What is Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
Reconstruction of the whole mouth can improve the function, health, and appearance of your teeth, gums, and jawbone for better chewing, speaking, along with a more attractive grin. Full-mouth reconstruction at our office may include — but is not limited to — porcelain veneers, onlays, bridges, crowns, dental implants, and dentures. Certain reconstruction procedures may also require a bone or gum graft. Our skilled dentists performs full-mouth restoration at all our NY locations. We can help to rejuvenate both the health of your mouth and the overall look of your smile. He will pay attention to your worries and goals before creating your special full-mouth restoration treatment plan.
Full-Mouth Reconstruction Reviews
"I have been going to the Saratoga office since I was a little girl. I remember sitting in the corner of the room with a bag of Barbie’s during my mother’s appointments. Jodi was there way back when and I enjoying seeing her when I come in for my own visits now. So pleasant and knowledgeable. I have been seeing Dr. Dodd since he started at the practice many years ago. Under his care, my apprehension around dentistry has drastically decreased. He is skilled in his profession. When I have needed dental work, there hasn’t been a single time that I have experienced discomfort during or after the procedure. He is kind and professional. Suy has been very helpful when a dental need arises. She has helped to communicate concerns I have had with my dental health. She has also worked diligently to ensure a convenient appointment date and time. I appreciate the exceptional care given at this office and the friendly staff."- S.G. / Google / Feb 17, 2023
"I have been a Patient of Dr. Dodd for many years. Dr. Dodd, and all the staff at Saratoga Springs Family Dentistry go above and beyond! I would and always do HIGHLY recommend this practice for anyone looking for a dental group."- A.R. / Google / Mar 08, 2023
"Dr. Marcus and his team at Lake George Family Dentistry did an absolutely amazing job with the reconstruction of my mouth. From the get go I felt welcomed and reassured that my issues could be taken care of and I could finally get the smile and teeth that I have always wanted. Over the years I have had many rough visits with dentists that seemed to not care as much or not pay attention to overall comfort while sitting through certain procedures involving root canals, crowns, and much more. After getting up the courage and putting full trust into Dr. Marcus I scheduled a big appointment involving 6 veneers and 2 crowns. Simply put after a couple of hours as I glanced in the mirror I was blown away and now smile with confidence and can't thank his team enough for making sure I was comfortable and for doing such great work. Thank you Dr. Marcus and all staff at Lake George Family Dentistry."- C.L. / Google / Feb 16, 2023
"Channel answers every call, tentatively listens, explains situation to Dr. Dodd & calls right back w/ an appt. Great team! Dr. Dodd there aren’t words for his expertise, attention to detail, w/ an impeccable work ethic and skill. Love them both and the entire office. Would strongly recommend them to anyone!"- M.S. / Google / Feb 16, 2023
"I have been a patient of Dr. Dodd for many years. He truly is passionate about dentistry and shows great compassion for his patients. Aside from routine cleaning and maintenance, my teeth have been transformed by Dr. Dodd through Invisalign, his incredible cosmetic bonding work and Zoom whitening! Dr. Dodd and his amazing team are always super friendly and accommodating! Special thanks to Suy and Chanel for always bringing a smile to my face and making me feel extremely welcomed!"- K.S. / Google / Feb 17, 2023
Am I a Candidate for Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
You may require full-mouth reconstruction if you have lost some teeth or have several teeth with big fillings that need replacement. You could also have teeth with significant decay or teeth that are cracked, broken, or severely worn down because of bruxism (persistent teeth grinding). You might have dental conditions or a hereditary disorder like ectodermal dysplasia (teeth absent since birth), amelogenesis imperfecta (abnormally small teeth), or dentinogenesis imperfecta (translucent or discolored teeth), which require extensive treatment. You might choose to replace older crowns or just want to improve your mouth for better health or comfort. In more complex cases, your degraded teeth and gums might have created a visible facial deformity, like sunken cheeks. Full-mouth reconstruction may revive the whole face when the appropriate number of teeth are in your mouth.
How is Full-Mouth Reconstruction Performed?
Following a complete examination of your teeth, gums, and jaw, your dentist may suggest full-mouth reconstruction. Your unique treatment plan will be created based on the condition of your teeth, gums, temporomandibular (TMJ) joints, jaw muscles, and dental bite. We will discuss your therapy and sedation options, as well as recommendations during your consultation to ensure your treatment strategy fits your needs and goals. Once your treatment program is created, we discuss what to expect in your full-mouth reconstruction and schedule your procedures. Generally speaking, a full-mouth reconstruction will only take a few visits to our practice.
What Can I Expect After Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
After each treatment in your full-mouth reconstruction treatment program, our dentists will describe what to expect and how to care for your mouth. You will feel some discomfort or swelling after certain procedures, like implant placement that will make it tough to chew, so a liquid or soft food diet might be ideal for you. Once your full-mouth reconstruction is finished, you must maintain your oral health with good brushing and flossing in your home. Yearly dental examinations and twice-yearly cleanings are also important. Throughout your examinations, Dr. Dodd can monitor the health of your own restorations, natural gums, teeth, and jaw.
Full Mouth Reconstruction FAQ
Does full mouth reconstruction hurt?
While some of the procedures in a full mouth reconstruction may be more involved, at Saratoga Springs Family Dentistry, our experienced dentists combine a gentle touch with the latest local anesthetics and sedation techniques to ensure every procedure — no matter how involved — is stress-free, pain-free, and you are comfortable.
How much does a full mouth reconstruction cost?
Your costs for a full-mouth reconstruction will be determined by the number of procedures needed to reach your goals. During your consultation at Saratoga Springs Family Dentistry, your dentist will examine your teeth and talk to you about what you want to achieve. After that, they can devise a personalized full mouth reconstruction plan and estimate your costs.
How long does full mouth reconstruction take?
How long your full mouth reconstruction takes will depend on the number of procedures needed to reach your goals. Often, a full mouth reconstruction can take a few months to complete.
Is a full mouth reconstruction similar to a smile makeover?
Whereas a smile makeover typically focuses on aesthetic procedures to improve the look of your smile, a full mouth reconstruction is more focused on the health and function of your teeth and bite. Often the procedures are more involved and aim to replace and repair missing or damaged teeth to improve your overall oral health and functioning. However, when your full mouth reconstruction is complete, you will have a beautiful, stunning new smile.
Rejuvenate Your Smile
If you are searching for a dental solution to your complicated dental issues using a full-mouth reconstruction, then schedule an appointment at Saratoga Springs Family Dentistry in Saratoga Springs, NY. Dr. Dodd can make your distinctive treatment plan to meet your wants and goals. He will help improve your mouth so you can enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile.
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