Teeth are impressively durable, but they’re far from indestructible. As the years go by, it’s not uncommon for teeth to become cracked, chipped, weakened, stained, or even missing altogether. If the majority of your teeth have fallen into disrepair, you might think there’s no hope of having a confident grin again. At Infinity Dental Care, we’re here to tell you that’s not the case! With a full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Aarati Kalluri can help you regain a functional, healthy smile no matter the condition of your teeth right now. Call us today to schedule your consultation for a full mouth reconstruction in Hillsboro, OR!
If most or all of your teeth have clearly seen better days, you might no idea where to even start improving your smile. Fortunately, every full mouth reconstruction plan is tailor-made for each patient, so there’s always a way to restore the look, feel, and function of your pearly whites. Generally, any adult who is interested in getting their dental health back on track would make a good candidate for a full mouth reconstruction. This service may be the solution for you if:
Because every full mouth reconstruction plan is personalized to meet the patient’s unique needs, none of them are exactly alike. That being said, they all begin with a consultation with your dentist in Hillsboro. You’ll sit down with Dr. Kalluri and she’ll ask you what you’d want in your future smile, evaluate your oral health, and devise a custom treatment plan to create your ideal results. This could include any combination of services such as:
It goes without saying that the cost of a full mouth reconstruction depends on the specific procedures that are involved in your plan. For example, having crowns placed on a couple of teeth will naturally cost less than getting multiple teeth extracted and replaced with dental implants. As we develop your treatment plan, our team will provide cost estimates, and we’ll be happy to help you navigate your payment options, such as dental insurance. You might be pleasantly surprised by how affordable it can be to restore your smile!
A full mouth reconstruction can be a major undertaking, so you’ll want to learn as much as possible about the process before you start. Dr. Kalluri will listen carefully to your concerns and explain everything in a concise, easy-to-understand way so that you can feel confident about your personalized plan. Below are some common things that are on a lot of people’s minds whenever they’re considering a full mouth reconstruction; call us if there’s anything else you’d like to know before your appointment.
The term “smile makeover” refers to a combination of several treatments designed to make specific changes to a patient’s smile, similar to a full mouth reconstruction. However, a smile makeover is an elective treatment that’s mainly focused on improving the appearance of your teeth. Meanwhile, when we recommend a full mouth reconstruction, it’s to restore the health and function of your mouth; while there can be cosmetic aspects to the treatment (such as choosing restorations that match the appearance of your natural teeth), your oral health will be our top priority when selecting treatments.
That’s a question that we can only answer after you’ve visited our office for a consultation, as the process can be completely different from patient to patient. Normally, the treatment takes at least several months, but it’s not uncommon for it to last up to a year or even longer. It depends on the specific procedures included and the ultimate goal of the treatment. The more complex your dental issues are, the longer you can expect the treatment to take. We’ll put together an estimate of the overall timeline before starting the process so that you can prepare accordingly.
It’s normal to be nervous before an extensive dental procedure, but you don’t have anything to worry about during the full mouth reconstruction process. Before any given treatment, we can numb your mouth so that you don’t experience any discomfort. Also, if you’re nervous, we can help you stay calm and comfortable with sedation dentistry. Nitrous oxide can be used to soothe milder anxieties without disrupting the rest of your day, while oral conscious sedation is recommended for people with stronger anxieties or for lengthier appointments. We’ll help you figure out which kind is best for you before your treatment begins.
Different restorations have different lifespans, but in general how long the results of a full mouth reconstruction last depends heavily on following whatever post-op instructions you given and your ability to take good care of your teeth and gums. The best way to make sure your results last is to brush and floss on a daily basis while also making time every six months for a dental checkup and cleaning. With the right care and periodic maintenance, you can expect your new smile to las indefinitely.