surgery needs.
Did You Know?
You may be a good candidate for full mouth reconstruction if several to all of your teeth have been compromised due to decay, bone loss, trauma, or other health issues.
Visit our page on Dental Implants to learn more about how an implant overdenture or hybrid implant denture can benefit you.