Many patients with missing teeth, extensive decay, and gum disease avoid visits to the dentist simply because they do not know where to start or which procedures will help them. If you have multiple issues affecting your oral health and function, a full mouth reconstruction can offer an opportunity to restore your smile. Designed by our specialty-trained dentists, this treatment combines several restorative procedures to address your unique needs and concerns. Aided by extensive education and state-of-the-art technology, our team can design and perform your treatment from start to finish at our Leesburg, VA, dental office.
Planning Your Treatment
Your initial diagnostic visit is very important for planning the rest of your treatment. In addition to gathering your medical and dental history, Dr. Daniel Han and his team will begin by discussing your concerns and goals. Candidates for this treatment typically have several dental restorations, have undergone root canal treatments and extractions, and would like to completely reconstruct their smiles.
In order to provide accurate diagnoses and address the needs of your unique smile, we will acquire:
- Updated X-Rays: Radiographs allow us to assess your bite alignment and other features of your smile.
- A 3-D Computed Tomography Scan: Using our 3-D cone beam scanner, we can view the supporting oral structures and determine the best placement for dental implants if you have missing teeth.
Your consultation will also help us determine whether you are healthy enough to undergo the procedures included in a full mouth reconstruction. If you are receiving dental implants, we can use a cone beam scan to evaluate your bone quality and determine whether you need preliminary treatment such as bone grafting.
Our team will closely involve you in the decision-making process when designing your full mouth reconstruction. We have several treatment choices available and can discuss the benefits of each in detail.
The Treatment Process
The actual length of your treatment will vary depending on your unique concerns and the treatments you choose. Most full mouth reconstruction plans at our office involve three basic steps.
While designing your full mouth reconstruction, our team will keep your cosmetic goals in mind. We can design a smile that not only looks great, but ensure your treatment restores a healthy bite and dental alignment, and long-lasting oral function.
During this phase of treatment, we will perform a cleaning, remove old restorations, and provide any necessary periodontal treatment or extractions. This step prepares your smile for the final restorations.
Surgery and Final Restorations
If your reconstruction requires dental implants, we can perform dental implant surgery in our office. Dr. Han is a board-certified implant surgeon and a specialty-trained periodontist. In addition to implant placement, he can provide preparatory procedures, such as bone grafts, sinus lifts, and gum surgery using guided tissue regeneration.
Our team at Smile Designer of Leesburg can complete each phase of your full mouth reconstruction at our office.
After your implant surgery, you will need approximately four to six months of healing time. To help you maintain function and form, we will supply you with a temporary restoration. Once you fully heal from any necessary surgery, you will receive your final restorations and be ready to enjoy your newly improved smile.
How Long Does a Full Mouth Reconstruction Take?
The minimum treatment timeline for a full mouth reconstruction is approximately six months and includes:
- Implant placement
- Healing time
- Receiving your final restorations
For patients who require more complex surgical procedures or increased healing times, a full mouth reconstruction can take up to 12 months. Although this is a serious time commitment for many patients, the treatment offers unparalleled personalized attention and long-lasting functional and aesthetic benefits.
Schedule a Consultation
Our team at Smile Designer of Leesburg can complete each phase of your full mouth reconstruction at our office. We focus on cosmetics results as well as the functional aspects of your smile to provide you with dramatic, life-changing results. Even though a specialist will perform your treatment, our prices are affordable. We accept most PPO insurances and can help you cover any out-of-pocket costs with CareCredit® and in-office financing. Start your smile transformation today by contacting us online or calling us at (703) 777-1162.