Sometimes one treatment just isn’t enough to help a patient get the healthy, beautiful smile they deserve. Whether due to neglect or an accident, we see many patients who have problems that affect most or even all of their teeth, and they usually have large gaps as well. For people in this situation, Dr. Patel can offer hope and a proven solution in the form of a full mouth reconstruction.
Dr. Patel typically recommends a full mouth reconstruction for patients who have several missing, decayed, or broken teeth as well as bite alignment problems, aesthetic concerns, and unmanaged periodontal disease (gum disease). In these instances, addressing one problem at a time would be quite ineffective, so it’s best to tackle them all at once. The treatment is designed to not only restore the smile functionally, but improve its appearance as well.
Every full mouth reconstruction is different and designed based on the needs of the patient. However, they all begin the same way—with a consultation. During this, Dr. Patel will ask the patient about their dental history and goals, take some X-rays, and examine their mouth. Based on his findings, he’ll discuss what combination of services should make up someone’s full mouth reconstruction. It may include things like dental implants, veneers, crowns, and more.
Once a treatment plan has been agreed upon, the patient will visit Dr. Patel multiple times over the coming months. Depending on a patient’s situation, the entire process may take just a few months or might be closer to a year. But, in the end, the smile will look and feel brand new.
Because each full mouth reconstruction is different, this is reflected in the cost as well. The final price will be completely dependent on the number and complexity of procedures a patient ultimately needs. Thankfully, many services can be partially covered by dental insurance. And, for those who need more help with their out-of-pocket costs, we offer low-to-no-interest financing through CareCredit as well. We’ll give you an estimate of what you’ll be expected to pay at your consultation so you’ll know exactly what to expect from the very beginning.
If you’re ready for a new beginning for your smile, then it’s time to come visit us to discover if full mouth reconstruction in Dallas is right for you. Choosing the best way to revamp your oral health is a big decision that we want you to feel well-informed and confident about. During your consultation, we’ll work with you to create a custom treatment plan that fits your unique goals and needs. In the meantime, we’ve gathered some important information about full mouth reconstruction below so you can learn more. If you have additional questions, please feel free to give us a call.
Each full mouth reconstruction treatment plan is tailor-made, so no two will have the exact same timeframe. The length of your full mouth reconstruction will entirely depend on what services you plan to have completed. After all, repairing one or two teeth with a dental crown and root canal therapy will natural take less time than replacing a full set of pearly whites with an implant denture! Once we’ve determined which treatments will be in your plan, we’ll be able to give you an estimated timeline.
Since every dental insurance plan is somewhat different, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer for this question. Fortunately, most dental insurance companies will cover a portion of the cost of most treatments used in a full mouth reconstruction. Services like dental crowns, root canal therapy, dentures, and dental bridges are all typically classified as basic or major procedures, meaning they will usually get 80-50% coverage or less from dental insurance benefits.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that factors like your deductible and annual maximum will also come into play when determining your insurance coverage. Our knowledgeable dental team will be happy to go through the details of your plan in order to give you an estimate. They have years of experience helping patients maximize their benefits!
At Coco Dental, we always do everything we can to help our patients preserve as much of their natural smile as possible. Oftentimes, extracting one or more teeth can be prevented with root canal therapy, dental crowns, or early gum disease treatment. Repairing teeth instead of pulling them saves you the hassle of dealing with the complications of tooth loss, such as shifting teeth, bite misalignment, and jawbone reabsorption. Not to mention the cost of replacements! Nonetheless, we will recommend having one or more teeth extracted if it’s the best way to safeguard your oral health. From there, we can help you choose custom-made restorations like dental bridges, dentures, or dental implants to help you regain the full, functional smile you deserve!
Your comfort and well-being are always our top priorities here at Coco Dental. Whether you’re restoring a tooth with a filling or dental crown, or whether you need a more extensive treatment like root canal therapy or a tooth extraction, we will make sure that you are as comfortable as possible in the treatment care. We use a local anesthetic that will thoroughly numb the area of your mouth that we’ll be focusing on so that you’ll feel virtually nothing while we work. Thanks to Dr. Patel’s experience and keen eye, full mouth reconstruction should not feel uncomfortable at all.