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Some patients have more than one dental concern to address, especially individuals with widespread tooth loss or those who haven’t been able to keep up with their yearly dental appointments. In cases like these, Tam Dental Group likes to offer a fully customized treatment plan designed to correct each concern with comprehensive results. If you have missing teeth, damage and decay, or other functional issues, we can provide a program to restore your smile with excellent function and beautiful results.

What Is Full Mouth Reconstruction?

“Full mouth reconstruction” offers a multidisciplinary approach to restoring a healthy, fully functional smile. Drawing from a range of dental specialties — often including implant dentistry, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, prosthodontics, periodontics, and more — full mouth reconstruction is a combined treatment plan completely personalized for each patient. The goal is to regenerate lost tissue (if necessary) and reclaim the full integrity of your smile, oral health, and bite. This may or may not require a few stages to achieve the final result depending on your concerns.

What Dental Treatments Are Used in Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Dental issues commonly treated with full mouth rehabilitation include missing teeth, bacteria buildup, decay, a collapsed bite, traumatic injuries, jaw or bite misalignment, and general wear and tear on the enamel. Treatments typically utilized as part of full mouth reconstruction include:

Additionally, you may wish to have any metal fillings exchanged for tooth-coloured composite, or you may have need for dental crowns or bridges. Whatever your concerns may be, we will help restore your oral health while giving you a beautiful smile.

Full Mouth Reconstruction Vs. Smile Makeover

Although both are combined dental plans, the main difference between a Smile Makeover and full mouth reconstruction involves the motivations behind each treatment. Simply put, a Smile Makeover is typically performed for cosmetic reasons, while full mouth reconstruction is utilized when there’s damage in the mouth or functional issues to address (such as a poor bite, missing teeth, etc.). That said, this doesn’t mean treatments cannot be mixed and matched whenever necessary. It’s not uncommon for the treatments used during a Smile Makeover to overlap with options for full mouth reconstruction. The most important thing is to speak with us about your goals so we can customize your treatment plan accordingly.

What Are the Steps in a Full Mouth Reconstruction?

No matter what treatments you’re interested in, the first step in the process is a full evaluation of your teeth, smile, and bite. Dr Clarence Tam, our award-winning cosmetic dentist, and the rest of our talented dental team will review your goals, needs, concerns, and preferences to develop a comprehensive dental plan crafted especially for you. The next steps in your full mouth reconstruction depend on the techniques necessary to achieve the final outcome. Rest assured that our team will go over every detail of your custom-tailored treatment plan once your needs are evaluated.

We understand the idea of undergoing multiple treatments can be intimidating for patients with several different concerns. We want to make your experience as stress-free as possible and never want patients to neglect necessary dental care due to anxiety about treatment, which is why we can talk to you about sedation dentistry options to help you stay at ease and relaxed during your appointment.

How Long Is Recovery Following Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Recovery varies depending on your unique program, and the techniques utilized during your full mouth reconstruction. In some cases, the gums and soft tissue are addressed before your teeth — especially in cases of gum disease and bacteria buildup. We will fully explain what you can expect during the recovery period for each stage of treatment, and we welcome questions at any point to ensure you have a strong understanding of all necessary aftercare.

How Much Does Full Mouth Reconstruction Cost?

Similar to the nature of full mouth reconstruction, the cost is personalized according to each person’s individual needs. Factors that typically influence your full mouth reconstruction costs include:

  • The complexity of your treatment plan
  • Whether implant dentistry or oral surgery was utilized
  • The cost of any restorations, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures

We will review all details with you at your consultation, and our team strives to make sure you feel completely at ease with all treatment expenses. Don’t hesitate to ask our team about standard pricing or to inquire about dental financing options.

Bothered by dental problems? Our team is ready to help. Contact Tam Dental Group today at our Auckland office to schedule a consultation and to begin repairing your smile for a brighter, more comfortable tomorrow.