Full Mouth Reconstruction in San Diego, CA

Full mouth reconstruction is one of the most effective and comprehensive ways to restore a person’s smile. When decay, cracks, chips, stains, and missing teeth make it hard to look in the mirror, a treatment plan that combines multiple restorative and cosmetic solutions can be used to repair and rebuild while also enhancing an individual’s personal appearance.

Giving Your Smile a Second Chance

It can be hard turning on the light and looking at your smile when you don’t like what you see. Years of damage and decay may cause you to remain tight-lipped when surrounded by friends, family, and colleagues. But the good news is that there is a solution for this problem – full mouth reconstruction in Scripps Ranch! Dr. Friedman and our team of experts are here to create a personalized treatment plan that combines both restorative and cosmetic treatments to create a new and improved, healthier, more beautiful smile. If you’re interested in learning more, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Once you sit down with your dentist in Scripps Ranch for a consultation, you will better understand if this process is right for you. A full mouth reconstruction is commonly designed for patients who have multiple problems with their teeth and gums. When oral functionality is a problem and aesthetics leave much to be desired, this unique option makes it possible for patients to receive a second chance at a healthier, more beautiful smile.

Full Mouth reconstruction before and after image

Dr. Friedman will evaluate your oral cavity and facial structure to determine the types of treatment that will be most beneficial to you. Whether it is one or multiple services, you can expect the damage and decay to no longer be an issue once completed.

But it is important to remember that if you want the results of your full mouth reconstruction to last, you must adhere to a rigorous oral hygiene routine and regular checkups and cleanings with our dental team.

The process you can expect when preparing for full mouth reconstruction is different for everyone. No two patients have the same problems or treatment plan, so the timeline for receiving your newly enhanced smile will unlikely be the same as someone else.

Once you meet with Dr. Friedman to discuss your eligibility and personalized treatment plan, he will go over the expectations as well as provide a proposed timetable. He’ll also discuss the cost of this type of plan, so you do not have any financial surprises along the way.

The dentist is explaining the full mouth reconstruction process

You can expect us to take digital x-rays of your mouth to begin the process but once the treatment plan is created, any of the following services may be included:

  • Dental bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Veneers
  • Cosmetic bonding
  • Invisalign
  • Teeth whitening
  • Dental crowns
  • Periodontal therapy

Full mouth reconstruction does not have a set price point. The reason is because of its customization and uniqueness toward each patient. Dr. Friedman will explain how much each service will cost, so you can plan for the financial side of your new smile. While most cosmetic services are not covered by dental insurance, many restorative treatments are (i.e., dental crowns, dental bridges, periodontal therapy, etc.). Of course, if you need assistance maximizing your benefits or identifying alternative ways to pay, our team is here to help. We also offer access to:

Understanding the cost of full mouth reconstruction

  • Smile Savings Club: For one annual fee, you can receive 15% off all dental treatments as well as basic dental care.
  • Flexible Financing: Through CareCredit, you can apply for a low or zero interest payment plan to help minimize your monthly cost.

Our team is eager to help you experience the benefits of full mouth reconstruction in Scripps Ranch. Before you schedule your consultation with us, however, you may want to know more about the road ahead. We understand that, which is why we have put together the following list of FAQs about this restorative process. If you do not see the information you were hoping for, give us a call. We look forward to personally assisting you!

Full Mouth reconstruction FAQs

How Long Does a Full Mouth Reconstruction Procedure Take?

The timeline for full mouth reconstruction varies from case to case. During your consultation, your restorative and cosmetic dentist in Scripps Ranch will be able to give you a rough idea of how long it may take for you to achieve your final results.

Some procedures that are commonly part of full mouth reconstruction, such as dental bonding and fillings, take just one appointment. Others, however, take much longer. For example, start-to-finish dental implant treatment typically requires at least several months. Our team will do all we can to make your full mouth reconstruction as efficient as possible. We will even try to perform some treatments concurrently when circumstances allow.

How Long Will My Full Mouth Reconstruction Results Last?

How long your results last will depend on which specific procedures were part of your full mouth reconstruction, as well as on how you care for your teeth. Dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime, while crowns and bridges may endure for well over 10 years. Fillings and bonding may last for around 5 years.

We will give you guidance to help your results stand the test of time. For example, we may encourage you to quit smoking, eat a healthy diet, protect your smile from physical trauma, and stick to a thorough daily oral hygiene routine.

Does Full Mouth Reconstruction Hurt?

During your dental procedures, you can expect to feel little to nothing. Our gentle touch, combined with local anesthesia and sedation, contributes to a high level of patient comfort. Once those things wear off, however, you can expect to experience a degree of soreness. You may also notice a bit of bleeding. We will give you post-op instructions to help you enjoy a smooth recovery period. For example, we may urge you to adjust your eating habits, take painkillers as needed, and get plenty of rest.

Can I Undergo Full Mouth Reconstruction if I Smoke?

Smoking can interfere with your oral health and shorten the lifespan of dental treatments. In fact, it is a significant risk factor for dental implant failure. You should certainly make every effort to kick the habit; your primary care practitioner may be the best person to help you do that. With that being said, however, it must be acknowledged that smoking is not an automatic contraindication for full mouth reconstruction. We consider many factors when determining whether a patient is a candidate for restorative procedures.