How Long Does a Full Mouth Reconstruction Take?

How Long Does a Full Mouth Reconstruction Take?

May 01, 2022

We’d love to be able to answer this title questions with a specific timeframe, such as “two months” or “six months,” but it cannot be answered that succinctly. For full mouth restoration in Brookline, MA, treatment times will always vary because of unique concerns such as preliminary work needed and healing time between procedures. If you are searching for the average time patients spend undergoing a full mouth reconstruction, it is an average of one year. To receive a more concise timeline for your reconstruction, we invite you to make an appointment with our doctors at Dental Partners of Brookline for a customized treatment plan.

If you’re unsure which procedure you may need for your smile makeover, here’s an overview of the most common protocols and treatments our dentists in Brookline, MA, perform during a full mouth reconstruction. If you still have questions about a specific procedure after reading these summaries, we will answer your questions personally.

Baseline Assessments and Corrective Treatments are the First Steps

Underlying oral health concerns preclude effective treatment and must be addressed before reconstruction procedures begin. For example, if you have a missing tooth and want a dental implant but also have gum disease, our dentists will not be able to place the implant until they treat the gum disease successfully.

Similarly, if it’s determined that you do not have enough bone structure in your jaw to support the implant, our dentists will need to perform a bone graft as one of the first steps of the procedure. Your bite alignment and the appearance of your teeth are two other factors that will be looked at during your preliminary appointment.

If you’ve been visiting a dentist near you for regular dental exams and cleanings, you might be ready to undergo your first reconstruction procedure. If, however, part of your need for a full mouth reconstruction is because you have not regularly visited a dentist, there’s an increased chance of underlying concerns.

Rather than continuing to wonder what type of underlying conditions you may have, we invite you to schedule an appointment to receive a baseline assessment and recommended treatments to correct any conditions that could delay the timing of your full mouth reconstruction.

What Your Treatment Plan Might Have

Although treatment plans for mouth reconstruction may contain similar treatments, two patients will rarely have the same components included. Every patient has a unique history that precedes their need for dental reconstruction. We listen to each patient to fully understand their dental history before any restoration is planned. That said, one treatment that is most common in treatment plans includes the placement of multiple replacement teeth, such as dental implants. Close behind dental implants are dental bridges, dental crowns, root canal therapy, treatment for TMJ, dental veneers, orthodontic treatment, and more.

As you can tell from this broad list of treatment options, every patient’s timeline for treatment will vary. For example, if orthodontic treatment is needed to correct jaw alignment, the treatment period for clear aligners such as Invisalign® near you varies between 12 and 18 months. Another consideration to factor into your treatment is the order in which you will receive your procedures. As an example, we may recommend that if one of your goals is to have a whiter smile, you undergo that treatment before dental crowns or implants is placed. Our dentists can match the colors of the materials being used to align with your whitened teeth.

Choose a Complete Team of Professionals

As you may have been able to surmise from the array of treatments that comprise full mouth reconstruction, having a team of dental professionals under one roof can streamline the process even more for you. Instead of visiting one dental location for teeth whitening (general dentistry) and the second location for dental implants (prosthodontics), you’ll find a range of dental specialists under our one roof. These include an endodontist, orthodontist, and periodontist.

We’re looking forward to meeting you soon to answer your questions about full mouth reconstruction near you.

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