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Full Mouth Reconstruction Process Frequently Asked Questions
Full mouth reconstruction is typically a very involved process. This is because multiple procedures may be required in order to complete a full mouth reconstruction. These procedures are done in order to reconstruct, rebuild or repair a person’s teeth completely so that their smile is appealing and natural-looking again.
Because the full mouth reconstruction process can be so involved, most people get anxious about them beforehand which is completely normal. Being aware of everything that goes into a full mouth reconstruction can be helpful for someone who is considering or expecting one. In this article, we highlight some frequently asked questions about the full mouth reconstruction process. Read below to find out more!
FAQs about full mouth reconstruction
1. What procedures can be done?
The options for full mouth reconstruction are pretty endless. There are so many different procedures that one can have done. The goal for a full mouth reconstruction is to essentially reconstruct the mouth with form, function and aesthetics in mind.
With that being said, everyone may require different procedures. But, the most common ones involve dental implants, tooth extractions, dental bridges and crowns. Sometimes full mouth reconstructions require teeth to be extracted if they are in poor shape. Then, those teeth will be replaced with dental implants, bridges or crowns depending on the individual's circumstances and desires.
2. How long will the reconstruction process take?
It is hard to know how long a full mouth reconstruction will take. This is because everyone has a different situation with different teeth. However, most dentists and oral surgeons will do their best to come up with a reconstruction plan that doesn’t take too long.
A lot of reconstructive plans require multiple procedures to be done so that proper healing time is given. If a person has multiple procedures done, then the process may take longer. But, if there are only one or two procedures involved, then the recovery time could be shorter. However, it is important to note that a lot of full mouth reconstructions involve dental implants. These need a few months to heal before the artificial teeth can be placed.
3. Will it hurt?
A full mouth reconstruction definitely won’t be pain-free but that isn’t to say that the pain isn’t manageable or doable. Most of the procedures involved in a full mouth reconstruction will also have the option for sedation and pain medications for the healing process. Dentists and oral surgeons will do everything to make sure that the full mouth reconstruction process isn’t too harsh on the mouth or uncomfortable for the patient.
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