Are you suffering from multiple dental issues, such as dental decay, bleeding gums, stained teeth, gaps in-between your smiles and cracked or chipped teeth? If yes, then you can get your multiple dental issues fixed with full mouth reconstruction at Sugarland Dentals.

Full mouth reconstruction typically combines two or more dental restorative treatments for more comprehensive result and improved oral health. Do you want to undergo a full mouth reconstruction treatment but want to know how long the treatment takes? The truth of the matter is that full mouth reconstruction treatment is a customized treatment tailored to the needs of the individual patient. Hence, no two full mouth reconstruction treatments will be exactly the same. Consequently, treatment time, recovery time, and healing period would vary significantly.

Full mouth reconstruction is broad dentistry for restoring the majority of a patient’s teeth. Full mouth reconstruction is referred to as broad because any patient who wants to undergo this treatment will need to undergo a number of different dental treatments to have the reconstruction done. Full mouth reconstruction treatment includes dental veneers, dental crown, teeth whitening, dental implants, etc.

In the sections below, the treatment procedures involve in full mouth reconstruction will be explored. This will help patients to determine how long his or her full mouth reconstruction would take.

Dental Fillings, Crowns, and Bridges

Patients with broken, chipped, damaged, missing, or decayed teeth may require dental fillings, dental crowns, or dental bridges to restore the appearance of their teeth and smile. Normally, these treatments can cause slight gum tenderness as the gingival tissue adapts to the new dental restorations.

Dental crowns are usually used to rectify a tooth with a severe cavity that cannot be saved with a dental filling. Dental bridges are effective for replacing missing tooth/teeth. Pains from these dental treatments can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. Patients should also rinse their mouth with warm salt water. Patients who undergo these dental treatments above usually experience discomfort for a day or two.

Dental veneers

This is a very affordable dental treatment and it requires less time to be completed. Dental veneers are very useful for restoring stained or severely discoloured teeth or worn down teeth. Patients who undergo this dental treatment usually experience discomfort for a day or two. Lumineers®, which emerges with the latest dental technology offer more comfort and quick recovery period.

Dentures

After undergoing dentures procedure, the recovery period may take about a few weeks for gingival tissue and the underlying bone ridge to fit perfectly with the new prosthesis. In some cases, occasional adjustments may be required to get accustomed to the new prosthesis as the tissues adjust.

Normally, full recovery should take a couple of months if tooth extractions were carried out before the denture placement. Patients may take over-the-counter pain medicine during this period in order to alleviate any discomfort, can be taken.

Dental Implant

A dental implant is a well-known tooth replacement option for patients with either one or multiple missing teeth. This is because dental implant uses a dental post that is fastened into and secured tightly into the jawbone. Aside from mimicking the natural tooth root and giving the prosthetic strong support, the dental implant also stimulates the jawbone, which is helpful in preventing loss of the jawbone.

A dental implant is an ultimate treatment for a missing tooth. More so, the dental implant is very durable, works exactly like the natural tooth, and is very easy to maintain. A dental implant requires a dental surgery procedure. Hence, patients who had undergone dental implant treatment are required to follow post-operative guidelines set by their dentists for a successful recovery.

In most cases, patients take some days off their work to undergo dental implant surgery. The length of days off work may depend on the number of dental implants to receive. The complete healing process after the dental implant treatment takes about 3 to 6 months. During this period, osseointegration – the fusion of the dental implant with the jawbone – takes pace.

Dental Braces

This treatment is for patients who want to straighten their teeth. Metal braces are very effective in straightening the teeth. However, most adult patients do not like the sight of the metal braces on their teeth. This led to the development of clear braces, which are now a leading solution. Unlike the metal braces, clear braces are discreet and are nearly invisible. This makes clear braces an excellent choice for patients who don’t want anybody to notice the braces on them.

Clear braces have been found to be as effective as metal braces, and yet help to gain the teeth straightening results faster. Nevertheless, clear braces require that the patient wear the braces exactly as instructed by the dentist because wearing the clear braces wrongly or not as long as it should be worn will slow down or mess up the entire treatment process.

Periodontal Care

If a patient has periodontal disease, such a patient must first undergo periodontal care, which is necessary before other full mouth reconstruction treatments can be carried out. If the periodontal disease is still in its mild cases, it can be treated with a non-surgical procedure like scaling and root planing. This, therefore, reduces the recovery time. However, a more advanced case of periodontal disease may require some surgical procedures. In such a case, a few months may be required for recovery.

Considering all the different treatment procedures involve in full mouth reconstruction, it can be concluded that the period of time full mouth reconstruction takes is relative and differs according to the patient’s dental needs. For instance, full mouth reconstruction treatment for patients whose dental needs require only a few of the treatment procedures listed above won’t take a long time. But, a reconstruction treatment for patients whose dental needs require more of the treatment procedures listed above would take a long time.

Note that for you to be eligible for a full mouth reconstruction, you must have good general health.

Are you in need of a full mouth reconstruction? Do you have any more questions about full mouth reconstruction treatment? Don’t hesitate to contact any of our professional dentists. Knowing exactly what to except before the full mouth reconstruction can help you to get prepared for the reconstruction treatment and eliminate any fear of the unknown.