Full Mouth Reconstruction – Columbia, TN
Rebuilding a Healthy, Strong Smile
Do you struggle with severe or complex dental problems? Whether a patient has broken teeth, decayed teeth, missing teeth, gum disease, or TMJ problems and more, full mouth reconstruction in Columbia, TN can address them all. Each reconstruction is custom-designed based on a patient’s particular needs, and in the end, even the most problematic smile can be made healthy and beautiful again. Contact us today to learn more about this customized restorative service.
Is Full Mouth Reconstruction Right for Me?
Think it’s too late for your smile? We beg to differ! Even individuals who have struggled with complex or extensive dental problems for years can benefit from full mouth reconstruction. Issues like missing teeth, decay, gum disease, and more are all highly treatable. It is possible, not just to restore the function of the mouth, but also its appearance, all thanks to a carefully planned course of treatments. Many people who have undergone full mouth reconstruction find it easier to speak, talk, and smile. They may even reap substantial benefits for their mental and emotional health.
The Full Mouth Reconstruction Process
Full mouth reconstruction begins with a consultation with a qualified dentist in Columbia. Our team will evaluate your needs and learn about your goals for treatment. If you have something specific in mind that you would like to accomplish, be sure to let us know. We may also use advanced technology to give you a preview of what your smile will look like when your full mouth reconstruction is complete.
Some procedures that are often included in a full mouth reconstruction plan include:
- Crowns and fillings to repair damaged teeth
- Dental implants, bridges, or dentures to replace missing teeth
- Periodontal therapy to address gum disease
- Cosmetic treatments to put the final touches on your new look
Understanding the Cost of Full Mouth Reconstruction
The cost of full mouth reconstruction varies from patient to patient. It depends on numerous factors, including which procedures you undergo, as well as the extent of those procedures. Many of the treatments included in full mouth reconstruction are at least partially covered by insurance; our team will be happy to help you verify your benefits and file your claims. We are even in-network with a number of major plans. Most patients are also eligible for a low-interest payment plan through CareCredit. Although full mouth reconstruction can seem pricey at first, it is a worthwhile investment in your oral health and overall wellness.
Full Mouth Reconstruction FAQs
Full mouth reconstruction is a major step, and we want you to feel like you’re making a fully informed decision when you choose to have it done. Our team at Beck Dental Care of Columbia will be happy to answer any questions you have about the individual treatments as well as the overall process. Below are some of the most common questions we’ve heard from patients who are considering full mouth reconstruction; if you don’t see the answers you’re looking for here, please give us a call.
How Long Does a Full Mouth Reconstruction Take?
The timeline for full mouth reconstruction is different for every patient. The number of teeth being treated and the services required are both important factors. There’s also the question of how close together the treatments can be; for example, you can usually get a crown very shortly after root canal therapy, but if your reconstruction plan calls for orthodontics, it may take some time before you can move on to the next step.
How Long Will My Full Mouth Reconstruction Results Last?
Different dental restorations have different lifespans, but at the end of the day, the longevity of your new smile depends largely on the kind of care you give it. You’ll need to brush and floss at least twice a day at home, and you should visit our practice every six months for a checkup and cleaning. Additionally, you should avoid habits that could damage your new smile, such as crunching ice, smoking, or using your teeth as tools. If you experience tooth pain, inflamed gums, or other concerning symptoms at any point, call us right away.
Does Getting a Full Mouth Reconstruction Hurt?
Our office strives to make every treatment as stress-free and pain-free as possible. If your reconstruction plan calls for a more complex treatment, a local anesthetic will be used to numb your mouth to help you avoid discomfort. Dental sedation can also be used to keep you comfortable while simultaneously soothing any dental fears or anxieties that you might be suffering from. Remember that some soreness is to be expected after certain procedures. You will be given aftercare instructions for keeping the discomfort under control. Please call us immediately if your pain gets worse instead of fading over time.
Is There Anything I Can’t Eat After Full Mouth Reconstruction?
If you have any surgery done as part of the full mouth reconstruction process, there may be a period where you will have to stick to only soft foods like yogurt and scrambled eggs. Once you’ve recovered, you’ll be able to eat heartier meals again. Crowns, veneers, and other restorations are made out of extremely durable materials, so you’ll be free to eat whatever you want after your treatment. That said, you should still be careful around overly hard foods that could damage your teeth and crowns; it’s also a good idea to limit your exposure to sugary foods that put your smile at risk.