Full-Mouth Reconstruction – Lincoln, NE
Do you have broken, decayed, or missing teeth? They can make eating, chewing, and other daily functions significantly more difficult—not to mention make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. That’s where full-mouth reconstruction in our Lincoln, NE dental office can make all the difference. If your smile could use some TLC, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team, and we’ll gladly help you—regardless of how extensive the damage.
What Is Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
Essentially, full-mouth reconstruction involves treatment that impacts the entire mouth. Whether this treatment is as simple as placing porcelain veneers on every tooth or as complex as getting implant-retained dentures, you can trust our experts to work with you to find the right combination of services for a natural-looking, functioning smile. No matter what condition your teeth are in currently, we can give you the transformation you’re looking for.
What Can I Expect with Full-Mouth Reconstruction?
The first step toward the smile you want is to have a consultation with one of our dental experts. We’ll evaluate the current state of your smile and learn more about your needs and goals. This process may also include X-rays and other diagnostic information so that we can formulate the perfect plan catered to your unique set of teeth. Whether a few teeth or every single one needs work, we’ll gladly walk you through every stage of the process from beginning to end.
A weak, broken, damaged, or even missing tooth can be completely restored with a crown or bridge, completing your smile. These strong restorations look and function exactly like natural teeth, so you don’t have to worry about them standing out.
Onlays & Inlays
When damage to the tooth is still minor but has spilled over the cusp of the tooth, we may be able to use onlays and inlays. These porcelain restorations have the durability of a crown while allowing you to keep more of the natural tooth structure.
If your issues are mostly cosmetic, porcelain veneers may be the solution to give you a more confident smile. These stain-resistant sheets of ceramic material cover little imperfections like chips, small gaps, discoloration, and more.
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, no other solution does everything dental implants can. By substituting the root structure, dental implants last significantly longer than other replacement options and help you retain your jaw’s strength and appearance for years to come.
Today’s dentures are much more realistic and comfortable than ever before. Whether you’re missing only a few teeth or an entire arch, high-quality dentures can allow you to smile with confidence again.
Benefits of Full-Mouth Reconstruction
Even if you’ve been living without a whole smile for a while, full-mouth reconstruction can offer you these advantages:
- Natural-looking results.
- Improved confidence.
- Restored function.
- Replaced missing teeth.
- Improved ability to chew, bite, and speak.
- Improved oral and general health.
Full Mouth Reconstruction FAQs
With so many possible treatments involved, you may have questions about full mouth reconstruction. We are here not only to correct your smile but also to address your concerns and help you feel confident about your treatment plan. Below are some of the most common questions patients have asked us, but if you have others, or you need clarification, feel free to bring these issues up during your consultation.
How Long Will Treatment Take?
The time it will take to achieve the final results will depend on which procedure(s) you are undergoing. With certain treatments, like veneers or dental crowns, you may be finished within a few weeks. Others, such as dentures or dental implants, require more time to complete. When we put together your individualized plan during your consultation, we can discuss the timing and give you an idea of what to expect moving forward.
How Long Will the Results Last?
There are several factors that can affect the lifespan of your full mouth reconstruction. First, the procedure(s) you have will come with a certain number of years attached to them. Second, the care you give your smile after treatment will also determine how long it remains intact. For instance, veneers typically last around 10 to 15 years, but with the right maintenance, they can reach up to 20 years before needing to be replaced. Dental implants, on the other hand, may never require replacement for the rest of your life—given that you maintain them properly. Again, we can talk through timelines together when you come in for your consultation.
Will Dental Insurance Cover Full Mouth Reconstruction?
Dental insurance can seem confusing and tricky to someone who isn’t familiar with how it works. Fortunately, our team has years of experience communicating with insurance companies and understand how to get the most value from your plan. For necessary repairs, your provider will likely cover part of the cost, but for elective or purely cosmetic treatments, they may not contribute anything. Before you leave your consultation, we can look up your insurance information and see whether it can reduce the amount you’ll pay out-of-pocket.
How Should I Care for My Smile After Full Mouth Reconstruction?
In the days immediately following your procedure(s), you may need to eat softer foods to allow your mouth to heal fully. Although you’ll be free to resume a normal diet after that point, you should avoid using your teeth to open bags or packaging, chewing on ice or your nails, and clenching your teeth. Also, you must be diligent in brushing and flossing your teeth every day as well as visit our office at least every six months to prevent plaque buildup, infections, and other conditions that can lead to complications.