Longmont Full Mouth Reconstruction
Are you looking for a dentist in Longmont for full mouth reconstruction? If so, Dr. Hedrick can help you achieve a better smile. She has helped many patients through full mouth reconstructions, and they’re one of the most fulfilling procedures we perform.
What is Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction (also known as full mouth rehabilitation) is a series of procedures to restore function to as well as enhance the aesthetics of your mouth. As the name implies, it involves replacing and/or rebuilding all the teeth in your mouth. It can involve a wide range of procedures, including teeth whitening, teeth straightening with Invisalign, and replacing damaged teeth with crowns and bridges. There are an infinite number of combinations to achieve the smile of your dreams.
A Successful Full Mouth Reconstruction Case at Longmont Dental Loft
What Is the Process for Full Mouth Reconstruction?
First, the process starts with a consultation in our office, which includes scanning your mouth and taking X-rays to get a clear picture of your bone, gums, and teeth. Dr. Hedrick will then have a conversation about how we can achieve your goals, and she’ll discuss all options with you.
Second, Dr. Hedrick will present your treatment plan, and we’ll show you a “wax-up”, which is a model that will demonstrate what your smile will look like after treatment.
Finally, you can begin treatment after your treatment plan is accepted, which can take anywhere from about one to six weeks to a few years depending on several factors. For example, with Invisalign, treatment may last a year. After the teeth are straightened with clear aligners, the remaining procedures can begin, which may take an additional month or so.
What Is a Typical Full Mouth Reconstruction Case?
Most of our full mouth rehab cases involve patients in their 50s whose teeth are shrinking.
These cases usually involve opening the bite by placing a crown on every tooth, which increases the length of each one and gives a youthful smile.
A typical case usually takes six to eight weeks to complete. However, every patient is different. If there are financial constraints, we can perform a full mouth rehab in phases, which may last a year or two.
What Procedures Could Be Involved With a Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Practically any dental procedure could be part of a full mouth reconstruction. Below are some of the most common:
- Bone grafting: Sometimes needed for dental implants if there isn’t enough bone structure
- Fillings: Remove tooth decay
- Crowns and bridges: Cover missing or damaged teeth
- Dental Implants: Used when placing crowns and bridges
- Invisalign: Straightening teeth may be a prerequisite before starting other procedures.
- Veneers: Used to whiten teeth as well as close gaps
- Whitening: Brightens teeth by removing stains
Dr. Hedrick’s Thoughts
“I absolutely love full mouth reconstruction cases. Every patient has been so appreciative to see their smile return. It’s such a great feeling!”
Why Choose Longmont Dental Loft for Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Dr. Hedrick is a skilled dentist who has all the technology at her fingertips to make your reconstruction a success. Throughout her career, she has performed many of these procedures with terrific results, and she’ll take great care of you and give you a beautiful smile you’ll love.