A full mouth reconstruction is one of the most comprehensive procedures in dentistry. It can involve multiple procedures ranging from teeth replacement to teeth repair and from gum tissue grafting to bone grafting. In most cases, the major cost component in this procedure is teeth replacement.
The dentist will explain various teeth restoration options, including their costs and benefits, in order to help the patient make the most appropriate choices. Dr. Rob Strain is an experienced restorative and cosmetic dentist providing full mouth reconstruction to patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding locations.
Reconstruction without Implants
If the patient has some healthy teeth left in the mouth, and the remaining teeth have their basic structure intact, it may be possible to perform mouth reconstruction without involving dental implants. Dental implants are the most dependable and long-term solution for missing teeth, but these will not be required if the basic tooth structure is intact and fairly healthy.
Restoration without implants will become a significantly affordable option because implants constitute the major cost component, which will be avoided in this case. If a few teeth need to be extracted, the dentist may apply partial dentures, which is a much more affordable solution than implants.
A combination of dental crowns, bridges and partial bridges can be the most affordable treatment approach to fill in gaps, restore oral health and provide aesthetically pleasing results. Various qualities are available for crowns and bridges. The dentist will advise the best possible qualities within the patient’s budget.
Superior and durable quality of crowns made of porcelain may be necessary for posterior teeth because of the high chewing pressure, while front teeth may be restored only with crowns made up of composite material, which is cheaper.
If all the teeth are missing or need to be extracted, the patient can still choose a much more affordable option of full lower and upper dentures. These dentures can be fitted with gum support and without the involvement of dental implants. That will be the most cost-effective option.
However, if the patient can increase their budget marginally, they may choose two to five implants per jaw along with implant supported dentures. These dentures will be more stable, comfortable and aesthetically satisfying. Dr. Strain’s dental office receives patients from Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and nearby areas for full mouth reconstruction.
Reconstruction with Implants
If the patient is ready to afford dental implants to a certain level of expenditure, they will usually have two options. The first option is to choose four implants per jaw to support removable dentures. These dentures will have to be removed daily for cleaning and then replaced back.
The second option is to have five or six implants per jaw along with a fixed acrylic denture screwed into the implants. Maintenance of dentures is minimal in this case, but the cost of this treatment option will be higher because of a higher number of implants and advanced quality dentures.
The cost may marginally increase with implants if bone grafting is necessary to perform dental implant surgery.
If you would like to learn more about the dental procedures and treatments performed by cosmetic dentists Dr. Rob Strain, DDS and Dr. Laura Wittenauer, DDS please call us at 760.568.9494 or click here. Serving new patients in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas.