If you have numerous decayed, damaged, or worn-down teeth, you may feel like it’s impossible to restore your appearance and oral health. Before you give up, we encourage you to call Moreno & Young Dental to discover how a full mouth reconstruction in Bellingham could potentially change your life. This process allows us to create a custom treatment for a restored smile that looks and feels its best. Regardless of what oral health issues are standing in your way, our experienced and compassionate team is ready to help you get the beautiful and confident smile you deserve. Call us today to schedule your consultation!
While individual services like fillings and dental crowns are ideal for fixing up a few teeth at a time, full mouth reconstruction is designed to help patients with more complex or varied oral health issues. Full mouth reconstruction aims to repair all the teeth in the mouth to boost their function, health, and appearance. The services included in this process will vary from patient to patient based on their unique needs and goals. You may be a candidate for a full mouth reconstruction if you’ve sustained damage, decay, or infection that impacts multiple teeth. Not only will this treatment improve how your smile looks, but it will restore your oral health and dental function.
While every full mouth reconstruction process is unique, they all start the same way: with a consultation. Your Bellingham dentist Dr. Moreno or Dr. Young will examine your smile and take X-rays if necessary. From there, we can determine what issues are present and which ones should be treated first. From there, we can create a streamlined treatment plan consisting of whichever services will most efficiently and effectively restore your oral health. These could include any combination of:
Just as no two smiles are exactly alike, every full mouth reconstruction is unique, and as such has a price of its own depending on the patient. Naturally, the cost of a full mouth reconstruction in Bellingham will be largely influenced by which services are included in your treatment plan. Before we begin restoring your smile, we’ll work with you to choose which procedures to move forward with, fully explaining their associated costs and how they work. We’ll never begin treatment without informing you of the price. We’ll also be able to provide a custom estimate during your consultation and review options such as dental insurance coverage and financing options. We’ll do everything we can to help you achieve the smile you deserve without breaking the bank!
Ready to achieve the healthy, confident smile you deserve? It’s only natural to have some questions that need answering before you’re ready to commit to a treatment plan. At Moreno & Young Dental, we want you to be well-informed about your decisions and will be happy to answer all your questions in detail during your consultation. In the meantime, we’ve gathered some of the most common inquiries about full mouth reconstruction in Bellingham below so you can learn more.
If you’ve suffered from poor oral health and decayed teeth for a long time, you may have trouble remembering exactly what your smile used to look like. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait until after your full mouth reconstruction to find out! We can use our advanced dental technology to show you a digital preview of your results. We’ll take high-resolution images of your mouth, transfer them to our special software, and edit them according to the services in your treatment plan. This way, you can begin your journey towards a new smile already confident that you’re going to love the results!
The timeframe for a full mouth reconstruction varies from patient to patient. It all depends on what treatments you need, how severe your dental issues are, and how many problems there are to correct. In most cases, it can take several months to full restore your oral health and dental function. If there is severe infection or you’re replacing your missing teeth with dental implants, the process may take a year or more. When planning out your full mouth reconstruction, we’ll do everything we can to streamline the steps to achieve ideal results as quickly as possible.
You can typically expect to receive some dental insurance coverage for a full mouth reconstruction. Most if not all of the services contained in your treatment plan will be minor procedures or major restorations. These two categories usually earn about 50-80% coverage from most dental insurance companies. However, it’s important to keep in mind that every policy is slightly different and things like your deductible and maximum may come into play. Our knowledgeable front desk staff would be happy to review the details of your plan and help you learn more about your coverage. We’ll do everything we can to make sure your benefits are being maximized.
We aim to provide full mouth reconstructions that are as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Your comfort is our top priority, and we will always take steps to make sure your treatments are virtually painless. For treatments like dental crowns and extensive fillings, we’ll numb your mouth with a reliable local anesthetic. For more complex services such as root canal therapy or dental implants, we may recommend sedation dentistry, which provides a further layer of pain relief. Dental sedation is also a good choice for patients who feel anxious or uncomfortable in the dental chair. We offer nitrous oxide sedation, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation.