Candidates who need full mouth reconstruction may have lost teeth due to decay or trauma. Their teeth may be injured or worn down due to acid erosion or tooth grinding. They may have ongoing complaints of jaw and muscle pain due to bite misalignment.
Candidates looking for only aesthetic improvement do not require a full mouth reconstruction.
An initial visit to a dentist is usually required in order to have X-rays taken and assess the need for the process. Full mouth reconstruction takes several months and different procedures, so be prepared to come into multiple times and have extensive dental surgery performed.
Full mouth reconstruction carries the same risks of other forms of intensive dental surgery, such as swelling, bruising, pain and minor bleeding. You may need pain relievers or antibiotics to combat pain and infection. At each stage of surgery, you may need to avoid hard or crunchy foods while the site heals, for up to 14 days. Stitches may need to be removed a week and a half after surgery, or self-dissolving stitches may be used.
As with any surgery, full mouth reconstruction can pose some health risks. Risks include infection at the surgery site, injury or damage to surrounding structures, nerve damage, and sinus problems (which can cause pain, numbness or tingling in your teeth, gums, lips or chin).
If intravenous sedation is chosen over a local anesthetic, the risk of full mouth reconstruction increases. Amnesia, oversedation, and temporary breathing problems are common risks involved with intravenous sedation. However, these are not life threatening and can usually be resolved by the dentist or other healthcare providers at the time of occurrence.
$30,000-$45,000 ($800-$1,500 per tooth)