Ballantyne Center for Dentistry
15105 John J. Delaney Dr., Suite K Charlotte NC 28277 (704) 274-2992

 (704) 274-2992

Personalized Restorative Treatment for a Brand New Smile

If you have extensive dental damage, you may be an excellent candidate for a full mouth reconstruction at Ballantyne Center for Dentistry’s Charlotte office, serving Gastonia, Fort Mill, Huntersville, Kannapolis, and surrounding communities. This customizable treatment allows patients to combine two or more restorative and cosmetic dentistry options for a stronger bite and more beautiful smile. A full mouth reconstruction targets your specific concerns to replace missing teeth, repair damaged teeth, and restore your dental health. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and learn more.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

Because a full mouth reconstruction is a highly personalized procedure, Dr. Yaste, Dr. Hufanda, or Dr. Satterlee will provide you with a thorough consultation before your treatment begins. During this appointment, you will discuss your restorative and cosmetic goals, and your dentist will make treatment recommendations based on your current dental health. He will also take thorough x-rays, photographs, and impressions of your mouth to use in planning your new smile. Depending on the procedures you choose, the doctor may also provide you with digital or physical mockups.

What Does a Full Mouth Reconstruction Include?

Because a full mouth reconstruction is tailored to specifically to meet your needs, any number of procedures can be incorporated into your treatment. The most common procedures utilized in a full mouth reconstruction include:

  • Dental crowns – These tooth-shaped “caps” encapsulate and protect damaged teeth. These restorations are perfect to protect teeth that have been damaged by erosion and wear.  In many cases such as patients with GERD or gastric reflux, a history of anorexia, bulimia, or any other condition that creates high erosion rates, dental crowns are a perfect solution to enhance your smile and make it stronger and more beautiful.
  • Dental bridges – If you are missing one or more teeth, you may choose to receive a dental bridge. Bridges fill in the gap left by missing teeth and are secured by crowns placed on your adjacent teeth.  These are also known as fixed bridges. 
  • Tooth-colored fillings – If you suffer from decay or have a silver amalgam filling you’d like to have replaced, you may choose a tooth-colored filling, which blends invisibly with your natural teeth.
  • Inlays and onlays – These thin porcelain shells may be used to treat the chewing surfaces of your molars, and can help to strengthen weak teeth and guard against further decay.
  • Dental implants – Dental implants replace missing teeth with a surgically-embedded post that is designed to mimic a natural tooth’s root. Implants are highly lifelike, help to protect jawbone health, and can last for a lifetime.  If you have questions about dental implants visit our sister site Charlotte Dental Implants and find out more about how dental implants can replace your teeth and create an entirely new smile in as little as one day!

In addition to restorative procedures, your dentist may also recommend cosmetic treatments, like teeth whitening, to further enhance your smile.  In our dental practice we frequently recommend the KOR™ professional teeth whitening system.  It is highly effective and works on almost everyone!

Treatment Benefits

Left untreated, damaged or missing teeth will only further harm your oral health. A full mouth reconstruction allows you to treat all your dental concerns at once, correcting and preventing the effects of gum disease, lost teeth, jaw bone degeneration, and other serious dental problems. In addition to improved function, you will enjoy a beautiful smile and greater sense of self-assurance.

Contact Ballantyne Center for Dentistry Today

It’s time to give your smile and self-confidence the attention they deserve. Schedule your appointment with us today and find out how a full mouth reconstruction can benefit your smile.

Full Mouth Reconstruction FAQS

Full Mouth Reconstruction Charlotte, NCWhat can full mouth reconstruction treat?

Full mouth reconstruction can treat the following problems:

  • lost teeth
  • teeth that are damaged or decayed
  • teeth with large fillings
  • severely worn teeth due to teeth grinding, eating disorders and other habits
  • crowded or crooked teeth
  • problems with the bite
  • periodontal disease
  • old metal crowns
  • dental erosion

What will my full mouth reconstruction involve?

No two full mouth reconstructions are the same.

Your customized treatment plan will include procedures designed to restore your mouth to optimum health, function and aesthetics. The procedures included will be selected based on the condition of your teeth, gums and bite. For example, if you have old metal crowns and a few missing teeth, we can replace your crowns with new porcelain crowns and use dental implants, partial dentures or dental bridges to replace the missing teeth.

What are the benefits of full mouth reconstruction?

Full mouth reconstruction can give you relief from pain and other discomfort due to missing or damaged teeth. You will be able to chew nearly all of your favorite healthy foods comfortably and speak clearly. You will also enjoy the confidence that comes from having a complete set of attractive teeth.

How long does full mouth reconstruction take?

The timetable for full mouth reconstruction is different for everyone, depending on their specific needs and treatment plan. Some full mouth reconstructions can be completed in a single appointment, and others require several months to finish.

Does full mouth reconstruction require a hospital stay?

No, there is no hospital stay for full mouth reconstruction. The process can be carried out in your dentist’s office.

How much does full mouth reconstruction cost?

The cost of full mouth reconstruction depends on the problems being treated, the procedures to treat them and the materials used. Costs vary significantly from patient to patient but it can be in the range of what you would expect to spend to purchase a well-made automobile. We can give you a pricing quote during your consultation with our team.

One option to make the cost of full mouth reconstruction more manageable is to phase treatments out across many months or even years. While it takes longer to see results, it may be easier to fit full mouth reconstruction into your budget. We can discuss this option further with you in person.

Full Mouth Reconstruction FAQ CharlotteDoes insurance cover full mouth reconstruction?

Depending on your specific problems, treatment and coverage, insurance may cover a portion or all of your full mouth reconstruction. Once you have an idea of what your treatment will include, check with your insurance plan details to confirm coverage.

Does full mouth reconstruction hurt?

No. Sedation dentistry can be used to make the treatment experience more comfortable. We can administer medications to put you into a deeply relaxed, sleep-like state where you won’t feel any pain nor remember anything from treatment afterward.

Am I too old for full mouth reconstruction?

Although the risks can increase slightly with age, we still work with patients of all ages. We do ask for a complete health history and list of medications during consultation to make sure we take these factors into account when planning full mouth reconstruction.

 

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