Full Mouth Reconstruction
Full Mouth Reconstruction NYC Specialists
Having performed many NYC full mouth reconstructions, our team of multi-specialty dentists at 209 NYC Dental can guide you through the entire process, from your initial evaluation to your desired result.
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Full Mouth Reconstruction in New York City
Your oral health is an integral part of your overall health. 209 NYC Dental delivers complete, coordinated dental services in Midtown Manhattan. Our team of multispecialty dentists helps our patients maintain proper oral hygiene and eliminate any dental pathologies that could lead to systemic issues and affect their overall health.
As the oldest continuing dental practice in New York, we take pride in consistently building on our reputation and legacy by investing in our education, clinical skills and technology. Our team of dentists delivers coordinated care to treat our patients as a whole and provide them with the best dental care.
We have performed many full mouth reconstructions over the years. Throughout each process, we treat our patients with respect and form close relationships to ensure we meet their needs and achieve their desired goals.
What results can you expect from our dental reconstruction services? Our patients have regained full function in the mouth, a beautiful smile and increased self-confidence.
What is full mouth reconstruction?
Full mouth reconstruction, also called full mouth rehabilitation or restoration, is a treatment process that includes general dental and cosmetic dental procedures. This process aims to optimize the patient’s dental and overall health by solving any functional and aesthetic issues in their teeth, gums or mouth.
We ensure a patient will be free of dental pathology and problems, have a full set of functioning teeth and enjoy their improved smile. A comprehensive group of dentists and specialists work together to create a customized treatment approach. Throughout the process, you will receive coordinated care delivered by a team that includes a:
- Cosmetic dentist.
- Root canal specialist.
- Invisalign dentist.
What Are the Common Reasons for Requiring Full Mouth Restorations?
Full mouth restoration is a viable solution for individuals facing multiple oral health issues. While reasons can vary from patient to patient, some of the most common causes include:
- Accidents or trauma that caused chipped, damaged or missing teeth or damage to the mouth.
- Acid erosion or systemic disease that caused severely worn teeth.
- Congenital disorders that caused malformed, misshapen or missing teeth.
- Erosion that wore the teeth down to a smaller size.
- Infection that led to tooth decay, gum disease or tooth loss.
- Malocclusion, or jaw misalignment, that caused bite problems and frequent jaw pain, tension headaches or muscle pain.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Full Mouth Rehabilitation?
All patients who experience multiple dental pathologies could be suitable candidates for full mouth reconstruction. Whether you struggle to eat your favorite foods or you suffer from intense tooth, gum and jaw pain, a full dental reconstruction can resolve these issues. This procedure can also restore your confidence and improve your smile.
During your dental consultation, your dentist will consider various factors to determine your candidacy and the level of restoration you need. You can expect your dentist to evaluate your:
- Overall health and any underlying medical conditions for dental pathologies.
- Teeth and gums’ condition.
- Bite and any changes.
- Possible allergic reactions to all materials used.
- Ability to accept both physical and psychological changes.
- Financial ability to pay for the procedure.
How to Choose a Dentist for Full Mouth Reconstruction in NYC
Oral reconstruction is an extensive treatment, often requiring specialists who work together to complete multiple steps. You must select a dentist or dental practice with the experience and technology needed to carry out your treatment plan successfully.
Here are a few questions to consider when narrowing down your options and identifying the best dental care team:
- Does the dental practice have extensive knowledge and experience in periodontics, implantology, restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry? Your choice must have the capabilities to coordinate and integrate these disciplines for successful full mouth dental reconstruction.
- Can you view before and after photos of actual patients? Having access to these photos can give you an idea of what you can expect following your treatment.
- Does the dental office have proper diagnostic equipment and modern technology? The right tools ensure your dental team can accurately assess your oral health and diagnose dental issues.
To help you determine if 209 NYC Dental is the best choice for you, we invite you to come into our office for a complimentary initial evaluation. Book your assessment with Dr. Ifraimov today.
What Kind of Full Mouth Rehabilitation Procedures Do We Perform During Treatment?
Every patient’s full mouth reconstruction is unique, so treatments can involve several dental procedures. Most likely, you will receive deep teeth cleaning first. We will then complete diagnostic assessments, which may include anything from x-rays and CT scans to smile design.
Some of the most common procedures involved in the treatment process include:
- Dental implants to restore or replace a missing or diseased tooth.
- Porcelain crowns to place a cap over an unhealthy tooth and provide added strength.
- Implant dental bridges to replace missing teeth.
- Dentures to add a partial or full set of artificial teeth.
- Invisalign to fix any alignment issues.
- Ceramic inlays and onlays to fix an uneven bite or diseased tooth.
- Bone and gum grafting to augment any deficient, diseased or missing areas with healthy gum or bone.
- Osseous surgery to get rid of infected gums and unhealthy bones in the mouth in moderate to severe cases of gum disease.
What Is the Difference Between Full Mouth Reconstruction and a Smile Makeover?
A full mouth reconstruction and a smile makeover share many similarities. Both procedures require coordinated care from multispecialty dentists and help improve your mouth’s function, health and appearance.
We classify these procedures differently based on their intended outcome. A smile makeover is an elective treatment classified as cosmetic dentistry. The procedure’s primary goal is to create an aesthetically pleasing smile.
A full mouth reconstruction qualifies as restorative dentistry. It involves a set of necessary procedures to solve dental pathologies in the teeth, gums or mouth. Dentists may perform these procedures to replace teeth, prevent severe infections, stop chronic pain, improve chewing and biting ability and restore full mouth function. During reconstruction, your team of dentists will also address your cosmetic concerns.
How Long Does Full Mouth Reconstruction Take?
Teeth reconstruction is a very individualized process, and the timeline will differ from one patient to the next. Several factors can impact this timeline, such as:
- Which dental procedures the patient needs.
- How many dental procedures the patient requires.
- The patient’s preference.
- The patient’s finances.
Overall, you can expect the entire full mouth reconstruction process to take more than a month. More involved cases can take several months to two years to complete.
Before you begin treatment, your dental team will provide you with a comprehensive consultation and examination to assess your dental health. This step will help you and your team understand the extent of care that you will need. Once this stage is complete, you will have a more precise estimate of how long your mouth restoration will take.
What Are the Steps Involved in Full Mouth Reconstruction?
The steps involved in each patient’s full mouth reconstruction vary based on the dental procedures they need. In general, the five steps are:
- Diagnosis: Your dental team will utilize modern digital radiography to deliver a precise diagnosis. For example, panoramic x-rays assist with diagnosing infection inside the bone that could require root canal therapy. These x-rays also assist with diagnosing whether you have any progressive bone loss that requires tooth extraction.
- Consultation: Following your diagnosis, Dr. Jin Wang will determine whether your gums are healthy or if they require periodontal treatment before your oral reconstruction. If you have periodontal disease, your team will need to address it to remove decay, replace missing teeth, restore teeth and establish a proper bite.
- Treatment plan: Next, your team will develop your individualized dental reconstruction treatment plan. Our dentists and specialists will collaborate to determine the best course of action. We consider everything from your overall health to your ability to pay for the reconstruction.
- Full mouth reconstruction treatment: Your team will perform the treatments you need to restore function and health to your mouth, gums and teeth. These treatments may include implant restorations and traditional dentures or porcelain veneers on your front or lower teeth. Our root canal specialist will perform the endodontic treatment. Dr. Wang completes the periodontal treatment and performs any needed oral surgery procedures, bone grafts, extractions and sinus lifts.
- Treatment by a restorative dentist: The last step involves treatment by a restorative dentist following osseointegration when implants integrate with the bone.
Options for Missing Teeth
Many treatment options are available for missing teeth. The best treatment for you can vary based on the number of teeth you are missing. Below, you will find a brief overview of each option. For more detailed information regarding each procedure, we encourage you to visit each of the designated service pages.
Implants and Implant-Supported Crowns
Implants and implant-supported crowns are an ideal restoration option for patients missing a few teeth. Implants, which are small screws inserted into the jawbone, replace the part of the missing tooth. These solutions offer stability for chewing and biting. This method is also ideal because it will not damage healthy teeth and mimics the appearance of natural teeth.
Implants and Implant-Supported Bridges
For patients with multiple missing teeth, a combination of dental implants and implant bridges can be an effective treatment option. Our expert implant specialists like Dr. Wang can use a few implants to support a large implant bridge. This option also allows patients to choose the porcelain’s exact shade when they get their entire set of front teeth replaced.
Implants and Implant-Supported Dentures
In the past, if a patient was edentulous, their only solution was a full, removable denture. This option allows patients to achieve full mouth reconstruction. Still, removable dentures often have poor retention, make it difficult to eat and promote progressive bone loss.
At 209 NYC Dental, our implant-supported dentures, or all-on-4, allow our patients to replace full upper and lower arches without the drawbacks of removable dentures. Implant-supported dentures deliver complete rehabilitation and long-lasting restoration, and this procedure is one of the most cost-effective treatments available.
Beyond its health benefits, a well-made denture implant will restore a beautiful, youthful smile. To learn more about this procedure, we encourage you to view the before and after photos and read the following case study about an implant denture patient.
Implant Denture Case Study
A female patient, who was missing all her upper teeth, visited our office for a consultation. She came to our dental office over 10 years ago to restore her lower teeth with implants and an implant-supported bridge. Now, she wanted a more reliable way to replace her full removable denture.
Along with restoring function to her mouth, our patient also desired to have her natural smile back. She brought in a photo of her younger self for inspiration. Her coordinated care team, including Dr. Jin Wang, our expert implant specialist, and Dr. Steven Kafko, our top-rated prosthodontic-restorative dentist, created a treatment plan to recreate her gorgeous “Hollywood smile.”
Our team placed four implants in our patient’s upper jaw and created a full removable denture until she received her permanent implant denture. We modeled both of these pieces after the photo of her original smile. Once her full mouth restoration was complete, our patient left our office beaming with joy and confidence in the function and appearance of her familiar and improved smile.
Full mouth reconstruction before and after photos
Full mouth reconstruction performed by 209 NYC dentists. The patient received all-on-4 implant denture & implant supported bridge. Side view of the reconstructed smile.
Porcelain Crowns, Veneers and Onlays
Some recipients of full mouth reconstruction still have all their teeth. Yet many of those teeth are severely compromised because of dental decay, trauma or bruxism. This treatment option can be effective in preserving your natural teeth. Our cosmetic dentist Dr. Ben Ifraimov will evaluate whether you need root canal therapy. Then, he will take a digital impression of your mouth using a 3D scanner to create your crowns, veneers and onlays. Once completed, your team bonds these treatments onto your teeth using special cement.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Cost Without Insurance
Because full mouth reconstruction is a customized treatment plan, the total cost of receiving this procedure in NYC can vary. Even if you do not have insurance, we will still accept you as a patient. At 209 NYC Dental, we will work with you to develop an affordable way to pay for your treatment.
Along with offering prepayment and interest-free payment plans on extended treatments, we accept:
- All major credit cards.
- FSA (Flex Spending Benefits).
- HSA (Health Savings Account).
- Care Credit.
Full Mouth Reconstruction Cost With Insurance
At 209 NYC Dental, we accept most preferred provider organization (PPO) insurance and some medical insurance in case of injury. Your dental PPO insurance determines the fee for each dental procedure. Full mouth reconstruction qualifies as a medically necessary treatment instead of a cosmetic procedure. You can expect insurance to cover part of the treatment up to your insurance coverage maximum.
The cost of your full dental restoration could qualify for partial reimbursement through your medical insurance. This situation may occur if there are out-of-network benefits. You may receive a reimbursement if your treatment is necessary because of accidental trauma, like a car accident or fall, or disease such as diabetes or cancer. If so, our staff biller will reach out to your health insurance carrier.
Depending on the size of your annual maximum, the total cost of full mouth reconstruction could be higher than your dental benefits. If this is the case for you and if it is medically possible, we may restructure your treatment plan. We can deliver it over two years to help you utilize your dental benefits. Please visit our Patient Information page to see a complete list of the dental insurance policies we accept and learn more about our payment options.
Schedule a Consultation With Our Skilled Dentists Today
At 209 NYC Dental, our team has over 20 years of experience handling everything from routine dental cleanings to full mouth reconstruction. You can trust that our practice has the expertise and equipment to solve your dental issues, all at one location.
Our dental office is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan. We are open seven days a week, which offers schedule flexibility. When you reach out to us, we will book an appointment for the day and time best matched to your request.
We offer free consultations with a restorative dentist to determine your candidacy for full mouth restoration at our office. We can also respond to any questions and concerns you may have. An evaluation with our periodontist and implant specialist is $150. We will apply the amount you pay for your evaluation to your treatment’s cost.
To maintain your full mouth restoration’s longevity, it’s important to follow home care instructions diligently and schedule routine dental cleanings and checkups throughout the year.
Author: Dr. Ben Ifraimov
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