Many different procedures fall under the umbrella of restorative dentistry, each with an important purpose. Dental crowns and bridges can replace a few missing teeth, while dentures can replace them all. Dental bonding can restore a broken tooth, and a root canal can resolve a deep infection. But what do you do if you have so many damaged, infected, or missing teeth that just one of these processes isn’t enough to fix everything? This can be a pressing concern, as untreated oral health issues can lead to an increased risk for other diseases and conditions in the future. But there is a way to fix all these problems in one fell swoop—full mouth reconstruction. This procedure combines any and all necessary dental procedures to rebuild your mouth completely.
What Is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction is similar to restoring a vintage car to its former glory. It’s a detailed, multi-step process that requires careful and expert touch. This expert creates a customized plan for each situation, but always with an eye toward the finished product. Your mouth is like a classic car, and Dr. Ferrari is the expert mechanic who will make it work like new.
When dealing with such a comprehensive process as full mouth reconstruction, time is an important factor—nobody wants to be “under construction” for eternity. That’s why Dr. Ferrari prefers to use mini dental implants as a foundational piece of his master plan.
Traditional dental implants require multiple visits, a potential bone graft, and a long healing period to integrate with the bone fully. On the other hand, mini implants are so sleek and streamlined that Dr. Ferrari can often place them and attach prosthetic teeth in one visit. With mini dental implants, you save not only time but also avoid extended discomfort and the cost of extra appointments. If you’re the type of person who thinks time is money, mini implants are worth every penny.
How Mini Dental Implants Work
Mini dental implants are small titanium screws that anchor into your jawbone, providing a solid base for artificial teeth. For those who’ve felt the discomfort of loose teeth or unstable dentures, mini implants ensure your new teeth stay firmly in place. They function similarly to traditional implants but are much slimmer—less than 3 mm thick compared to about 5 mm. Their small size enables Dr. Ferrari to place them in the jawbone without incisions, meaning less pain and a quicker recovery. They can also be a viable option for those with less jawbone density.
For the procedure itself, Dr. Ferrari applies a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort and then creates a small pilot hole in the gums. Following this, he’ll carefully secure the implant to the jawbone, and your new teeth can be immediately attached. You can alleviate any discomfort afterward with over-the-counter medication, but most patients typically feel back to normal in less than 48 hours.
With proper care and good dental hygiene, your new teeth can last a lifetime!
Who Is a Good Candidate for Full Mouth Restoration?
Perhaps you have a few missing teeth or have suffered from some tooth decay or infection. How do you know if full mouth reconstruction is the right choice? Candidates for this procedure usually have several symptoms, such as:
- Multiple missing, cracked, or broken teeth
- Extensive tooth decay
- Advanced gum disease
- Severely worn-down or eroded teeth due to excessive grinding
- Serious dental trauma
- Loose or broken tooth restorations
If you’re unsure whether you might qualify for this procedure, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Ferrari. He can examine your teeth, take X-rays, and give you a better idea of how to achieve your oral health goals.
Insurance and Financing
With a large-scale undertaking like full mouth reconstruction, the prospect of the final bill can be daunting. However, at Ferrari Dental, we’ll do everything possible to make transformative procedures like this affordable to those who need it.
We will help you understand exactly what your dental insurance plan covers. We’ll also file an insurance claim on your behalf to help you maximize your benefits. We also offer financing options and an in-office membership program for those without insurance. We’ll help you set everything up if you need a payment plan.
Start Planning Your Full Mouth Reconstruction Today
A full mouth reconstruction is a transformational process, but it must be performed by someone with experience and vision. Our dedicated team, led by Dr. Ferrari, is committed to providing you with the best dental care. We’ll work with you to understand your concerns and needs, ensuring a smooth and comfortable journey to a full mouth reconstruction.
If you are worried about your oral health, don’t wait! Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Ferrari.