Full Mouth Reconstruction Timeline: What to Expect
Does the thought of dental work overwhelm you? Has it been years since you have been to the dentist? Do you simply have so many dental issues that you are not sure where to start?
Patients who have multiple dental issues affecting their overall oral health can benefit from full mouth reconstruction at our Queens, NY practice. So that our patients know what to expect when undergoing treatment, our team at Astoria Dental Group explores the full mouth reconstruction timeline.
About Full Mouth Reconstruction
Before we discuss your treatment timeline, we briefly review what full mouth reconstruction can do for your oral health. This treatment combines two or more restorative procedures for a comprehensive result.
Because each patient has his or her own unique set of dental needs, every full mouth reconstruction treatment plan will be different. Our doctors will sit down with you and discuss your concerns and goals to fully understand what is most important to you. While the primary objective of full mouth reconstruction is to repair, restore, and replace teeth, patients can also enjoy the cosmetic advantages that come along with it.
Your Initial Consultation
During your first visit with us, your doctor will perform a comprehensive examination. During this assessment, he or she will evaluate the health of the teeth and gums, along with your other maxillofacial structures, such as your jaw joints.
X-rays and scans will also be taken, which will allow your dentist to assess the tooth roots, jawbone, and any other underlying issues. If you have missing teeth, your dentist will discuss teeth replacement options with you, as well. Essentially, your first consultation will reveal the extent of work necessary to restore your teeth and gums for optimal oral health.
Treatment Planning Process
Once your initial consultation is complete, your doctor will begin the treatment planning process. Depending on the complexity of your case, this may be completed during the same office visit, or you may be asked to return for a second appointment at which your treatment plan can be presented.
Treatment planning is the most crucial step when it comes to full mouth reconstruction. By completing procedures in a certain and specific order, patients can enjoy more conservative treatment and longer-lasting results.
Personalized Treatment for Comprehensive Results
Full mouth reconstruction offers more comprehensive treatment compared to piecemeal dentistry. For example, well-planned, thought-out treatment that is completed over a few weeks (or even months) can provide more optimal results than procedures that are completed sporadically over longer periods of time.
Full mouth reconstruction can include a variety of restorative procedures, including fillings, crowns, implants, and periodontal therapy. Once your doctor determines which procedures need to be performed, they can be completed in the most advantageous order possible.
At Astoria Dental Group, we believe patients should be able to prioritize their time and maximize their budgets. Therefore, in some cases, patients can even choose between having everything performed in one appointment or spacing out their visits over time.
Learn More about Full Mouth Reconstruction
If you are experiencing sensitivity, discomfort, or embarrassment about your oral health, full mouth reconstruction can restore your teeth and gums for long-lasting benefits. To find out if this treatment is right for you, schedule a consultation at our practice. You can contact us online or call our office at (718) 278-1123.