Full Mouth Reconstruction – Hillsboro, OR
Bring Back Your Smile’s Beauty and Function
Whether you are dealing with severe dental trauma or tooth loss, it can be a huge damper on your day-to-day. Teeth can be damaged or require removal for a whole host of reasons, including decay, physical injury, and gum disease. This typically means a single dental crown or filling is not enough to address your dental woes. Thankfully, The Dentists at Orenco Station are more than prepared to build a comprehensive treatment plan that’s tailored to you. Following a full mouth reconstruction in Hillsboro, we can improve not just the function of your smile, but its appearance, giving you the confidence to show it off for many years to come. Get in touch today to set up your first consultation!
What is a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Unlike standard restorative procedures, full mouth reconstructions typically include a wide variety of restorative and cosmetic dental treatments. This could include options as common as metal-free restorations, however, it can also include more advanced solutions like dental implants. Regardless of which service you choose, the end goal is the same; helping you achieve a smile that is both functional and meets your esthetic needs. Before any treatment can begin, you’ll need to complete a detailed consultation with our dentists. During this visit, Dr. Brandon and Melinda Kearbey will ask you a series of questions to better understand your smile goals, then design a treatment plan.
What Should I Expect from the Process?
As part of the planning process, we need to gather as much information about your current oral health and which teeth need to be repaired or replaced. This includes completing comprehensive digital X-rays, allowing us to understand the condition of both your teeth and the bone tissue supporting them. From there, a treatment plan will be custom-tailored to meet your specific needs. Below, you can see which treatments may be a part of your full mouth reconstruction. However, there’s a good chance that you will not necessarily need all of them to meet your goals. They include:
- Dental Implants
- Metal-Free Restorations
- Tooth Extractions
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Root Canal Therapy
- Dental Bridges
How Can Treatment Benefit Me?
Do you feel unhappy with your smile? Wish you could eat the foods you enjoy? You don’t need to settle for damaged or discolored teeth, even if you’ve had them for many years (or even decades.) By choosing full mouth reconstruction to bring your smile back, you can also restore your self-confidence. With the help of a cosmetic dentist in Hillsboro, you can:
- Achieve results that look lifelike and natural
- Expect better oral function
- Expect better oral and overall health
- Stop chronic dental discomfort caused by damaged or missing teeth
- Stop dental drift
If you’re still feeling unsure about future treatment, don’t hesitate to contact our office today and our dentists will make sure your smile goals are accommodated!
Full Mouth Reconstruction FAQs
If you suffer from multiple or complex dental problems, Drs. Brandon and Malinda Kearbey are ready to help you recover. Before you schedule your consultation with us, however, it is understandable if you would like to know more about the road ahead. That is why we have put together this list of full mouth reconstruction FAQs in Hillsboro. If you would like more information about any of these topics, or you have a question that isn’t addressed here, please reach out to us directly.
How Much Does Full Mouth Reconstruction Cost?
When you visit us for your consultation, we will give you a candid estimate for each procedure involved in your recommended treatment plan. In many cases, insurance is willing to cover at least 50% of the cost of full mouth reconstruction treatments, up to the amount of a plan’s annual maximum. Our team will be happy to help you file your insurance claims so you can get as much as possible out of your benefits. We also accept financing through CareCredit, which offers low-interest and no-interest payment plans.
How Long Does the Process Take?
The timeline for your full mouth reconstruction will depend on which procedures you undergo. For example, the dental implant process usually requires several months to complete. Other treatments, such as crowns and fillings, may take just one or two appointments. We’ll have a better idea of how long your full mouth reconstruction will take after we’ve had a chance to examine your teeth and gums.
Is Full Mouth Reconstruction Painful?
We make every effort to promote patient comfort. With anesthesia and sedation, you may feel little to nothing while we are working on your mouth. Some soreness and swelling, and perhaps a bit of bleeding, may occur after most types of dental procedures. We’ll be sure to give you detailed post-treatment instructions to make your recovery as easy and smooth as possible. For example, it is usually wise to avoid hard and crunchy foods after dental treatment. You may also need to take pain medications and request a day or two off of work so you can rest.
How Should I Take Care of My Mouth After Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Once your new smile is in place, oral hygiene will be more important than ever. Diligent brushing and flossing will keep your risk of infection and decay to a minimum. You should also visit us for routine checkups as often as we recommend. Avoiding smoking, eating a balanced diet, and not biting down on hard objects can all also contribute to your treatment’s long-term success.