Full-Mouth Reconstruction in Syracuse, NY
Sometimes, a dental issue can be corrected with a simple procedure or two. However, significant damage, decay, and tooth loss can require more comprehensive treatment. In these cases, full-mouth reconstruction is needed to restore function to the teeth and mouth. Severe tooth loss is especially problematic and requires prompt treatment, as missing teeth affect many aspects of daily living, including nutrition. The CDC has stated that having fewer than eight teeth makes eating fruit, vegetables, and meat more difficult, affecting diet and overall health. For those struggling with severely impaired teeth or tooth loss, full-mouth reconstruction can be a life-changing procedure.
What Is Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
Think of full-mouth reconstruction like a complete house renovation. It uses many different restorative and cosmetic techniques to take something in need of repair and make it beautiful and functional again. However, the real key to that home renovation isn’t the equipment or the brand of paint being used but the expert contractor or designer who knows how to craft the finished product and can see how every small detail will affect the bigger picture.
Dr. Bradford is the expert in full-mouth reconstruction who will design and carry out a treatment plan specifically tailored to your needs. When you come in for your free consultation, Dr. Bradford will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and jaw and take digital X-rays. With this information, he will determine which procedures best fit your needs and design an appropriate treatment plan for your full-mouth reconstruction.
Who Needs Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
Navigating the extensive field of restorative dentistry often raises the question, “How do I determine if a full-mouth reconstruction is necessary or if I only need one or two simple procedures?” If you’re contemplating full-mouth reconstruction, the first step is to consult with an expert like Dr. Bradford for a professional opinion. Generally, candidates for full-mouth reconstruction are experiencing multiple issues, which may include:
- Missing teeth
- Broken, cracked, or chipped teeth
- Badly worn down teeth from grinding or erosion
- Decayed teeth
- Advanced periodontitis (gum disease)
- Loose or broken restorations
While a single tooth can be replaced with just one mini dental implant and a deep cavity may be restored with a dental crown, more extensive damage or severe tooth loss may require full-mouth rehabilitation.
What Procedures Can Be Used?
Just about any restorative or cosmetic dental procedure may be used to restore the mouth’s full functionality. Some of the more commonly used procedures are:
Mini Dental Implants
Mini dental implants are a key component in full-mouth reconstruction because of their versatility. These prosthetic tooth roots can support restorations like crowns, bridges, or dentures. Their small size, efficient placement, quick recovery, and affordability distinguish them from conventional dental implants. Their many advantages make them an ideal choice for individuals requiring extensive dental work who are seeking efficient and minimally invasive solutions.
Crowns are one of the most common restorative procedures used in dental offices today. Their primary purpose is to protect and restore a damaged tooth by creating a protective shell around the affected enamel. They can also protect teeth that have undergone a root canal or serve as support structures on a traditional dental bridge.
Additionally, artificial crowns can replace a completely missing tooth when combined with mini implants. The implant acts as the foundation for attaching the crown, ensuring a secure fit within the empty tooth socket.
No matter their purpose, tooth-colored crowns are custom-made to fit your needs and blend in with your remaining teeth.
A dental bridge is a tooth replacement treatment. The row of artificial teeth “bridges” the gap made by missing teeth. Because a traditional bridge uses crowns on each end to support the prosthetic, some of the enamel on the support teeth must be shaved down, just like a typical crown procedure. This alteration of the teeth may not be ideal. The traditional bridge also puts pressure on otherwise healthy teeth, possibly weakening them. A mini implant-supported bridge is often a recommended alternative. These bridges use mini dental implants as the support structure, preventing excess strain on remaining teeth.
Oftentimes, dentures are needed to treat extensive tooth loss. At our practice, Dr. Bradford offers multiple denture options for full-mouth restoration. A set of implant dentures combines the advantages of mini dental implants with the total restoration abilities of traditional dentures.
Implant overdentures snap securely onto mini implants but can still be removed at night for cleaning. If you’re interested in a hybrid option, the Fix-on-Six® system offers enhanced security but only needs to be removed by Dr. Bradford at your routine cleaning visits. For those who want replacement teeth that are nearly identical to the stability and functionality of natural teeth, we also provide non-removable roundhouse bridges. These full arch replacement teeth are cemented onto mini dental implants for unrivaled stability.
Full-Mouth Reconstruction With Dr. Brent Bradford
When considering a full-mouth reconstruction, it’s important to choose an experienced dentist with expertise in a wide array of dental procedures. Dr. Bradford’s knowledge, skills, and vision are key factors in making your full-mouth reconstruction a success.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and begin your transformation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Because every full-mouth reconstruction is customized to the individual, it’s impossible to say exactly how long the process as a whole takes.
What we can say is that while Dr. Bradford loves how quick and streamlined the mini dental implant process is, he will never put speed above quality and careful planning. We’ll take the necessary time to make sure things are done right. After all, helping you achieve long-term oral health is our top priority.
Specific cost information varies depending on the extent of your dental issues, the type of procedures involved, and the materials used. Full-mouth reconstruction often encompasses a combination of restorative and cosmetic procedures tailored to each individual’s unique needs.
For accurate cost estimates for full-mouth reconstruction, we invite you to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Bradford. At this visit, he will asses oral health, discuss your treatment goals, and provide a personalized treatment plan with associated costs. Dental insurance coverage may also play a role in offsetting some of the expenses. At your consultation, we can verify coverage with your insurance provider and explain the flexible financing plans we offer through third-party lenders.
Your treatment timeline will depend on your specific circumstances. For some, the sequence of procedures may require healing between steps, which would extend the process. At your complimentary consultation, Dr. Bradford will explain the details related to your planned treatment sequence.
- What If I Have a Loose Denture?
- What Denture Options Do You Offer?
- Can Mini Dental Implants Stabilize My Denture?
- What Is a Partial Denture?
- What Is an Implant Denture?
- Can My Denture Be Made Into an Implant-Retained Denture?
- What Is a Denture Reline?
- How Many Implants Are Required to Stabilize My Denture?
- Will Implant Dentures Affect My Ability to Eat or Speak?
- Who Is a Candidate for an Implant-Supported Denture?
- Benefits of an Implant-Retained Denture
- The Implant-Retained Denture Process
- How Long Is the Implant Denture Process?
- How Do I Care For My Implant Dentures?
- Does Getting an Implant Denture Hurt?
- How Much Do Implant Dentures Cost?
- Does Insurance Cover Implant Dentures?
- Financing for Implant Dentures